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Demographics drive GOP nosedive on West Coast

February 26, 2020

BEND, Ore. — In the early 1990s, the population of Bend was around 25,000 and leaned Republican. A lumber mill operated along the banks of the Deschutes River in Oregon’s high-desert country. Today, the lumber...



Debate takeaways: Bernie Sanders bruised but not broken

February 26, 2020

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Democrats held their final debate before the South Carolina presidential primary and the critical Super Tuesday contests that follow three days later. Here are some key takeaways. BERNIE BASH Bernie Sanders is rarely a...


GlenX adapts to students’ feedback for 2020 exposition

February 26, 2020

The GlenX career expos in Glenwood Springs and Rifle are always about the students and that is particularly true this year. After four years, organizers are still tweaking the program to better serve students as...


Roger Marolt: Skiing circles around each other

February 26, 2020

People wonder why Lo Semple and I waste our time arguing about who is the better skier. The short answer is because we are fools. The slightly longer answer is because we can scream and...



Skico to offer free NASTAR racing ahead of nationals

February 26, 2020

While the return of the NASTAR National Championships to Snowmass is still a month away, Aspen Skiing Co. is ready to start the celebration a bit early. This week, there will be a brief window...



Local spotlight: Jason “Tigger” Hartmann

February 26, 2020

Jason Hartmann, better known as “Tigger” the tiger from Winnie the Pooh, has been making his mark on Snowmass Ski Area since he first interviewed to work on the mountain in 2002. Right out of...



Two Aspen High teens bring art, passion to The Collective

February 26, 2020

Art is a word with many definitions used to describe a multitude of things. Some loosely describe it as all creative activity expressed through human skill and imagination; others associate it with the medium that...



Britta Gustafson: Do we need a little more magic? Always.

February 26, 2020

Childhood lives in our memories as thousands of blurry little moments, a mosaic that helps to make up the portrait of who we are to become. Lots of firsts, failures, successes, embarrassments and achievements, and...





Feds cite alleged rogue snowmobiler David Lesh for Aspen-area incident

February 26, 2020

Ecologists working on Independence Pass on July 3 were flabbergasted when they saw two snowmobilers running their sleds over wet, fragile terrain devoid of snow. Their pictures helped lead to citations for one of the men. The Forest Service issued four citations to David Lesh.


Mountain lion strategy draws criticism, praise

February 26, 2020

GYPSUM — During a special meeting about proposed changes to the state’s Western Slope Mountain Lion Plan, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials stressed what they don’t want to do and what they don’t yet know....