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Take a tip from Vail (gulp)

Dear Editor:Speaking on behalf of the enlightened citizens of Vail, you know who we are, that little ski village just up the road from you that was just ranked No. 1 in the annual SKI magazine poll.We’re that place that’s easy to get to because our pass is mostly open; the place with the largest ski area in the good ol’ U.S. of A, with miles of trails, friendly lifties, chic and affordable shops, restaurants and hotels, and ample parking (well, sorta).You know, we’re the village currently undergoing a billion-dollar facelift (eat your heart out). And the town with a BOOKSTORE! Nya nya nya nya nya. Where is your bookstore headed? If you lack the wherewithal to save your own landmark, we’ll be happy to send you our bookseller extraordinaire, Robert Aikens, who saved Verbatim, Vail, and can do the same for you poor benighted souls. All you have to do is come up with is a paltry $5.2 million to save the Victorian on Main Street. What’s $5.2 million to you?Come on, Aspen, spend some loose change to save an icon. Paul KuzniarVail