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COLBY ROGERS
Sunlight Mountain Re­sort’s 5-year-old mini-mayor raised $500 for Make-A-Wish Colorado by decreeing that spa­ghetti be added to the Sunday menu at the Glenwood Springs ski area, with 10 percent of proceeds going to the nonprofit that aids critically ill kids.

 

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JON DELK

As founder and manag­ing director of the new nonprofit Roaring Fork Cy­cling, this biking advocate aims to empower youth through free after-school clinics and low-cost sum­mer programs that convey the joy and freedom of two-wheeling.

 

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MOHSIN HAMID

The winner of Aspen Words’ first-ever $35,000 Literary Prize, for his 2017 novel, Exit West, combines the real and the surreal in his psychologi­cal exploration of a young couple who flee a war-torn country in search of safer, better lives.

 

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AMANDA BOXTEL

For the research and technology her Bridging Bionics Foundation develops to help injured people regain move­ment, the Basalt-based mobility pioneer—herself paralyzed in a 1992 ski accident—was named a 2018 CNN Hero and featured on CNN.com.

 

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PETER KING

After 45 years with the Aspen Skiing Company, the onetime Buttermilk ski instructor—who rose through the ranks to di­rect ski schools, oversee food and beverage ops, and, most recently, man­age Aspen Mountain—stepped down this spring from what he called the best job in the world.

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LILY ROYER

For the past four years, this 18-year-old with cystic fibrosis has collaborated with local artists to produce her line of Lilybart greeting cards, which raise awareness of the life-threatening disorder and are now sold in some 90 stores nationwide.

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