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Mountain Mayhem: Celebrating Sari

October 19, 2017 — Sari Tuschman of Southern California spent a benchmark birthday in Aspen from Oct. 6 to 10. To help her celebrate her big 4-0 in style, a handful of her friends flew in from around the country, along with her parents from Ohio and brother from

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Aspen Untucked: Millennials on the Slopes

October 19, 2017 — Last Friday, the Colorado ski resort known for having the longest winter season, Arapahoe Basin, started its lifts and welcomed thousands of excited snowboarders and skiers. With the opening, ski season in the state is officially underway, and people of all ages are ready to

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Food Matters: A Slow Change of Seasons in Marble

October 19, 2017 — As soon as I pull up to the storage unit in Basalt, I panic. It's the quintessential autumn afternoon downvalley — bluebird sky; golden leaves — and I'm not ready to put the Triumph down for hibernation just yet. Despite dreaming of powder days since

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WineInk: The Vines Still Grow

October 19, 2017 — There is nothing as life affirming as the relentless nature of a vine. On a cool, crisp autumn morning, just one week before a single spark on a Sunday night blew into the biggest firestorm in California history, I reveled in a run through the

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From the Vault: Rock the Vote

October 19, 2017 — "Aspen to elect officials Tuesday," announced The Aspen Times on Oct. 27, 1949. "Tuesday is election day in Aspen. Registered voters will go to the polls to select the city officers for another two-year term beginning January 1, 1950. Mrs. Ethel Frost released registration figures

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Aspen Times Weekly: What will voters decide on Nov. 7?

October 19, 2017 — In her closing remarks at a candidate forum last week, Margeaux Johansson boiled down the election for the Aspen School District's Board of Education into two sentences. "If the community feels the district is failing our kids, that we don't have great teachers, and the

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Author Erica Bauermeister writing architecture book during Aspen Words residency

October 19, 2017 — On a recent afternoon in Aspen, writer Erica Bauermeister found herself in a long conversation with the influential local architect Harry Teague. The subject of their chat, lasting more than two hours, was how buildings shape human behavior, perception and psychology. This deep dive into

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Gunner’s Libation: Spiced Orchard Pear

October 19, 2017 — Cold-weather cocktails aren't limited to eggnogs and mulled ciders. In fact, the flavors of fall and winter can be just as exciting, and even as refreshing, as those beachy concoctions we sip during the summer. And there's an ingredient you may not have considered that

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Book Review: ‘The Woman Who Smashed Codes’

October 19, 2017 — Her story is so surprising it's not only hard to understand why most Americans have never heard of her, but it's somewhat of a challenge to believe it at all. In "The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely

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Aspen Untucked: Surviving the Grand Avenue bridge closure

October 14, 2017 — Last week, we, presumably, hit the halfway point on the Grand Avenue Bridge construction project, which has created big delays since all cars leaving or entering the valley must take a detour. The work started Aug. 14 and is slated to finish in 95 days,

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WineInk: A Wine Made from Time

October 14, 2017 — Appassimento. Along with serendipity (a new discovery) and lagniappe (a little something extra), it is amongst my favorite words. In Italian, it refers to the process in which grapes are dried and allowed to shrivel to allow the sugars to concentrate. This is used to

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Gunner’s Libation: Beer Brats

October 14, 2017 — In honor of Oktoberfest and those brave souls celebrating a Sober October, we're serving up a different "libation" this week … When I first moved to Chicago from North Carolina, I was amazed at the variety of sausages. There were polish sausages, bratwurst, bockwurst, Italian;

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From the Vault: Potato Days

October 14, 2017 — The potato harvest in the Roaring Fork Valley was a community effort, as evidenced by an article in The Aspen Times on Sept. 20, 1945. As the paper noted, "'Spud Week' will be the first week in October for Aspen High School students. During this

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A Military Legacy Loosens Its Grip On A Landscape

October 14, 2017 — In 1942, the U.S. Army transformed a valley near Leadville into training grounds for its 10th Mountain Division. The high altitude, climate and steep terrain prepared World War II troops for critical battles in the Italian Alps. At Camp Hale, as the area at the

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Food Matters: A new documentary digs into a worldwide scandal

October 14, 2017 — If, as William Shakespeare wrote back in the 17th century, "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin," then why are we burying our brethren alive in landfills? According to the powerful new documentary film produced by Anthony Bourdain, "Wasted! The Story of Food

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Aspen Times Weekly: Belly Up branches out into fashion

October 5, 2017 — The Goldberg brothers unfolded and laid an assortment of T-shirts and hoodies onto a couch in the office above Belly Up Aspen on a recent afternoon. "This is the Belly Up Collection," David Goldberg said proudly, stepping back. He and his brother Danny, who manage

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Aspen Times Weeky: All in the Family

October 5, 2017 — When Kyle Ryan applied to be a deputy at the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, he didn't tell his father about it. And while that alone may not be surprising, the fact that his dad is Pitkin County Undersheriff Ron Ryan might make the decision a

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WineInk: Burgundy in Boulder

October 4, 2017 — Burgundy. Boulder. Fall. Three of my favorite things. And next week in Boulder, Colorado, they blend together at the Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival. Since 2010, when master sommelier and owner of the Boulder Wine Merchant, Brett Zimmerman, first dipped a toe into the concept of

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Aspen Untucked: Less is more … why decluttering and simplifying makes us happier

October 4, 2017 — Do you ever just feel as if you have too many things? Like everything you wear, collect and store has more business taking up residence in a trash can, a fireplace, or at the very least someone else's house? That's the feeling I've been having

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Gunner’s LIbation: Maple Old Fashioned

October 4, 2017 — While enjoying a sweet and savory breakfast last weekend — homemade pancakes, real maple syrup, grilled sausage patties — I remembered just how much comfort can be found in a small puddle of maple syrup. And then, while chatting with my friends at the table,

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