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Mike Monroney: 'I Think That Was The Saving Grace'

Jun 17, 2020

Mike Monroney says Highway 82, usually bustling with traffic, was empty during the stay-at-home order.
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Mike Monroney said social distancing became a challenge. After spending so much time alone at home, he felt depression and loneliness setting in.

He did leave his house to walk his dog around the Aspen Airport Business Center, where he lives. Many of his neighbors would walk their dogs at the same time. A small community emerged, with dog owners talking with each other while maintaining social distancing. 

Monroney said this contact with his neighbors gave him something to look forward to every day.