Mountain Rescue Aspen deploys via helicopter to Capitol Peak, deems rescue unnecessary
A backcountry skier reported Thursday that other skiers could be in trouble on the east side of Capitol Peak.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office sent out a statement Thursday just after 7 p.m. stating that Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteers deployed to assess the situation. A helicopter from Saint Mary’s Careflight out of Grand Junction carried the rescue volunteers over the site, where they spotted the skiers and determined just before 6 p.m. that they were not in need of assistance, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The volunteers returned to Aspen and the helicopter went back to Grand Junction.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a limited-liability company has proper standing to sue the city of Aspen over its affordable-housing fees.