Stories Told By the Locals About Life Lived in Aspen, Colorado

Stories

When Aspen Real Life first originated back in 1995, we wanted to dispel the myth that Aspen is only about the glitz and the glamour. The best way we knew to how to do that was to feature the quality of the amazing people who landed here, and stayed, despite the obstacles.

Lake Christine Fire Day 1 by Olwen S. Thomsen

Lake Christine Fire Day 1 by Olwen S. Thomson

Lake Christine Fire - Day 1 Being a member of a community, doesn’t prepare one for a Fire. Being part of an elite team of Search and Rescue Volunteers, doesn’t prepare one for a Fire....
Aspen Business Connect Brings the Roaring Fork Valley Community Closer Together

Aspen Business Connect Brings the Roaring Fork Valley Community Closer Together

Introducing the GlenX leaders, Altai Chuluun, Founder & President, and Mike Lowe, Executive Director, social entrepreneurs building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, based in Carbondale at The Third Street Center but servicing the entire Roaring Fork...

Letting Go Of Our Children

It is with bittersweet emotions that I post these pictures taken by Michele Cardamone on prom night 2018. With our boys growing up so quickly before our eyes, I meditate religiously and do yoga...

A Mother Gives Thanks

A Mother Gives Thanks If we could, would we raise our children any differently knowing then what we know now? The woman who submitted her story for me to publish to my readers listened carefully as...
Singing a Huge Hallelujah in Basalt

Singing a Huge Hallelujah in Basalt

Waking up to Highland's Peak, bathed in the deepest soothing pastel pinks and reds, I rose out of bed and packed up my road bike. I was heading down to Basalt to get the...

Stories From Sustainable Agriculture Business Professionals

Yesterday afternoon in the beautiful Aspen Kitchen restaurant, three locally established Sustainable Agriculture business presenters shared their stories on how they got started, where they are today, where they are heading, and what their...
Surviving a Concentration Camp

Surviving a Concentration Camp

It is always difficult to read or watch movies about the Holocaust but as I listened to my Aunt Tutti tell me of her experience as an eight year old in a concentration camp I was able to hear the truth and envision myself and my family in the same nightmare that occurred only thirty years before I was born.
Trevor Kennison, Adaptive Athlete, Motivational Speakervideo

Trevor Kennison, Adaptive Athlete, Motivational Speaker

Trevor Kennison, Adaptive Athlete, Motivational Speaker The other day I was asked what my superpower was. Staring blankly out at the mountains outside my window the cogs in the wheels of my brain spinned. My...

Ryan Honey Executive Director the Arts Campus at Willits

https://youtu.be/ML-baLahh1A Ryan Honey Executive Director the Arts Campus at Willits The Art Campus at Willits is a 501(c)3 organization with the mission to define the cultural identity of the Roaring Fork Valley by curating, presenting and...