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Cambodian Children’s Fund founder, yoga activist to speak in Aspen

October 18, 2017 — Scott Neeson, founder of the Cambodian Children's Fund and Seane Corne, yoga teacher and activist, are the featured speakers at the Doerr-Hosier Center at 6 p.m. Oct. 26. Neeson and Corn's appearances are part of the Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series and in collaboration with

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Shannon Meyer to be new Response executive director

October 16, 2017 — Response, an Aspen-based nonprofit agency that supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, has named Shannon Meyer of Carbondale as its new executive director. Meyer comes to Response with deep nonprofit management experience after a long career in land conservation both locally and nationally.

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Temporary closings of exits, pedestrian bridge this weekend as part of Grand Avenue bridge project

October 12, 2017 — As work on the bridge nears one month until reopening, temporary closings will take place this weekend. From 10 p.m. Thursday night to 6 a.m. Friday morning, the I-70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp will be closed. Crews will be working on traffic signals at that

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Fundraiser set for New Castle family who lost 3 in SUV collision with bear

October 12, 2017 — Those looking to support New Castle’s Hernandez family can help at a potluck, silent auction and concert to be hosted at New Castle’s Burning Mountain Park on Oct. 20. All proceeds will be donated to the family. Seven members of the Hernandez family were in

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Colorado Western College Fair returns to Aspen on Sunday

September 28, 2017 — High school students eyeing higher education are expected to flock to Aspen this weekend for the Colorado Western College Fair, which takes places from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday on the campus of the Aspen School District. An estimated 240 college admissions representatives will

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Hurricane, wildfire victims may apply for state hunting license refunds

September 25, 2017 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is issuing hunting license fee refunds and preference point restoration exceptions for hunters who had their Colorado hunts canceled due to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as well as the many wildfires burning in the western states. “We’re making an emergency exception

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Nexus Conference brings technology talk to Aspen

September 21, 2017 — If you have ever wondered what are blockchains, bitcoins and cryptocurrency, there is a three-day conference starting Thursday in Aspen to discuss and explore all these technologies. The inaugural Nexus Conference is hosting a number of sessions and forums on those topics but also will

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Aspen popup Outdoor Voices extends its lease through Sept. 2018

September 19, 2017 — The active-wear brand Outdoor Voices, which operates a pop up store in town, will maintain its Aspen presence for at least another year, it was announced Tuesday. The retailer has extended its lease to remain at its 625 E. Hyman Ave. through September 2018. Outdoor

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I-70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp closed starting Wednesday through Sept. 30

September 19, 2017 — The Interstate 70 Exit 116 eastbound on-ramp in Glenwood Springs will be closed starting this Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 30, according to Colorado Department of Transportation Grand Avenue Bridge Project officials. In the meantime, motorists wanting to go east toward Denver on I-70

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Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to host community picnic in Basalt

September 13, 2017 — Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will hold an appreciation party for its summer helpers from 5 p.m. until dusk Sept. 21 at Arbaney Park in Basalt. The community picnic will include free food, drinks and live music from The Logan Brothers. This summer, volunteers for the

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The Meeting returns to Aspen on Oct. 6-7

September 11, 2017 — The Meeting 13 is set for Oct. 6 and 7 and will feature screenings of the latest ski and snowboard films in advance of the upcoming winter season. Presented by GoPro, The Meeting 13's FilmFest will include "DROP EVERYTHING" by Matchstick Productions, "Habit" by Level1,

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Colorado River closure in effect due to bridge construction

September 6, 2017 — The Colorado River beneath the Grand Avenue bridge in Glenwood Springs will remain closed to rafting and other recreation activities today, and possibly Thursday, due to the ongoing bridge construction overhead. According to project officials, a decision will be made later today as to when

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Labor Day DUI enforcement in effect on Colorado roadways through Sept. 5

August 29, 2017 — In July, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law agencies

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Aspen Skiing Co.’s Caring for Community Fund accepting applications

August 23, 2017 — The Caring for Community Fund, governed and funded by Aspen Skiing Co. employees, is now accepting grant applications that support mental health services and reduce the stress of families and individuals living in poverty. The application deadline is Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. The Caring

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Daniel Levitin to speak at Aspen Institute on Wednesday

August 14, 2017 — Award-winning scientist Daniel Levitin, author of bestsellers "This Is Your Brain on Music," "The World in Six Songs" and "The Organized Mind," will speak from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Paepcke Auditorium on the Aspen Meadows campus. Levitin's appearance is part of the Murdock

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Green Drinks gathering Wednesday at Aspen Business Center

August 14, 2017 — An informal session known as Green Drinks, intended for those interested in environmental issues, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite M. The event is free and will include snacks and drinks. Other Green Drinks gatherings,

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Aspen Institute to showcase da Vinci exhibits

August 7, 2017 — The Aspen Institute will celebrate the work of Leonardo da Vinci with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Doerr-Hosier Center and Resnick-Malek Health Center on the Aspen Meadows campus. The open house will feature the Da Vinci Machine Exhibition, Da

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Direct flights to Aspen to be offered this fall from Dallas, Los Angeles

August 1, 2017 — The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport announced Tuesday the addition of daily nonstop flights this fall on American from Dallas/Fort Worth and United from Los Angeles. Instead of discontinuing service on these routes Oct. 4 as originally planned, both routes are now scheduled to operate daily throughout

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Eagle County considers rules to ban large vehicles from Cottonwood Pass

July 27, 2017 — EAGLE — The Eagle County commissioners will consider a resolution adopting the Eagle County Road Use Regulations during the board’s regular meeting Aug. 8. The hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. in Eagle County Room, located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. The hearing is open

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Childcare aid deadline approaches

July 24, 2017 — The deadline to seek financial child care through the city and Kids First is Aug. 1. Only new applicants need to apply for assistance that begins Sept. 1. Applications are available at Pitkin County-licensed childcare programs, Kids First or at http://kidsfirst.aspenpitkin.com. For more information, contact

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