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After surprise reunion with estranged mother, Katie Uhlaender finishes 13th

February 17, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Katie Uhlaender had to overcome so much to reach the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The death of her father, former Major League Baseball player Ted Uhlaender, in 2009. Multiple surgeries stemming from a 2009 Vail Pass snowmobile accident. Finishing fourth in the

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Skier rescued after going out of bounds at Aspen Mountain late Friday

February 17, 2018 — A skier from Massachusetts was rescued late Friday evening after going out of bounds at Aspen Mountain and getting lost. The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said Saturday morning that the man called ski patrol about 2:30 p.m. Friday and said he was lost near Walsh's

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Lindsey Vonn’s mistake opens door for snowboarder Ledecka’s stunning win

February 17, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Thirty-nine gates — one minute, 15 seconds — into Saturday's super-G, the storyline was proceeding exactly as expected. That story ended with one turn. Twenty-five racers later, after the reporters had put away their notebooks, the story was re-written — by

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The Lique’s hip-hop for jazz heads at The Temporary

February 17, 2018 — The hottest band in Las Vegas is making its first trip through the Rocky Mountains and making its Colorado debut this weekend in Basalt. The Lique (pronounced "leak") is a jazz-powered hip-hop act, or a rap-driven jazz ensemble, depending on your perspective. The band will

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Basalt, Henderson overwhelm Aspen boys basketball early en route to win

February 16, 2018 — The Basalt High School boys basketball team is difficult to beat when its defensive intensity can match the hot shooting of senior guard Justin Henderson. Friday in Aspen, the Longhorns used both to cruise by their upvalley rivals 61-34 on senior night for the Skiers.

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Prep briefs from Friday, Feb. 16: AHS hockey loses, Basalt’s Morales out

February 16, 2018 — Aspen hockey can't hang on against Resurrection Christian The No. 9-ranked Aspen High School hockey team lost for the second consecutive game on Friday, falling 4-2 at No. 6 Resurrection Christian. The Skiers led 1-0 after a period thanks to a goal from Reece Cohan,

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Aspen committee chooses Capitol Creek Brewing owner to run Wheeler restaurant space

February 16, 2018 — The new restaurateur chosen to operate in the Wheeler Opera House said he has no qualms with the public scrutiny that will come with running a business in the city-owned space. "I'm very excited about the concept, and one of the things I've learned in

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Four receive hefty fine for ducking ropes at Snowmass

February 16, 2018 — Four people caught skiing in a closed area at Snowmass on Friday paid a steep price for their brief indulgence, police said. The four skiers became the first people fined $250 each for violating the Snowmass Village municipal code forbidding people from skiing closed areas,

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The pain of calving season

February 16, 2018 — If it can go wrong, it usually does, after dark. Especially during calving season. Cattle are hard-wired with most everything they need to get through this life, but just as with people, things don't always go the way we want them to. For me, the

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Public defender’s comments senseless

February 16, 2018 — After reading Elise Meyer's senseless, inappropriate comments about the "hate speech" of those who have rightly condemned the criminal behavior/inhumanity of the boy who shot a dog to death, it is apparent that the misguided public defender is unfit to practice law. In fact, she

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Declare war on oil industry

February 16, 2018 — In the 1980 film "The Formula," Marlon Brando played an oil tycoon — like John D. Rockefeller, J. Paul Getty, Rex Tillerson, take your pick. Brando listened quietly while a subordinate suggests they blame the Arabs for the oil embargo and the manipulation of the

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On the Fly: Trout bum 101

February 16, 2018 — Local anglers are an eclectic bunch. Some are itinerant couch surfers, others live life high on the hog. Some are teens, others are "trustafarians," many are retirees. There are commonalities they share, regardless of how well-appointed they are, as well as big-time differences. They are

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Cops: ER nurses assaulted by transient

February 16, 2018 — A local transient was charged with two counts of assault Friday after allegedly kicking one emergency room nurse and spitting on another, according to court documents. David Fletcher, 25, first came to attention of emergency personnel when paramedics were called to Fifth and Main streets

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Elephant Revival cancels Belly Up Aspen show, WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat one of its last shows

February 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Elephant Revival, the Nederland-based group known for their mystical harmonies, has announced it will be taking a hiatus after a few festival appearances and a Red Rock performance on May 20. The band also announced 18 concerts between January and May 2018

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Rocky Mountain Consortium for Sports Research helps athletes understand ‘Why?’

February 16, 2018 — VAIL — Dr. Mike Decker is one of those guys who looks at a phenomenon, wonders “what happens next?” and finds out. For example, he wanted to know whether ski racers switching from skinny slalom skis to fat skis for overall skiing affected their race

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Classmates at Steamboat Springs High School, now pack of Sailors are U.S. Olympic teammates

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It used to be a joke among the class. "What if they all make the Olympics some day?" "Some day" in an official sense became Feb. 9 and while they didn't gather for a mini reunion, they didn't sit down and

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Svindal wins Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine champ

February 16, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — As he approached his 35th birthday, Aksel Lund Svindal didn't always feel like he would make Olympic history as the oldest Alpine gold medalist. His body felt the strain of too many high-speed crashes and season-ending surgeries, and it wouldn't let

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Italy’s Moioli wins snowboardcross; Jacobellis finishes 4th

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Italy's Michela Moioli won the gold medal in Olympic women's snowboardcross Friday, overtaking American Lindsey Jacobellis about halfway down the course, then beating the rest of the field to the finish line. Jacobellis placed fourth, continuing her hard-luck career at the

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Austria’s Mayer wins Olympic super-G, breaks Norway’s streak

February 16, 2018 — JEONGSEON, South Korea — Matthias Mayer came to the Pyeongchang Games as an Olympic champion, and he'll leave as an Olympic champion. Just not in the event he expected. A sliding crash into a TV cameraman was the inelegant end of the Austrian's charge for

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Tongan finishes 114th in Olympic cross-country

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tongan cross-country skier Pita Taufatofua has finished the 15-kilometer individual race at the Pyeongchang Olympics — and he didn't even hit a tree. The 34-year-old Taufatofua, best known for participating in the last two Olympic opening ceremonies without a shirt, says

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