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Aspen Times Weekly: Art of War

August 17, 2017 — An evocative and diverse collection of artwork by American military veterans is currently on display at Aspen's Gallery 8K on the Hyman Avenue mall. There are essays to read, recorded music to listen to and a gallery full of visual art including sculpture, painting and […]

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Voyages: Invisible Women

August 17, 2017 — On Feb. 23, 2011, a burly man dressed in black picked me up in El Paso and drove me across the border to Ciudad Juárez and Visión en Acción, the mental asylum he had founded more than 20 years ago. This was Pastor José Antonio […]

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Mountain Mayhem: RMI35

August 17, 2017 — Founded in 1982, Rocky Mountain Institute is headquartered in Basalt with offices in Boulder; New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Beijing. An independent, nonpartisan nonprofit, it now has approximately 170 full-time staff, annual operations of $35 million and a global reach and reputation. Their efforts […]

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From the Vault: Eclipsed

August 17, 2017 — "Did you see it?" questioned The Aspen Times on May 2, 1930. "Monday noon the moon passed between the Earth and the sun and you should have seen the rubbernecks gazing upward through pieces of smoked glass. For a time the sun's light rays cast […]

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NOTEWORTHY“I Know a Secret” Tess GerritsenBallantine Books, 2017Hardcover, 316 pages

August 17, 2017 — Tess Gerritsen brings back Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles to tackle another baffling mystery in "I Know a Secret: a Rizzoli & Isles Novel," weaving a thriller that slowly unfolds in unexpected ways. Rizzoli and Isles feel like real people, […]

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Aspen firm will provide 1 acre for Basalt river park, seeks approval for condo-hotel

August 17, 2017 — An Aspen development firm says it will provide 1 acre of prime downtown land to the town of Basalt for a park in return for approval of an 85,000-square-foot condominium hotel and associated commercial development. Lowe Enterprises also will reimburse the town $1.2 million for […]

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Gunner’s Libation: Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017 — The 2017 solar eclipse is a big deal. A neighbor of mine — and thousands of others, from the sound of it — is traveling to Wyoming to the best view possible. In researching a bit about why Wyoming, I stumbled across a plug from […]

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Aspen Untucked: The Last Hurrah(s)

August 17, 2017 — We don't want to admit it. We may not even want to talk about it. However, we all know it to be true: Summer is nearing an end. A sure sign of this is that early bird ticket sales for the 2017-18 ski season went […]

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WineInk: Somm Standards

August 17, 2017 — Once upon a time, a Sommelier was a gruff, intimidating character whose sole purpose, or so it seemed, was to make diners feel small as they paid ever-larger prices for wines. The Sommelier, then always a man, would often wear a small silver cup on […]

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AHS golf ninth at Kent Denver tourney

August 16, 2017 — The Aspen High School boys golf team tied for ninth in a loaded field on Wednesday at the Sun Devil Invitational, hosted by defending Class 3A state champion Kent Denver at Saddle Rock Golf Course. Peak to Peak, last year's state runner-up in 3A, won […]

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Glenwood Grizzlies hockey players compete in Finland tournament, take gold

August 16, 2017 — Hockey is global game that continues to grow all over the world, and last weekend a group of five Glenwood Grizzlies hockey players had the chance to travel abroad to compete in a U15 AA/AAA tournament in Finland, known as the Finland Lions Cup. While […]

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Aspen High softball team enjoys the rebuild while chasing elusive win

August 16, 2017 — The losing streak might as well not exist. If anything, it's another reason for the Aspen High School softball players to get a good laugh, all in good fun. "We just kind of poke fun at it. We literally make fun of ourselves," junior third […]

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New Grand Avenue bridge infrastructure damaged in collapse

August 16, 2017 — What was a twisted crumble of steel bridge girders from a section of the old Grand Avenue Bridge that collapsed during demolition work Tuesday night was more like a neat mess waiting to be hauled off the following morning. The unexpected collapse of a full 210-foot […]

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Aspen joins two adversaries in water court to apply for Colorado water funds

August 16, 2017 — Western Resource Advocates and Wilderness Workshop are opposing the city of Aspen's efforts in water court to maintain conditional water storage rights tied to two potential dams on Castle and Maroon creeks. But the environmental organizations are formally collaborating with the city on finding water-supply […]

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Redstone Castle owners want zoning change

August 16, 2017 — The new owners of the Redstone Castle want Pitkin County's permission to hold more than 50 "major" events and an unlimited number of smaller gatherings per year at the historic property. The handful of neighbors who live along the one-lane dirt road leading to the […]

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Fatal crash near Silt closes I-70 westbound; CSP trooper also injured

August 16, 2017 — A multi-vehicle fatal crash blocked westbound Interstate 70 traffic near Silt on Wednesday afternoon. A Colorado State Patrol trooper was transported to the hospital with minor injuries as a result. The trooper had a vehicle pulled over on westbound I-70 when another vehicle crashed into […]

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Search resumes for climber missing since 2016 near Maroon Bells

August 16, 2017 — Search-and-rescue teams spent nearly 20 hours since Saturday looking for a climber who went missing in September 2016 in the Maroon Bells area but did not find any clues. David Cook, 49, from Corrales, New Mexico, was reported missing Sept. 20. He was climbing solo […]

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Semi driver avoiding Glenwood Springs bridge traffic busted on Independence Pass

August 16, 2017 — A semi-truck driver learned Wednesday that navigating over Independence Pass might save time, but it also will cost money. Pitkin County Sheriff's deputies cited driver Louis Zacarias Perez, 36, at approximately 9:55 a.m. near the Lost Man area of the scenic stretch of Highway 82. […]

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August 16, 2017 — Aspen Pure Barre — 7:30 a.m., Pure Barre Aspen, 620 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen. 970-710-1501 Shaktify! Morning Flow Yoga — 8 a.m., Aspen Shakti, 535 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen. Kriya Yoga with Ritter Gaylord — 8:15, Aspen Chapel, 77 Meadowood Drive, Aspen. 970-925-7184 Maroon Bells […]

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Vern Alver Arbaney

August 16, 2017 — Vern Alver Arbaney passed away on August 13 at Valley View Hospital. He was born on January 20, 1936 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He was raised in Carbondale in the house he helped build with his parents. He was an only child but had many […]

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