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Colbert: An ode to golf and grandfathers

June 27, 2017 — It would be unfair to blame my grandfather for my frustratingly average golf skills. He certainly spent his share of time with me on the driving range and the putting green, but my classic baseball swing always won out. Still, I will blame him for […]

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Aspen to see influx of cyclists Wednesday for Haute Route event

June 27, 2017 — Seeing a cyclist or two make their way down from Independence Pass into Aspen is a regular occurrence. Seeing more than 300 cyclists make the descent in one afternoon is more of a rarity. This will be the case Wednesday, however, when the Mavic Haute […]

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Lance Armstrong, government spar over upcoming trial evidence

June 24, 2017 — AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong's $100 million fraud trial is months away, yet his fight with the government and former teammate-turned-rival Floyd Landis is heating up. Armstrong wants to bar potential testimony and evidence from some of his most dogged critics, including the blistering U.S. […]

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Sheriff’s Cup for Hope returns Sunday with 5K run/walk at Aspen Golf Course

June 23, 2017 — For Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo, the best part about getting Gretchen Bleiler involved with Sunday's second annual Sheriff's Cup for Hope 5K run/walk is getting to avoid the run altogether. "I cannot and will not run a 5K, so I had to find someone […]

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An ‘Amazing’ experience for Ladley

June 23, 2017 — Matt Ladley wasn't new to the idea of having fans. The Steamboat Springs professional snowboarder followed up multiple X Games appearances with a gold medal in 2016, then a silver in 2017, and along the way, he's built a big fanbase. Things were a little […]

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Aspen Cycling Club results: Butterhack circuit from June 22, 2017

June 23, 2017 — FROM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 Results may also be viewed at http://www.aspencyclingclub.org. Questions about results should be directed to results@aspencyclingclub.org. Mens A (Open) 4 Laps 1 0:54:06 NADELL, Henry CZ Racing 2 0:57:53 NITTI, Tony Basalt Bike & Ski 3 0:58:31 JOHNSON, Mark Basalt Bike […]

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Eight local athletes earn all-state recognition for spring prep season

June 21, 2017 — The Colorado High School Activities Association has released each of its all-state teams for the 2017 spring prep season, a list that includes eight athletes from either Aspen or Basalt High School. Below is a sport-by-sport breakdown of the area honorees. Girls Lacrosse Aspen senior […]

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Big weekend of cycling in Snowmass with bike park, demo days and Fondo

June 21, 2017 — Snowmass' cycling season shifts into high gear this weekend with vendors offering demo products, the Aspen Skiing Co.'s bike park opening and a group ride of 20 miles on single-track trail circling the village. While many trails around Snowmass Village have been open throughout the […]

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Snowmass to host U.S. Grand Prix prior to 2018 Olympics

June 21, 2017 — For the first time in 20 years, Snowmass will be a stop on Olympic hopefuls' road to the PyeongChang Games. Snowmass Village, which celebrates the 50-year anniversary of its ski resort this winter, will host five Olympic-qualifying events via the U.S. Grand Prix from Jan. […]

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Martin Bayer tapped as new U.S. Nordic combined head coach

June 20, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Martin Bayer is taking a step up in rank for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team. Bayer was announced this week as the new head coach of the U.S. squad, taking over for Dave Jarrett, who resigned earlier this spring. Bayer's ties […]

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Aspen Rugby Club gets forfeit win over Gunnison, moves to 2-0

June 17, 2017 — The first few months of the summer often come with a bit of a learning curve for the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club. There are many pieces to the puzzle, and it's going to take some time to figure out where they all should go. […]

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Aspen Valley Ski Club hosting on-snow training camp at Buttermilk

June 15, 2017 — The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club will happily go out of its way to make sure winter doesn't end. And as long as that small strip of snow running down Buttermilk's halfpipe holds on, it won't. "It means the world. To be able to […]

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Aspen Cycling Club results: Maroon Bells-Ashcroft/King Hill race from June 14, 2017

June 15, 2017 — From June 14, 2017 Results may also be viewed at http://www.aspencyclingclub.org. Questions about results should be directed to results@aspencyclingclub.org. Mens A (Open) 36 Miles 1 1:45:48 CALLAHAN, Kevin Limelight Hotel 2 1:45:48 NADELL, Henry CZ Racing 3 1:47:15 GRAYBILL, Marshall 4 1:47:15 SULLIVAN, Danny Basalt […]

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Aspen skier visits down slightly for 2016-17 season after slow start

June 15, 2017 — Colorado's ski industry — including Aspen Skiing Co. — saw its business sag slightly for the 2016-17 winter season after a slow start. Aspen Skiing Co.'s skier and snowboarder visits were down "less than 1 percent" this past season compared with 2015-16, spokesman Jeff Hanle […]

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Basalt, Aspen High School football teams wrap up spring camps

June 14, 2017 — Basalt High School senior-to-be Oswaldo Morales joyfully put the Longhorn football team's first league title in more than three decades behind him. After all, it's difficult to move on to the next one while dwelling on what's already happened. "It was nice and it was […]

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Colorado Classic circuits pit men, women against Moonstone Road, Garden of the Gods and downtown Denver

June 14, 2017 — The Colorado Classic promises to be a cycling event like locals, pros and all of the United States have never seen before. Pro cyclists in the inaugural four-day men's race, including international pros with BMC Racing and Cannondale Drapac, will cover 313 miles (503.5 km) […]

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Aspen Speedos again dominant at home

June 13, 2017 — Aspen Swim Club coach Gordon Gerson is in the midst of saying goodbye to Kennidy Quist and L.J. Fetzko, both of whom will swim collegiately, but the younger talent in the pool will make it a little easier to move on. "It's nice as a […]

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Aspen runner Rickey Gates and his Transamericana journey

June 10, 2017 — Rickey Gates doesn't consider himself to be like explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, nor does he compare himself to the pioneers that first settled in Colorado. For one, he navigates mostly with his smartphone, rarely needing the guidance of the stars to find his […]

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CycleBar Aspen looks to fill a void with new Spring Street studio

June 8, 2017 — For a town obsessed with cycling, Aspen has long had to go without a dedicated indoor studio. This is something Hayley Killam sought to change. "Getting in and out in 45 minutes in our busy, hectic lifestyles is attractive to people," Killam said. "It's such […]

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Aspen Cycling Club results: Rim Trail MTB race from June 7, 2017

June 8, 2017 — FROM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017 Results may also be viewed at http://www.aspencyclingclub.org. Questions about results should be directed to results@aspencyclingclub.org. Mens A (Open) 1 0:44:29 HILL, Dean Limelight Hotel 2 0:46:56 LOGAN, Mark Basalt Bike & Ski 3 0:46:59 PETERSON, Butch Hub of Aspen 4 […]

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