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Snowmaggedon ’17 Strikes Aspen Snowmass

They’re calling it Snowmageddon 2017. A firehose of wintry weather turned on full throttle in early January, blasting most of the western US, including Aspen Snowmass.

 

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A Story for the (Ice) Ages

It’s been four years since bulldozer operator Jesse Steele inadvertently scooped up a mammoth bone in a drained reservoir in Snowmass Village, leading to the discovery of one of the richest and most significant ice age sites in North America.

So what’s a community to do with this incredible find? Four years, two committees, two studies, one exhibit center, and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, the nonprofit organization that was created to take charge of Snowmass Discovery has a plan. A $10 million plan.

In the spirit of geologic time — and in case you haven’t been paying close attention to the sporadic news stories — here’s how the plan unfolded, and why the community should support it. Continue reading

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