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Gustafson: On lyrics and lies, wishes and wildflowers

October 17, 2017 — "You belong among the wildflowers, You belong in a boat out at sea, Far away from your trouble and worries, You belong somewhere you feel free." — "Wildflowers," Tom Petty Sometimes you stumble on a song that makes you feel as if the artist had

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Marolt: We lost a forest but gained an amusement park

October 17, 2017 — How do you lose a forest? I have been lost in a forest, but can't say that I have ever been close to losing one; maybe a tree out of one for Christmas — with a permit of course — but never an entire forest.

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Snowmass fire calls: Oct. 4 to 11

October 17, 2017 — The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District responded to the following emergency calls from Oct. 4 to 11. Oct. 4 • Fire alarm at 70 Commons Circle the Club Commons Apartments. The alarm system was activated by construction dust. Oct. 5 • Fire alarm at a home

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Snowmass history: The ‘Cattle Queen of Snow Mass’

October 17, 2017 — In newspaper articles from 1905, Miss Catherine — better known as Kate Lindvig — was referred to as the "Cattle Queen of Snow Mass." In the late 1890s, she moved to Colorado from Denmark and ran a boardinghouse in Aspen. Around 1898, she relocated to

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Snowmass Town Council approves new arts policies

October 17, 2017 — The recent installation of the sculpture at the upper-village roundabout sparked community wide conversations in Snowmass regarding the Town's public-art policies. During the Oct. 16 council meeting, Snowmass Town Council members invoked those discussions before approving both the arts strategic plan and the art acquisition

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Aspen High photo club announces top 3 photos from college fair

October 15, 2017 — Aspen High School Photography Club announced the winners of its inaugural photo contest. With the help from co-sponsors, The Colorado Western Slope College Fair and Anderson Ranch Arts Center, along with our club mentor professional photographer Kate Holstein, the winners were picked from 102 photos

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Three generations of Aspen-Snowmass’ Stapleton family

October 15, 2017 — When David Stapleton played on Aspen High's first-ever football team in 1951, he and his five teammates would run from the Red Brick School campus up to the third floor of City Hall, where they changed into their sporting attire, and then to Wagner Park,

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Snowmass Village fall 2017 offseason restaurant list

October 11, 2017 — Congratulations, we made it to offseason. Wondering where to grab a slice or watch football this fall? Or, when some of your favorite spots will reopen for the winter? See below for a list of Snowmass restaurants courtesy of Snowmass Tourism. Please note this is

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Snowmass Water and Sanitation District wastewater plant upgrade project is underway

October 10, 2017 — As demand for water continues to grow and new regulations on statewide wastewater treatment systems start going into effect, the Snowmass Water and Sanitation District is striving to remain ahead of the curve and set an example for other water users throughout the west. The

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Snowmass last shot: After school art at Anderson Ranch

October 10, 2017 — Submit your photo The Snowmass Sun is looking for great photos from our readers for our weekly Last Shot feature. We want to publish the best digital images you have of local people, places and things in Snowmass Village. If you take a photo of

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History: The annual Snowmass cut

October 10, 2017 — "Annual Snowmass cut yields 208 truckloads," The Aspen Times reported Oct. 9, 1980. "Woodsmen in 208 vehicles hauled away an estimated 200 cords of logs during the annual firewood cut at the Snowmass ski area over the Sept 27-28 weekend. On Saturday, 160 vehicles were

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Marolt: Going through the motions and hating those who won’t

October 10, 2017 — I believe some are using the American flag as leverage for hatred. They are doing this by making a bigger deal out of professional football players (mostly minorities) kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner than is reasonably warranted. It hinges on this: While it is

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Snowmass fire calls: Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

October 10, 2017 — The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District responded to the following emergency phone calls from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. SEPT. 27 Medical call to 130 Wood Road at the Viceroy Hotel Snowmass for a person suffering from altered mental status out in front of the hotel

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Aspen School District launches new security system to check visitors

October 9, 2017 — The Aspen School District is rolling out a system that will prescreen visitors before they are allowed entry into its campus' three schools. The Raptor Visitor Management System debuts Monday at the elementary school. The middle schools will implement the technology in November or December,

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Snowmass fire calls: Sept. 21 to 26

October 3, 2017 — The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District responded to the following emergency calls Sept. 21 to 26. SEPT. 21 Fire alarm at 70 commons Circle, the Commons apartments. The alarm system was activated by a cooking error. Medical call at a home on Divide Drive for a

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Snowmass last shot: Before the snow falls

October 3, 2017 —

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Snowmass Village approves 2017-18 winter parking plan

October 3, 2017 — Snowmass Village will house 160 fewer parking spaces for day skiers this winter than last due to construction of Base Village and the new fire district. The guest parking lots numbered 1 to 13 across from the Snowmass Mall will cost $10 to park in

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Gustafson: The rhythm of our herd

October 3, 2017 — Driving along Owl Creek road this time of year is like falling into a painting. The hillsides are ablaze with a kaleidoscope of colors so vibrant they carry me off on golden waves of warm feelings and dreamy memories. The rich, red Glendale Ranch barn

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Marolt: It feels like a precarious time in history

October 3, 2017 — I have an uneasy feeling. It feels like there is something big and ugly on the horizon that we can't quite see, but is presaged by a definite chill on the breeze that is blowing from a direction outside the usual weather patterns. You know

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Snowmass history: Ranchers’ delight

October 3, 2017 — An article in the Oct. 3, 1885 edition of the Rocky Mountain Sun shared an update on local ranchers. "Brush creek and vicinity offers particular advantages to the ranchers, as it is so near the Aspen market. The largest ranch, and perhaps the most profitable,

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