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RFTA says new property tax needed to combat traffic congestion in Aspen and region

October 16, 2018 — Roaring Fork Transportation Authority officials are relying on their track record to try to convince voters to invest more local dollars in the regional bus system. RFTA is asking voters in its member jurisdictions this November to approve a new property tax that would raise

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Aspen on the Hill: A stitch in time

October 16, 2018 — My head is full of holes. As a kid I got stitches early, as a toddler, and then often as I managed to bust my head open in a variety of clumsy ways: I took a baseball bat to the forehead during a backyard baseball

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Preliminary hearing set for Aspen man accused of fatally running over pedestrian

October 15, 2018 — A preliminary hearing has been set for an Aspen man who faces felony charges for fatally hitting another man with his truck on Highway 82 in Basalt this past summer. Christopher Fish, 49, appeared in Pitkin County District Court on Monday with his attorney, Denver-based

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Superintendent says Aspen district’s reputation unfairly attacked

October 15, 2018 — For its third consecutive public meeting, the Aspen School District's board of education Monday was peppered with criticism and praise for Superintendent John Maloy, whose contract is up for its annual review. Addressing his critics at the conclusion of comments made publicly about the state

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Sex assault suspects appear in court together in Aspen

October 15, 2018 — The two defendants accused of sexually assaulting a girl earlier this year appeared in Pitkin County District Court on Monday, with the 20-year-old man dressed in a prison uniform and the 17-year-old in a pink button-down shirt with blue dress pants. Keegan Callahan, 20, and

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Business Monday: Chasing the American dream at the Roaring Fork Grill in El Jebel

October 15, 2018 — Lidia Dominquez has built a reputation in some segments of the Roaring Fork Valley as a special cook, so now she's using her skills to pursue the American dream. Dominquez, an immigrant from Mexico, opened the Roaring Fork Grill in Basalt earlier this year with

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Some things are free in Aspen, including expensive parking

October 14, 2018 — On any given day, there are roughly 65 vehicles in the downtown core whose owners park for free. That's about 10 percent of the overall inventory. The city's parking czar, Mitch Osur, who is charged with managing the limited supply, said he would prefer to

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Aspen’s parking problems persist as director plays whack-a-mole

October 14, 2018 — Mitch Osur could be considered an expert player in the futile game known as "Whack-a-mole." Used colloquially, the arcade game is often referenced to a situation that attempts to solve a problem piecemeal, resulting in a temporary solution. Welcome to the Osur's world as Aspen's

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Is affordable housing no longer affordable in Aspen?

October 14, 2018 — The future of 28 new affordable-housing units coming into the rental pool hangs in the balance while the city of Aspen figures out how much developers ought to pay to mitigate for the amount of employees their projects generate. Peter Fornell, along with his financial

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What’s the Big Deal: $9 million lands Aspen Highlands-area home

October 14, 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: $9 million Date recorded: Oct. 12 Address: 130 Glen Dee Road, Aspen Neighborhood: Aspen Highlands area Buyer: John and Christine

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Business Monday briefs: Aspen gets love; Christie’s coming to town

October 14, 2018 — Aspen gets high marks for honeymoons Can you feel the love in Aspen? The travel website Expedia.com can, ranking it one of the best honeymoon destinations in America. Expedia.com rounded up the top 16 honeymoon destinations in America based on a ranking system the criteria

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‘Cowboy’ Jim Crowley recollects his 100 years in Fryingpan Valley and Basalt

October 14, 2018 — When you live to be 100 years of age, you better have some darn good stories to tell, and "Cowboy" Jim Crowley has just that. Crowley, who will mark a century Oct. 29, was born in Glenwood Springs in 1918 and raised on a ranch

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Photos: Aspen Misc., Oct. 14, 2018

October 13, 2018 —

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Tweet All About It: Safe at home

October 13, 2018 — Each week, we pick out our favorite and not-so-favorite tweets (at least those that are printable) about Aspen and display them on Sunday's page A2. • "I've stalled long enough. It's time to get a ski pass. What should it be for a skier living

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Ski.com and Epic Pass are accepting applications for the dream ski job

October 13, 2018 — Aspen might be in an employees' market right now, but there's one job that will be tough to get. The application process is open until Monday for a job that entails visiting roughly a dozen ski resorts on a single trip in January and February

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SEC, Woodbridge nearing settlement

October 12, 2018 — Bankrupt real estate developer Woodbridge of Cos. and the Securities and Exchange Commission are nearing a final settlement deal they hope to bring to a Miami federal judge by Nov. 2, according to court filings. The settlement would come after the SEC launched an investigation

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On the Fly: Fixing a hole in the boot

October 12, 2018 — Are your waders letting more water in than they are keeping out? All waders, regardless of the brand, will eventually leak. With all of the thistles, thorns and brush we encounter in a day's fishing, it isn't a question of if your waders will get

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Bill Tuite, 70, remembered for big heart, infectious laugh and special Aspen legacy

October 12, 2018 — Bill Tuite, a man who was so well-liked he briefly served simultaneously as an Aspen councilman and a Pitkin County commissioner, died Sept. 26 at his home in Ohio. He was 70. Friends and family remembered Tuite on Thursday as a guy who almost always

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At Squirm Night in Aspen, sheriff, candidate spar over sex-crime reporting

October 11, 2018 — A juvenile boy who was arrested this week in connection to an alleged sexual assault was the same individual who a sheriff's candidate failed to report in a child sexual-abuse case he allegedly heard about three years ago. That connection was revealed at Thursday's Squirm

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Aspen ParkRun: A free 5K race that comes with donuts and coffee

October 11, 2018 — It's a little before 8 o'clock on Saturday morning at Iselin Field by the Aspen Recreation Center, where a handful of runners, and maybe as many volunteers, have gathered once again. They're here for another edition of the Aspen ParkRun, a 5-kilometer footrace that debuted

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