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Glenwood Hot Springs pulls plug on buying Hotel Colorado

January 24, 2017 — Glenwood Hot Springs has decided it will not buy the historic Hotel Colorado, which will now remain open instead of closing Jan. 31 for a major renovation that had been planned. “After extensive investigation and evaluation, the cost to fully renovate Hotel Colorado is simply […]

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Squaw Valley ski patroller dead after avalanche control accident

January 24, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Squaw Valley Ski Resort issued a statement at 9 a.m. Tuesday confirming that a ski patrol employee died during avalanche control procedures at about 8:35 a.m. Tuesday. The victim’s name has not yet been released, and will remain private until the family is […]

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Minnesota men rescued from same Routt County spot four years ago

January 24, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County commissioners expressed their frustration Monday with two Minnesota men who had to be rescued for a second time from Fish Creek Canyon on Jan. 12 by Search and Rescue volunteers, leading to one rescuer suffering multiple bone fractures after he […]

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#AspenOnTheHill-Tiehack Powder

January 24, 2017 — Anna Stonehouse heads over to Buttermilk this morning to see the final preparations for X Games and to also enjoy the 7″ of powder reported. She took a couple of runs on the Tiehack side but see for yourself in today’s edition of #AspenOnTheHill.

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Aspen to add a new bus to its fleet

January 24, 2017 — Aspen’s bus fleet is adding a new member and losing an old one. Aspen City Council voted 5-0 on Monday to approve the acquisition of a bus that will cost close to $500,000, with the majority of the expense offset by a state grant. The […]

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Aspen City Council in final stretch of moratorium talks

January 24, 2017 — Aspen City Council will resume talks today over sweeping policy changes to downtown development. Council members on Monday mulled three of the six ordinances that would amend the municipal land-use code, but had not made a decision as of press time. More than five hours […]

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“The Broth-el” in Aspen opens this week

January 24, 2017 — A former Aspenite and two business partners are bringing the bone broth trend to town via a new food buggy opening this week. A 40-square-foot food cart at the corner of the Hyman pedestrian mall in front of the Art Tee Gallery will house “The […]

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Repeating history

January 24, 2017 — The United States helped take down the Third Reich in World War II. Certainly we can take down the fourth one. Miles Knudson Aspen Village and Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Trump brings us together

January 24, 2017 — Donald Trump is a unifier. Never in the history of the world has one person brought together so many people across the globe in one day. Millions of people peacefully marched for human rights, environmental rights and compassion for all. Love prevailed. Maybe he will […]

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On the GOP and Russians

January 24, 2017 — Remember back in the good old days when Republicans actually stood up to the Russians also? Carl Heck Aspen

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The March is over, but the work now begins

January 24, 2017 — Thank you to the many women, men and children who participated in the Alice March for Women on Saturday. We estimate that 700 people stretched at least 1 mile down Highway 133. The march was about 3 miles long, but it felt much shorter because […]

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Colson: It’s President Trump now — rush to the barricades

January 24, 2017 — And so it begins. Donald John Trump is our new president, and even before he was sworn in, his tendencies toward isolationism and intolerance had trickled down in various nasty ways to some in the federal workforce. According to news reports over the weekend (Washington […]

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Giving Thought: Building community through English skills

January 24, 2017 — For 22 years, English in Action has helped non-English-speaking adults in the Roaring Fork Valley learn the language of their adopted country. Today we’re speaking with Executive Director Lara Beaulieu about the singular way that her organization bridges the valley’s cultural divide. Lara has held […]

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Pitkin County officials ponder thrift-store-like project at dump

January 23, 2017 — In addition to dropping off trash and recyclables, patrons of the Pitkin County Landfill may soon be able to do bit of shopping, as well. That’s because landfill county officials are considering building a sort-of thrift store near the facility’s entrance that would offer and […]

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White Gold: The return of X Games star Shaun White

January 23, 2017 — Shaun White is back. Though, in a way, snowboarding’s greatest star never left. “Outside of X Games, which is slightly annoying in a sense, is that I won basically every major contest last season, except for X Games,” White told The Aspen Times in a […]

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Aspen Alpine skiers go 1-2 at Copper

January 23, 2017 — The Aspen High School Alpine ski team competed over the weekend in a slalom at Copper Mountain. Devan McSwain and India Cardamone finished 1-2, respectively, in the girls’ race, while teammates Tate Randel (sixth) and Summer McSwain (ninth) both recorded top-10 finishes as well. The […]

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#AspenOnTheHill — Powder ‘shoeing, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

January 23, 2017 — Local athlete Erik Skarvan takes us “powder ‘shoeing” in the Hunter Creek Valley with Luna & Sammy. Enjoy!

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AVHF hosts grand opening of The Marian and Ralph Melville Oncology and Infusion Center

January 23, 2017 — Sponsored Content Written By Deborah Breen, President & CEO Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation If you have lived in Aspen for any amount of time, you likely know the names Marian and Ralph Melville, long-time locals and owners of the Mountain Chalet ski lodge. Before Ralph passed […]

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Andersen: Aspen vs. “the real world”

January 23, 2017 — “News from the Real World,” featured in the Aspen Daily, confirms that the Great Divide is not continental; it’s cultural. The “real world” exists “out there,” beyond the mythical boundaries of Aspen, in a kind of twilight zone dreamscape. For those who find shelter within […]

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Aspen area officials hear about possible light rail route

January 23, 2017 — The first bits of information from a recently authorized, nearly $500,000 study of the Entrance to Aspen were presented to area elected officials last week, with the chief focus on the particulars of a light-rail system. Thursday’s presentation to elected board members from Aspen, Pitkin […]

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