Snowmass history: Sizzling service at Sam’s Knob
“Service at Sam’s … a breeze and a pleasure,” the Snowmass Villager wrote on Feb. 27, 1969. “Nine-thirty a.m., bacon sizzling on the grill, the cook cheerfully frying eggs over-easy, cut grapefruit, steaming coffee, fresh orange juice: perfectly ordinary restaurant events except that the manager and his wife (the Wirths) arrived at 7 a.m. in a snow-cat; the customers have to don skis to get there and the place is perched on a mountain called Sam’s Knob, 10,000 feet up.”
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Wildlife officials: Even with abundant natural foods for bears around Aspen, people need to secure sources
An abundant bounty of natural food is expected for bears around the Aspen area but serviceberry, choke cherry and acorns are generally maturing late because of all the snow last winter and a wet, cool spring. Wildlife officers stress that even with abundant natural food available, people need to eliminate food sources for bruins because they will always go for an easy meal.