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Ski community says goodbye to Aspen’s Bob Beattie

December 9, 2018 — The man who did so much to promote the sport and business of skiing received a hearty salute in return Saturday. Hundreds of people turned out on the slopes of Aspen Highlands during the day and at the Hotel Jerome at night to celebrate the

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Electric-vehicle campaign shows buyer demand and growth in public charging

December 8, 2018 — Electric-vehicle buyers purchased 38 electric vehicles through the 2018 Electric Vehicle Sales Event, with an upward trend for all-electric vehicles and growth in public EV charging stations. The EV Sales Event was a 90-day campaign aimed at vehicle buyers in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties,

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Tweet All About It: Wheeling and dealing in Aspen

December 8, 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. • "Nothing against Colorado or snow skiing, but of course I had to talk to a guy named Aspen to

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Photos: Aspen Misc., Dec. 8, 2018

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Willoughby: Aspen’s dubious history of cloud seeding

December 8, 2018 — Pitkin County commissioners are debating cloud-seeding. This plot hatches anew, every few decades. A scheme to inject vaporized silver iodide into the clouds would surely increase snowfall, a quick fix to alter nature's gift to Aspen. The harebrained idea always attracts my attention because of

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Summit for Life returns with two new Bounce Back, Give Back award winners

December 7, 2018 — The litmus test Brian Hinsley used to determine how his day went was if he could get out of bed and shave his beard. Some days went well, some left only one cheek groomed, while others left him bedridden. Then, one day in 2000, his

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The van-do spirit: Aspen entrepreneurs launch overland business

December 7, 2018 — Even if it's the open road that is calling, a pair of Aspen entrepreneurs are confident they can gear you up for the backroads, too. For the past two years, Scott Vold, the founder of Cracks and Racks, and Aspen attorney Ben Genshaft quietly have

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On the Fly: Ski-in, fish-out

December 7, 2018 — When you think of winter in the Aspen area, skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding and ripping around on snowmobiles obviously come to mind. Locals are certainly dialed in on these activities, but they also realize the world-class fly fishing opportunities at the bottom of the hill.

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Mountaineer David Breashears brings his Himalaya glacier project to Aspen

December 7, 2018 — One of America's greatest mountaineers wants to inspire people to take action to curb climate change without beating them over the head with a doom-and-gloom message. David Breashears has developed an incredible project to illustrate how global warming is affecting the Himalayan glaciers. He founded

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Survey says Aspen’s affordable housing program meets residents’ needs; issues identified in aging program

December 7, 2018 — The results of a recent survey of homeowners in the local affordable-housing program show that the aging system has some big issues that need to be dealt with in order to support the community's workforce into the future. People opined on everything from how homeowners

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Through thick and thin, Aspen Mountain snowmaking crew plays key role getting ski area open

December 6, 2018 — For the full story, pick up a copy of the Aspen Times Weekly or go to aspentimes.com

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Marty Stouffer, National Geographic lock horns in court

December 6, 2018 — Pitkin County resident Marty Stouffer, whose documentary series "Wild America" ran 14 years on PBS, is accusing National Geographic of using his ideas and compromising his brand through a series of trademark violations. Stouffer and his Aspen-based company, Marty Stouffer Productions, filed a lawsuit Wednesday

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Willits Town Center in Basalt poised for more development after vacant block sells for $2.4 million

December 6, 2018 — Another major portion of Willits Town Center has moved a step closer to development after a corporation purchased a vacant block for $2.4 million. An undeveloped site known as Block 4 was sold by Willits Town Center to Block 4 Willits LLC, according to a

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On the mountain: Why I ride

December 6, 2018 — My quest for 100 days on the mountain is well underway. Again. After a blistering start to the 2017-18 season, a concussion suffered Dec. 12 limited me to 35 days last winter. The year prior, my first in Aspen, I finished with a lifetime-best 69

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Vail Pass highway expansion isn’t funded, but the work is being planned now

December 5, 2018 — VAIL — The west side of Vail Pass on Interstate 70 is the most-closed and most accident-riddled stretch of that highway as it goes through the Rockies. Making the highway safer will take a lot of money — money that isn't available for the foreseeable

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Aspen developer held to housing employees in redeveloped building

December 5, 2018 — Developer Mark Hunt was denied last week by the Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority board on his request to replace four affordable apartments offsite from his commercial building on Hopkins Avenue. Hunt, who is preparing to redevelop the commercial building at 517 E. Hopkins Ave., told

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Ski legend Bob Beattie’s memorial kicks off with races Saturday at Aspen Highlands

December 5, 2018 — It is only fitting that a legend in the ski industry will get a ski-oriented memorial service this weekend. Bob Beattie will be remembered Saturday with a full day of races, a community barbecue and an apres-ski gathering at Aspen Highlands, then friends will gather

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RVR golf course sale still concern for community

December 4, 2018 — The River Valley Ranch golf course has a new owner, but its neighbors are still concerned about the future of the site. The former owner, River Valley Ranch Golf LLC, managed by Dale Rands, bought the golf course for $1.2 million in 2012, according to

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No gunshots were fired during standoff in Rifle

December 4, 2018 — No shots were fired and no one was injured in a more than three-hour standoff Tuesday near Rifle, according to the Garfield County Sheriff's Office. Authorities closed Interstate 70 and Highway 6 near West Rifle for more than three hours Tuesday to respond to a

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City of Aspen, developers squabble over who should pay for new mountain base development

December 4, 2018 — Negotiations between the city of Aspen and developers wanting to build lodges and a new ski lift at the base of Aspen Mountain have gotten tense over how much public money should go toward the project. Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron made it clear Monday night

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