Deeper than powder

reflections on a recent death in aspen

by Barbara Platts

Aspen Untucked

Aspen Times Weekly May 2015

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It takes a lot...

for anything to be considered bad news on the gondola during a bluebird day after getting 3 feet of powder in Aspen. But on Sunday, Feb. 2, a phone was handed to me and I recieved the worst kind of news. Steward Oskenhorn had taken his own life.

I knew Stewart on somewhat of a schmoozing level. I saw him at various events and parties in Aspen. But I did not have the opportunity to know him well as many people in town. What I did know about him is that he was an intensely brilliant person with a quick wit and a knack for telling stories.