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Losing an opportunity

I am appealing to the citizens of Aspen to remember what our town was like prior to the astronomic real estate costs and purposely developed image of “too rich for the average folk.”

In theory, we have one of the most popular winter resorts in America. We can’t prove this by actual visitation numbers in the winter.

Aspen became a “name” by the luck of its natural beauty and incredible effort, great vision and imagination by local workaholics. We are losing an opportunity to once again set our town apart from all of the other resort towns, towns supported by visitors.

If you don’t step forward we will lose the opportunity to tell the city we want to vote on the trolleys next August. This will give us some time for good information on how to use them properly. This will give time for a broad citizen input.

Sign a petition at the Main Street Bakery or the Explore book store. Or we can choose to be part of the auto craze where there is no alternative to carbon monoxide and the petroleum industry, where the majority of the resource is in other countries.

Drew Sparlin


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