Pondering his next move, Lada Vrany, 87, of Aspen sits on his bed as he describes how he feels about Pitkin County evicting him and his tenants off the property he's lived on for nearly 50 years and says he likens himself to the Native Americans in the 1800s. "I feel like the Indians when the (U.S.) Cavalry came and kicked them off their land," the former construction company owner said, "what do I do now and where do I go and how can I move all my stuff in 30 days?" Mr. Vrany died in 2010 at the age of 92. (photo © Paul Conrad/The Aspen Times)
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Paul Conrad is a Bellingham photojournalist, sports, and portrait photographer living in Bellingham, north of Seattle, WA, in the Pacific Northwest. He has won awards in news photography, features, sports, portraiture, and documentary. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and in Europe. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Although his specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture and high school senior photography.
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