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Case of the missing ski

By Troy Hooper
Real AspenApril 13, 2011
It's a gripping story that'll make you cry.

With laughter.

The satirical news staff at The Onion poked a little fun at Aspen today with this gem:

"Aspen Police Continue Search For Missing Ski."

Here's an excerpt:

ASPEN, CO — Citizens of this small mountain community remained in a state of shock Wednesday as law enforcement officials continued their frantic, all-hours search for a ski that went missing last weekend.
Big news about Aspen broke today on The Onion.

The Onion


According to sources, the sense of desperation is mounting as the search for the 2-year-old ski, last seen in the vicinity of the Gent's Ridge chairlift, enters its third day
.

"We're doing everything we can to ensure the safe return of the ski, but as of now, we have very, very little to go on," said Pitkin County sheriff Joe DiSalvo, confirming the missing equipment is one half of a pair of Rossignol S80s belonging to a part-time Aspen resident. "The important thing is that we not panic. I assure you, we're using every resource at our disposal to find this ski and bring it home safely."

"Please, if anyone has any information regarding a red and white alpine ski approximately 170 centimeters long and weighing around 2,000 grams, I urge you to contact authorities immediately," DiSalvo continued. "Time is of the essence."

The story is made up of course. Read the entire article here.


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