Archive for May 7th, 2017

“Peggy Clifford, former Aspen author and journalist, dies”

May 7, 2017

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/peggy-clifford-former-aspen-author-and-journalist-dies/

Excerpt:

“She wrote one of the most intelligent columns in the history of American journalism,” wrote the late maverick journalist Hunter S. Thompson in an introduction to “To Aspen and Back.” “Her collected columns on Aspen would be a real saga, a million words or more. No one did what she did. Nobody else wrote with the consistency, the genuine love for the valley that she did. Other people might have felt it, but she said it.”

Said McBride: “She was a good reflection of what this place once was.”

In June 1970 — a time when the hippies and free-thinkers were famously at odds with the town’s conservative lot — Clifford wrote in favor of an open space purchase by the city of Aspen.

“Snowmass ski resort celebrates 50-year anniversary”

May 7, 2017

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/snowmass/snowmass-ski-resort-celebrates-50-year-anniversary/

This article features a photo gallery. In picture 8 the Silver Tree Inn is seen in the background. That is where my family would stay during summer vacations in Snowmass.

“‘Hippie lawyer’ recalls Battle of Aspen”

May 7, 2017

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/hippie-lawyer-recalls-battle-of-aspen/

“The Utah Jazz Keep It All in the Family – – The Millers have created a structure that effectively ties the franchise to the Salt Lake City”

May 7, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-utah-jazz-keep-it-all-in-the-family-1494188503

Excerpt:

“Thanks to a complex financial transaction that closed this winter, the Jazz are probably more tied to Salt Lake than any major U.S. franchise is tied to its city . . . [The] Jazz likely aren’t going anywhere. `It’s the asset that brings the community together more than anything besides the Church of Latter Day Saints,’ Haslam said. ‘The goal here was perpetuity.’”