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Barbara Lay Platts

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Barbara Lay Platts

Barbara Lay Platts...

is a Colorado-based columnist and reporter exploring the ever-changing landscapes affecting the millenial generation.

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Commentary


Commentary

Commentary


Commentary

Barbara lay platts...

writes weekly columns for: The Aspen Times Weekly  and  Telluride Daily Planet. She has received 13 awards from the Colorado Press Association for her columns, including: Best Serious Column, Best Humorous Column and others.

 All In The Family - How One Family Brought Their Ranch To Life And Invited The Community In

All In The Family - How One Family Brought Their Ranch To Life And Invited The Community In

 Shackled in a Ski Town - Behind Locked Doors

Shackled in a Ski Town - Behind Locked Doors

 Sober October - 30 Days in Without Booze in the Drunkest City in the State

Sober October - 30 Days in Without Booze in the Drunkest City in the State

 Bubblegum Punch - Experiencing My First Wedding Sans Booze

Bubblegum Punch - Experiencing My First Wedding Sans Booze

 Death of a Mountain Town - Aspen Has Lost Its Wild West Persona, But Maybe That's Not All Bad

Death of a Mountain Town - Aspen Has Lost Its Wild West Persona, But Maybe That's Not All Bad

 Love The Wine You're With - A Thriving Wine Industry In Our Backyard

Love The Wine You're With - A Thriving Wine Industry In Our Backyard

 Race To The Summit - How A Little Bit Of Pain Can Go A Long Way

Race To The Summit - How A Little Bit Of Pain Can Go A Long Way

 Deeper Than Powder - Reflections On A Recent Death In Aspen

Deeper Than Powder - Reflections On A Recent Death In Aspen

 Greif: One Year Later

Greif: One Year Later

 I Don't Want To Grow Up - Being Pan In Aspen

I Don't Want To Grow Up - Being Pan In Aspen

 I Am My Dog's Mother - Succumbing To The Slippery Slope To Parenthood

I Am My Dog's Mother - Succumbing To The Slippery Slope To Parenthood

 The Damage Of Generalizing - Harmful Insults Only Widen The Generation Gap

The Damage Of Generalizing - Harmful Insults Only Widen The Generation Gap

 'Twas The Night Before Ski Day

'Twas The Night Before Ski Day

 Say You Will, Sayulita - A Family Vacation In A Magical Mexican Town

Say You Will, Sayulita - A Family Vacation In A Magical Mexican Town

 Can't Buy Me Aspen - Why Living In Aspen Is Priceless

Can't Buy Me Aspen - Why Living In Aspen Is Priceless

 The Lawn Rules - The Dos And Don'ts Of The Lawn Next To The Benedict Music

The Lawn Rules - The Dos And Don'ts Of The Lawn Next To The Benedict Music

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Magazine


magazine

Magazine


magazine

Barbara Lay Platts...

worked as the Associate Editor and Marketing Coordinator for Modern Luxury's Aspen Magazine from 2014 to 2016, reporting directly to the president of the company, Alan Klein, and the editor-in-chief Cindy Hirschfeld.  Barbara also does freelance work for Aspen Sojourner Magazine.

 Freelance work: Aspen Sojourner Magazine Holiday Issue 2017/18

Freelance work: Aspen Sojourner Magazine Holiday Issue 2017/18

 Freelance work: Aspen Sojourner Magazine Summer Issue 2017

Freelance work: Aspen Sojourner Magazine Summer Issue 2017

 Freelance work: Aspen Magazine Insider's Guide 2017/18

Freelance work: Aspen Magazine Insider's Guide 2017/18

 Freelance work: Aspen Magazine Insider's Guide 2016/17

Freelance work: Aspen Magazine Insider's Guide 2016/17

 Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Winter Issue 2015

Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Winter Issue 2015

 Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Summer Issue 2015

Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Summer Issue 2015

 Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Insider's Guide 2015/16

Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Insider's Guide 2015/16

 Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Midwinter Issue 2015

Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Midwinter Issue 2015

 Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Midsummer Issue  2015

Editor and marketing work: Aspen Magazine's Midsummer Issue  2015

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Radio


Radio

Radio


Radio

BARBARA LAY PLATTS...

has produced environmentally focused, community and millennial-oriented stories for NPR's member station, Aspen Public Radio. In addition to reporting, she serves as the Digital Content Manager, managing all of the content on the website and creating a weekly newsletter covering local politics and happenings.

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Digital


DIGITAL

Digital


DIGITAL

BARBARA LAY PLATTS...

created a weekly e-newsletter for Aspen Public Radio while she worked there as the digital content manager. The e-newsletter, titled Fork Fed, came out each Friday, giving readers a recap of the week's news in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.  Barbara also freelances for websites that cover food and cocktail news. 

 Fork Fed e-newsletter: Seasons of Change

Fork Fed e-newsletter: Seasons of Change

 Fork Fed E-newsletter: Energizing People to Take Action

Fork Fed E-newsletter: Energizing People to Take Action

 Bevvy: Where Bartenders Drink in Denver

Bevvy: Where Bartenders Drink in Denver

 Fork Fed e-newsletter: The Stoke Level is High

Fork Fed e-newsletter: The Stoke Level is High

 Bevvy: The 16 Best Bars in Denver

Bevvy: The 16 Best Bars in Denver

 Fork Fed e-newsletter: Your Vote Counts

Fork Fed e-newsletter: Your Vote Counts