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Slow news day?

Dear Editor:

Interesting article in the Aspen Daily News by Chad Abraham on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The headline reads “Ice Age Discovery Board flap fires up Snowmass second homeowners,” and yet the only mention of passing the Oct. 14, 2010, one-year anniversary of Snowy’s discovery is a controversial tiff between second-homeowners and the committee formed to promote the paleontology score of a lifetime. Beautiful!

Don’t know if anyone else noticed, but there wasn’t a single mention of the events of one year ago in any of the local papers. Just goes to show how the 24-hour news cycle plays like the attention span of a gnat around a bug zapper. Not until some controversy becomes contrived news is there any news.

You would think this high-profile committee and the Snowmass tourism board would have made a minuscule effort to re-ignite a little enthusiasm around the anniversary, but I completely missed the party. How about you?

I guess petty issues like completing Base Village are old news. Can’t wait to see what comes next. This makes better reality news fodder than “Jersey Shore” and “Dancing with the Stars” combined.

Jack Rafferty Snowmass Village