Last week’s 10 most-read articles on |

Last week’s 10 most-read articles on

What stories hit it big on last week? Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top 10?Here’s a preview: The recession racks Aspen government | Back to the drawing board for DOW bear wranglers | Round 1: Pitkin vs. Eagle County | Will virtual skiing solve the ski-pass problem | 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 email your favorite to

1.A bear of a problem in AspenThe status quo clearly isn’t working, so the Colorado Division of Wildlife is going back to the drawing board for solutions to Aspen’s ongoing problem with hungry black bears.2.Snowmass Ski Area slips, Aspen Mtn. tumbles in SKI Magazine rankingsSnowmass slipped a bit and Aspen Mountain tanked it in the annual ski resort rankings by SKI Magazine. 3.City lays off 12The Aspen city government laid off 12 employees Thursday and eliminated four other positions, shaving $1.36 million off its operating budget.4.Skico looks to avoid another quiet MarchThe Aspen Skiing Co. is on a mission this year to stop March madness.5.Maybe this could solve ski pass debateIf the Aspen Skiing Co. wants to attract more people to the slopes, perhaps it’s time to offer virtual skiing, according to one interested observer.6.Property owner seeks new path in affordable housingPeter Fornell, who owns property at 301 W. Hyman Ave., has been in discussions with city officials about creating transferable credits so that they can be sold to individuals who need to house employees as a result of developing.7.Official bash: Pitkin, Eagle leaders trade jabsTwo Pitkin County commissioners scolded their counterparts in Eagle County Monday for granting the first round of approvals recently for a big development in El Jebel.8.Aspen bear attack came at dinnerBefore David and Mary Berley could take their first bites of dinner Thursday night, they found themselves running from a bear that had entered their Aspen home through the front door. 9.City orders man to clean up his Aspen propertyThe city of Aspen has ordered an Aspen man to clean up his yard or face fines of up to $1,000 a day. 10.Competition never greater for lodging industryThe Aspen-Snowmass lodging industry’s recovery from the recession isn’t expected to get any easier this winter due to increased competition within the towns and from outside ski resorts.

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