Aspen’s power trip
Regarding back-up power for Aspen: Art Phillips mentioned it on May 21 in a letter to the editor(“Looking for backup power after Lake Christine fire,” aspentimes.com). Yes, indeed! It can make a difference. Such as in 1961 during the Labor Day snowstorm referenced in my book “Aspen Memories.” Restoration of Aspen’s hydro-electric potential has been “a near run thing.” Only ignorance and selfishness have prevented its accomplishment. Perhaps, with fortitude, we will restore Aspen’s proper place in electric energy history.