Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 21, 2018, 8:23 p.m. EST by skiaspen50
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(Aspen) Billionaire Lester Crown's induction into Aspen's Hall of Fame at the historic Hotel Jerome was interrupted last night by a bomb threat from a former 15 year employee, Troy Stiles, who faces 3 criminal charges including menacing at his arraignment tomorrow, Monday at 10:30 am at Pitkin County District Court.
Mr. Stiles, a devout Christian and regular volunteer at a local church community breakfast, initially worked for Lester Crown's Aspen Skiing as a lift operator, later as a snowboard instructor at Snowmass, and at the five star Little Nell and Up for Pizza. He recently obtained a job as a lift operator at Buttermilk for winter only to discover on his first day that someone in HR (Human Relations) blackballed him.
Mr. Stiles has been struggling since the loss of his home and employment in Aspen. He has been living in his truck and his been alcohol free for more than two years.
In addition, Mr. Stiles was recently given a ticket to a homeless fundraiser at the chic restaurant and club atop glittering Aspen Mountain by a Vice President at a local charity. Aspen Skico CEO Mike Kaplan & Senior Vice President Rich Burkley (also a trustee on the Aspen Historical Society) had Mr. Stiles removed by security simply for asking for help.
While no one supports alleged violence, we find it ironic that the criminal Lester Crown whose bombs starred in the recent Jeremy Scahill Academy Award nominated documentary, Dirty Wars*, gets a new crown.
The heroic award in this unfortunate situation belongs to Sheriff Joey Disalvo who unlike the elites stands tall & practices the Aspen ideal.
Reporting from Aspen by Lee Mulcahy & Jeffrey Flintstone