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Novelist Sarah Schantz to speak on mental health at CMC campuses

October 16, 2018 — Award-winning novelist Sarah Schantz will visit Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Aspen campuses this month to bring attention to mental health issues. Schantz, author of the novel “Fig,” which won the 2016 Colorado Book Award and was National Public Radio’s Best Book

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Entrance to Aspen bridge project completion date delayed, extra days needed

October 11, 2018 — Castle Creek Bridge construction will not finish on the expected completion date of Oct. 31 because of unfavorable weather conditions, the city of Aspen announced Thursday. It is anticipated that the work remaining will include the Eighth Street bus shelters, south bridge railing and landscaping.

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Carbondale water restrictions to end Monday

October 11, 2018 — On Oct. 15, Carbondale town officials will be lifting the water restrictions that were put into place on July 30 due to the drought conditions and low river levels. The town ditches will also be turned off and stop flowing at that time. Flows in

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News briefs: Community Forest Plan open house, deadline for child care aid Nov. 1

October 9, 2018 — Open houses for Forest Plan An open house for the city of Aspen's Community Forest Plan will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sister City Room at City Hall and from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Connor Park. The

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Group supporting 1A question to host public event

September 24, 2018 — The Helping From the Heart Campaign Committee is hosting a campaign kickoff today at the Mountain Chalet. The committee is working to support the passage of ballot question 1A to renew the Healthy Community Fund in Pitkin County. Campaign leadership (Warren Klug, Sue Smedstad, Cooper

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Carbondale Chamber to host new TEDTalk-style business event

September 10, 2018 — The Carbondale Chamber hosts a new event this month, the Carbondale Business Confluence, which will replace the chamber’s former annual business conference. The all-new format will combine networking, interactive experiences and 20-minute informative and educational “conversation streams” (TEDTalk-style) presentations. The confluence takes place from 3:30

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Aspen City Council corrects address on ballot

September 7, 2018 — The Aspen City Council held a brief meeting Thursday to correct ballot language for November so it accurately reflects the address of property voters may or may not approve for future city offices. The council adopted language earlier this week identifying a portion of the

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Aspen Valley Hospital annual healthy picnic set for Saturday

September 7, 2018 — Aspen Valley Hospital is hosting its annual Fresh & Healthy Community Picnic on Saturday at the hospital. The event, which is noon to 3 p.m., will feature fresh, wholesome dishes prepared by AVH's award-winning nutrition team, plus games for the kids and live entertainment by

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Doggie Day event with a twist at Aspen Recreation Center

September 7, 2018 — The annual Doggie Day at the Aspen Recreation Center is Saturday, but there is an adjustment to years past as the pool will not be available for dogs to swim in. Because of stage 2 water restrictions, there will be no "splash" portion of the

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Wilderness Workshop hires Latino outreach coordinator

September 5, 2018 — Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop has named Beatriz Soto of Glenwood Springs to fill a new position as Latino outreach coordinator to assist with the implementation of the Defiende Nuestra Tierra (Defiende) program that was launched earlier this year. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, Soto grew up in a

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Conservancy raises $121,550 for Lake Christine Fire first responders — to prepare for or prevent next disaster

August 30, 2018 — Local firefighters and police officers didn't look for pats on the back for their quick and effective response to the Lake Christine Fire in July, but the special recognition they received Thursday will aid their missions. The Roaring Fork Conservancy presented checks totaling $121,550 to

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Vote now for ‘Best of Aspen’

August 27, 2018 — We have had an incredible response for The Aspen Times and Snowmass Sun "Best Of…" nominations, and online voting begins today for your favorite people, places and things around our towns. Who is the Best Volunteer? The Best Whiner? Where is the Best Margarita in

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Backcountry safety classes start Saturday

August 22, 2018 — The Elk Range Mountain Safety Coalition, which was formed after last summer's record number of deaths in the backcountry, will host the first of five field planning and skills clinics in the Roaring Fork Valley on Saturday. The all-day clinics are led by expert mountaineering

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Climate change, wildland development usher in higher fire risks for Aspen, Roaring Fork Valley

August 19, 2018 — White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams has become road-weary in recent weeks making a roughly 250-mile circuit among three fires eating through tinder-dry landscape near Basalt, Rifle and Meeker. Earlier this year, flames swept through forestlands and came perilously close to homes near Silverthorne

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UPDATE: I-70 westbound near Glenwood Canyon reopens after vehicle fire

August 16, 2018 — An SUV caught fire Thursday around 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 70 at mile marker 117, fully engulfing the vehicle and setting off a brief wildfire, according to Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson. Both lanes of the westbound interstate were reopened just before 1 p.m.

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Elk Range Mountain Safety Coalition classes start Friday in Roaring Fork Valley

August 15, 2018 — The Elk Range Mountain Safety Coalition, which was formed after last summer's record number of deaths in the backcountry, will host a free mountain safety training class Friday night in Carbondale. The safety group held six classes along the Front Range, where many hikers are

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ACRA, Aspen Skico event set Sept. 6

August 14, 2018 — The Aspen Chamber Resort Association and Aspen Skiing Co. will play host to the Afternoon Blend from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at The Sundeck on Aspen Mountain. Skico officials will apprise those in attendance about what's on tap for the upcoming winter. A

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Mountain biking clinic Saturday

August 14, 2018 — Intermediate mountain bikers aiming to improve their skills on climbing and ascending single-track switch backs can attend a clinic from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The clinic, which costs $50, is limited to five riders and will be held on the Rim Trail in Snowmass.

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Ducky Derby will float Roaring Fork on Saturday

August 10, 2018 — The annual Ducky Derby is set to float Saturday down the Roaring Fork River, which will have enough water to make the event stay on course. The 27th annual fundraiser is hosted by the Rotary Club of Aspen, and the duck drop will happen promptly

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Aspen-Snowmass season ski passes go on sale Tuesday; new benefit this year

August 10, 2018 — Season passes for Aspen-Snowmass will go on sale Tuesday and this year there are a few added benefits for the premier pass. Super-early pass prices, which were announced in April, are $1,899 for the premier pass and $1,389 if bought through a valley chamber of

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