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Retailer closes two stores in Front Range, opens shop in Basalt

February 21, 2017 — The surge of online retail sales and challenging times facing downtown Basalt didn’t discourage Julie DelPonte from closing two stores on Colorado’s Front Range and opening a unique gift shop in the midvalley. DelPonte opened Love You More this month at 355 Gold River Court, […]

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Marijuana clubs back on Aspen government’s radar

February 21, 2017 — Aspen city leaders could give private pot clubs another whiff of consideration, but they first want to see how regulations are addressed by Denver and the state of Colorado. “I’m open to having the conversation,” Mayor Steve Skadron said Monday, noting he is watching the […]

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Basalt collected record sales tax revenue in 2016, though growth rate slowed

February 21, 2017 — Cumulative retail sales increased for the sixth straight year in Basalt in 2016, according to a report by the town’s Finance Department. The town collected $4.82 million through its 3 percent sales tax in 2016. That was an increase of 3.8 percent from the $4.65 […]

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Aspen boys basketball beats Moffat, moves on to play Coal Ridge

February 20, 2017 — Throughout the Aspen High School boys basketball team’s seven-game losing streak, the opposition rarely mattered. The Skiers often stumbled over their own poles, the only blame for their misfortunate being themselves. Monday against visiting Moffat County was different. The team was able to get extra […]

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Aspen emergency room reports busy weekend

February 20, 2017 — A busy holiday weekend and sunny, warm skiing conditions made for a hectic weekend at Aspen Valley Hospital, an official said. The hospital’s emergency room saw 47 people Saturday, said Terry Collins, the hospital’s chief financial officer. ER traffic on Sunday was in the 30s, […]

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Aspen tops state in occupancy, lodging room rates in January

February 20, 2017 — Aspen lodges charged the highest room rates in the state last month, but they hardly drove away visitors. Aspen lodges were 81.3 percent full and charged an average daily rate of nearly $600 in January, both tops in the state, according to a report issued […]

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Photo: Men’s Freeski Open Big Air at Buttermilk on Saturday

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Krista Konyot Kashnig

February 20, 2017 — Krista Konyot Kashnig was born in Saint Cloud, MN, on June 15, 1974 and passed away at her home in New Castle, CO, on February 13, 2017, after an illness related to her long and courageous battle with the diseases of anxiety and addiction. Krista […]

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Free organ recital at Aspen Community Church

February 20, 2017 — Organist James Welch will perform a recital at Aspen Community Church at 6 p.m. Friday. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Welch is university organist of Santa Clara University and organist of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, California. He has performed […]

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Aspen city spokeswoman gets political, takes on Sen. Cory Gardner

February 20, 2017 — Part of Mitzi Rapkin’s job as the city’s director of community relations is having public officials engage with people and return phone calls to residents and the media. She’s using her private time to hold Sen. Cory Gardner to that standard and others. Rapkin is […]

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Snowboarder seriously injured at Buttermilk

February 20, 2017 — A 20-year-old man who was riding a snowboard suffered a serious injury at Buttermilk on Sunday after hitting a tree, according to Aspen Skiing Co. The incident occurred at about 12:40 p.m. off of Homestead Road and Lower Savio on the lower portion of Main […]

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High school playoff pairings announced for basketball, hockey

February 19, 2017 — Postseason match-ups were announced Sunday for several area teams, with the Basalt High School girls basketball team and both Aspen basketball teams getting things started on Monday. The Aspen boys will host Moffat County at 6 p.m. Monday inside the AHS gymnasium in a district […]

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Tweet All About It: High aspirations

February 19, 2017 — Each week, we pick out our favorite and not-so-favorite tweets (at least those that are printable) about Aspen and display them on Sunday’s page A2. • “Aspen is ski bum affordable right?” — @canopee • “On 2/23, I’ll be speaking on a panel in Aspen, […]

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Five of Aspen’s best backcountry skiers discuss their motivations, the fear factor and what’s next

February 19, 2017 — If you have ever wondered if Aspen’s best and bravest backcountry skiers get scared on their adventures, the answer is “yes” — sort of. When preparing to ski down pitches that would cause mere mortals’ knees to buckle, Dick Jackson, Art Burrows, Neal Beidleman, Chris […]

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What’s the Big Deal: $5.3 million for Aspen Highlands home

February 19, 2017 — Editor’s note: “What’s the Big Deal?” runs Sundays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday. Price: $5.3 million Date recorded: Feb. 14 Address: 117 Thunderbowl Lane Neighborhood: Aspen Highlands Buyer: 117 Thunderbowl LLC Seller: […]

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Willoughby: First came skis, then came crutches

February 19, 2017 — Today’s ski and snowboard injuries — sprained ligaments, wrecked wrists — seldom require props. But during the 1950s, wounded skiers hobbled around Aspen on crutches as commonly as surfers hefted their boards at a California beach. In those days, Americans rationally perceived skiing to be […]

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Basalt skier Torin Yater-Wallace wins Olympic test event

February 18, 2017 — Basalt native Torin Yater-Wallace took first in Saturday’s freeskiing Olympic halfpipe test event at Bokwang Phoenix Park, South Korea, which will host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Yater-Wallace entered the finals as the top qualifier, and backed it up with a 95.60 on his first of […]

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Leafs hockey sweeps Thunderbirds

February 18, 2017 — The Aspen Leafs U20 hockey team took care of business over the weekend, sweeping a two-game series against the visiting Colorado Thunderbirds at Lewis Ice Arena. Friday, the Leafs won 9-2 behind a three-goal performance from Garret McNichol. Hunter Havice and Nolan Willoughby each had […]

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Prep: Basalt wrestlers both go 1-2 at state

February 18, 2017 — Basalt wrestlers both go 1-2 at state tourney The Class 3A state wrestling tournament went about as expected this weekend for both of Basalt High School’s qualifiers. In Thursday’s first-round matchup, BHS junior heavyweight Oswaldo Morales was pinned in 1:34 by Manitou Springs wrestler Julian […]

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Freeskiing Open wraps up at Buttermilk

February 18, 2017 — The Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open concluded Saturday with men’s and women’s halfpipe and big air competitions. The events were held at Buttermilk Ski Area and on the same courses used during the Winter X Games less than a month ago. The event was an Association […]

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