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July in Aspen - Dawnette's Favorites

The wildflowers are bursting, town is buzzing and summer is in full-swing in Aspen, Colorado. Below are a few of Dawnette's favorite things to do in the height of summer.

  • Horseback riding in Old Snowmass
  • Boating or sailing the blue waters of Ruedi Reservoir
  • Enjoying camp fires in the beautiful forests surrounding Aspen
  • Floating the Roaring Fork River to fly fish and spot wildlife
  • Expanding my mind at Aspen Institute seminars and lectures

Introducing our NEW Rental Coordinator

Nichole Campbell - Aspen Vacation Rental Coordinator

We want to welcome Stirling Peak Properties’ new addition, Nichole Campbell as Rental Coordinator. She joins our team with a Management and Marketing degree from Shippensburg University, experience in a competitive sales position as well as various facets of the food and beverage industry. 

Nichole will be managing the daily operations of the vacation rental department which includes everything from administrative duties regarding agreements, to coordinating the housekeeping team, to property marketing. She will have her Colorado broker’s license by September when her role will expand and evolve.

May in Aspen - Bill's Favorites

May in Aspen, Colorado

The ski resorts are closed, town is quiet and we are slowly transitioning into summer in the Rocky Mountains. Below are some of Bill's favorite things to do in May.

  • Early backcountry forays
  • Playing tennis outdoors for the first time in months
  • Hitting balls on the driving range at the municipal golf course
  • Hiking the ski mountains long after they are closed
  • Catching up on all of my reading

Aspen Land-Use Debate – Let Our Representative Democracy Work


 Bill Stirling on Panel for Referendum Discussion in Aspen

Photo credit: Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Public Radio (APR) hosted a town-hall-style discussion on development at Belly Up on March 25th that was moderated by Carolyn Sackariason and included heavy-hitters like Ann Mullins, Marcella Larsen, Michael Behrendt, and Michael Kinsely. One of our politically active partners, Bill Stirling, was also on the panel, in opposition to the proposed Referendum 1. According to APR, “The referendum would, if passed in the spring election, require a public vote for development proposals bigger or taller than what Aspen’s land-use code allows. The vote would also be triggered for exceptions to the affordable housing or parking requirements.”

Aspen’s Future Looks Bright – Buddy Program Supports Next Generation

            jay and his little buddy Aiden    jay playing ball with his buddy

Jay Wright, a broker associate at Stirling Peak Properties, is helping shape the next generation of Aspenites as a Big Buddy. The Buddy Program, which celebrated its 42nd anniversary this year, is a nonprofit mentoring organization serving youth from Aspen to Carbondale through one-on-one mentoring programs. Jay is part of the school-based mentoring program where he spends time with his buddy Aidan on a weekly basis as part of the school day.


How long have you been part of the buddy program?

I’ve been a big buddy for two years now.


Is there a screening or interview process to become a Buddy?