We’re boycotting Basalt
Our family visits the Aspen area for a full month each year. Although we stay in Snowmass Village, we usually put more than 1,000 miles on our car traveling around the area, including visiting Basalt several times during our stay.
However, after reading the continual sniping by Anne Freedman and friends regarding the previous director of the library in Basalt, our taste for returning to Basalt has soured. This year we will not plan an evening dinner in Basalt, nor will we visit the galleries or any other business in the community. We will still fish the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers nearby, but we will not purchase any needed fishing tackle in the community of Basalt. We will not purchase gasoline from local service stations.
Perception is everything whether you’re selling real estate, an automobile or a destination. Our perception of Basalt is now one of a small community infested with a malignant tumor of small-town hatred. We will not be back.
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Basalt mayoral candidates Bill Kane and Rob Leavitt said at a Feb. 10 forum they endorsed the town government’s $1.34 million expenditure to expand a riverfront park. Candidate and councilman Bill Infante said not so fast and provided an alternative view.