Tag Archives: Ski towns

Post-inaugural marches in mountain towns

Wieners in Steamboat among post-election marches in mountain towns   by Allen Best PARK CITY, Utah – Women and their male supporters took to the streets in many ski and mountain towns on Saturday in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as … Continue reading

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Fort McMurray, carbon and ski towns

Fort McMurray, now much of it reduced to ashes, is no ski town, but has a subarctic climate. As such, a 90-degree temperature in early May seems unfathomable. How this oil boom town and ski towns of the West are strapped together at the hip.
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Presidential wannabes in ski towns

Presidential candidates were in Aspen and Jackson Hole this year to press the flesh — and pass the campaign donation hat. They visit Park City, too. But they rarely show up in Vail or Beaver Creek. Why not? Continue reading

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Aspen talks about honoring its past without being a prisoner to it

Has Aspen become stodgy? Does it no longer innovate the way it did when people still lived in old mining shacks? Does it resist change for all the wrong reasons? A panel of locals were asked to reflect on those questions on the 50th anniversary of the Aspen Historical Society. Continue reading

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Like most ski towns, Telluride had long been talking about diversifying its economy. But the Great Recession added a new sense of urgency to the discussion about how to lessen the dependency upon real estate construction and a sometimes fickle tourism trade. Studying its assets, several community leaders concluded that one of their strengths was the business experience of its residents. Continue reading

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