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

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

What stories hit it big on AspenTimes.com last week? Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top 10?Here’s a preview:A major valley-wide raid busts a large drug distribution ring | A habituated bear keeps residents on edge | Lance Armstrong is really fast on a mountain bike | A tragic, yet miraculous survival story | Aspen Ski Co. cuts pass prices to much delight | 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 email your favorite to rmoulton@cmnm.org.

1.Boulder kills driver in Snowmass CanyonA man was killed Friday evening when a rock smashed into the windshield of his vehicle, but his wife prevented greater disaster by gaining control of the SUV and bringing it to a stop, authorities said.2.Aspen Skico gets an earful for new ski pass optionsThe Aspen Skiing Co.’s switchboard was “slammed” Thursday morning after new pass prices were released, mostly by skiers and riders who didn’t like their new options, according to Skico spokesman Jeff Hanle.3.Aspen woman falls victim to bear attackMaureen Hirsch got in the way of a 500-pound black bear’s pursuit for chocolate-covered toffee, and she’s got the scars to prove it. The bruin attacked her Monday night in her home in the West End, near the Castle Creek basin.4.Aspen Skiing drops price of ski passSkiing and riding will be less expensive at Aspen-Snowmass this winter compared to 2008-09, and cash-strapped customers of the Aspen Skiing Co. will have a new budget-friendly option, The Aspen Times has learned.5.Armstrong ends Wiens’ reign as Leadville 100 champLance Armstrong can’t remember the last time he raced 65 miles by himself. 6.Wildlife officers kill black bear blamed in Aspen attackThe bear that attacked an Aspen woman in her home earlier this week returned to the scene of the crime, where he was shot and killed Wednesday night. 7.Foreclosure filings surge in valley’s three countiesThe number of foreclosure filings in the three counties of the Roaring Fork Valley is surging this year as some homeowners struggle with mortgage payments and some developers cannot meet creditors’ terms.8.Former Snowmass arts center employee suspected of embezzlementA local judge has issued a civil court order that allows Anderson Ranch Arts Center to seize a former employee’s bank account because she is suspected of embezzling $365,000 from the nonprofit organization in Snowmass Village. 9.Undercover drug sting nets 20 in Basalt, El JebelA five-month undercover drug sting by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office ended with the arrests of 20 suspects for allegedly distributing drugs in the Basalt and El Jebel area, according to a detective coordinating the case. 10.Aspen’s Obermeyer Place a success or failure?It’s been four years since Obermeyer Place opened for business and whether it’s deemed a success is the $64 million question – literally, because that’s the price of the public-private development.

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