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Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top 10?Here’s a preview: Winter has finally arrived in the valley bringing with it freezing cold temperatures, high winds and, finally, snow | We’ve got a preview of Aspen Film | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the AspenTimes.com Top 10 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and e-mail your favorite to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10.Aspen Film takes peek at Oscar season with Academy ScreeningsNot to overload your plate, what with ski season in swing and the holidays coming fast.9.Aspen building owner willing to accept historic designation for incentivesA downtown building designed by a local artist could become the first commercial property to be historically designated voluntarily by its owner. 8.Aspen firefighters rescue men in pipeAspen firefighters scrambled to a manhole on Maroon Creek Road on Monday morning to rescue two men who were working in a water pipe, unaware water was rising inside it.7.Hidden Gems critics gain congressman’s ear in AspenCongressman chats with protesters before receiving award at Wheeler.6.Aspen man sentenced to prison after fight with officersThe sentencing of Landin Smith, 45, by Judge James Boyd of Pitkin County District Court came despite efforts by his attorney for a more lenient sentence.5.Snow, then brrrr, in AspenIt was enough to freeze the smile on a skier’s face – literally.4.Storm sweeps into AspenA winter storm pummeled the Colorado mountains Monday night, dumping more snow in the lower Roaring Fork Valley than it did in Aspen and Snowmass Village.3.Aspen automates lift gates, but not without operator oversightLift ops toting hand-held scanners have disappeared at the entrance lifts at all four Aspen-Snowmass ski areas, but anyone thinking they can sneak through the new automated gates with someone else’s pass stowed in their pocket should think again.2.Aspen cops blotterThe following Aspen police activity was recorded Nov. 25 through Dec. 10. 1.Snow blankets slopes, Aspen Skiing Co. blankets mediaGetting the word out about powder takes on added importance for Aspen.
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A management plan for the Marolt Open Space guides the city to largely leave it alone, although a feasibility study will be done for a potential bike park on the south side of the property.