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Aspen’s pedestrian mall gets recognition for being a ‘great public space’

September 25, 2018 — As city officials contemplate how to update and redesign the pedestrian malls in Aspen, the three-block thoroughfare has been named one of the country's "great public spaces" by the American Planning Association. It was selected because of its emphasis on pedestrians and as a place

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Vote to save the Tabor. Leadville’s iconic Tabor Opera House the only Colorado site selected for national preservation campaign

September 24, 2018 — LEADVILLE — You, yes you, can help save the Tabor Opera House, one of Colorado's iconic historic sites, and all you have to do is click your mouse. Leadville's Tabor Opera House is the only site in Colorado and one of only 20 across the

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Lawsuit: Deteriorating Snowmass-area house plagued by landslide zone

September 24, 2018 — The sellers of a Snowmass Village-area home are being sued on allegations they did not disclose to the buyer that the residence is in a landslide zone. Roger Hollowell, a longtime area ranch manager, filed suit against sellers Steve and Robin Meyer of New Jersey

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Contractor spills 1,300 gallons of jet fuel at Aspen airport

September 24, 2018 — A contractor at the Aspen airport spilled more than 1,300 gallons of jet fuel Friday, though it was contained and did not reach water sources, an official said Monday. The spill occurred after an Atlantic Aviation employee failed to follow protocols and did not check

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Judson Haims: Exploring pregnancy and how it relates to longevity, bone health

September 24, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part series summarizing research presented at the fourth annual Vail Scientific Summit, held Aug. 19 to 21. The next installment Oct. 9 will look into Dr. Johnny Huard's work related to pregnancy and delve into how

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John Colson: Brett Kavanaugh charges must be fully aired in Senate Judiciary Committee

September 24, 2018 — Here we are again, 27 years after a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee made up of tired old white men put a tired and lying old black man, Clarence Thomas, on the U.S. Supreme Court, after those senators spent a week completely trashing a young black

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Colbert’s Prep Playbook: Football power rankings going into Class 2A WSL play

September 24, 2018 — The high school football season is about to get much more interesting with the start of Class 2A Western Slope League play this week. Basalt (4-0) and Aspen (3-1) have looked strong in non-league, but the next five games will test the mettle of each

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Giving Thought: Aspen Community Foundation learning, educating after Lake Christine Fire

September 24, 2018 — No one really expects disasters to happen — until they do. It's been nearly three months since the Lake Christine Fire ignited, opening our eyes to the havoc and devastation a wildfire can inflict on our community. Of course, we know that wildfires are a

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Lunch laps

September 24, 2018 — Lunch laps, I've discovered, are not just for winter. In summer and fall, I've found it's almost better to get out of the office, the house, wherever I find myself inside for that quick breath of fresh air than it is in winter (though winter

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Aspen officials want residential streets cleared of trailers, oversized vehicles

September 24, 2018 — Aspen City Council on Monday made moves to restrict parking in certain areas of town in an effort to clear the streets of vehicles that are being stored for long periods of time. Under the new law, which will be officially approved by council on

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Cathie Langford

September 24, 2018 — Cathie Langford was a ray of sunshine in the downtown core for the past 13 years, working for the City's Parks Department. All the regular downtown folks, and even some returning visitors, knew Cathie with her long strawberry blonde hair, always on the move. She

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School years need to count

September 24, 2018 — School years need to count Finally, two parents, Maria Butler and Anna Zane, literally took the bull by the horns and addressed the unhealthy climate at Aspen School District. Yes, there is fear of repercussion. John Maloy and at least two school board members —

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Scammers targeting Vail Valley, gaining access to personal information, funds

September 24, 2018 — EAGLE — Your cellphone rings, and before you check your caller ID, you answer. A recorded voice insists you’re in all kinds of trouble, but it’s nothing that a pile of money can’t cure. It’s a scam, chances are. The IRS is not sending “the

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Group supporting 1A question to host public event

September 24, 2018 — The Helping From the Heart Campaign Committee is hosting a campaign kickoff today at the Mountain Chalet. The committee is working to support the passage of ballot question 1A to renew the Healthy Community Fund in Pitkin County. Campaign leadership (Warren Klug, Sue Smedstad, Cooper

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Service restored after area-wide outage drops Roaring Fork Valley internet, some cell service

September 24, 2018 — An area-wide Comcast outage affected internet and cellular service from Glenwood Springs to Aspen for most of Monday morning and the majority of service was restored after nearly seven hours. The outage started about 6:30 a.m. and was finally restored at about 1:15 p.m. valleywide,

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Consumers are looking to cannabis for wellness benefits

September 24, 2018 — (sponsored content) Recreational cannabis users are increasingly seeking relief from a variety of mental and physical ailments By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by The Green Joint Cannabis consumers are looking for all kinds of wellness benefits from their marijuana these days, including relief from

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‘Howard,’ about the genius life and tragic death of Disney lyricist Howard Ashman, to open Aspen Filmfest

September 24, 2018 — You may not know the name Howard Ashman. But you certainly know his work, which includes the iconic songs from "The Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin." A genius of song and storytelling, Ashman won Oscars, Grammy Awards and Golden Globes and launched

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Aspen’s east end will see new housing development

September 23, 2018 — The Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority has approved a development in an east end neighborhood that will add five affordable units to the workforce rental pool. Bill Boehringer, managing partner of Aspen Hills Investors, is proposing to redevelop a 50-year-old building in the 300 block of

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Business Monday: Clock ticks for Aspen retailers on 420 E. Hyman

September 23, 2018 — The tenuous nature of commercial tenancies is part of life for a number of downtown Aspen retailers, including a group of them at 420 E. Hyman Ave. Located in the heart of the Hyman pedestrian mall, the two-story building is slated for redevelopment, but for

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Decades after Aspen-bound plane crash, surviving brothers reckon with trauma in documentary ‘3 Days 2 Nights’

September 23, 2018 — As boys, Mark and Andy Godfrey survived a horrific 1974 plane crash that killed their parents, brother and sister on their way to an Aspen ski vacation. The pair stayed alive in the wreckage for three days on a snow-covered mountainside outside of Glenwood Springs

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