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Aspen Skiing Co. alters dog hours for uphillers at Buttermilk, Snowmass and Highlands

November 16, 2018 — Aspen Skiing Co. has reduced the time that dogs can spend on its ski slopes this winter because officials said there have been too many problems in recent seasons. Dogs will be prohibited between 7:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. at Snowmass, Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands,

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Leftover Salmon, Marc Maron, Wynonna Judd coming to Wheeler Opera House this winter

November 16, 2018 — The Wheeler Opera House unveiled its full winter lineup Thursday night, adding more than 30 events to its calendar of ski season programming. The newly announced shows, covering the first three months of 2019 at the historic theater, include concerts by Leftover Salmon and Wynonna

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El Jebel video producer needs help on possible Lake Christine Fire documentary

November 16, 2018 — A midvalley videographer who was in the thick of the Lake Christine Fire in July is considering making a documentary of the event if he can enlist the public's help. Barry Stevenson of Outside Adventure Media said the project will likely hinge on whether he

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Coal Ridge’s Kara Morgan is WSL player of the year in volleyball

November 15, 2018 — Following a dominant senior season after returning from a knee injury that wiped her junior season out, Coal Ridge High School senior Kara Morgan ran away with the 3A Western Slope League's Player of the Year award, as voted on by league coaches. Morgan was

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Rifle softball’s Kaitlyn Jackson signs with DII Adams State in Alamosa

November 15, 2018 — Following an illustrious career for Rifle High School softball, Coal Ridge senior Kaitlyn Jackson, the daughter of Jimmy and Amber Jackson, is heading to Adams State University in Alamosa, where she'll join a Grizzlies program under the direction of head coach Dervin Taylor. Jackson verbally

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AVSC’s Clubhouse Chronicles: The art of coaching our young winter athletes

November 15, 2018 — The thrill of victory — the agony of defeat — and every emotion in between. Competitive athletes want to win, yet with a field filled with talent and dedication, a spot on the podium can be elusive. There has been much written about the value

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Aspen skier, 2018 Olympian Wiley Maple healthy, ready for World Cup season

November 15, 2018 — About the only thing going wrong for Wiley Maple right now is that it's been snowing too much. The Aspen ski racer has been training at Copper Mountain, which has received plenty of early-season snow with the first speed races only a week away for

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Colorado shows support for regional water effort to keep up levels at Lake Powell

November 15, 2018 — GOLDEN — The state of Colorado is now officially on board with a regional water strategy designed to keep enough water in Lake Powell behind Glen Canyon Dam to avoid violating the Colorado River Compact and keep generating hydropower at the dam. At a meeting

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Historic Redstone Castle comes back to life along the Crystal River

November 15, 2018 — Walking through the large entry door into the Redstone Castle along the banks of the Crystal River south of Carbondale is like passing through a portal into a bygone age. The stately residence was patterned after an English manor house, developed and built in the

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Roger Marolt: A man in full retreat

November 15, 2018 — I wonder if my life in Aspen would be better if I didn't care about development. Does the satisfaction of constantly fighting the next big project outweigh the energy lost, frustration layered on and angst spent fighting it? What do I become at the end

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Aspen’s housing program seeks to educate homeowners on the do’s and don’ts

November 15, 2018 — The Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority has lifted its requirement that individuals wanting to buy a deed-restricted unit through the agency must attend and pass a homeowner education class. APCHA instituted the policy earlier this year, but because of lackluster attendance at the handful of classes

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Breckenridge dismantles, removes wooden trail troll

November 15, 2018 — A crew took down Breckenridge’s trailside troll Thursday morning. Town staff blocked off the Wellington Trail on Thursday, as crews cut up and dismantled the roughly 15-foot sculpture made of reclaimed wood by the Danish artist Thomas Dambo. The sculpture, a unique reward for people

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Now a ‘weekend warrior’ musician, Boulder-based Vienna Teng headlines Wheeler Opera House on Saturday

November 15, 2018 — Young and supremely talented, with an ability to do just about anything she wanted to with her voice and piano, Vienna Teng appeared primed for pop super-stardom after releasing her much-adored debut album, "Waking Hour," in 2002. The record landed her features on NPR, a

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‘Kid Flicks’ brings the best of the New York International Children’s Film Fest to The Temporary

November 15, 2018 — In the summer of 2017, when The Temporary at Willits had just opened and was in the throw-everything-at-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks period of programming, the midvalley nonprofit venue tried out a partnership with the New York International Children's Film Festival. The annual springtime film fest showcases kid-friendly short

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The annual nonprofit wish list

November 15, 2018 — Aspen may be a land of plenty. But it also is a land with plenty of needs — at the holidays and all year-round. So once again, we asked our local nonprofits what their No. 1 need is. The outpouring of responses — and the

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Colorado generated a record high amount of trash in 2017

November 15, 2018 — Colorado is too trashy. That’s the conclusion drawn from the Colorado Public Research Interest Group’s annual State of Recycling report. In 2017, Colorado created a record 9.3 million tons of waste while “flatlining” at 12 percent for recycling, compared to the national average of 35

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The outdoor recreation economy is choosing Colorado

November 15, 2018 — Sunday, Nov. 11, wrapped up the third and final Outdoor Retailer show of the year in Denver. This trade show, which is the biggest of its kind in North America, moved to Denver at the beginning of 2018 from Salt Lake City. When news came

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Bar talk: Holiday open house

November 15, 2018 — There are many ways to entertain, but during the busy holiday season, it's the open house party that I gravitate to. Not a big, sit-down meal. Not a frenetic, crowded, two-hour cocktail party. Rather, a gentle stretch of time with people coming and going as

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Do you know jack? Demand will draw organic superfoods here, even in winter

November 15, 2018 — I held the door open for the woman behind me, and she recoiled. I wasn't offended, though; this warming tray on the buffet line very well might have been the lady's first encounter with jackfruit. The tropical ingredient, whose tender, yellow flesh resembles a cross

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Mull It Over

November 15, 2018 — So it is a bitter cold late fall day in the Rockies and I must admit that I feel like something warm to heat up not just my fingers and toes, but my soul, as well. A regular glass of red wine simply won't solve

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