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City of Aspen under contract to buy downtown building for $23 million

June 18, 2018 — The city of Aspen is under a $23 million contract to buy a downtown building across from City Hall on East Hopkins Avenue from developer Mark Hunt, officials announced Monday morning. According to a news release issued by the city, Aspen City Manager Steve Barwick

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Some Colorado primary ballots turned in for both parties, nullifying votes

June 18, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of ballots for this year’s primary elections in Colorado won’t be counted because some unaffiliated voters have not followed the rules. The Denver Post reports that unaffiliated voters can only send back a Republican or Democratic primary ballot — not both.

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Hickenlooper signs executive action barring Colorado resources from being used to separate immigrant families

June 18, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday took executive action barring any state resources from being used toward the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrants illegally crossing the bordering to the U.S. from their children — a decision that's unlikely to have widespread impacts, but which sends a

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Attorney general: Vail’s deal to buy New Hampshire ski area requires state approval

June 18, 2018 — NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — A public information session is set for Tuesday on a proposed takeover of the Mount Sunapee ski area by Vail Resorts. Attorney General Gordon MacDonald wrote to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday saying the deal can’t proceed without the approval

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Several staffers who left Denver Post forming new online news site

June 18, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Several staffers who left The Denver Post amid budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper’s New York-based hedge fund owners are forming a new online news site called The Colorado Sun. Co-founding editor Larry Ryckman, a former senior editor at The

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Kansas man’s body recovered from Steamboat Lake after he tried to swim after boat

June 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The body of a Kansas man who disappeared in Steamboat Lake on Friday afternoon has been recovered. He was found shortly after midnight early Saturday morning. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg identified the man as 64-year-old David Bass of Hutchinson, Kansas. Ryg

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Food & Wine Classic: Candy-coated controversy inside tent

June 18, 2018 — Does the world need a piece of candy inspired by President Donald Trump's Muslim ban? One misguided chef thinks so. Indeed, Delysia Chocolatier's absurd "State of the Union" box of chocolates is so objectively stupid and so clearly ill-advised that it's hard to believe it

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Remnants of hurricane help crews in Colorado, Wyoming fires

June 18, 2018 — DURANGO (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming. The remnants of Hurricane Bud slowed the growth of the a fire in

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Gomez reunites for ‘Bring It On’ anniversary tour, coming to Belly Up Aspen

June 18, 2018 — Depending on your age, Gomez's 1998 album "Bring It On" likely means everything to you or means nothing at all. The Mercury Prize-winning, platinum-selling debut from the British rock band was a touchstone for a sizable segment of old millenials and Gen-Xers — a refuge

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Novelist Mohsin Hamid discusses Aspen Literary Prize-winning ‘Exit West’

June 18, 2018 — Mohsin Hamid, whose timely novel about global refugees "Exit West" won the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize in April, will address the Summer Words literary conference here Tuesday. The new prize from the locally based literary nonprofit is unique in that it seeks not only

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American Renewable Energy Day Summit kicks off in Snowmass Village

June 18, 2018 — What do block chain technology, the Black Lives Matter movement and renewable energy have in common? They each relate to climate change, according to American Renewable Energy Day Summit founder Chip Comins, and will be addressed at the 15th annual conference happening at the Viceroy

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Midvalley crowd battles in trenches for less density at The Fields

June 18, 2018 — The midvalley planning commission appears ready to reconsider how much density to recommend for a controversial site despite resistance from Eagle County staff members. Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission members Temple Glassier and Charles Spickert said at the end of a highly charged meeting

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Review: ‘The Rider,’ a cowboy drama that artfully blurs truth and fiction

June 18, 2018 — In the opening moments of "The Rider," we see Brady pop staples out of his skull with a Bowie knife. Strong, silent and tougher than nails, the rodeo champion has discharged himself early from a hospital after surgery, with a steel plate in his head

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Special election date picked for Lift 1A corridor at base of Aspen Mountain

June 17, 2018 — Now that a date has been set for a special election, the clock is ticking on the fate of future development at the base of Aspen Mountain's west side. A Feb. 5 election has been scheduled so the voters can sign off on whatever plans

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Business Monday: Tariffs tough for Aspen-area canned brewers to swallow

June 17, 2018 — Duncan Clauss estimates that Aspen Brewing Co. canned about 200,000 beers in its first year of production in 2010. That figure now stands at 750,000 to 1 million, roughly quadrupling the craft brewer's original output, and a surefire sign that the business is growing. The

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What’s the Big Deal: Mill Street Commercial Center fetches $15M

June 17, 2018 — "What's the Big Deal?" runs Mondays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday. Price: $15 million Date recorded: June 15 Address: 465 and 557 N. Mill St. Buyer: North Mill Street LLC Seller: North

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Paul Andersen: Training myself to do nothing

June 17, 2018 — I needed a quiet place to practice. My backyard in the Seven Castles neighborhood of the Fryingpan Valley was perfect, so I reclined in a folding chair under a shade tree and just sat. What a discipline. Just sitting. And yet, isn't that what I

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Bernard Margaretten

June 17, 2018 — Celebration of life for Bernard Margaretten will be held at 109 Indica Way, Carbondale, June 23 at 1 pm to share stories, memories and laughter.

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Monday Business Briefs: Investment firm executive to address climate change at Aspen event

June 17, 2018 — Investment firm exec to discuss climate change Philipp Hildebrand will discuss investment firm BlackRock's stance on climate change in a presentation titled "Sustainable Investing: A Turning Point" at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harris Hall in Aspen. Hildebrand's free talk is part of the Aspen Center

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In support of Karl Hanlon

June 17, 2018 — We have an opportunity to support a candidate for the 3rd Congressional District that reflects the values of the Roaring Fork Valley. Scott Tipton is out of touch with his constituency and rarely responds to letters. I have had the honor of serving with Karl

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