Peak: You know those freshwater springs on the Rio Grande Trail between Aspen and Woody Creek? A woman was sitting in one in her swimsuit the other day. That is called dedication to finding a beach in this land-locked state.
Valley: Only someone from Texas puts up their own state flag next to America’s for everyone to see on McLain Flats. You don’t see that sort of imperialism from Oregon.
Peak: The owners of the new Bosq restaurant (formerly Meatball Shack, formerly Ben & Jerry’s) finally had the common sense to level the patio space out front so drinks don’t slide toward the giant tooth playground. That is the kind of ingenuity we need around here.
Valley: Aspen City Council, who proved that even in this small town anything can be bought, including its young residents’ dreams.
Peak: There are baby goats at T-Lazy 7 and you can pet them. I’m not kidding around.
Peaks and Valleys is a random, totally unscientific observation on the goings-on in Aspen. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.