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Snowmass fire calls: Aug. 3 to 9

August 15, 2017 — The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District responded to the following emergency calls Aug. 3 to 9. Aug. 3 Fire alarm at 400 Wood Road, the Crestwood Condominiums. The alarm system was activated by construction dust. Mutual aid requested by Basalt Fire Department to respond to Black […]

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Marolt: The accidentally ignorant tourist

August 15, 2017 — I told you about the time I mistook a water fountain in the basement of a Florence museum for a urinal. We were there very early to avoid the crowds and so there was no throng to follow. My son saw my mistake. He howled, […]

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Snowmass history: Pitkin County fair

August 15, 2017 — "County fair: fun for all and money for the kids" an article in The Aspen Times announced Aug. 23, 1984. "There were clowns, magic shows, fiddle contests, lamb-catching contests, cow-pie throwing contests, lots of goodies to eat, and pigs, lambs, cows and steers everywhere … […]

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Zoppé Italian Family Circus returns to Snowmass this weekend

August 15, 2017 — The Zoppé Italian Family Circus returns to Snowmass Village this weekend for its 175th anniversary year. The European clan behind the family circus will showcase its traditional acts as well as a few new ones — including acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship and a rare cycling […]

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Snowmass Town Council wants public feedback on pot shops

August 15, 2017 — Should Snowmass welcome pot shops in the village? The town's next step in answering this question is to learn what people — especially full-time Snowmass residents — think of this hot-button issue. At a work session Monday, Town Councilman Tom Goode said the council has […]

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Snowmass’ 50th Golden Gala expands by demand

August 15, 2017 — Editor's note: Snowmass Sun columnist and contributor Britta Gustafson is one of the volunteers helping to organize this event. Enthusiasm over Snowmass Village 50th celebration's Golden Gala and the premiere of the film, "SNOWMASS: 50 Years of Mountain Spirit" has far exceeded the event organizer's […]

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Aspen Skiing Co. job fair on Wednesday

August 14, 2017 — Aspen Skiing Co. will host a job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Bumps restaurant located at the base of Buttermilk. Skico is hiring seasonal and some year-round positions in food and beverage, hospitality and mountain operations departments. Open job positions include […]

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Tips to navigate the Grand Avenue Bridge detour efficiently

August 14, 2017 — By the time you read this column, the detour for the Grand Avenue Bridge project will be in place. We on the project team hope that you have a plan in place for travel to and through Glenwood during the next few months. This column […]

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Aspen Snowmass Premier ski pass increases $50 this winter

August 10, 2017 — Season ski passes at Aspen Snowmass for the 2017-18 winter will cost between $20 and $50 more than last year, Aspen Skiing Co. announced Aug. 10. Passes go on sale Monday, with the best deals available until Sept. 15, according to the pricing structure released. […]

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Town of Snowmass grants 2017 Environmental Leadership Award to Bill Striegler

August 8, 2017 — On Aug. 7, the town of Snowmass Village Environmental Advisory Board presented Bill Striegler, facilities director of the Timbers Club, with the 2017 Environmental Leadership Award. The Environmental Advisory Board also recognized Bill Striegler and the Timbers Club earlier this summer at AREDAY. Bill Striegler […]

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Gustafson: There are whiners, and there are wine-rs

August 8, 2017 — I propose a toast to those who drink heartily from a cup half full, washing down a gulp of life with a splash of gratitude. Add a small twist of cynicism and you may find the golden ratio. While stopping quickly at the Village Market […]

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Snowmass history: U.S. Open Chess Tournament

August 8, 2017 — "The 1968 U.S. Open Chess Tournament started at Snowmass-at-Aspen Sunday and will continue for two weeks. Aspenite Bill Murray displays the concentration that, in itself, should be sufficient to move the chess men," the Aspen Flyer reported on Aug. 12, 1968. "Among the 200 competitors […]

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Marolt: Taking our payback for Base Village

August 8, 2017 — I think it might be time to play a little game of chicken with Aspen Skiing Co. OK, I didn't really mean to say that. What I really meant to say is it is absolutely time to play a big game of chicken with Skico […]

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Yoga on the Mountain retreat debuts in Snowmass Village this weekend

August 8, 2017 — Evan Soroka considers yoga essential to her health and well-being. The 32-year-old Aspen local and Type 1 diabetic said she started practicing yoga at age 16 in an effort to help manage her diabetes. Upon "seeing how helpful the stress management has been for my […]

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Black man hit with felony in alleged Snowmass Village racial fight

August 8, 2017 — A black man from Wisconsin who punched a local man in the face last spring after allegedly being repeatedly called a racial epithet was charged with felony assault Tuesday. Brandon Hines, 20, of Milwaukee, was initially charged with misdemeanor assault after the April incident, though […]

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Black man hit with felony in alleged Snowmass Village racial fight

August 8, 2017 — A black man from Wisconsin who punched a local man in the face in the spring after allegedly being repeatedly called a racial epithet was charged with felony assault Aug. 8. Brandon Hines, 20, of Milwaukee, was initially charged with misdemeanor assault after the April […]

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Aspen area’s Elk Mountains are in a league of their own for risk

August 8, 2017 — Capitol Peak is considered one of the toughest hikes among Colorado's mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation, but some of its neighbors in Pitkin County remain more deadly. Two hikers have died at different places under different circumstances on Capitol Peak this summer, so experts […]

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Morgan Elliott repeats as Power of Four 50k champ; Van Horn wins Triple Crown title

August 6, 2017 — Morgan Elliott tried his hand at alpine ski touring last winter, going as far as competing in the famed Grand Traverse ski-mountaineering race. It was fun and all, but as Elliott put it, "I'd rather run, man." Elliott, a 25-year-old originally from Pennsylvania, is pretty […]

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Durango runner rolls to easy win in women’s Power of Four; Basalt’s Fones wins Triple Crown

August 6, 2017 — Maybe Kathryn Ross needs to up her expectations. The 27-year-old from Durango scorched the women's field Sunday during the Audi Power of Four 50k Ultra, despite being a first-time competitor in the race and having no real belief she would be on the podium at […]

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Letter: Keep champagne on ice in Snowmass

August 6, 2017 — Keep champagne on ice in Snowmass The Snowmass Sun tells us "a new day for Base Village." Not so fast. The market has not returned. My one bedroom condo in Base Village is worth $400,000 on a good day. I bought in 2006 for $660,000. […]

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