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Palardy saved lives through donation of his vital organs

April 26, 2018 — Well before Patrick Palardy's death last year he had decided he would be an organ donor, something that his friends and family said is keeping with his giving nature. Soon after his death in November, his family learned people in need had received Patrick's heart,

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Hank Willis Thomas sheds light in ‘What We Ask Is Simple’

April 26, 2018 — When there's a message painted on the glass door of an art gallery announcing "Flash Photography Encouraged," you know you are in for something out of the ordinary. Flash photography is essential, in fact, to seeing Hank Willis Thomas' indeed extraordinary "What We Ask Is

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AVSC garners club of the year honors for snowboard, freestyle skiing

April 25, 2018 — Two of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's programs earned some big-time recognition by U.S. Ski and Snowboard this week. The AVSC's freeskiing and snowboard programs were both named club of the year by the organization, with each having significant competition results this winter.

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April 25 preps: Delta delivers against Basalt baseball; Aspen tennis wins

April 25, 2018 — A lot has to go right to beat a powerhouse program like Delta, but little did for the Basalt High School baseball team Wednesday when the two teams met on the BHS field. The Panthers used powerful at-bats and capitalized on BHS mistakes to roll

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Long, strange trip: 420 in the Mile High City

April 25, 2018 — Marijuana brings people together. The stoners with their video games and their Twitch streams. The elderly first-timers who are ready to spice up their lives without the oregano. The partiers who want to risk an ACL tear on the disco floor. The casuals who fall asleep on their

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Colorado water managers studying Lake Powell levels issues

April 25, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION — About 120 water managers gathered Wednesday to discuss how to keep enough water in Lake Powell and avoid a demand from downstream states for more water under the Colorado River Compact, and they agreed to keep studying potential solutions. The meeting, held

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Support for Red Mountain donation not unanimous

April 25, 2018 — A minority of the homeowners on Red Mountain did not want to donate a 55-acre parcel to Pitkin County, preferring instead to sell to the highest bidder, the president of the homeowners association said Wednesday. "Some people up there want to sell it," Jerry Murdock,

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Basalt mom who lost son to suicide pursues vision for youth, counseling center

April 25, 2018 — Six months after losing her son to suicide, a midvalley woman's pain is still raw, the unanswered questions are still haunting and the loss borders on unbearable. Temple Glassier thinks of her son Patrick Palardy every day. Sometimes that is all she can do and

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New detours for entrance to Aspen

April 25, 2018 — Next week, the city of Aspen is entering its third phase of the months-long Castle Creek Bridge/Hallam Street project. New detours into and out of town will be instituted beginning Monday. Construction is ahead of schedule and the new detours are being moved up from

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Flying a drone near a Colorado wildfire, emergency situation could land you in jail under bill

April 25, 2018 — Obstructing first responders by flying a drone into or near an emergency situation in Colorado — such as a wildfire — could leave you facing a hefty fine or even jail time under a measure making its way through the state legislature. House Bill 1314 passed

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Ikon pass prices set to increase by $100 on May 1

April 25, 2018 — Pricing on Ikon passes is scheduled to increase $100 on Tuesday, May 1. The Ikon Pass, currently $899 for adults, offers unlimited access to Copper Mountain Resort and 11 other destinations plus limited days at 13 additional resorts in the U.S. and Canada. The Ikon

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Changing of the guard on Basalt council — Infante and Slack are in, Grauer and Kittle are out

April 25, 2018 — Tuesday was the changing of the guard on the Basalt Town Council when Mark Kittle and Bernie Grauer left the board and William Infante joined. Ryan Slack also will take a seat on the council but he was unable to attend the swearing-in ceremony. The

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Basalt will invest $444,000 to calm speeding drivers in Willits

April 25, 2018 — Basalt will invest nearly $444,000 to try to slow traffic down on East Valley Road as it leaves Willits Town Center and enters the residential area. The project features narrowing the width of the road between Valley Court and Lake Court. Plastic chicanes that create

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Aspen girls soccer takes down Rams in key WSL game; Basalt beats Moffat

April 24, 2018 — After starting fast Tuesday at Carbondale Middle School in a 3A Western Slope League clash against Aspen, the Roaring Fork High School girls soccer team faded down the stretch as the visiting Skiers capitalized on two loose-ball scrambles in the box to pick up a

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Aspen baseball ends long skid against Gunnison, stays perfect in WSL play

April 24, 2018 — It's taken many beatdowns for the Aspen High School baseball team to get to this point, but on Tuesday the Skiers finally overcame Gunnison for a 10-8 win at Crawford Field in El Jebel. The last time AHS beat the Cowboys? Go back to 2011.

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Guthrie strong as Aspen girls golf team finishes third in home tournament

April 24, 2018 — Out on the course Tuesday, Aspen High School junior Zoe Guthrie was as much a stalker as a competitor. Playing alongside two of the Western Slope's best golfers, including Grand Junction sophomore Gracie Olkowski, Guthrie spent as much time analyzing her opponents as she did

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On the lookout: It’s a … boy?

April 24, 2018 — For about the past nine months I've been receiving pictures from my sister of random fruits and vegetables. The last one I received was romaine lettuce, 18.9 inches and 6.17 pounds. This is the current size of my nephew, or "Baby H" — according to

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Aspen teachers will stay in class amid Denver protests

April 24, 2018 — Aspen School District faculty will largely stay on campus later this week while thousands of their counterparts around the state will descend on the Capitol in Denver to demand more funding for public education. A protest is planned Friday, with over two dozen districts in

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Landlord has brush with law firm over Aspen construction

April 24, 2018 — An Aspen law firm claims it was forced to leave its offices at the Durant Mall because construction-caused racket, dust and other deterrents made it impossible to do business. Whatley Kallas LLP, a national healthcare-litigation firm with a two-attorney office in Aspen, sued its landlord

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Red Mountain acreage near Aspen to be donated to Pitkin County

April 24, 2018 — A large, steep swath of upper Red Mountain that can be seen from just about anywhere in Aspen could soon belong to the residents of Pitkin County. "It's a free piece of land donated by Red Mountain homeowners because they want to do the right

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