Last week’s 10 most-read stories on AspenTimes.com | AspenTimes.com

Last week’s 10 most-read stories on AspenTimes.com

Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top 10?Here’s a preview: The Galena Street Plaza will receive a $3 million makeover | Pitkin County makes difficult decisions to mend a budget shortfall | Lift One lodge plans get a chilly reception from City Council | 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 rmoulton@cmnm.org.

10.Overhaul coming for Aspen’s Galena Street PlazaThe Aspen city government plans to complete more than $3 million of work that will overhaul the Rio Grande parking garage, the Galena Street Plaza and several roads.9.Pitkin County to freeze wages, cut positionsFive positions in Pitkin County government were added back into the 2010 budget Tuesday by county commissioners, but some number of employees will not make the cut. 8.Aspen meeting addresses one bear of a problemThe summer of 2009 in Aspen made the kind of history wildlife officials and animal lovers don’t want to see again.7.Aspen lifts veil on latest Lift OneVarious aspects of a proposed lodge at the base of Lift 1A at Aspen Mountain received mixed feedback from Aspen City Council members at a meeting Tuesday.6.Pitkin County moves to buy mining claims on Aspen MountainThe acquisition of about 54 acres of mining claims on the back of Aspen Mountain won initial approval Wednesday from Pitkin County commissioners.5.Pitkin County lays off four workersThree full-time Pitkin County employees and one part-time worker were laid off Tuesday afternoon in the wake of budget decisions made by county commissioners.4.Deer shot illegally on Aspen MountainState wildlife officials are offering a reward leading to the prosecution of the person or persons who illegally shot and killed a mule deer buck on Aspen Mountain in recent days.3.Another arrest in alleged counterfeit ring in AspenLocal authorities believe they have the third and final suspect in an alleged counterfeiting ring that orchestrated the passing of phony $100 bills around Aspen.2.Aspen development firm cuts ties with embattled CEOAn Aspen development company associated with the Minneapolis man accused of bilking billions of dollars out of investors in a Ponzi scheme is asking the City Council for a year extension on its approvals to build condos and affordable housing units in an east end neighborhood. 1.Aspen Music Fest CEO Fletcher stepping downThe Alan Fletcher era at the Aspen Music Festival and School is about to come to a seemingly abrupt end.

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