Peak: There’s no one in Aspen and that means parking for everyone!
Valley: If you are in search of a mountain town with collaborative workspace, check out Paonia and Telluride. Towns one-third the size of ours have ’em, but the younger demographic can’t seem to convince (old and rich) members of this community for the need here. That’s probably why they say shortsightedness gets worse with age.
Peak: On Aspen Mountain’s closing day, I rode the gondola with a kid who had just earned his 100-day pin. He’s acing P.E. and possibly failing everything else.
Valley: In an effort to break away from square names (El Rincon), the new owners of the old Cantina have questionably named the Main Street restaurant Mi Chola, in reference to Mexican-American gangs. Escobar was already taken.
Peak: Relive elementary school with $2.95 bologna sandwiches at Butcher’s Block. That’s what I call an offseason special.
Peaks and Valleys is a random, totally unscientific observation on the goings-on in Aspen. Send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.