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Snowmass history: Bringing in butter from Brush Creek

August 14, 2018 — The following excerpt by Anne M. Gilbert, "Rural people with connections; Farm and Ranch families in the Roaring Fork Valley," was published in 1992. "Ranch women spent most of their days growing, raising, storing, and cooking food; usually taking charge of dairying, caring for large

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Meet Snowmass Town Council for ‘Get the Scoop’ before group photo Thursday

August 14, 2018 — Before the final free concert of the summer kicks off Thursday, the Snowmass Village Town Council will host "Get the Scoop" at Fanny Hill beginning at 5:30 p.m. Members of Town Council will offer free ice cream and be available to discuss any topic of

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Zoppé Italian Family Circus back in Snowmass Base Village

August 14, 2018 — Giovanni Zoppé believes Snowmass Village is an "extra special" destination to recreate his family's 176-year-old traveling circus because its small mountain town setting is how he imagines the show's early days overseas. "It's like a little European village," Giovanni, a sixth-generation Zoppé performer who stars

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Snowmass Town Council reviews regulations for pot shops, mayor no longer combating them

August 14, 2018 — Although still adamant that pot shops and the village do not mix, Snowmass Mayor Markey Butler said she is done advocating for a town vote on the matter. "I've tried three times now," a defeated Butler said to the Snowmass Sun after a Town Council

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Gustafson: Maximizing minimalism on the road again

August 14, 2018 — Once again I find myself climbing behind the steering wheel for a dose of wanderlust as administered one Midwestern pit stop at a time. My kids and I hit the road last week, determined to end the school calendar summer with at least one more

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Marolt: It’s no big deal if you voted for Base Village, unless you now deny it

August 14, 2018 — I think it is time to set up some rules for complaining about Base Village. First of all, let there be no more railing about the size and design. Yes, it's horrific in both regards, but there is nothing we can do about it. If

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Aspen-Snowmass season ski passes go on sale Tuesday; new benefit this year

August 10, 2018 — Season passes for Aspen-Snowmass will go on sale Tuesday and this year there are a few added benefits for the premier pass. Super-early pass prices, which were announced in April, are $1,899 for the premier pass and $1,389 if bought through a valley chamber of

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Making way for marijuana in Snowmass Village

August 7, 2018 — As the conversation of Snowmass Village and pot shops progresses, one major question that continues to arise is where a dispensary would operate within the village. With a marijuana sales tax ballot question in the works, a town sentiment that dispensaries should be restricted to

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Snowmass Village mayor, council nominations available through Aug. 27

August 7, 2018 — Nomination petitions for anyone who is interested in running for a Snowmass Village mayor or council member seat in the November election are available through Aug. 27. There are two town council seats for four-year terms and one mayoral seat for a two-year term. Candidates

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Marolt: We have noting to fear but our FOE (fear of everything)

August 7, 2018 — "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." File that under stuff nobody says anymore. It was, apparently, about all Franklin D. Roosevelt had to say in 1932 to get elected president. At a moment in time rolling off the cliff that was The Great

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Construction begins at Snowmass Town Park station

August 7, 2018 — Drivers can expect periodic one-lane closures along Brush Creek Road until Labor Day weekend as contractors with the town work to improve the road near Town Park. The project is focused on pedestrian enhancements such as realigning the crosswalks across Brush Creek Road and improving

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Snowmass history: Pickin’ on the peaks

August 7, 2018 — "Third pickin' and fiddle contest set," The Aspen Times announced on Aug. 6, 1981. "The third annual Pitkin County Fair Pickin' and Fiddlin' contest Aug. 15 and 16 at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds promises to be the biggest and best ever, according to Sandy Munro

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Snowmass Village will ask voters about pot sales tax in November election

August 6, 2018 — As Snowmass gives the green light to pot shops in the village, voters will soon decide if the town should pose an additional 5 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana. In a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Snowmass Town Council unanimously approved a resolution that

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Snowmass part-time residents advisory board to host volunteer project Aug. 8

July 31, 2018 — The part-time residents advisory board, in conjunction with the town of Snowmass, is organizing a volunteer project Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. The task is to stain benches and wood rails along the Melton Ranch trail up to and including a portion of

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Snowmass part-time residents advisory board ‘state of the village’ meeting Aug. 7

July 31, 2018 — The part-time residents advisory board's bi-annual "state of the village" meeting will take at Snowmass Town Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Snowmass Town Hall. A welcome reception will begin at 3:30 p.m. The seven speakers include Snowmass Mayor Markey Butler,

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Snowmass history: Symposium showcases woodworking

July 31, 2018 — "An all-star lineup of the nation's woodworkers will gather in Snowmass Village next week for the Woodworker's Symposium at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center," The Aspen Times reported Aug. 1, 1985. "Reflective of the revival in woodworking as an art and craft, the week-long symposium

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Big Mountain Enduro Finals in Snowmass this weekend

July 31, 2018 — Aspen Snowmass and the Snowmass Bike Park are set to host the 2018 Big Mountain Enduro Finals this weekend. The fourth and final stop on the BME circuit, Saturday and Sunday will feature five or six stages that will decide the season-long champions. New this

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How Snowmass’ moratorium on pot shops compares with other Colorado towns, what’s next

July 31, 2018 — Snowmass Village is among a small handful of Colorado municipalities still in limbo on what to do with marijuana, which has been under a moratorium in the town since 2013. The moratorium is set to expire for a third time Oct. 31. Colorado voters approved

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Gustafson: Can’t bear witness to this

July 31, 2018 — The mother bear is often considered the quintessential example of a mother's love. In the valley, particularly during bear season, we know there is no where more dangerous to place ourselves than between a mama bear and her cubs. With many recent sightings of a

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Marolt: It seems we are all selling our country short

July 31, 2018 — Many years ago — before I learned the best way to manage a retirement account is to ignore it; just stick the whole wad, the monetary equivalent of a stick of Trident gum under a theater seat, into a couple of index funds and forget

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