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Girls shine for Aspen, Basalt at regional cross country meet in Delta

October 20, 2017 — The Aspen High School girls cross country team is headed to the Class 3A state meet after a strong regional performance Friday in Delta. "Awesome day," AHS coach Chris Keleher said. "The girls ran exceptionally well. Such a strong performance from all of them. I

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Longhorns trample Bulldogs 47-0 for 2A WSL title, secure playoff berth

October 20, 2017 — CRAIG — Bunches of snow is nothing Moffat County High School football players haven't seen before, but that didn't make Friday night's game any less miserable. The Bulldogs had their playoff hopes dashed for the second year in a row by the same team as

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Peshek, Aspen High football pass by Steamboat Springs in 42-6 road win

October 20, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Nothing good seemed to come out of the air Friday night for the Steamboat Springs High School football team. Aspen quarterback R.J. Peshek rained down touchdowns with a huge first half of passing. Actual rain — cold and steady — then moved

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Tony Vagneur: Raised in Woody Creek

October 20, 2017 — People still occasionally ask me what it was like growing up in Woody Creek, and it always seems to give me pause. I generally think of all the pleasant things, but not everything was exactly exciting. Getting up in the morning was a huge struggle

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Aspen Chapel Gallery’s 4 Rivers Biennial showcases local artists

October 20, 2017 — As Charmaine Locke and James Surls pored over artist submissions for the 4 Rivers Biennial, they were unsurprised by how many local artists looked to the mountains and nature for their subjects. But the multitude of perspectives and approaches to depicting the natural world was

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Colorado AG moves to dismiss request seeking ‘person’ status for Colorado River

October 20, 2017 — The state of Colorado moved in federal court this week to dismiss a lawsuit from an environmental group and five of its members who are seeking to declare the Colorado River ecosystem a "person" and represent its interest in court. In a filing from the

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Aspen Club to refinance, site visits continue with city

October 20, 2017 — Aspen Club owner Michael Fox said this week plans are in place to refinance the stalled redevelopment project that has spawned more than $25 million in liens from contractors who claim they have not been paid for their labor and materials. City officials met with

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Aspen artist Mulcahy to ask Supreme Court to hear housing case

October 20, 2017 — Aspen activist Lee Mulcahy plans to ask the Colorado Supreme Court to hear his case against the local housing authority after the state Court of Appeals declined to rehear the case, according to court documents. Mulcahy also is objecting to the Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority's

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On the Fly: Changes are afoot

October 20, 2017 — One day earlier this week, I spent all day on the same section of the Fryingpan. Usually I cover the river at a frenetic pace over the course of the day, catching a few here and there and moving on. Always moving on. But the

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Phyllis Snouffer Hollenbaugh

October 20, 2017 — Phyllis Ann Snouffer was born on December 21, 1928 in Worthington, Ohio. She died on October 7, 2017 in Oxford, Ohio. She was the daughter of Leslie Roosevelt and Bernice Thomas Snouffer. Phyllis's family settled in Delaware, Ohio where she attended Ohio Wesleyan University and

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Think smart about Carbondale-to-Crested Butte bike path

October 20, 2017 — In regards to the Carbondale-to-Crested Butte bike path proposal, there are suggestions that closing the trail in the winter might work to keep critical winter habitat safe for the elk, bighorn and other animals that depend on it for their survival. It won't work, because

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Squeezed out by the rich

October 20, 2017 — The contemplated so-called "tax reform" is a windfall for the rich and Trump. Lowering the top bracket to 4.9 percent for people that make millions is an insult to the middle-class and poor. There's little for the middle class-and nothing for the poor. The lowering

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Divest Wells Fargo

October 20, 2017 — Garfield County and the town of Carbondale bank with Wells Fargo. I encourage them to divest, not because of recent reports of Wells Fargo setting up phony accounts and loan sharking, although that does say a great deal about the integrity of the organization, but

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Glenwood High football to forfeit all 2017 wins because of ineligible player

October 20, 2017 — What once looked to be a promising season came crashing down quickly Friday afternoon for the Glenwood Springs High School football team. Due to an administrative error, an ineligible player was allowed to take the field for the first seven games of the season for

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Weeding through marijuana: Experts, advocates talk cannabidiol (CBD)

October 20, 2017 — When home health hospice nurse Sage Pierson was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 40, she could have “walked into the woods and shot herself in the head,” she was in so much pain. She tried the traditionally prescribed Humera and IV therapy but was

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Prominent chefs oppose Colorado baker in major gay rights case

October 20, 2017 — WASHINGTON — Prominent chefs, bakers and restaurant owners want the Supreme Court to rule against a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding. The food makers say that once they open their doors for business, they don’t get to choose

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Steamboat Ski Area investigating mountain coaster incident

October 20, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Ski Area is looking into what may have caused a collision last month on their new mountain coaster. Ski area spokeswoman Loryn Kasten confirmed a collision took place Sept. 21 when the ski area was offering free rides as part of

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Kerry Donovan launches 2018 Colorado state Senate re-election bid

October 20, 2017 — EDWARDS — Kerry Donovan loves her job and wants to keep doing it. Donovan, the Colorado state senator from District 5, announced that she is running for re-election. The Vail native climbed in her pickup truck and drove Colorado’s entire seven-county Senate District 5, making

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Aspen football heads to Steamboat

October 19, 2017 — There hadn't been much reason to doubt the Aspen High School football team through its 5-0 start to the season. But, a 48-22 homecoming loss to Basalt on Oct. 6 gave the Skiers reason to be concerned. At least, there was concern for a couple

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Aspen volleyball takes another step toward postseason with sweep of Basalt

October 19, 2017 — It was a dangerous setup for the Aspen High School volleyball team on Thursday against Basalt. Needing to win in order to remain comfortably within the postseason RPI bubble and hosting their downvalley rival, the Skiers were able to avoid any traps and cruised to

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