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19-year-old sentenced to 6 years in prison for Carbondale store robbery

July 26, 2017 — A district court judge sentenced Nicholas Ameral to six years in prison Tuesday. The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to felony aggravated robbery with an armed confederate. His co-defendant in the robbery of a Carbondale convenience store is his cousin, Benjamin Weeks, who prosecutors say wielded the […]

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GOP governors panel in Aspen: Feds should provide grants and let us do our thing on health care

July 26, 2017 — Republican governors in Aspen for a conference applauded the Senate's vote Tuesday to start debating the repeal and replace of Obamacare, but they had succinct advice for their GOP colleagues. The Republican Governors Panel speaking at the Aspen Institute said they aren't looking for a […]

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Melissa Etheridge returns to Aspen

July 26, 2017 — After 26 years away from Aspen, Melissa Etheridge made her debut at Belly Up in 2015. The extended time away from the mountain town scene resulted partly from her tendency to play bigger venues than we have here. And partly, it was because for a […]

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Pitkin County commissioners approves new landfill sign

July 25, 2017 — Pitkin County commissioners on Tuesday approved spending approximately $10,000 for a new sign marking the entrance to the county landfill. Currently, the landfill is only marked by small green-and-white signs with arrows both downvalley and upvalley from the entrance. Those signs are ugly, easy to […]

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July 25, 2017 — ASPEN Piano Master Class — 10 a.m., Harris Concert Hall at Aspen Music Festival and School, 960 N. Third Street, Aspen. 970-925-9042 ACES High in the Alpine: Flowers, Birds and Small Mammals of the Tundra — 10 a.m., ACES at Hallam Lake, 100 Puppy Smith […]

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Glenwood Springs art center audit: $4,789 likely unauthorized expenses; $15K more questioned

July 25, 2017 — A 2015 trip to Disneyland and payments to a credit-repair law firm, the latter of which mirror those made from former Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Executive Director Christina Brusig's personal checking account, are among $4,789 in "likely unauthorized" expenses outlined in an audit […]

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Castle Creek trail worth fighting for

July 25, 2017 — Castle Creek trail worth fighting for I've been a champion of the Castle Creek trail since before it was even proposed, and now with the completion of the Aspen Music School/Country Day School's campus, this trail is more urgent than ever. The new rehearsal hall […]

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Entrance to Aspen stymied by bureaucracy

July 25, 2017 — During Aspen's recent election, The Aspen Times ran a front-page story with the headline, "Candidates mull proposal for bus lane free-for-all." If English is your second language, the phrase "free-for-all" sounds like a pretty good thing. But bus lane chaos was being proposed by local […]

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Keeping it natural in Aspen

July 25, 2017 — Keeping it natural in Aspen Dear David and Joann Grimes, I am happy you enjoy the time you spend in Aspen ("More flowers, less GOP bashing," letters, July 21, The Aspen Times. If you lived here all year, you might appreciate the natural plantings at […]

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Sean Beckwith: Living in fantasy football exile

July 25, 2017 — Penance is an interesting thing. It makes sense. In order to lift your feeling of guilt, you punish yourself — say prayers, apologize, pay restitution, write a column to overturn your banishment from a fantasy football league. However, what if you feel you've done nothing […]

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Fake opinion in The Aspen Times

July 25, 2017 — Fake opinion in The Aspen Times We all think we know what fake news is. It used to be called propaganda before it started appearing on the front pages of once-reputable newspapers. But how can there be fake opinion? In his letter "Russia-Trump connection is […]

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Photos: Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club mountain bike clinics

July 25, 2017 — Led by instructor Jason Cook, children take part in one of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's mountain bike clinics last week around Aspen. Pictured are students riding the Airline Trail near the airport, the second of three days dedicated to introducing the riders […]

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Obit: John F. Coughenour, Jr.

July 25, 2017 — John F. Coughenour, Jr., 88, husband of the late Patricia Blakely Coughenour, passed away, Monday July 10, with his daughter, Debra C. Hanson and her husband Viggo Hall Hanson, by his side, at their home in Wilton, Connecticut. A life-long Colorado resident, John was born […]

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Marolt: Sorry I missed the party

July 25, 2017 — Sorry I missed you at the "big" announcement last week. You know, the one about Base Village getting underway … again. Yeah, apparently it is going to be finished a short 10 years from now. I suppose it's relative. It's been 13 years since the […]

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Gustafson: These are the good old days

July 25, 2017 — Nostalgia |näˈstalj; n-| A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations • the evocation of these feelings or tendencies I often drift back to a simple moment when I was an 8-year-old sitting at […]

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Snowmass fire calls: July 13 to 19

July 25, 2017 — The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District responded to the following emergency calls from July 13 to 19. JULY 13 Automatic aid requested by Aspen Ambulance and Aspen Fire for a rollover accident at the intersection of Highway 82 and Juniper Hill Road. No injuries occurred. Medical […]

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Snowmass last shot: Finding balance

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Photos: Snowmass Doubles Volleyball Tournament

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Enduro World Series returns to Aspen and Snowmass this weekend

July 25, 2017 — The Enduro World Series is back for more in Snowmass this weekend, and the nation will be watching. "It's a big deal for the biking community across the country," David Elkan said. "This is one of the most prestigious mountain bike events to happen on […]

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Snowmass history: Play ball!

July 25, 2017 — "Battle against City Hall continues," The Aspen Times reported on July 25, 1985, "but only one team has put the brakes on S'mass team. The options are unlimited. They could stipulate that defeating the town in softball is not an effective use of land, therefore […]

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