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Photos: Remembering Snowmass’ Mike Heib

March 28, 2017 —

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#AspenOnTheHill-Not ready for summer

March 28, 2017 — Anna Stonehouse thought that she was good and ready for summer to be here. It turns out, those 2″ of powder were really fun this morning. The snow continued to fall throughout the morning and it got a little sticky but she had fun nonetheless. […]

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Aspen City Council tables Gorsuch Haus

March 27, 2017 — The Aspen City Council heard another round of public feedback over the Gorsuch Haus proposal Monday and decided again that it needs more time to make a decision on the polarizing project. Developer Norway Island LLC returned to City Council Chambers with a revised land-use […]

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National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic commences in Snowmass

March 27, 2017 — Snowmass Village is home to the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic this week for its 17th consecutive season. The winter sports clinic, hosted by both the Disabled American Veterans organization and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is the largest rehabilitative program of its kind […]

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New Aspen area dental bus providing care to poor residents

March 27, 2017 — Until three weeks ago, the 25 percent of Pitkin County residents who live below the federal poverty level had little access to dental care. That's because no dentists in the Roaring Fork Valley accept Medicaid or Medicare, said Garry Schalla, development director for Mountain Family […]

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Mitchell disqualified from Aspen mayoral race

March 27, 2017 — Mayoral hopeful Cale Mitchell learned Monday that he is disqualified from running for office because he has not lived within Aspen city limits for at least one year. "I'm not taking it hard, but it's a very unfortunate thing," Mitchell said. With Mitchell out of […]

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Second man in Blue Lake deaths ID’d

March 27, 2017 — The second man found dead Friday at a home in the El Jebel area was identified late Monday by the Eagle County Coroner's Office. Camillo Sanchez, 30, and another man were found early Friday morning at the home at 108 Ermine Lane in Blue Lake […]

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Roaring Fork ski series final results

March 27, 2017 — Following are the final season results for the Roaring Fork Series, which is open to all Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, Sunlight and Powderhorn skiers up to age 14.The final races took place Sunday, March 26. Name, SL1, SL2, dual, total U10 BOYS Viggo […]

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#AspenOnTheHill-Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 — “Let’s go for a ride! Early season base miles are key,” says local athlete and Sun Dog Athletics owner Erik Skarvan.

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Pikes Peak edges Steamboat to win RMJHL championship

March 27, 2017 — The Pikes Peak Miners defeated the Steamboat Wranglers 6-5 on Sunday at the Sertich Ice Center in Colorado Springs to win the 2016-17 Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League championship. Sunday's finale was the third game of a best-of-three series. Pikes Peak, the regular-season RMJHL champions, […]

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Gorsuch hearing set for Monday, postponement possible

March 27, 2017 — The public hearing for the much-debated Gorsuch Haus is scheduled to continue tonight before the Aspen City Council. In front of a packed audience, the council last discussed the proposal with developers and planners at its Feb. 13 meeting, instructing them to make a number […]

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Downhill mountain biking still on top in Snowmass plan

March 26, 2017 — Aspen Skiing Co.'s plan for expanded summer activities at Snowmass has bright and shiny things like an alpine coaster and zipline through the trees, but the resort's bread and butter will remain mountain-biking trails. Skico is seeking approval for 10 new mountain-biking trails that would […]

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Aspen off-season parking, transit schedules take effect in April

March 26, 2017 — The city of Aspen will transition to its spring off-season transit schedule and parking rates in April. The Cross Town Shuttle ends winter service April 16 and returns June 10 for the summer. The Galena Street Shuttle ends winter service April 16. Beginning April 17, […]

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Highway 82 work will delay traffic starting Monday

March 26, 2017 — Motorists on Highway 82 can expect delays between mile-markers 31 and 33 in the westbound lane starting Monday. The Colorado Department of Transportation will be doing a retaining-wall-repair project just east of the Pitkin County Landfill. The project is scheduled to last five months. Traffic […]

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Free organ recital at Aspen Community Church

March 26, 2017 — Organist Felix Hell will play a free recital at Aspen Community Church at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A native of Germany, Hell has been featured as a recitalist and concerto soloist in more than 850 concerts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He has received […]

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Tweet All About It: The Trumps do Aspen

March 26, 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 has always been a place to keep your head in the sand." — @BrownBuffaloPBS • "Trumps keep wasting […]

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Photos: Aspen Misc.

March 26, 2017 —

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Willoughby: Machines outmaneuver mules in Aspen’s mines

March 26, 2017 — Mule energy moved ore cars inside the Midnight Mine over three decades. The mine's tunnel bored into Queens Gulch, about a thousand feet below where the Midnight and Little Annie ore body bottomed out. The tunnel design required a slight grade to drain water out […]

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Narrow trail is path to glory in US Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf

March 25, 2017 — CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — To the casual skier, Sugarloaf's storied Narrow Gauge Trail doesn't seem so cramped or crazy. But that changes when it's prepared for competition and skiers are reaching highway speeds. Suddenly those trees seem awfully close. "The name says it all. That […]

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Chris Corning, Sadowski Synnott claim final World Cup slopestyle events

March 25, 2017 — SPINDLERUV MLYN, Czech Republic  — Chris Corning, who has previously trained with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, and Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand won the final World Cup snowboard slopestyle races of the season on Saturday. Corning clinched the 10-man final with […]

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