Last week’s 10 most-read stories on AspenTimes.com
November 2, 2009
Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top 10?Here’s a preview: A big snowstorm passed through Aspen last week | Did the Rio Grande Trail get hit by an act of biker-terrorism? | Did a local County Commissioner try to leverage her influence over the USFS? | 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 still waiting for snowstorm to deliverThough snow fell off and on Wednesday in Aspen, some Aspenites were muttering “some storm” in response to the dusting that had accumulated in town by mid-afternoon.9.Bicyclists encounter twine strung across Rio Grande TrailTwine strung tautly enough across the Rio Grande Trail to injure a speeding bicyclist has prompted an investigation by the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. 8.Storm hits Aspen with fluff; Independence Pass closedThough Aspen had seen only modest snowfall by Thursday afternoon from the winter storm that swept into Colorado this week, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced that Highway 82 over Independence Pass is now closed for the winter.7.Hunter Bar takes shot in AspenA new nightspot, the Hunter Bar, will open this weekend in an Aspen space that has seen its share of ventures come and go.6.Clapper: I acted as a mom, not as Pitkin County commissionerPitkin County Commissioner Patti Clapper said Monday she has intervened as a mom, not as an elected official, in a dispute between her daughter and the U.S. Forest Service.5.Storm heading for Aspen, CDOT closing Independence Pass temporarilyWith a winter storm in the offing, Highway 82 over Independence Pass, southeast of Aspen, will temporarily close on Tuesday at 3 p.m., according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.4.’Rabid’ rangers or a routine traffic stop?Commissioner’s daughter claims Forest Service officers illegally stopped and searched her.3.Dead trees an unwelcoming sight at entrance to AspenMore than 100 trees have died or are stressed along Highway 82 at the entrance to Aspen.2.Aspenites ponder H1N1 flu shotIf you had asked me a month ago if was going to vaccinate my children against H1N1, I would have said no. 1.Alleged Snowmass embezzler starts up accounting firm in New MexicoA woman accused of embezzling $415,000 from Anderson Ranch Arts Center now lives in New Mexico, where she apparently has changed her name and runs an accounting firm.