The top 10 most-read Aspen Times stories from 2022
From Dec. 27 to New Year’s Eve, we’re counting down the top 50 most-read stories online from 2022. This is the final part of the series, showcasing stories that earned the top 10 most-read spots.
March 12, 2022
Representatives for the Miami-based OKO Group, which was behind the $76.25 million acquisition of nearly 1 acre at the base of Aspen Mountain, were not ready to publicly discuss the new ownership’s vision or plans for the property, when it went under contract for sale, or how the community-jarring deal came to fruition.
March 23, 2022
After paying $30.945 million for a 7,150-square-foot home located at 550 Aspen Alps Road in December 2021, fashion power couple Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Ocleppo’s TCM1 LLC sold the same property for $50 million.
After serving two years in the Colorado correctional system for embezzling millions of dollars in a ski equipment scheme, Johnson was back in town in February.
Aug. 24, 2022
A family of bears was euthanized following a home break-in near Maroon Creek Road.
Feb. 5, 2022
At least two people suffered severe injuries and several others were hurt after an explosion at a mansion under construction off McLain Flats Road.
Aug. 6, 2022
Tim Daniel, Granby resident, caught a record-breaking brook trout that weighed 7.84 pounds, measured 23 and 1/4 inches long, and had a girth of 15 and 3/8 inches.
March 5, 2022
A Miami-based development firm founded by a Russian-born billionaire paid $76.25 million for nearly 1 acre of land at the base of Aspen Mountain, where the sellers had planned to build a slope-side hotel called the Gorsuch Haus.
Jan. 21, 2022
“It’s still pretty painful to think about, so I don’t think about it too much,” Shiffrin said in a video interview with The Associated Press. “I imagine there’s going to be some really, really difficult moments. And, some of it will also be OK. So, it’s like anything in life. With this, the hard moments hit whenever they want. It’s not when you choose to be sad or excited.”
July 9, 2022
The Bureau of Reclamation revised its data on the amount of water stored in Lake Powell, with a new, lower tally taking into account a 4% drop in the reservoir’s total available capacity between 1986 and 2018 due to sedimentation.
Feb. 21. 2022
A departing business jet that skidded off the end of the Aspen airport runway late at night closed the facility for roughly nine hours.
Of the 10 players listed on the varsity roster ahead of Tuesday’s home game with Summit, two were juniors, seven were sophomores and one was a freshman. It’s a far cry from the class of 10 seniors who last season led the Skiers to a perfect 27-0 mark and the Class 3A state championship.