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Town of Snowmass Village hires new housing director

February 20, 2018 — The Town of Snowmass Village announced Tuesday the hire of Betsy Crum as the town's new housing director. Crum joins the town from Hartford, Connecticut, where she works as the executive director of the Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development. She will assume the

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Marolt: Sanity is only the most common form of being crazy

February 20, 2018 — A guy has the music cranked up on his phone and he's singing confidently. We're on the B-line train from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, California, so it doesn't strike anyone as strange and, if it's normal, then how could anyone be annoyed? So

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Aspen Skiing Co. introduces new Snowmass Mountain Club opening in November

February 20, 2018 — Out with the old and in with the new is the name of the game at Snowmass. Aspen Skiing Co. recently announced its new Snowmass Mountain Club that will open mid-November in conjunction with the Base Village plaza, Limelight Hotel and Buildings 4 and 6.

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Gustafson: Rejoice!

February 20, 2018 — We could sense it on the wind, feel it in the air, hear its silence coming, and with all its long overdue, reassuring and familiar glory — it came. The thick white flurries have settled across the slopes in billowing fields of rolling misty waves.

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Aspen Olympic skier Wiley Maple shows his artistic side off the slopes

February 15, 2018 — The world knows Wiley Maple can ski. But what few know about the Aspen native, who competed Thursday in the Olympic downhill race, is that he also can paint. In fact, five of his pieces are currently hanging from the walls of an Aspen art

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Photo: An apt inaugural “Joe Coffey Day” at Snowmass

February 13, 2018 — Despite closed roads, about 50 folks braved the elements on Feb. 10 to partake in a ski day at Snowmass honoring longtime village resident Joe Coffey. Coffey, who was the town of Snowmass’ longest-serving full-time employee, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 31. The

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Snowmass history: Sleigh-mass

February 13, 2018 — "Snowmass is a horse-drawn world," The Snowmass Villager wrote in February 1968. "The horse-drawn sleigh that 'taxis' people around West Village is a familiar sight here. And many vacationers and residents have gone on the evening sleigh ride that transports them to the Divide Cabin

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Marolt: Looking for a hand to shake the flu

February 13, 2018 — During the deadly flu pandemic of 1918 people suspended the custom of shaking hands when they greeted each other. For that matter, they pretty much suspended the custom of greeting each other all together. Down in Gunnison, they went so far as to close the

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East West Partners: Snowmass Base Village will be effective selling itself

February 13, 2018 — The developer of Snowmass Base Village doesn't think it will require a fancy marketing pitch in far away places to spurs the sales of scores of residences that will be developed over the next few years. Instead, officials at East West Partners said they are

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Woman who named Snowmass’ Fanny Hill more than 50 years ago recalls story

February 13, 2018 — In the late 1960s, 17-year-old Mary Jo Kaplan of Minneapolis submitted a name into a contest held by the ad agency where her mother worked. The client was Aspen Skiing Corp., the game was to name the trails at Snowmass Ski Area (which would open

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Survey shows Snowmass’ view of pot shops in village, Town Council seeks marketing board take

February 13, 2018 — A simple majority of the Snowmass community feels that pot shops should be prohibited in the village, according to the results of the town's recent marijuana survey. The margin, however, is minor, with 53.6 percent of the questionnaire's 500-plus respondents against the town allowing marijuana

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Gustfason: Scaffolding our future

February 13, 2018 — "We shape our buildings; thereafter, our buildings shape us." – Winston Churchill What will Snowmass Village look like one day? Will we gaze upon the new bricks and mortar that are rising up with admiration or disdain? Will our efforts to amplify our built history

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Aspen-Snowmass saw ‘north of 18,000’ skiers for powder Sunday

February 13, 2018 — The snow finally came and local skiers and snowboarders responded. Aspen Skiing Co. reported that its business Sunday rivaled that of busy days during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. The four ski areas pulled in "north of 18,000" skier and rider visits

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Town council looks to scale down Snowmass Center redevelopment

February 6, 2018 — While reviewing the latest sketch plan to redevelop the Snowmass Center at a public hearing Monday, Mayor Markey Butler said, "I almost feel like I'm in Vail." "Overall, to me, the project is just too big," the mayor said later in the meeting. "I'd love

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Base Village developers shooting for fall 2019 finish

February 6, 2018 — The second phase of Snowmass Base Village — the largest ski area currently under development in North America — is expected to go vertical next month. In mid-January, the Snowmass Town Council approved the developers' request to extend the deadline to complete Buildings 7 and

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Longtime Snowmass local, skier and family man Joe Coffey dies at 64

January 31, 2018 — A "good ol' Southern boy with a heart of gold" who loved to ski, fish and be with his family, longtime Snowmass local Joe Coffey died peacefully at his home Tuesday following a 10-year battle with melanoma. He was 64. Coffey worked for nearly four

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Marolt: When the crows nest gets doused with water

January 30, 2018 — I parked the car and went around to the back to suit up for another day on the hill. The boots are always the hardest part. I put all my weight on the foot trying to wriggle it down and I grunt or hold my

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Snowmass history: Winter blast of broomball

January 30, 2018 — During the last weekend of January 1968, Snowmass-at-Aspen held many festivities, including a fashion show and broomball, the Snowmass Villager reported. Eve Homeyer, owner of the House of Ireland, was the commentator for the show. "'When Howard Englander asked me to present the first fashion

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Snowmass Town Council, planning commission talk comp plan, housing, growth

January 30, 2018 — The question of affordable housing and how much more Snowmass Village should develop dominated a two-hour discussion Jan. 29 between the Town Council and the planning commission. The purpose of the joint meeting was to review the town's 184-page, $200,000 draft comprehensive plan that Snowmass

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How much will Pitkin County grow over the next 32 years?

January 30, 2018 — Pitkin County is forecast to have a significantly slower rate of growth over the next three decades than other parts of what's known as the Rural Resort Region, according to a recent study by the Colorado State Demographer's office. Pitkin County is part of a

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