The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance and the Hotel Colorado present a talk by Paul Andersen about his new book, The Town that Said ‘Hell, No!’: Crested Butte Fights a Mine to Save its Soul.
The free talk and book-signing is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., in Glenwood Springs.
Andersen is a former Aspen Times reporter and columnist who started his writing career reporting from Crested Butte about AMAX, a huge mining venture that threatened the soul of his beloved town.
The Town that Said ‘Hell, No!’ recounts the unflagging and spirited battle by an eccentric cast of characters in Crested Butte. The book tells how the town banded together to protect Mount Emmons, known affectionately as the Red Lady, against a devastating molybdenum mining proposal.
“Crested Butte’s battle is similar to what we now face in Glenwood Springs with the proposed limestone mine expansion,” said Jeff Peterson, president of the Citizens’ Alliance. “The success achieved in Crested Butte is an inspiring example and a story well worth knowing.”
Copies of the book will be available for sale for $25 during a book-signing and social time at 6:30 p.m. Andersen’s presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.
The book is also available for purchase at The Book Grove in Glenwood Springs, White River Books in Carbondale, Bristlecone Mountain Sports in Basalt, and at Explore Booksellers and Carl’s Pharmacy in Aspen.