Show some compassion |

Show some compassion

Dear Editor:

Thank you, Aspen Skiing Co., for recognizing the fury you provoked by Dan’s firing and by attempting to rectify the situation. Now, let’s talk about the Limelight Hotel and what you plan to do to the 35 or so current employees, many of whom are longtimers there.

Unemploying people in the middle of the worst recession since the Great Depression is probably the coldest, stupidest, most heartlessly provocative act you could undertake. Particularly if you plan to hire inexpensive foreign workers to replace them and doubly so if those workers are not legally in the U.S.

Stop, Skico, and recognize that you have not squashed the life out of this town’s people.

Think, Skico, since you are as fond of our multicultural environment as I am, perhaps you’ll recognize the French phrase, “En greve.”

Brian Nardone


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


Willoughby: Examining history through generations


Oral family history provides context that textbooks lack. Tying personal experience to collective events renders them relevant. Most of us have family oral history going back only a few generations, but that spans more history than you might think.

See more