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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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Charging stations added to Aspen parking garage

August 8, 2018 — Thanks to a grant from the Colorado Energy Office, four more electric vehicle charging stations were added to the Rio Grande parking garage, officials announced Tuesday. That means there are seven charging stations in the garage, and two are ADA accessible. The charging stations are

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RFTA meeting on mill-levy proposal Thursday in Carbondale

August 8, 2018 — Transportation officials want to hear public comment on a proposed 2.65 mill property tax before deciding whether to put it on the November ballot. A public comment meeting is set for 9 a.m. Thursday at the Carbondale Town Hall, but those who cannot attend can

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Mountain Collective pass adds two new resorts

August 8, 2018 — The Mountain Collective pass is adding resorts in Japan and Montana to its offerings for the 2018-19 season, officials announced Tuesday. The pass, which includes Aspen Skiing Co., is picking up Big Sky Resort in Montana and the Niseko United Resort in northern Japan. That

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Sheriff Van Beek: Gratitude and fear from the Lake Christine Fire

August 5, 2018 — Parades were being organized, barbecues planned, hikes and bike rides in the works, disappointment about lack of fireworks but plans for drone flyovers (creativity reigns), with red, white and blue everywhere you look, this Fourth of July was going to be amazing! All was normal

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CPW will hold two public meetings on Basalt shooting range

August 4, 2018 — With the controversy surrounding the Basalt shooting range that was at the center of the Lake Christine Fire, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold two meetings this month to let the public weigh in on the facility's future. Emotions are running high about the

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National Weather Service offers free storm spotter training for flash flood threat in Lake Christine burn area

August 3, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Grand Junction are planning a special training program to provide assitance to emergency services personnel involved with the potential flash flood threat on the Lake Christine Wildfire burn scar area. The training session has

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New JAS performance center will be built around historic Red Onion in downtown Aspen

August 1, 2018 — Jazz Aspen Snowmass is under contract to purchase the second floor of the historic Red Onion building and adjacent upstairs spaces for $15 million for a new performance center, it was announced Wednesday. Developer Mark Hunt is selling the building located at 422 E. Cooper

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Colorado River District to release water out of Ruedi

July 31, 2018 — The Colorado River District announced Monday it is working with state and federal water managers to release some of the water it controls in Ruedi Reservoir. The river district is coordinating with officials at the Bureau of Reclamation, which operates the reservoir on the lower

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With I-70 project in Denver starting, route to DIA and east will be challenge

July 30, 2018 — Commuters who rely on Interstate 70 northeast of downtown Denver are still two years from the most jarring moment of the highway's $1.2 billion expansion project. That's when the Grim Reaper will come for the crumbling 54-year-old viaduct between Brighton and Colorado boulevards, the focus of the

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City of Aspen negotiates with developer to take restaurant space for office use

July 30, 2018 — The City of Aspen is renegotiating a contract with developer Mark Hunt to buy more office space where the current Aspen Kitchen restaurant is located. Justin Hanna, the project manager for the city's new office space effort, wrote in a memo to Aspen City Council

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Listen to The Aspen Times on your smart device

July 29, 2018 — With just a couple of simple steps, you can be listening to news from The Aspen Times each morning on your Amazon or Google smart speaker. On Amazon Alexa: Flash Briefing: Search for The Aspen Time Flash Briefing on your Amazon Alexa app, and click

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Lake Christine Fire grows nearly 800 acres, type 2 incident management team returning

July 19, 2018 — The explosive growth of the Lake Christine Fire on Wednesday and Thursday spurred the federal government to bring more resources and expertise back to the fray on Basalt Mountain. The management of the incident will be turned back over to a type 2 team, White

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Highway 82 paving from Aspen Business Center to roundabout begins Monday

July 18, 2018 — Aspen commuters may be in for it again next week. The Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to repave Highway 82 between the Aspen Business Center and the roundabout starting Monday and continuing through Thursday, according to a statement. Crews will tackle the westbound, downvalley

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Downtown Aspen Arts Festival moves to Rio Grande Park this year

July 11, 2018 — The annual Downtown Aspen Arts Festival set for July 21-22 will be held at Rio Grande Park. Following 15 years on Monarch Street, the festival, a partnership of Howard Alan Events and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, opted for a larger venue that will also

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Polo to benefit Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation

July 9, 2018 — The annual Chukkers, Champagne & Caviar event to benefit Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation is set for 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 at Aspen Valley Polo Club. The event, which will include gourmet food and beverages, and multi-course table service for VIP guests, is

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Lots on tap at Aspen Institute this week

July 9, 2018 — The Aspen Institute will play host to a number of talks this week featuring prominent people in their fields. This week's schedule is as follows: Today, 5:30 p.m., Paepcke Auditorium — The Sandra Day O'Connor Conversation Series will have a conversation with Evan Thomas in

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Aspen Education Foundation lands seven-figure donation

July 9, 2018 — Aspen Education Foundation board chairman Raifie Bass announced Monday the reception of its first-ever seven-figure gift. The gift comes from the Altec-Styslinger Foundation and will be designated to support The Aspen Promise, an endowed scholarship fund that provides financial support to make college attendance possible

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Feds take charge of Lake Christine Fire, but it likely will burn for weeks

July 5, 2018 — Federal resources are pouring into the mid-Roaring Fork Valley to take command of the battle to corral the Lake Christine Fire after local firefighters saved hundreds of homes during a "chaotic" period. "Today was a good day. We got some resources in," said Keith Brink,

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