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Marolt: Life’s been good to us so far

January 16, 2019 — We have it good here in The Village. Our wars are waged over which is better, skiing or snowboarding. The biggest thing we have to defend is Snowmass' reputation as the best ski area in the world. The greatest disaster in our history is Base

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History: Smoke show at S’mass

January 16, 2019 — "Running these gates is a laid-back Challenge" read a headline in The Aspen Times on Jan. 12, 1984. "The Marlboro challenge offers something new in the way of ski racing. It's 50 cents a run, pay as you go, electronically timed, head-to-head racing on a

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Snowmass Village sales tax rebates available

January 16, 2019 — Snowmass Village residents who lived within town limits for all of 2018 are eligible for a $50 sales tax refund. This rebate is intended to reimburse residents for sales taxes collected by the Town throughout the year. Residents must prove full-time residency in Snowmass Village

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City of Aspen dialing in 5G capabilities

January 16, 2019 — It's time for the densification of Aspen, elected officials agreed Monday. Densification is a key element to enable 5G mobile networks, which is the next generation for wireless communications that city officials expect will land here soon. And when it does, the city should be

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New Year’s intentions

January 16, 2019 — How are those resolutions going? Break any yet? The annual tradition of New Year's resolutions has been going on for a few weeks now, as millions across the country aim to drastically change some part of their daily routine in an attempt to better themselves.

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State entomologist: Lake Christine Fire burn area ripe for Douglas fir beetle infestation

January 16, 2019 — The Roaring Fork Valley forest has largely escaped the bark beetle outbreaks that have plagued many parts of the Colorado mountains in recent years, but that could change because of the Lake Christine Fire. Colorado State Forest Service entomologist Dan West said the valley already

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Frisco officer-involved shooting near Whole Foods leads to arrest

January 16, 2019 — The suspect implicated in an officer-involved shooting in the Whole Foods Market parking lot in Frisco last night has been identified as 33-year-old Derek Perry Baker of Loveland. At about 7:30 p.m. on Monday officers with the Frisco Police Department and Colorado State Patrol responded

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Eagle County Dems plan Feb. 5 forum, vote to fill Ryan’s seat

January 16, 2019 — EAGLE — On Monday, Jan. 28, Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan will begin work as Gov. Jared Polis' executive director of the Department of Public Health and Environment. For Eagle County Democrats, an equally important date is Sunday, Jan. 27. That's the effective date of Ryan's

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Krabloonik owners decide to keep restaurant open, lease in compliance with town of Snowmass

January 15, 2019 — The owners of Krabloonik said Tuesday the restaurant will remain open with a simplified menu, which will keep the business in compliance with its 20-year lease with the town of Snowmass. Krabloonik owners Danny and Gina Phillips announced last week plans to close the nearly

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Mikaela Shiffrin finally conquers elusive giant slalom in Italy for 53rd career win

January 15, 2019 — SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy — Mikaela Shiffrin had this race specially marked on her calendar. There are few courses the American skier has not been able to conquer in her record-breaking career. Yet a victory — or even a podium finish — had eluded

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Briefs Jan. 15: Aspen boys, girls basketball sweeps Vail Mountain

January 15, 2019 — Aspen boys and girls sweep through Vail Mountain School The Aspen High School boys and girls basketball teams swept through host Vail Mountain School on Tuesday night. The AHS boys won 65-42 for their second straight victory. The Skiers jumped out to a 24-9 lead

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Chem trails aren’t a conspiracy

January 15, 2019 — It's 8:41 on Thursday morning. There are three chemtrails, now acknowledged as solar radiation management or geoengineering, stretching from east to west. They are growing wider, joining and forming a thin overcast. There are only three, while multiple jets with normal contrails buzz to and

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Glen Alton Beck

January 15, 2019 — Glenn Alton Beck, age 88, died on Tuesday January 8th after a month long fight with failing health. He was surrounded by loving family until the end and will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends whose lives he touched so deeply.

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Aspen airport outreach process begins in earnest

January 15, 2019 — Pitkin County commissioners took the first concrete steps Tuesday in a yearlong community outreach process that will determine the future of Aspen's airport. In a two-hour discussion, commissioners hammered out the basic structure of three subcommittees that will look at various aspects of the project,

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Alpine Bank rolls out interest-free loans during government shutdown

January 15, 2019 — Alpine Bank, which is based in Glenwood Springs, is ready to give federal employees in Colorado the paycheck they missed. Starting Wednesday, Alpine Bank will offer interest-free loans to furloughed federal employees in Colorado who missed out on a paycheck due to the partial government

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MRA rescues a skier and snowboarder from Willow Creek Basin near Snowmass Ski Area

January 15, 2019 — A skier and snowboarder had to be rescued from West Willow Creek basin near Snowmass Ski Area after getting lost off the backside of Snowmass Ski Area on Monday. The two men separated after getting lost to try to find their way back in-bounds but

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Skier who died Sunday at Quandary Peak identified

January 15, 2019 — The skier who died after an accident on Quandary Peak on Sunday has been identified as 22-year-old Peter Jacob Wing of Denver, according to Summit County Coroner Regan Wood. Wood said that the manner of death was accidental and caused by blunt force injuries suffered

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Suspect in custody after officer-involved shooting near Whole Foods in Frisco

January 15, 2019 — Updated at 9:53 p.m. At about 7:30 p.m. officers with the Frisco Police Department responded to a call regarding a person acting “erratically” at the Whole Foods Market in Frisco, according to a statement from the town. Police made contact with the person in the

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‘A culimination’ of missteps led to Aspen city manager’s exit

January 15, 2019 — Perhaps indicative of the city of Aspen's insufficient public outreach on a number of government-led initiatives in the past year is the lack of response elected officials have received from City Manager Steve Barwick, who was asked to resign last week. A majority of Aspen

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On the scene: The glory of gay ski week

January 15, 2019 — The rainbow banners have hit the lightposts in Aspen. The colorful storm of Gay Ski Week is upon us. Nothing compares to the lively energy that Gay Ski Week brings into Aspen. I don't care if you're gay, straight, trans, etc. this is a week

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