Last week’s 10 most-read stories on |

Last week’s 10 most-read stories 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: A difference in opinion regarding a bar incident | Aspen chamber could be saying goodbye to a large group of members | The much-trusted Farmers’ Almanac gives a thumbs-up to skiers for the winter ahead | Smog rolls into the valley | 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.Longtime Aspen gym closesAfter 34 years in operation, the Aspen Athletic Club is closing its doors and leaving its members to find a new place to break a sweat.2.Basalt cops’, critic’s perspectives differ on bar incidentA man who has filed a formal complaint against two Basalt police officers for their alleged rough treatment of him at a bar earlier this month said he wants a public apology from the department and a reprimand of the officers. 3.Area man fingered for allegedly selling coke, growing potAn undercover investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) netted the arrest of a Basalt-area resident Tuesday on suspicion of cocaine distribution and the cultivation of marijuana.4.Whose land is this?As a youngster in Crested Butte in the late 1970s and early ’80s, Paul Andersen had a foot on the pedal in the early days of mountain biking.5.Bear put down after it scratches Aspen womanyoung bear was tranquilized Monday afternoon on Aspen’s east side after the animal scratched a woman while she dozed on her back patio. 6.Aspen chamber exodus: 50 members could drop outThe Aspen Chamber Resort Association expects to lose about 50 members this fiscal year because of the recession, the organization’s president said Monday.7.Developer says thanks but no thanks to town of BasaltIt’s Eagle County or bust for developer Ace Lane.8.Good news for Aspen skiers in Farmer’s AlmanacThat Premier Pass will be a good investment this winter, if you take heed of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. 9.So what’s up with the haze in Aspen?The haze in the air in Aspen and throughout the Roaring Fork Valley on Monday was mostly high-level smoke from wildfires in Utah and California, according to fire experts.10.Aspen cops: Man threatened murderA local man faces a charge of attempted second-degree murder after authorities arrested him Thursday night when he went to the Aspen Police Department to talk to the alleged victim, his girlfriend, who had gone there to report he had attacked her moments earlier.

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