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The things that I love (and hate) about Moab
The things that I love (and hate) about Moab

April 18, 2019

As good as the skiing has been, I needed a four-day weekend in the desert to melt away my end-of-winter blues. Multiple hours of hiking and biking last weekend gave me plenty of time to...


New Aspen mayor, new city council. Now what?
New Aspen mayor, new city council. Now what?

April 18, 2019

If it’s change that Aspenites want in their quality of lives or the resort town’s political landscape, then that’s what they will get. At least that’s what they’ve been promised by the three new members...



WineInk: A Matter of Taste
WineInk: A Matter of Taste

April 18, 2019

In wine, nothing is more important than taste. Be you an occasional imbiber or a well-traveled oenophile, the only thing that really matters about a glass of wine is whether or not it tastes good...



High Country: 4/20 in the age of CBD
High Country: 4/20 in the age of CBD

April 18, 2019

As I am writing this, I am receiving an average of one 4/20-related pitch every three minutes. The barrage of emails and mailings started about a month ago from publicists hopeful for a mention tied...


E-Bike Controversy: When is a bicycle a motorcycle?
E-Bike Controversy: When is a bicycle a motorcycle?

April 18, 2019

It was only a matter of time. Electric-assist bikes have grown exponentially in popularity over recent years. Now, questions over the machines’ DNA are arising with governing bodies in the sport. To the point: When...


Mountain Mayhem: First of Three Closings
Mountain Mayhem: First of Three Closings

April 18, 2019

The late, great New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham would have had a field day at Aspen Highlands’ closing party. The fashion, the frolic and the fabulousness — from apparel to attitude — are always...


Writing Switch: Keeping it 100
Writing Switch: Keeping it 100

April 18, 2019

Finally receiving your 100-day pin is sort of like your birthday. You feel all special and tingly, and rightfully so, but as soon as the clock strikes midnight you turn back into a pumpkin. With...


Legends & Legacies: ‘The people want Wagner!’
Legends & Legacies: ‘The people want Wagner!’

April 18, 2019

“The people want Wagner for mayor,” declared the Aspen Democrat-Times on March 15, 1911. “Next Friday evening the Democrats will hold mass primaries in the court house between the hours of 7:30 and 8:00 o’clock...





Aspen Princess: The pug and the purpose of life
Aspen Princess: The pug and the purpose of life

April 17, 2019

Crazy things I’ve done in the week since my pug died: Spent over $100 on a custom ceramic urn on Etsy that looks like a sugar jar from Pottery Barn and probably costs like, five...


David Porter Schweppe
David Porter Schweppe

April 17, 2019

On Sunday, April 7, 2019, David Schweppe eased away from this world and joined his cohorts on the other side for some fishing, lots of laughter and a lot of stories. Dave had a story...