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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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Pot progression: Snowmass council agrees on town rules, banning sales in Base Village

October 16, 2018 — What the not-so-distant future of pot shops in Snowmass Village will look like became as clear as ever following a painstaking game of negotiating between members of Town Council. From the amount of distance that should separate a dispensary and the Skittles route to whether

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Snowmass’ Wood Bridge closed for repairs until Nov. 30

October 16, 2018 — The Wood Bridge that connects Melton Ranch Trail and Brush Creek Trail is closed for repairs through Nov. 30. The bridge is located over Brush Creek Road between Kearns and Faraway roads. The town of Snowmass does not expect the project to impact road or

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Marolt: Why Moab is popular in the fall

October 16, 2018 — Snow in the middle of October gets me in the mood for a bad attitude. I saw a guy the other day who was excited to see the snow piling up in town, snapping tree branches, closing the mountain bike trails for the season, smothering

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Snowmass history: A favorite of Brush Creek School

October 16, 2018 — Jennie Arbuckle graduated from Aspen High School in the spring of 1903 and went onto the State Normal in Greeley until she had to return home in early 1905 to recover from poor health relating to the Typhoid fever. Arbuckle returned to teach; this time

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Mama bear and her three cubs spend the night at Snowmass Center

October 12, 2018 — A mama bear and three large cubs had a little Hump Day sleepover at the Snowmass Center this week. Foraging any last sustenance before hibernating, the bears entered the center via the automatic doors late Wednesday but were unable to exit the building, Snowmass animal

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Snowmass Village reviews $37 million budget for 2019

October 10, 2018 — Budget season is underway in Snowmass Village, where the name of the game is to overestimate expenses and undervalue revenue to ensure that the town's financial position remains strong. Snowmass' proposed budget for 2019 anticipates the town will rack in $30.9 million in revenue and

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History: Water falling through in Snowmass

October 10, 2018 — "Snowmass water problems surface," an article in The Aspen Times read Oct. 11, 1979. "Studies prepared by Snowmass town engineer Dean Gordon indicate there may not be enough physical water available to Snowmass to accommodate the three major projects proposed for development over a five-year

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Gustafson: Soul searching

October 10, 2018 — With so many lifestyle factors in the eye of the beholder, are there any key elements that connect residents with their communities and bring visitors back year after year? As we continue to redevelop our town, community and environment, it seems we are reaching a

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Marolt: The data is in — women are better than men

October 10, 2018 — There is a good reason why men have women's names tattooed on their biceps: Women are better than men; not at any particular thing but just better overall and in general. Of course, I started this exploration by comparing myself with my wife and came

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Joanne Houck resigns as SAAB chairwoman

October 10, 2018 — The goal of boosting Snowmass' public arts scene may be hampered with the resignation of its second Arts Advisory Board member since the council in late April accepted the "Double Black Diamond" roundabout sculpture. Joanne Houck, the Snowmass Arts Advisory Board chairwoman since June 2016,

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New Snowmass housing director shares plans for Coffey Place, more enforcement and changes to program

October 3, 2018 — If all goes according to plan, Snowmass' newest for-sale, employee-housing development could be vertical as early as fall 2020. Named in honor of the late Joe Coffey, a beloved member of the Snowmass community and longtime housing director who died in January, Coffey Place will

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Janie Lowe wins town of Snowmass’ ‘bag of weeds’ program

October 3, 2018 — The Town of Snowmass Village Parks, Recreation and Trails Department would like to thank local resident Janie Lowe for her hard work pulling weeds this summer. Lowe is the winner of the town's 2018 "bag of weeds" program. Altogether, Lowe collected and brought 35 bags

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Marolt: Off the grid

October 3, 2018 — It is popular to say that we need to "unplug now and then." It is the idea of leaving smartphones and tablets behind is enticing, to experience life again as we did when we were younger, to keep emails and texts from filing the precious

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Snowmass firefighters to move into new station next week as construction is ahead of schedule

October 3, 2018 — In one week, Snowmass firefighters will begin moving from the temporary site at the rodeo grounds into their shiny, new $19 million state-of-the-art station. Despite a massive local wildfire this summer that required the attention of every member of the Snowmass fire district — as

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History: Around Aspen

October 3, 2018 — Mary Eshbaugh Hayes wrote in her Aspen Times "Around Aspen" column in October of 1978: "When you've been away and come back to Colorado, one of the first things you notice is that even the trees have character."

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Mountain biker who died at Snowmass ID’d as Woody Creek local, kayaking expert

October 1, 2018 — The man who died Sept. 29 mountain biking at Snowmass Ski Area was identified Oct. 1 as a resident of Woody Creek and was part of Colorado's old-school kayaking community. Dr. Steve Ayers, Pitkin County coroner, said Oct. 1 that David Eckardt, 62, was conscious

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Mountain biker, 62, dies on expert Valhalla trail at Snowmass ski area

September 30, 2018 — Editor’s note: This story was updated with the identity and age of David Eckardt, according to information from the Pitkin County Coroner’s initial report released Monday. A 62-year-old man died Saturday afternoon while mountain biking on an expert trail at the Snowmass ski area, officials

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Bike theft arrest in Snowmass Village could yield ‘can of worms’

September 26, 2018 — Snowmass Village police arrested a 39-year-old man Wednesday and charged him with stealing two high-end mountain bikes earlier this month, according to court documents and a police official. Police Chief Brian Olson said he's working with other area law enforcement agencies to determine if David

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Extra charge possible for protester of bear killing near Snowmass

September 26, 2018 — A 68-year-old Pitkin County man who allegedly berated a hunter for legally killing a bear next door to his property earlier this month may face a third charge in connection with the incident. Thomas Andersen, who's already been charged with felony arson and misdemeanor disorderly

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