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  • Dave Danforth, Aspen Daily News Columnist
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I used to know what I wanted to be when I grew up. It was easy. It might be major sports figure, or an actor. They did impossible things, and conquered soaring feats. You also thought about the school principal — a real role model.  But he didn’t last past his next silly rule.

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This is what gets elected officials re-elected, not thrown out of office.

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Off-season is the best. I just overheard someone say how he would love to bottle it up and live in said off-season bottle forever. I think we can all relate. The people, the energy, and the weather have all been on point. And while we’d like to remain in the present, it’s hard not to hear th…

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Pitkin County has preserved through purchase and easement acquisition 20,137 acres of land, according to the inventory on its website, and has also constructed and maintains many miles of trails.

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It’s almost as if the answer was there all along. The old Lift 1 and the Skiers Chalet have been sitting there silently, modestly, just waiting to be noticed. When the announcement came the other day that the new Lift 1A was going to be brought all the way back down to Dean Street, it was a …

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Near the Acropolis, there are caves. In this birthplace of democracy known as Athens Greece, tradition tells us that some 25 centuries ago, one of these caves was Socrates’ prison. Today, these caves serve as dwelling places for some of Greece’s 20,000, or so, homeless people.