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Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority raises asset caps for renters, owners

May 24, 2017 — Residents in the market for affordable housing can now have substantially more assets to qualify for rental or ownership through the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority. In separate meetings Tuesday, Pitkin County commissioners and the Aspen City Council blessed an APCHA board decision to amend the […]

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Pepper Gomes

May 24, 2017 — Pepper Gomes died surrounded by his loved ones in Aspen, CO on May 19, 2017 following a brief courageous struggle with liver cancer. He is survived by his wife Susan, daughters Lauren of Aspen CO and Shayne Graham of Kennesaw GA. Born July 17, 1944 […]

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Colorado to receive $280K from data breach settlement

May 24, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado will receive nearly $280,000 from a multimillion-dollar settlement reached between retailer Target and 47 states and the District of Columbia. The $18.5 million settlement addresses allegations from a data breach in 2013. Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman’s office said in a news […]

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Snowmass history: May showers and mudslides, oh my!

May 24, 2017 — The Aspen Times reported on the Velo Club races, which went on despite the weather, on May 23, 1985: "At one point race organizers scurried for safety as a mud and rock slide crashed down on the race course. Rain fell throughout most of the […]

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Snowmass fire calls: May 11 to 16

May 24, 2017 — The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District responded to the following emergency calls from May 11 to 16. MAY 11 Carbon monoxide alarm at a home on Divide Drive. Crews contacted property management, which confirmed no one was living in the home. No carbon monoxide was detected. […]

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Snowmass last shot: Do not disturb the elk

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Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District breaks ground on station

May 24, 2017 — The board of the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Snowmass Village fire station May 23. The $17 million project became a reality in November when Snowmass voters gave the district approval for the project. Since then, the district has […]

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Snowmass’ North Mesa and Sky Mountain open for the season

May 24, 2017 — Wildlife closures for the North Rim and Sky Mountain areas are over. The following areas and trails are now open for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. The Burnt Mountain area remains closed until June 21. Now open: Rim Trail (North and south) North Mesa […]

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Snowmass talk talks: Upcoming summer trail projects

May 24, 2017 — Editor's note: The Snowmass Sun and the town of Snowmass Parks, Recreation and Trails Department have partnered to launch "Trail Talks," a biweekly series that will explore trail issues, etiquette and rules for shared trail use in the village. As your local parks and trails […]

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Marolt: It was all about nuts and loose screws

May 24, 2017 — Building a bicycle from scratch is an enjoyable endeavor — if you aren't doing it wearing tight, black Lycra shorts and wishfully thinking you might tighten the last nut by early afternoon on the day you start so you can take it for a spin. […]

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LSD, drugs led to man’s death in Snowmass Base Village parking garage

May 24, 2017 — The 24-year-old man who fell from the upper level of a Snowmass parking garage in March was using LSD, marijuana and amphetamines before his death, the autopsy report found. Angelo Mowery of Denver was hallucinating and "acting erratically" before he sprinted off the Base Village […]

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Meeting of the mayors at Aspen Elementary School

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Next big thing at Willits: a performing arts campus no later than 2022

May 24, 2017 — Basalt will have a performing-arts center operating in Willits Town Center by July 2022 if all goes as planned. The Town Council voted 6-0 Tuesday to grant a 99-year lease to The Arts Campus at Willits, or TACAW, a nonprofit organization promoting the concept. The […]

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Basalt hits home stretch on manager contract negotiations

May 24, 2017 — The Basalt Town Council doesn't have a signed contract with manager prospect Ryan Mahoney yet, but they have established a starting date of June 26. The council settled final negotiating points in a public session Tuesday night. They discussed issues such as severance scenarios and […]

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Make way for the Longhorn Stampede in Basalt Saturday

May 24, 2017 — If mud is your thing, open up your Saturday morning for the fifth annual Longhorn Stampede. Participants will negotiate a 2-mile long obstacle course mud run at Basalt High School. Obstacles include a giant waterslide, multiple mud pits and a huge hay-bale climb. "Be prepared […]

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A hatchet piece by Glenn Beaton

May 24, 2017 — In response to the absurd headline "Should Toledo Taxpayers pay for Aspen Art?" the answer is a simple no — they should not and did not. It appears that just about every sentence in Glenn Beaton's article is "fake news" and I will address some […]

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Beckwith: The wheels inside my head

May 24, 2017 — My car is semi-retired. Betts, my metallic blue Blazer, doesn't leave the valley anymore. Thank god for the bus system, because this semi-retirement is out of necessity. Let's see here, I can't drive when it snows because my heat no longer works, which is funny […]

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Hornbacher for Holy Cross Energy board

May 24, 2017 — On June 4, Holy Cross Energy members will elect a new board member. I am encouraging members to vote for David Hornbacher. I strongly believe that governing boards, particularly ones with as much community impact as Holy Cross Energy, should be well-balanced. Finding that balance […]

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Augspurger, Kistner receive top senior honors at AHS athletic banquet

May 23, 2017 — W hen Aspen High School alpine ski coach Jennifer Morandi-Benson had her turn at the lectern, she spoke of an athlete's selfless act where she willingly decided not to compete in order for a teammate to have the chance. This girl, Morandi-Benson later divulged, was […]

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Aspen sophomore Zoe Guthrie finishes 23rd at 3A girls state golf tournament

May 23, 2017 — Aspen High School sophomore Zoe Guthrie surged up the leaderboard Tuesday on the final day of the Class 3A girls state golf tournament, shooting a 17-over-par 88 to finish in 23rd place at Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield. Guthrie, competing in her first state tournament, […]

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