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Ikon pass prices set to increase by $100 on May 1

April 25, 2018 — Pricing on Ikon passes is scheduled to increase $100 on Tuesday, May 1. The Ikon Pass, currently $899 for adults, offers unlimited access to Copper Mountain Resort and 11 other destinations plus limited days at 13 additional resorts in the U.S. and Canada. The Ikon

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Anti-gerrymandering reforms in Colorado clear first hurdle in state Senate

April 23, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers want to ask voters to outlaw gerrymandering in the state’s constitution. A bipartisan package of redistricting reforms cleared its first hurdle Monday, passing a state Senate committee on a unanimous vote. The referendum seeks to boost the influence of unaffiliated

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Aspen-to-Parachute housing survey now available online

April 16, 2018 — A Roaring Fork Valley and Garfield County regional housing needs assessment survey is now available to the general public online, at: http://www.regionalhousingsurvey.org/open Earlier this month, 6,000 randomly selected households throughout the study area from Aspen to Parachute received mailed surveys. The Garfield County Housing Authority is teaming with

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Colorado governor hopefuls court support Saturday at state assemblies

April 14, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s major party assemblies on Saturday feature a surprisingly open Republican governor’s contest with candidates courting delegates loyal to President Donald Trump and a Democratic competition pledging an anti-Trump vision for the state. The Republican State Assembly in Boulder and the Democratic

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Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’ wins inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize

April 10, 2018 — NEW YORK CITY — Mohsin Hamid's novel "Exit West" was honored Tuesday night with the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize in a ceremony at the Morgan Library. The $35,000 prize from the locally based literary nonprofit Aspen Words aims to recognize a work of fiction,

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Colorado business groups endorse $5 billion plan to fund roads

April 9, 2018 — DENVER — A broad coalition of Colorado business groups has endorsed a $5 billion transportation measure moving through the state legislature, boosting its chances of passage even as top Democrats continued to express “reservations” with the plan. But while political hurdles remain, Monday’s announcement eliminated

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John Galvin ID’d as Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteer, skier who died in Maroon Bowl avalanche

April 9, 2018 — Longtime Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteer John Galvin was being remembered Monday as an unselfish man who helped when needed and put others first. Galvin, 57, was killed Sunday afternoon in an avalanche in Maroon Bowl outside of Aspen Highlands resort while skiing with another person.

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Colorado avalanche advisory warns of ‘unusually destructive’ slides after storm

April 8, 2018 — After an overnight spring storm left more than a foot of snow in the mountains around Aspen and central Colorado, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche warning for all day Sunday into Monday morning. The advisory, which warns of “unusually destructive” slides

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Winter storm warning overnight issued for Colorado high country, spurs avalanche concerns

April 7, 2018 — A winter storm warning calling for heavy snow above 9,000 feet has been issued for areas in the central and western Colorado mountains, including the Elk and West Elk mountains around Aspen, according to the National Weather Service. The warning, which is in place overnight

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Scant snow, rain leave reservoirs around West below average

April 7, 2018 — FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Scant snow and rain are leaving reservoirs around the West well below average. The bright spots are the Green River basin in Wyoming and the Duchesne in northeast Utah. And, forecasters say near-normal March temperatures in the Colorado River basin mean snow

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Minor earthquake shakes Flat Tops, north of Glenwood Springs

April 7, 2018 — The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 2.7 earthquake overnight about 18.6 miles north of Glenwood Springs in the Flat Tops. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) around 1:02 a.m., west of Triangle Mountain, according to the USGS Earthquake Center.

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Downvalley briefs: Prepare for more road work in Basalt

April 4, 2018 — Get ready for Basalt road work Commuters using West Two Rivers Road to access Basalt should be aware that construction will be underway at the gateway to downtown for about two months starting April 16. The project will add parking, traffic-control features and a realignment

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Expect short traffic stops in Glenwood Canyon on Wednesday

April 3, 2018 — Motorists traveling on Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon on Wednesday are advised to be prepared for short-term traffic stops between mile points 122 and 125 while crews remove a dead tree that fell across one of the older rockfall fences in that area. "The dead

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Aspen skiing, broadcast legend Bob Beattie dies at age 85

April 2, 2018 — Alpine skiing legend Bob Beattie, who had been dealing with various health ailments, died Sunday. He was 85. Beattie's son Zeno said his father passed away on Easter at Zeno's home in Fruita. Bob Beattie, who was living in Woody Creek, adopted Aspen as his

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City of Aspen to businesses: How can we help? Let’s have coffee

March 28, 2018 — The city of Aspen is offering an olive branch of sorts to the downtown business community after a few tempestuous weeks of communication breakdowns. The city is hosting three listening sessions April 4 that are dubbed "Coffee and Conversation with City Staff." They are designed

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Aspen Rotary speech competition gives teens chance to argue for money

March 28, 2018 — High school students who are good at arguing can get paid for their talent as the Rotary Club of Aspen is taking registration for its third annual Extemporaneous Speech Competition, which is set for next month. The contest is open for high school students from

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Glenwood Springs’ Summer of Music announces bands for 2018 season

March 27, 2018 — Glenwood Springs’ Summer of Music will return to Two Rivers Park with a series of free concerts. The concerts will take place Wednesday nights, June 27 to Aug. 1. This year’s lineup is: June 27: Lipbone Redding, JAS Aspen students opening July 4: Otone Brass

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory’s Aspen store closes doors after 36 years

March 26, 2018 — After 36 years in Aspen, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory closed its doors over the weekend because its lease is not being renewed and a Starbucks coffee shop is moving in. A sign posted at the shop on Cooper Avenue mall said Saturday was the chocolate

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UPDATE: Highway 133 reopens after rockslide between Carbondale and Redstone

March 23, 2018 — Highway 133 reopened Friday afternoon after being closed for more than five hours because of a rockslide near the Penny Hot Springs. The two-lane highway was closed just past mile marker 55 between Carbondale and Redstone, according to a Pitkin County alert sent just before

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Rockfall work on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon begins Monday, March 26

March 22, 2018 — GARFIELD COUNTY— Beginning Monday, March 26, the Colorado Department of Transportation and contract partner Rock Solid Solutions will begin rockfall fence improvements on Interstate 70, east of Glenwood Springs from mile points 122 to 125. The scope of work for this $1.5 million project will

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