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Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top 10?Here’s a preview: A young man is found dead in an Aspen hot tub | Is Pitkin County pricing and regulating itself out of the movie industry? | An Aspen stalwart, Carl’s Pharmacy, is cutting back its operating hours for the first time in its history | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the Top 10 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and e-mail your favorite to

10.Gamble to collect hoops bet debt proves costly for Basalt manA Basalt man won a sports bet but all he collected were two felonies, according to police.9.Burglary thwarted in BasaltA woman’s scream is being credited by authorities for thwarting a burglary attempt in Basalt at noon Tuesday. 8.Future of historic preservation in Aspen up for grabsA citizen committee will recommend to the Aspen City Council that properties built in the first few decades following World War II be historically designated without property owners’ consent.7.Off-season offerings in AspenThings to do in Aspen when it’s dead.6.Pitkin County not ‘film friendly,’ says industry repPitkin County is pricing and regulating itself out of contention as a locale for film and commercial shoots, the co-owner of a local production company told county commissioners Tuesday.5.Coroner: Aspen hot tub victim likely drownedThe 20-year-old man who was found dead in a hot tub Wednesday morning likely drowned, a coroner said Thursday.4.The virtue of Thrift in AspenAs I marveled at a long black Andrew Marc coat and checked the $250 price tag, one of those local urban myths floated through my brain: Aspenites often donate or consign clothing without bothering to check the pockets for valuables.3.Man found dead in hot tub in AspenA 20-year-old man was found dead in a hot tub at the Prospector Condominiums late Wednesday morning, Aspen police said.2.Aspen’s Carl’s Pharmacy is cutting back its hours.The one-stop shopping experience at the corner of Main and Monarch streets has been open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., for as long as most locals can remember, but starting Monday, the store will operate daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1.Tough times for Aspen developersThe pending foreclosure of a real estate and golf community by a company controlled by Jim Chaffin and Jim Light, two of the developers behind a membership lodge at the base of Aspen Mountain, has no effect on the financing of the local project, one of the partners said Thursday.

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