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Aspen football beats Coal Ridge on senior day, will face Basalt for league title

October 19, 2018 — It was homecoming. It was senior day. It was the Aspen High School football team's playoff life on the line. It was a shot at the league title on the line. So, don't hold it against AHS senior Noah Hollander if he may have shed

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On the Fly: To cast is to hope

October 19, 2018 — Last weekend brought Casting for Recovery's Colorado crew to the Roaring Fork Valley for their third annual fly-fishing retreat at the historic Redstone Inn. The chapter is led by Colorado Western Slope Program Coordinator Marlene Collins, and they provide a healing and informational weekend open

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Pitkin County Courthouse ICE arrest likely a first

October 19, 2018 — The arrest of a Carbondale man by immigration officers this week at the Pitkin County Courthouse appears to be the first time in decades that such an arrest has occurred inside the downtown Aspen building, sources said Friday. "I'm not sure we've ever seen that

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‘Aspen, Original by Design’ the slogan for Winterskol 2019

October 19, 2018 — The Winterskol committee has selected "Aspen, Original by Design" as the slogan for the 68th annual Winterskol celebration, which will run Jan. 10 to 13. With the 2019 Winterskol commemorating the mission of the Bauhaus Centennial Celebration, participants were asked to submit one-to-five word catch-phrases

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Aspen housing board lets man suffering from PTSD stay in home

October 19, 2018 — In a somewhat unusual move, the Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority voted this week to allow a man to stay in his home even though he has violated a key rule attached to his unit's deed restriction. APCHA staff recommended to the board that Bruce Nethery

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Basalt’s Sierra Bower wins regional cross country meet; AHS qualifies both teams

October 19, 2018 — A summer injury delayed the start of Sierra Bower's cross country season. But the Basalt High School sophomore is certainly trying to make the best of the finish. Friday at Aspen Golf Club, Bower won the girls Class 3A Region 1 meet with a time

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The power of human connections could transform mental health

October 19, 2018 — Sponsored Content "Changing Brains, Changing Lives Symposium" aims to reinforce the importance of connections By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by Aspen Strong The power of connection has the ability to transform societies if people are willing to open themselves up to recognizing that mental

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Fall prescribed burns include one above El Jebel, another west of Redstone

October 19, 2018 — Federal land management agencies on the Western Slope are planning four prescribed burns this fall, including one in the mountains above El Jebel and one west of Redstone. The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit plans to undertake the prescribed burns in

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Eagle County commissioner candidates grilled on positions on El Jebel project at Squirm Night

October 19, 2018 — Eagle County Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney on Thursday defended her vote to approve the controversial Tree Farm project in El Jebel last year by contending public opinion was split on the issue and that the board applied the "available" standards in the review. Challenger Jackie Cartier

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No fireworks between Pitkin County commissioner candidates but plenty of issues at Squirm Night

October 18, 2018 — Squirm Night exchanges between the candidates for the District 1 seat on the Pitkin County commission Thursday were free of fireworks and heavy on current hot-button issues in the Roaring Fork Valley. As if to underscore the congeniality of the evening, incumbent Commissioner Patti Clapper

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Red Mountain helicopter fixing rockfall issues

October 18, 2018 — The helicopter hovering over Red Mountain on Thursday morning brought in equipment to mitigate possible rockfall on a parcel of land donated to the county this spring, sources said. The Red Mountain Homeowners Association donated the 55-acre parcel to Pitkin County's Open Space and Trails

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Prep roundup: Aspen volleyball wins rare home match; soccer teams fall

October 18, 2018 — Playing at home for just the third time this season, it took the Aspen High School volleyball team a little time to get settled Thursday night, but the Skiers rolled to a 3-0 victory over Grand Valley. The Skiers (15-5) won their fourth consecutive match (25-12,

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US Ski Team’s Hailey Swirbul: A letter to 10-year-old me and joining AVSC

October 18, 2018 — Dear 10-year-old me: Do it. Join the AVSC Nordic program. I know you dreamed of floating through the moguls course like your brother, but you won't regret joining the Nordic team, I promise. When you skate ski for the first time at Thanksgiving camp, I

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Aspen Skiing Co. to take over family-run Gwyn’s High Alpine at Snowmass in 2020

October 18, 2018 — After 40 years, Gwyn's High Alpine on-mountain restaurant at Snowmass is set to change hands, as Aspen Skiing Co. will take over the family-run establishment when the current lease runs out after the 2019-20 ski season. A family affair, the restaurant is led by its

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Pierce, McMurtry launch alpine-only Rocky Mountain Ski Racing club

October 18, 2018 — A pair of longtime, elite-level alpine ski racing coaches — with decades of coaching experience between them — are launching what they hope will be another top-notch club option for teenaged and young adult alpine ski racers. National and Colorado Ski Hall of Fame inductee

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Silverthorne backs 110 with hope for Exit 205

October 18, 2018 — Silverthorne rarely weighs in on state ballot issues, town manager Ryan Hyland said, but when that happens, it's usually because elected leadership anticipates "direct and significant" effects on the town. With that, Silverthorne Town Council has decided to tackle two November ballot measures — opposing

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Vail’s Lindsey Vonn says 2018-19 season will be her last on World Cup

October 18, 2018 — We all probably knew this was going to happen, but it’s still somewhat shocking. Vail’s Lindsey Vonn told Ski Racing Magazine this week that the 2018-19 World Cup season will be her last. “Well, this is going to be my last season,” Vonn told Ski

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Charges dismissed against driver in Basalt pedestrian death on Highway 82

October 18, 2018 — The District Attorney's Office dismissed all charges Thursday against an Aspen driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in August on Highway 82 in Basalt, according to court records. Blood taken from Christopher Fish, 49, after the Aug. 23 crash showed no sign of alcohol,

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A-Basin plans two via ferrata climbing zones, new summer activities

October 18, 2018 — With its 2018-19 winter season just days away, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area’s plans to reimagine its summer on-mountain recreational offerings recently took a giant jump into the future. The White River National Forest announced on Tuesday that its Dillon Ranger District is now accepting comments

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Exponential growth of moose population in Rocky Mountain National Park challenges officials

October 18, 2018 — Moose are a fundamental part of living in Colorado’s High Country, but an ever expanding population of the large animals poses unique challenges that officials from Rocky Mountain National Park hope to illuminate with a newly implemented research project. Historically, there is a significant disagreement

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