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Rocky Mountain resorts race to defend their businesses against climate change

Rocky Mountain resorts race to defend their businesses against climate change

Not everyone arriving in this Rocky Mountain resort steps from a private jet. Ashley Perl bikes or takes the bus into town from her two-bedroom home in a subsidized neighborhood built for year-round workers. She grew up here, raised by parents who ran a modest cafe and socialized with a local folkie, John Denver. For her, Aspen is home and a place to make a living, not an exclusive escape. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Climate change in Mountain West: In the July 28 Section A, an article about mountain towns facing climate change provided incorrect information about projections for the potential temperature increase in Aspen, Colo. A study conducted for the ski resort town projected...

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