ASPEN- As the first big weekend of the summer season subsides, thousands of people up and down the Roaring Fork Valley are wondering what the season holds in store. Colorado’s unemployment rate continues to climb, but the weekend of June 20-21 saw huge crowds and successful events in Aspen and Glenwood Springs, lifting spirits throughout the valley.To help readers sort out all the conflicting signals, indexes and indicators, we decided to talk directly to knowledgeable business people, mostly locals, about their expectations for summer and the rest of 2009. We consulted folks in the retail, restaurant, lodging and real estate sectors.
Staff Report, June 21, 2009 Aspen Times

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