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#AspenOnTheHill-Hello Sunshine

January 17, 2017 — What a beautiful sunny morning it is on Aspen Mountain today. Anna Stonehouse takes a couple of runs and shares a little fit bit fun fact. See for yourself in today’s edition of #AspenOnTheHill.

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Aspen-area real estate sales approach $1.4 billion in 2016

January 17, 2017 — Reports and newsletters trickling in last week confirmed what Aspen-area real estate watchers already knew: The market was down significantly in 2016. And compared with 2015, it was down indisputably. That year, Pitkin County’s total sales volume broke the $2 billion barrier, the first time […]

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Aspen ski areas on pace to top 100 inches of snow for January

January 17, 2017 — Aspen and Snowmass could be headed toward rarified air if the snow spigot remains on for the rest of January. Aspen Highlands and Snowmass are pushing 60 inches of snowfall halfway through January. If the second half is as prodigious for precipitation, it would mark […]

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Winter occupancy looks strong for Aspen and Snowmass, other than post-X Games lull

January 17, 2017 — Occupancy looks strong for the lodging industry in Aspen and Snowmass Village through January, but the tourism industry is staring at a big hole for a couple weeks after the Winter X Games, according to the latest occupancy report. Bill Tomcich, president of central reservation […]

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Basalt burglary suspect turns himself in, bonds out of Eagle County Jail

January 17, 2017 — A man suspected by police of burglarizing a Basalt bar and restaurant in November turned himself in to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office last week, authorities said. Selig Haarklou surrendered and was arrested Wednesday. He was being held in Eagle County Jail on $2,000 bond […]

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Burglars pry open Aspen bakery’s safe, steal cash

January 17, 2017 — A person or group of people broke into Paradise Bakery’s basement office early Saturday morning, pried open a safe and stole an unspecified amount of cash from inside, sources said Monday. “No one was hurt,” said Mark Patterson, co-owner of the popular downtown bakery. “It […]

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Aspen’s Hamilton records fourth career Nordic World Cup podium

January 16, 2017 — Aspen native Simi Hamilton, a veteran on the U.S. Nordic ski team, earned his fourth career World Cup podium Saturday, taking second in a freestyle sprint in Toblach, Italy. He lost by only a “boot tip” — roughly three hundredths of a second — to […]

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Leafs hockey finally gets best of Miners

January 16, 2017 — The Aspen Leafs U20 hockey team got its biggest win of the season Sunday, defeating the Pikes Peak Miners, 4-2, in the final game of a three-game series. Entering Sunday’s finale, the first-place Miners had been 25-2, their only two losses coming Dec. 2 to […]

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Jerrold S. Potter

January 16, 2017 — Jerry Potter, 78, of Carbondale, CO and Indio CA, passed away at his home in Indio from complications of COPD. Jerry was born to Stanley and Evelyn Potter in North Aurora, Illinois. He moved to Colorado in 1981 moving his concrete company and employees. In […]

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AVSC’s Godomsky: Base Camp is all about access

January 16, 2017 — Last Saturday was a big day for Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club: it was the first official day of our Base Camp program. You may have noticed an influx in small children at Aspen Highlands and Snowmass, or seen Aspen Ski Co. pros leading […]

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Cars in Aspen’s east end burglarized over weekend

January 16, 2017 — Numerous items, both large and small, were stolen late Saturday night or early Sunday morning from six unlocked vehicles mainly in Aspen’s east end, police said Monday. Five of the six break-ins occurred in neighborhoods within the vicinity of the intersection of the Roaring Fork […]

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Aspen City Council mulls moratorium extension

January 16, 2017 — Aspen City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday,  Jan. 17, to extend a ban on commercial land-use applications by 17 days. The moratorium, which was passed by City Council on March 15, 2016, is scheduled to expire Feb. 28. City attorney […]

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Aspen Wintersköl winners announced

January 16, 2017 — Canines grab honors The 29th annual Canine Fashion Show, co-produced by Aspen Animal Shelter and held Saturday in conjunction with Wintersköl, saw the following winning canines: • Most Adorable — Gretchen Strecker with her golden retriever, Breeze. • Best Dog Owner Lookalike — Colton Lang […]

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Winter Words series opens Tuesday with Azar Nafisi

January 16, 2017 — When Azar Nafisi was teaching in Iran after the revolution, classic literature was a source of hope and freedom. When she became an American, she looked to the country’s great novels to better understand the complexities and contradictions of the American character. And now, in […]

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#AspenOnTheHill – Snowshoeing the lower Hunter Creek Trail

January 16, 2017 — #AspenOnTheHill – Snowshoeing the lower Hunter Creek Trail On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Erik Skarvan takes a break from shredding the slopes to snowshoe the lower Hunter Creek Trail with his pups, Luna […]

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Skier found dead at Breckenridge Ski Resort Friday, Jan. 13

January 16, 2017 — A man reported missing at Breckenridge Ski Resort Thursday, Jan. 12, at about 5 p.m. was found by ski patrol the next morning and pronounced dead shortly thereafter. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office assisted Breckenridge Ski Patrol with what the resort called an extensive search […]

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Organizers: No makeup races at Beaver Creek in March

January 16, 2017 — WENGEN, Switzerland — Organizers of Beaver Creek’s Birds of Prey World Cup races said Sunday that it would not be possible to host rescheduled races in March at Beaver Creek. The World Cup men’s circuit lost one of its defining races Saturday when heavy snowfall […]

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Learning the backcountry ropes with Mountain Rescue Aspen

January 16, 2017 — Editor’s note: Mountain Rescue Aspen has a history of emphasizing the team effort over individual roles in their operations. The Aspen Times is honoring that approach by not naming the close to 20 members who helped coordinate and operate this year’s avalanche workshop. Everybody knows […]

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Mattress recycling program begins at Pitkin County Landfill

January 16, 2017 — The Pitkin County Landfill has started a program to recycle the scores of mattresses it receives every month in an effort to save space and hassle, an official said Friday. The landfill has been in talks with a Denver mattress recycling company called Spring Back […]

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A new era in a historic space: Plans for Aspen’s former Main Street Bakery building

January 15, 2017 — The next time anyone enters the quaint brick building that housed Main Street Bakery for 27 years, the new owners hope the patron feels like they are in another century. “Our intent is to bring it back to where it does feel like you’re stepping […]

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