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William Donald Rector

February 23, 2018 — Chesapeake, VA — William Donald "Billy" Rector, 31, of Aspen, Colorado, was taken unexpectedly by the Lord to his eternal home Monday, February 12, 2018. Born November 21, 1986 in Norfolk, he was known for his infectious personality, and beautiful smile. Billy spent 13 years

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Summit County snowboarders Chris Corning, Red Gerard, Kyle Mack go for Olympic medals Friday

February 23, 2018 — Although Summit County is 16 hours behind the time in Pyeongchang, South Korea, NBCOlympics.com is providing those who want to gorge on Olympics content the opportunity to watch every event live via NBCOlympics.com/video. That said, here are three events for Summit County sports fans to

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Report documents how warming climate could decimate Aspen, other ski towns

February 23, 2018 — Winter sports tourism pumps about $11 billion in direct spending into the U.S. economy each year but is at risk of being decimated by climate change, according to the advocacy group Protect Our Winters. The organization released a report Friday that takes an extensive look

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Transportation sales tax hike could be headed to the Colorado ballot

February 23, 2018 — A coalition of business leaders across the state took a major step this week toward asking Colorado voters to raise sales taxes for transportation, but even some who have long supported a tax hike for roads are now questioning whether the effort can succeed. That

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Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games return to Copper Mountain

February 23, 2018 — The annual Special Olympics Colorado Winter Games return to Copper Mountain Resort this weekend, Feb. 24 and 25, as more than 225 Special Olympics athletes from across the state are expected to attend. The athletes will take part in Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and

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Garfield County backs moving BLM headquarters out west

February 23, 2018 — Coming on the heals of Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement that he’d like to relocate the Bureau of Land Management Headquarters out of Washington, D.C., to the West, Garfield County this week joined Mesa County and several other Colorado counties in endorsing the

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New Ikon Pass will include seven days at Aspen-Snowmass as pass war heats up

February 23, 2018 — A new season ski pass designed to rival Vail Resorts' Epic Pass will include seven days of access to the slopes of Aspen-Snowmass and unlimited access to multiple resorts. Alterra Mountain Co., a sister of Aspen Skiing Co., announced Thursday that its $899 Ikon Pass

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RFHS vice principal is leaving for leadership position in Iowa

February 22, 2018 — Kelsie Goodman, whose popularity as vice principal at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale prompted a student "waffle in" after she was passed over for the principal's job last year, is leaving at the end of the school year for a school leadership position in

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Development group sets sights on Basalt’s controversial Pan and Fork land

February 22, 2018 — A new development firm has placed the controversial Pan and Fork property in Basalt under contract and intends to seek approval for a "park-centered, mixed-use development." Basalt River Park LLC has a contract to buy 2 acres from Roaring Fork Community Development Corp. for more

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Dallas group buys downtown Aspen building for $28 million

February 22, 2018 — Editor's note: The following article has been altered from the original version due to a reporting error. A Dallas-based group has paid $28 million for an off-market, downtown Aspen commercial property nicknamed the "Lego building." Stephen Summers, the operator-manager of the CT018 Aspen LLC partnership,

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Starbucks in, Rocky Mountain Chocolate out in Aspen

February 22, 2018 — The chief operating officer of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory said Thursday that the longtime Aspen shop will close in March because the landlord won't renew its lease to make way for a Starbucks coffee shop. "We were contacted by the landlord in a written letter

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Aspen High ski teams on top after first day of state championships

February 22, 2018 — The Aspen High School boys and girls ski teams sit in first place after the first of two days at the state championships in Leadville. Thursday at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, AHS senior Chelsea Moore, a future Dartmouth skier, won the girls 5-kilometer classic

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Aspen Adventure Woman: Who is she? You’ll be surprised

February 22, 2018 — "YAY ANNA!" was the roar I heard finally summiting Highland Bowl about 30 minutes after the women's group I was with. Mind you, this group was filled with women of all age ranges, most of them moms and some grandmothers. In situations where I'm the

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Mountain Mayhem: Ascendigo event a bevy of blue at Belly Up

February 22, 2018 — Celebrating its most successful fundraiser to date, Ascendigo ended Saturday night on a high note. The Carbondale-based nonprofit that serves local, regional and national populations of youth and adults across the autism spectrum brought the community together for their benefit event at Belly Up. The

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WineInk: The name game when the grape is the same

February 22, 2018 — "I don't like pinot grigio," my friend said with formidable defiance when I gifted her with a bottle of pinot gris from New Zealand recently. "It's not the same," I replied, hoping to get her to at least try the wine. "It's a different grape,"

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From the Vault: When Marble came alive

February 22, 2018 — "New town of Marble attracts attention," announced an article in the Aspen Daily Times on Dec. 10, 1908. The article continued, in part, "The prosperous and enterprising little town of Marble still continues to attract attention. From a camp of 200 people a few years

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Book review: “Atomic City Girls”

February 22, 2018 — Eager to escape life in the country, June Walker begins work at a top secret government community in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during World War II. She sits at a machine 12 hours a day, having no clue what she's helping to create. When author Janet

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Aspen Untucked: To earth or not to earth?

February 22, 2018 — In the dead of winter, it's sometimes hard to remember that everything around us was once bursting with life and will be again soon. I thought about that over the weekend, when I was down in Denver with some family. It was a beautiful weekend,

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Alterra reveals Ikon Pass pricing; Aspen-Snowmass role includes 7 days combined

February 22, 2018 — A new season ski pass designed to rival Vail’s Epic Pass will include seven days of access to the slopes of Aspen-Snowmass. Alterra Mountain Co., a sister of Aspen Skiing Co., announced Thursday that its $899 Ikon Pass will provide unlimited access to 12 ski

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Hershey’s renews trademark battles with marijuana businesses

February 22, 2018 — DENVER — Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception. Although Hershey’s has been relatively quiet in the

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