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Glenwood Caverns finishes Octoberfest with retirement of Iron Mountain Tramway

October 18, 2018 — For a decade and a half, the Iron Mountain Tram traversed the 4,300-foot climb from the base of the Iron Mountain to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park high above Glenwood Springs. "I can hardly believe it's been 15 years; the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting

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After short hiatus, the Culinary Arts Festival returns

October 18, 2018 — After a year off, the Glenwood Springs Arts Council is ready to hold its annual fundraiser highlighting the community's culinary arts. "Everyone kept coming up to us saying they missed the culinary arts event because it was part of the fall, so we decided to

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Wheeler Opera House’s ‘On the Rise’ series goes Upstate

October 18, 2018 — Allison Olender knows from experience just how exhilarating and seductive an Upstate concert can be. After she saw the band for the first time last year at the Homegrown Music Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas, she joined them as their seventh member. "I saw them play

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Novelist Sarah Schantz to speak on mental health at CMC campuses

October 16, 2018 — Award-winning novelist Sarah Schantz will visit Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Aspen campuses this month to bring attention to mental health issues. Schantz, author of the novel “Fig,” which won the 2016 Colorado Book Award and was National Public Radio’s Best Book

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Aspen Chapel Gallery going to the dogs

October 15, 2018 — The Aspen Chapel Gallery has teamed with the Aspen Animal Shelter for a new photo exhibition focused on dogs and pets. Titled "Man's Best Friend," the show will open Wednesday with an artists' reception from 5 to 7 p.m. It includes work by Dan Bayer,

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Aspen Words winter author series to include Colson Whitehead, Curtis Sittenfeld, Jane Mayer, climber Tommy Caldwell

October 11, 2018 — The five-event 2019 Winter Words series will include professional rock climber and memoirist Tommy Caldwell, best-selling novelist Curtis Sittenfeld in conversation with her longtime friend and fellow novelist Emily Jeanne Miller, "Everything Happens for a Reason" author Kate Bowler, Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead and

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Carbondale artist Jonathan VanTassel opens Art Base exhibition

October 11, 2018 — Food entombed in resin and anthropomorphic hot dogs made out of steel and plaster, vibrant abstract-realist and Zen minimalist oil paintings stand alongside one another in Jonathan VanTassel's playful new exhibition at the Art Base in Basalt. Titled "Value Menu," the show of two- and

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Chris Collins, Jim Salestrom and the 2018 John Denver Celebration in Aspen

October 11, 2018 — It's John Denver week in Aspen and as the man in the granny glasses himself put it, "Hey, it's good to be back home again." The 21st annual tribute to the Aspen icon, folk singer, environmentalist and peace activist brings together fans and friends from

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Rapper Tech N9ne to headline Belly Up Aspen

October 11, 2018 — The rapper Tech N9ne was too busy making music and touring to notice that he'd made 20 albums, until reporters started asking the independent hip-hop pioneer about the milestone. "I don't count," Tech said this week from a tour stop in Des Moines, Iowa. "I

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Best of offseason entertainment: 8 free or $5 shows at Belly Up this fall

October 11, 2018 — It gets awfully quiet around here this time of year. Once the leaf-peeping tourists leave and Filmfest and The Meeting wrap up, Aspen's still got a month to go before the lifts start spinning and the international crowds return along with a glittering glut of

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Jim Gaffigan to headline Wheeler Opera House in February, Tig Notaro to play Aspen Laugh Fest

October 10, 2018 — Comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday, Feb. 15, days before a seven-comic lineup at the Wheeler's annual Aspen Laugh Festival running Feb. 20 to 23. Passes for Laugh Fest will go on sale Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon at

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In memoir ‘The Burn Zone,’ former cult member tells all

October 8, 2018 — Late in her new memoir, "The Burn Zone," Renee Linnell recounts a night out where she dances on a bar, meets a guy and tells him immediately that she had been in a cult for the past seven years. He responds, "You are the most

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Shining Mountains Film Festival to close with ‘Neither Wolf Nor Dog’

October 6, 2018 — A roadtrip movie, a journey through Native American history and a powerful final statement by the late Dave Bald Eagle, "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" will close the first annual Shining Mountains Film Festival in Aspen on Monday evening. Based on the beloved book of the

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Carbondale-made documentary ‘Whitewashed’ to premiere at Shining Mountains Film Festival

October 4, 2018 — A new documentary digs into the U.S. government's disenfranchisement and abuse of indigenous peoples and how those traumas have reverberated through generations. It looks at historical events like the so-called "boarding school era" — which forced hundreds of thousands of children off of reservations and

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Denver comedian Andrew Overdahl headlines The Temporary

October 4, 2018 — The Temporary at Willits continues to solidify its status as a requisite stop for prominent Denver comedians, as Andrew Overdahl headlines the midvalley nightclub on Saturday. Overdahl's stand-up set follows recent appearances by Adam Cayton-Holland and Ben Roy, his co-founders of the Denver comedy troupe

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Artwork by Hank Willis Thomas to be featured on Aspen lift tickets this ski season

October 4, 2018 — Six text-based artworks by artist Hank Willis Thomas will be featured on Aspen's lift tickets this winter, the Aspen Skiing Co. announced Wednesday. The ticket designs are derived from Thomas' series titled "Fair Warning," which borrow slogans from cigarette advertisements from 1960 to '80. Thomas

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Director Matt Tyrnauer on making ‘Studio 54,’ finding the story beyond the sex, drugs and disco

October 4, 2018 — Before the surprising and illuminating documentary "Studio 54" screened to a sold-out audience at Aspen Filmfest last weekend, Aspen Film Executive Director Susan Wrubel took the stage and asked if anyone in the crowd had actually been to the fabled Manhattan nightclub during its brief

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Screenings start Thursday in Aspen for The Meeting

October 3, 2018 — The latest outdoor and ski/snowboard films will play on the big screen in Aspen at The Meeting, which runs Thursday through Saturday at various venues. The Meeting FilmFest coincides with the annual ski industry conference in Aspen. Films will include "Free Solo" by National Geographic

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‘Momentum Generation’ and ‘3 Days 2 Nights’ win Aspen Filmfest audience awards

October 2, 2018 — The surfing documentary "Momentum Generation" was the crowd favorite at Aspen Filmfest, the festival announced Tuesday. The film, directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, won the balloted Audience Award for the 39th annual film festival, which ran Sept. 25 to 30 at the Wheeler Opera

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet announces winter programs

October 2, 2018 — Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will present a three-performance season in the winter of 2018-19, the company announced Monday. The season will open with the holiday tradition of Aspen Santa Fe's "The Nutcracker" and will include a one-night-only performance by the hilarious Les Ballets Trockadero de

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