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The downside to being passionate

Dear Editor:

I am writing to apologize to any second-home owners that may have found my recent letter to the editor in support of the Lodge at Aspen Mountain to be an unfair generalization of their attitudes or behavior (Aug. 13). Aspen is a great place, because of its passionate community, which is clearly defined by locals, part-time residents and visitors alike. Second-home owners have developed a true connection to this place, and without their support of our cultural institutions, loyalty toward our businesses and their friendship, we would be just another resort town.

I was simply trying to speak to city council in a straightforward manner about the choice between two uses for the Lodge at Aspen Mountain site. I, too, am passionate about Aspen and I am sorry if that passion offended some members of the community.

Mike Kaplan

Aspen

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