Photo: Star Shake |

Photo: Star Shake

Texan Alexander Zaraza, 9, gets a milkshake at the Shining Stars "Star Bar" on Wednesday afternoon. Volunteers with the nonprofit Shining Stars program, which brings children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses to Aspen for a week of winter activities, served up smoothies, shakes and root beer floats to participants and the public every day this week at the base of Buttermilk. The Shining Stars hit the slopes this morning for the program's 2015 Winter Games.
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Wildlife officials: Even with abundant natural foods for bears around Aspen, people need to secure sources

August 19, 2019

An abundant bounty of natural food is expected for bears around the Aspen area but serviceberry, choke cherry and acorns are generally maturing late because of all the snow last winter and a wet, cool spring. Wildlife officers stress that even with abundant natural food available, people need to eliminate food sources for bruins because they will always go for an easy meal.

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