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Local groups take protests to the streets, slopes

courtesy of Women for Wild Lands

President-elect Trump takes the oath of office today, prompting several local groups to take to the streets — and slopes — tomorrow.


Some locals plan to join groups from across the country for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, and several events are scheduled closer to home.

The grassroots movement Women for Wild Lands will join the Women’s March on Denver demonstration. Organizer Julie Wille said former state Sen. Gail Schwartz will be joining the group.

“She was really excited about supporting women and supporting public lands, because that is something that she really believes in,” Wille said.  


In Carbondale, activists will gather at The Goat restaurant at 9 a.m. for Alice’s March for Women and Land.

Aspen’s Million Women Ski and March kicks off with sign-making at the art museum at 11 a.m. Participants will then take to the slopes for a lap on Aspen Mountain before marching through town to a local bar.


Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.
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