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January 22, 1997 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tucked between 14,000-foot peaks along the Great Divide, Colorado's fabled Roaring Fork Valley has hosted many cultures: Native American, European miner, rancher, celebrity vacationer, tycoon, ski bum. Lured by the promise of jobs in Aspen's ski resort, a tide of newcomers from Mexico, Central and South America has made the region a turbulent melting pot where Anglo and Latino cultures jostle. A decade ago, only a handful of Latinos lived in the 70-mile-long valley.
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January 22, 1997 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tucked between 14,000-foot peaks along the Great Divide, Colorado's fabled Roaring Fork Valley has hosted many cultures: Native American, European miner, rancher, celebrity vacationer, tycoon, ski bum. Lured by the promise of jobs in Aspen's ski resort, a tide of newcomers from Mexico, Central and South America has made the region a turbulent melting pot where Anglo and Latino cultures jostle. A decade ago, only a handful of Latinos lived in the 70-mile-long valley.
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