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Basalt makes progress on rec department, hiring town manager

March 30, 2017 — The Basalt Recreation Department has found a temporary home. The Town Council gave its blessing Tuesday night to rent office and storage space at 155 South Side Drive for the Recreation Department, which coordinates programs that serve hundreds of children. The approval allows the town […]

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Forest Service will implement camping limits at Conundrum before expanding in Aspen-area wilderness

March 30, 2017 — Conundrum Hot Springs will be the first place in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness where a permit system will be implemented to manage overnight camping, U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday. The permit system will likely be ready to roll out in 2018 or 2019, according […]

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Mayor Mulcahy? Why not?

March 30, 2017 — I only know what I read in the newspapers, so maybe much of what follows is wrong. Then again, perceptions speak louder than facts, so here they are. A great big corporation called Aspen Skiing Co., itself a mere side project of a far more […]

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A bold, eloquent stand by county commissioners

March 30, 2017 — Before I moved to the mountains full time, a friend told me that what I would love as much as skiing, mountain biking and the daily experience of gratitude that I lived in such a beautiful place was the unique simpatico I would feel with […]

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Long letters lose readers

March 30, 2017 — Friday's paper included two letters to the editor, each hundreds of words. Am I the only one who just skips over letters of this length? Has the paper no limit on words? Most letters would be better read if written briefly to the point. Everett […]

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Time is right for Mesirow

March 30, 2017 — At the 2015 Aspen Chamber Resort Association Awards Dinner at the St. Regis, I approached Skippy Mesirow to introduce myself. He had just received the Defy Ordinary award for his work with NexGen and in the community. Clearly he was driven, positive and passionate about […]

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Help Aspen Homeless Center with sleeping bags

March 30, 2017 — As spring approaches and the Aspen Homeless Shelter's winter program comes to an end, we once again are in need of sleeping bags. If you have an old bag that you no longer use, please be aware it could keep a homeless person warm during […]

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Aspen Princess: Don’t cry over regurgitated milk

March 30, 2017 — Greetings from Southern California, kitty cats! And so goes my annual "here I am in Encinitas" column and the story about how I lived here 20 years ago and worked at a snowboarding magazine and blah, blah, blah. So it feels like some kind of […]

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Stop dillydallying over Gorsuch Haus

March 30, 2017 — It really is time to approve the Gorsuch Haus. Truly, I know how responsible you must feel worrying about satisfying every local. But really, that side of our mountain is pathetic, and how long did it take for a previous administration to go through too […]

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Gorsuch proposal has room for improvement

March 30, 2017 — The community is going to be looking at the results of the redevelopment of the Lift 1 area for a very long time. With that said, I honestly believe the site plan needs to be reconsidered. The new lift should be moved to the east […]

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Keep Mullins on Aspen City Council

March 30, 2017 — Ann Mullins deserves re-election. She will respond to any conflict without raising her voice. Her decades of experience as a design professional involved learning to listen and make comments that are always fully informed. She relies on having studied the issues and imbuing her suggestions […]

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Mesirow will bring open mind to Aspen City Council

March 30, 2017 — I have known Skippy Mesirow for a while and have worked with him on multiple boards and through different organizations. I was very excited to learn of his run for council. Working with Skippy in the past, I have always appreciated that he listens. He […]

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G. Love & Special Sauce return to Belly Up Aspen

March 30, 2017 — G. Love and Special Sauce are bringing its hard-charging blues back to Belly Up in Thursday. Last winter, the Philadelphia-based band opened a local show show by playing its entire new record, "Love Saves the Day," from start to finish. After a break, their second […]

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Aspen Times Weekly: Ones to Watch at Shortsfest 2017

March 30, 2017 — The world is coming to the mountains on the big screen in 64 films from 31 countries at Aspen Shortsfest, now in its 26th year. As cinephiles have come to expect, the festival — running April 4 to 9 in Aspen and Carbondale — includes […]

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Area golf courses taking advantage of weather with early openings

March 29, 2017 — The pesky rodents, called voles or occasionally field mice, can often do a number on a golf course when they burrow into them for the winter months. But for whatever reason, possibly an unseasonably warm finish to winter, their impact at Aspen Golf Club has […]

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Prep briefs: BHS baseball falls to Battle Mountain on Wednesday

March 29, 2017 — The Basalt High School baseball team lost 5-4 Wednesday in a home game against Battle Mountain. Scoreless after two innings in Basalt's official home opener, the Huskies scored three runs in the top of the third to break the game open. BHS got a run […]

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Juilliard hires Aspen Music Festival and School VP

March 29, 2017 — The Juilliard School has landed a hire from the Aspen Music Festival and School. The prestigious music institution announced Wednesday that Alexander Brose, vice president for development at the Aspen Music Festival and School, will serve as the first executive director and CEO of The […]

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As Trump heads one way, Pitkin County goes the other

March 29, 2017 — Not long after President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday dismantling recent U.S. efforts to combat climate change, Pitkin County commissioners headed in the opposite direction. The five members of the Pitkin County board spent an hour Tuesday afternoon listening to a report detailing […]

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Aspen hires assistant city manager

March 29, 2017 — Sara Ott has been hired as Aspen's new assistant city manager, officials announced Wednesday. Ott currently is the township administrator of Washington Township in Ohio and has served in that position since April 2014. She was selected out of a pool of 147 applicants, the […]

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#AspenOnTheHill – Fresh snow with a side of glorious weather

March 29, 2017 — What a gorgeous day on the slopes! Not to mention fresh snow from Tuesday’s rainy, snowy mix. Overall awesome conditions for the end of March. Check it out in today’s edition of #AspenOnTheHill.

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