Congratulations to the Basalt Town Council for choosing Bill Kane to be the next town manager. Kane is widely known around the Roaring Fork Valley as a friendly and upstanding guy, and his many years of planning experience will serve the town well at a critical time…Basalt was already experiencing big changes, even before this economic recession took hold. The economy, in and of itself, is bound to pose challenges for any town manager. And when things eventually thaw out, banks begin to lend again and more money starts to change hands, Basalt is sure to continue its rapid growth. A hard-working and level-headed individual like Bill Kane will be a huge asset.
Oped, Feb 13, 2009 An Aspen Times Editorial, Aspen, CO Colorado,

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