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Letter: A candidate who understands

I’ve never endorsed anyone for local government before. Well, there’s a first time for everything. Vote for Greg Poschman, please.

It’s not just because he remembers what this valley looked like before monster homes. It’s not just because he remembers monastery eggs and Delice sandwiches. It’s not just because he’s managed to grow up an Aspen kid and grow into a dedicated Aspen adult (as much as you can be an adult in Aspen). It’s because he gets it. He gets that the woods, the bears, the foxes, the coyotes, the deer, the elk, the lions, the hawks, the eagles, the trout in the rivers — they were all here first. We are interlopers. The mountains in which we live are not the ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese’s created solely for a few giggles and YouTube video. We have a greater duty, a greater responsibility, a tougher job than just jobs, housing and transportation. Those are all important, but our greatest task is to live gently on the Earth with all creatures great and small. Do this, and the rest will follow.

Vote Greg Poschman, please.

Ziska Childs


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