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Aspen Institute hosts transit presentations as part of forum to solve valley issues

May 22, 2017 — An expert on innovative mobility technologies will give a presentation Wednesday in Aspen as part of the Aspen Institute Community Forum on Transportation and Mobility. Tony Dutzik, a senior policy analyst with the Frontier Group will speak on "Reimagining Transportation and Mobility in the Upper […]

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Aspen Mountain will open for skiing Memorial Day Weekend

May 22, 2017 — Don't put those boards away just yet. Aspen Mountain will reopen for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend. About 130 acres of terrain at the mountaintop will be open for skiing and riding on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Monday. The […]

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Three questions for Aspen City Council runoff candidates Torre and Ward Hauenstein

May 22, 2017 — Two candidates — Ward Hauenstein and Torre — are left standing for the vacant seat on Aspen City Council. With the runoff set for June 6, the City Clerk's Office mailed out ballots last week. In-person early voting starts today at the Aspen City Clerk's […]

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Aspen senior breaks own state record, three-peats as 400-meter champion

May 21, 2017 — LAKEWOOD — If your lead is only a step on Sunday Abarca midway through a 400-meter race, you've already lost. Like any predator, Abarca's closing speed is what makes him so lethal on the track. "I knew his plan. I knew how he runs that […]

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Young Basalt High track team looks ahead after difficult state meet

May 21, 2017 — LAKEWOOD — Not everything went the Basalt High School track and field team's way over the weekend during the state meet at Jeffco Stadium, but struggling is every bit as important as winning when the athletes are young. "We came, we accomplished. We had a […]

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Basalt girls 4×800 relay team finishes with satisfying podium at state meet

May 21, 2017 — LAKEWOOD — There's a fine line between being on the podium and that dreaded 10th place, which goes home without a medal. Seeded ninth entering Saturday's race, the Basalt High School girls' 4×800-meter relay team knew it had to be on top of its game […]

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After 29 years at the Basalt library, Milnor ready to turn the page

May 20, 2017 — Basalt's longtime resident who brought stability to the Basalt Regional Library after a tumultuous time and helped the new facility reach its potential as a community hub is turning the page. Barbara Milnor, who has worked at the library for 29 years and as a […]

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Aspen’s Abarca wins first leg of triple crown, takes 3A 200-meter title

May 20, 2017 — LAKEWOOD — There was certainly celebration, beginning with a sly smile from Sunday Abarca moments after he crossed the finish line, but his victory is only meant to be the start of something greater this weekend. The Aspen High School senior began his quest for […]

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Nearly $30M in projects planned this summer at Basalt public schools

May 20, 2017 — The Roaring Fork School District will waste no time launching major multi-million dollar projects at all three of Basalt's public schools this summer. Work on projects ranging from improving pedestrian safety at the elementary school to overhauling the high school cafeteria will begin as soon […]

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Hundreds brave chilly morning at Ride for the Pass

May 20, 2017 — About 200 cyclists braved the chilly morning at the base of Independence Pass to ride up and back Saturday without having to worry about their four-wheel nemesis. The 23rd annual Ride for the Pass event before the pass's traditional Memorial Day weekend opening allowed for […]

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Since Trump denies climate change, local government officials meet in Aspen to vow action

May 20, 2017 — Mayors, council members and county commissioners from throughout Colorado debated Friday with climate experts in Aspen if local efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions will be enough to save a warming planet. Some officials noted that big, bold moves by the U.S. government are unlikely now […]

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Four Aspen swimmers among Glenwood Springs group at state meet

May 19, 2017 — Glenwood Springs High School senior James McMahon has been swimming competitively since grade school. It is a sport that he has dreamed about competing in at the Olympics. This year, McMahon is the lone senior on this year's 11-member boys swim team. Following a third-place […]

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Blake Hull, son of Bobby, named new coach for Aspen Leafs U20 hockey team

May 19, 2017 — The Aspen Leafs Tier III U20 junior hockey team will have a new face up front next season, although the name is plenty familiar to anyone in the sport. Blake Hull, son of Bobby Hull and brother to Brett Hull, both National Hockey League legends […]

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Aspen High golfer Zoe Guthrie ready for first taste of state tournament

May 19, 2017 — The golf course was a foreign place to Zoe Guthrie only a year ago. She had played with Aspen Junior Golf at times growing up, but never left the driving range. It wasn't until she joined the Aspen High School girls' golf team last spring […]

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Nikos Hecht of Aspen cleared in federal civil suit alleging rape in Mexico

May 19, 2017 — DENVER — A federal civil jury took just 45 minutes Friday to decide that Aspen developer Nikos Hecht did not rape or assault a Florida woman three years ago in Mexico. The five women and two men on the jury found that Hecht proved the […]

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On the Fly: Learning to tie flies brings satisfaction, entomological education

May 19, 2017 — Thinking of taking that next step and tying your own flies? For most, this phase comes later in their fly-fishing career, but it's never too early to start. You would think tying your own (when the average cost of a fly is north of $2) […]

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Average peak runoff forecast for Aspen’s Roaring Fork River

May 19, 2017 — Winter's last gasp this week temporarily replenished a snowpack that was disappearing fast and increased chances for higher streamflows further into the summer, according to experts. The storm that blew in Wednesday night dumped 8 inches of snow at the top of Aspen Mountain and […]

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John Thew sues Aspen Film over “wrongful termination”

May 19, 2017 — Former Aspen Film Executive Director John Thew filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming wrongful termination and said a board member "for personal reasons orchestrated his firing by ginning up fabricated and unsubstantiated tales," according to district court documents. Thew's complaint against the nonprofit, from which he […]

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State track meet moved to Saturday and Sunday due to weather

May 18, 2017 — Winter's brief but powerful return to the state this week has led to a major schedule change for the Colorado State Track and Field Championships. What was originally scheduled to be a three-day event running from Thursday through Saturday at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood, the […]

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Susan Gibbs

May 18, 2017 — It is with great sadness that we share the passing of longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident, Susan Gibbs, who died in a car accident near Worland, Wyoming, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Susan Gibbs was born on March 11, 1956, in Sheridan, Wyoming to Robert […]

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