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Alterra reveals Ikon Pass pricing; Aspen-Snowmass role includes 7 days combined

February 22, 2018 — A new season ski pass designed to rival Vail’s Epic Pass will include seven days of access to the slopes of Aspen-Snowmass. Alterra Mountain Co., a sister of Aspen Skiing Co., announced Thursday that its $899 Ikon Pass will provide unlimited access to 12 ski

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Rare, dangerous conditions spur avalanche warning for Aspen backcountry

February 19, 2018 — An avalanche warning has been issued for the Aspen-area backcountry until 5 p.m. today by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. "Very dangerous avalanche conditions" were expected to develop with the arrival of a strong storm, the center said Monday. "Human-triggered avalanches are very likely at

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Aspen-area avalanche danger expected to spike with next storm

February 18, 2018 — An avalanche watch has been forecast for the Aspen-area mountains until Tuesday morning because of another strong winter storm barreling toward the Elk Mountains. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center anticipates a "high" avalanche danger above, near and below tree line in the Aspen zone starting

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Fryingpan Valley logging project hit with objections from all sides

February 18, 2018 — A U.S. Forest Service proposal for a logging project in the Upper Fryingpan Valley was hit with a barrage of objections from property owners, conservation groups, a logging business and spelunkers. There were 11 objections filed, but two of them were on behalf of multiple

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School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

February 18, 2018 — The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women’s March, an anti-Trump

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Aspen’s Ski for the Pass will be held Sunday

February 15, 2018 — The Ski For the Pass classic ski race and fundraising event for the Independence Pass Foundation will be held Sunday. The sixth annual event is at 10 a.m. at the winter closure gate 5 miles east of Aspen. Participants will ski up to Lincoln Creek

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Valley View Hospital joins Valley Health Alliance

February 15, 2018 — The Valley Health Alliance, based in Basalt, has expanded its membership to include Valley View. Five of the largest self-insured employers in the Roaring Fork Valley have welcomed Valley View to bring the total lives represented by the VHA to nearly 6,000 employees and their

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Aspen part of winter storm warning issued for all day Thursday, NWS says

February 15, 2018 — A winter storm is expected to continue in the Colorado mountains all day Thursday and predictions are from 8 to 20 inches of snow by midnight, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS in Grand Junction has issued a winter storm warning for heavy

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Missouri Heights will be focus of midvalley planning commission meeting Thursday

February 13, 2018 — The next session of the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission's review of the Mid-Valley Area Community Plan will focus on Missouri Heights, according to the Eagle County Community Development Department. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Eagle County Community

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Carbondale police warn of Snapchat hack

February 12, 2018 — The Carbondale Police Department is warning the public that more than 200 Snapchat accounts in Western Colorado were hacked in the last week. According to a press release, accounts of at least four young women residing in this area were hacked. The FBI is investigating

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Eagle County BoCC sued over affordable housing, land use decision in Roaring Fork project

February 11, 2018 — Two of the three Eagle County commissioners are accused of violating the county's own affordable-housing and land-use regulations, in a lawsuit by a Roaring Fork Valley group. In its response, Eagle County denied all the allegations, and is asking that Save Mid Valley pay all

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CMC cuts tuition for bachelor’s degrees, hikes other rates

February 9, 2018 — Colorado Mountain College is bucking the trend of college tuition hikes by decreasing the rate area students will pay for bachelor’s degree-level courses, while also increasing tuition for two-year degree programs. The CMC Board of Trustees, meeting in Edwards this week, voted to decrease in-district

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Colorado Senate gives initial OK to rural broadband bill

February 7, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Republican-led Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill that would expedite the construction of high-speed broadband service in rural areas by taking money from a state fund that has long subsidized rural telephone service. Rural broadband is a top session

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Pulling one over on Old Man Winter at midvalley’s Rock Bottom Ranch

February 3, 2018 — The farmers at Rock Bottom Ranch have pulled one over on Old Man Winter. Winter usually gets the best of growers in the Roaring Fork Valley, even when they use greenhouses, because natural light dips below 10 hours per day. It's called the Persephone period

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Pitkin County will buy affordable housing enclave for $6.5 million

January 26, 2018 — In an effort to avoid a large parcel of land turning into a few luxury homes, the Pitkin County commissioners approved the purchase of the Phillips Mobile Home Park to preserve 40 units of affordable housing and acquire ecologically valuable river frontage. The county has

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Aspen’s Wiley Maple named to Team USA alpine squad for Pyeongchang Olympics

January 24, 2018 — Aspen's Wiley Maple has gone from underdog to Olympian. The 27-year-old ski racer wasn't named to the U.S. Ski Team prior to the start of the season, but the Aspen High School grad battled his way back from injury to be named to the U.S.

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U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith brings rural tour to Aspen’s Winter Words

January 22, 2018 — Since her inauguration as U.S. poet laureate in September, Tracy K. Smith has been on a mission to meet Americans in small towns and rural areas around the country and discuss the role poetry plays in their lives. The author of three poetry collections, including

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Update: Weekend storm forecast changes, calls for more snow in Aspen

January 19, 2018 — Forecasts for a winter storm expected to hit western Colorado calls for snow and possible rain Saturday in Aspen before turning to snow overnight Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Friday afternoon, the weather service updated its predictions and issued a winter storm watch

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Carbondale trustee candidate deadline is approaching

January 10, 2018 — The deadline for Carbondale trustee candidates to submit their nomination petitions is Jan. 22. And, the majority of the seats on the seven-member board are up for election on April 3. All eligible incumbent trustees have pulled nomination petitions and plan to run for re-election.

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Potential Colorado caucus participants must register with GOP or Democrats by Monday, Jan. 8

January 8, 2018 — Anyone wishing to participate in the upcoming Colorado GOP or Democratic caucuses for the 2018 election cycle must register with one of the major parties by Monday, Jan. 8. The caucuses, which will take place on March 6, are the first step toward nominating candidates

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