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Aspen School District cancels classes for Friday after overnight snow

January 18, 2019 — The Aspen School District has canceled all classes for Friday because of the overnight snowstorm that rolled through the area. The district sent out a message early Friday morning saying that school “will not be in session today due to harsh winter driving conditions.” A

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‘Little Women’ opens today at Aspen High School for 3-day run

January 17, 2019 — The Aspen High School production of "Little Women" will open on Thursday at the Black Box Theatre. It will run at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. The play, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott,

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Mother-daughter to discuss life in Aussie outback

January 16, 2019 — Aspen Real Life resumes its speaker series on Thursday with a mother-daughter conversation about Janie-Joseland Bennett's childhood on a cattle station in the Australian outback. Bennett and her daughter Eleanor will be sharing stories from their monthlong journey traveling back in time to record Eleanor's

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Women’s ski and march set for Saturday in Aspen

January 16, 2019 — The third annual Women's Ski and March for Decency and Truth is set for Saturday morning at Aspen Mountain and Paepcke Park. The Aspen event, which is hosted by the Pitkin County Democrats, coincides with women's events going on around the country. For the past

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Aspen Skiing Co. applies to build 148-bedroom workforce housing project at Willits in Basalt

January 11, 2019 — Aspen Skiing Co. hopes to take a bite out of its affordable-housing needs by spending $15 million to build a 148-bedroom project in Willits Town Center. Skico submitted an application to the town of Basalt at 4:30 p.m. Thursday for what it calls the Willits

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Swift foundation accepting grant applications from local nonprofits working in education

January 2, 2019 — The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation is accepting grant applications from Pitkin County and area nonprofits that promote literacy, reading and writing skills and programs in the languages, sciences and interdisciplinary areas. The fund will consider applications for grants from $500 to $3,000. Applications will be

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Christmas tree recycling at rodeo lot until Sunday

January 2, 2019 — The town of Snowmass is encouraging residents to drop off their old Christmas trees at the town's tree recycling center for composting. The composting dumpster will be located at the rodeo lot. Snowmass residents may drop trees off anytime until Sunday. The town asks residents

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Colorado state parks fees on rise for 2019; up $10 per vehicle

January 1, 2019 — GREELEY — Entry fees at all of Colorado’s 41 state parks are increasing on Jan. 1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says daily passes for vehicles, individuals and off-leash dogs will increase by $1. The 2019 charges are up to $10 per vehicle, depending on the

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Colorado Mountain College students earn photography accolades

December 28, 2018 — Three Colorado Mountain College professional photography students are echoing the success of other CMC alumni in the world of photography. Since 2011, the international College Photographer of the Year competition has given 15 awards to CMC students. This year’s competition received nearly 10,000 entries from

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Christmas tree drop-off sites are open

December 28, 2018 — Aspen and Snowmass officials are encouraging residents to drop off their old Christmas trees at recycling centers for composting and mulch. In Aspen, residents can take trees to the Rio Grande Recycling Center until Feb. 14. In Snowmass, the composting dumpster will be located at

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Hearing set in Aspen on Wednesday for Crystal Valley Trail

December 17, 2018 — The Pitkin County commissioners will hold a public hearing during a second reading of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Plan at their meeting Wednesday. The commissioners' meeting begins at noon but there are a handful of items before the trail plan will be considered.

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S.A.W. in Carbondale hosts Saturday celebration and art sale

December 14, 2018 — The Studio for Arts & Works, also known as S.A.W., will bring in the Christmas season with its “S.A.W.liday” celebration from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. The free event will have creative professionals opening their studios and sharing their

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New documentary captures Aspen’s Marolt twins ‘Beyond Skiing Everest’

December 11, 2018 — Mike Marolt never intended being a videographer on the high-altitude climbing and skiing expeditions he's gone on with his twin brother, Steve, and other friends. But when a cameraman had to back out of a 2000 expedition to Shisha Pangma, Mike was selected by default

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife warns mountain residents of aggressive bucks during mating season

November 30, 2018 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife is warning residents that mule deer are now in the heart of their mating season and to be careful around bucks, as they can be aggressive and unpredictable this time of year. A veterinarian in Durango reported this week that a

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Sardy tree lighting set for Sunday

November 30, 2018 — The 34th annual Sardy House tree lighting event is Sunday night at the historic Victorian house on Main Street across from Paepcke Park. The hour-long event starts at 6 p.m. and includes carolers, and the high school and middle school bands will play on the

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Business Monday Briefs: Aspen Chamber contest underway; local firms honored

November 26, 2018 — ACRA contest underway Aspen Chamber Resort Association members in good standing can apply to be honored as the 2018 ACRA business and/or nonprofit of the year. Each January at the Annual Helen K. Klanderud Wintersköl Awards Luncheon, honorees are recognized along with the Defy Ordinary

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Wintersköl reveals royalty: Lissa Ballinger and Mike Monroney

November 21, 2018 — The Wintersköl Committee and Aspen Chamber Resort Association have selected Aspen residents Lissa Ballinger and Mike Monroney as the royal honorees for the 68th annual Wintersköl celebration Jan. 10 to 13. The committee annually chooses a king and queen to preside over Aspen's four-day celebration

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White River National Forest winter closures coming Friday

November 21, 2018 — Winter vehicle restrictions for the White River National Forest will go into effect Friday and continue until May 20, 2019, the Forest Service announced Tuesday. Snow accumulation before Friday may result in gate closures at higher elevations, the Forest Service said in a press release.

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Colorado’s state parks, campsites and hunting license fees to increase next year

November 20, 2018 — The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission approved price increases across the board last week. This is the first hunting and fishing cost increase since 2005 and the first camping fee increase since 2015, spokeswoman Rebecca Ferrell said. The changes come after the Colorado legislature passed a bill

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Volunteers wanted for largest ski competition in Utah since Olympics

November 16, 2018 — PARK CITY, Utah — It's about two months until the 2019 FIS freeski, snowboard and freestyle World Championships kick off Feb. 1 with snowboard cross on Solitude Mountain. Organizers expect the International Ski Federation event, which is set to take place at Deer Valley Resort,

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