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Sheriff’s Cup golf tournament returns, this time in benefit of Huts for Vets

June 19, 2018 — What started off as "really a stupid tournament" for a group of local golfers has turned into one of the largest charity events on the links. In its third year, the Sheriff's Cup returns Sunday, June 24, at Aspen Golf Club, this year in benefit

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Record-setting endurance athlete to speak at Steamboat Springs library

June 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Very few people will ever join the ranks of endurance athlete Jennifer Pharr Davis, but the lessons she has learned during her journeys can be applied by everyone in everyday life. In 2011, Pharr Davis hiked the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in 46

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Review starts on third development plan on Basalt’s Pan and Fork site

June 19, 2018 — Will the third time be a charm for a development proposal on the former Pan and Fork site in Basalt? The latest plan by a third different developer formally entered the review process Tuesday evening when representatives of Basalt River Park LLC led a tour

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Aspen’s controversial, historic Boomerang Lodge sells for $10 million

June 19, 2018 — Aspen developer Mark Hunt has purchased the historic Boomerang Lodge and the land it sits on at Fourth Street and Hopkins Avenue for $10 million. The deal was recorded with the Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder's Office on Tuesday. Hunt bought the 27,000-square-foot parcel from

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Lift One corridor at base of Aspen Mountain gaining speed

June 19, 2018 — The first review of a reimagined west portal to Aspen Mountain received positive feedback from the city's Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday. A new site plan for the Lift One corridor has emerged as a result of consensus from landowners at the base of

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Aspen apartment dispute leads to knife threat

June 19, 2018 — A 58-year-old Aspen man was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening the property manager of his apartment building with a knife, according to court documents. Christopher Perez was charged with felony menacing, though he denied pulling the 7-inch knife on the 53-year-old property manager, according to

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Officials skeptical of digging underpass below Highway 82 at Buttermilk

June 19, 2018 — Area elected officials want more information before making a decision on whether to build a pedestrian underpass that would cost between $7.5 million and $9.5 million at Buttermilk on Highway 82. However, while Pitkin County officials continue to push for the project, Snowmass Village and

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Classic mistakes

June 19, 2018 — Have you ever put yourself in an environment where you think to yourself, "Wow, I really don't belong here"? This small-town Minnesota girl felt like that last year at my first Food & Wine Classic. Last year, I was completely overwhelmed walking into my first

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City, Jazz Aspen Snowmass start talks of public-private partnership

June 19, 2018 — Location, location, location. That was one of the most pressing issues for Aspen elected officials at a work session Tuesday addressing the potential public-private partnership between Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the city. JAS' top-ranking executive said it is on the brink of securing a contract

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Snowmass history: Peak form

June 19, 2018 — "Carpenter makes it all look simple – for her," The Aspen Times read on June 17, 1982. "It's not that Connie Carpenter makes bike racing easy; in fact, it's more that she makes it seem impossible – impossible for everyone else, that is. Tuesday, in

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Photos: Volunteer weekend at Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

June 19, 2018 — The Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing held its annual volunteer weekend June 15 to 17 at its campus in Old Snowmass. Photos by Austin Colbert.

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Taste buds continue to be pushed at Heritage Fire event in Snowmass

June 19, 2018 — Felix Florez couldn't wait to coat his childhood with his own concoction of herbs, onions and lemon juice. The owner of Black Hill Ranch in Houston, Florez has made a business out of pork, lamb, beef and goat, but at Heritage Fire in Snowmass Village

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Marolt: Finding old Aspen across the sea

June 19, 2018 — It's the mosquitos. They are tiny but persistent. They're called "no-see-ums," because you can't. Extermination is not a major concern. The higher priorities: water, electricity. Sources of each are reliable, not perfect. But the place has miles of beaches and few people around, so the

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Town inches forward with pot shops in village

June 19, 2018 — Snowmass elected officials at a council meeting June 18 established that allowing pot shops in the village would generate revenue and not cost the town money. At the direction of the council after its last marijuana-related meeting, in which Mayor Markey Butler questioned if sanctioning

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Colorado to adopt California’s stricter car pollution rules

June 19, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor on Tuesday ordered his state to adopt California’s vehicle pollution rules, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration’s plans to ease up on emission standards. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told state regulators begin writing rules that incorporate California’s low-emission

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The Drop-In: Rafting from Carbondale to Glenwood Springs (video)

June 19, 2018 — A rookery of heron nests, a bald eagle and a giant river sandwich are just some of the sights Drop-In hosts Rose and Anna encountered on their float from Carbondale to Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs.

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Colorado to adopt California’s stricter car pollution rules

June 19, 2018 — DENVER — Colorado’s governor on Tuesday ordered his state to adopt California’s vehicle pollution rules, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration’s plans to ease up on emission standards. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper told state regulators begin writing rules that incorporate California’s low-emission vehicle

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Some fear changes to state laws as U.S. weighs pot medicine approval

June 19, 2018 — COLORADO SPRINGS — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

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Rainy weather halts growth of 416 wildfire near Durango

June 19, 2018 — For the first time since it started June 1, the 416 fire did not increase in size Monday, authorities said. The wildfire, about 13 miles north of Durango, stayed within Monday's footprint of 34,161 acres as firefighters managed to extend containment to 35 percent, according to a

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Famed Carbondale-area eagle nest tree topples over

June 19, 2018 — A large ponderosa pine along the Roaring Fork River north of Carbondale inside the Aspen Glen development that has been home to several bald eagles and their young over the decades, has fallen. The tree has faithfully stood by the side of the river for

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