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The sky ain’t falling

After a summer full of negative, “the glass is half-empty” articles in our local newspapers, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my many clients who have definitely made this summer more than “a glass half-full,” but one which is overflowing.

Contrary to popular myth, Aspen is not dead, and Aspen retail is not dead. This summer has been record-breaking (in a positive way!) at my locally owned boutique, and I would like to thank the many wonderful clients who have crossed through our door and made our summer so remarkable.

Our clients ? locals, second-home owners, and just regular tourists ? seemed to have enjoyed the “Aspen Experience.” They were busy hiking, biking, golfing, dining, partying, enjoying our many cultural events, and yes, shopping. Many have even taken a moment from their busy days just to say “hi” or stop in to proudly show off a grandchild.

Despite the questionable nature of our national economy, our local wildfire scares throughout the summer, and the “sky is failing” attitude portrayed far too often in our local press, there is a handful of local, hard-working store owners who have weathered all of the above with grace and success.

Cheers to my hard-working staff who have worked long hours to make this summer successful, and cheers to our town and our guests who are very much alive.

Heidi Semrau

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