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

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.

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