Not the ‘high’ he meant
August 6, 2002
“Rocky Mountain High.” When John Denver penned this title for his famous song, he meant the “high” to stand for an overwhelming joy of being in such a beautiful place as our city of Aspen.
I’m sure he never envisioned the “high,” one day, to mean high-rise buildings obstructing the view of his beloved mountains. Obermeyer Rio Grande Place would do just that, with its plans to change the laws of height limit and all zoning regulations that are now in place.
From the John Denver memorial area of Rio Grande Park, the planned 50-foot-high building would rise as a signal of Aspen’s change forevermore!
Diana Van Deusen