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Anderson Ranch Editions brings art from the print shop to the public

May 24, 2018 — A who's who of contemporary artists have come through the studios of Anderson Ranch Arts Center over the past five decades and made work in its famed Patton Print Shop alongside students and emerging artists. The Ranch is now sharing some of those artists' work

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Aspen Untucked: Can Millennials Take the Heat in the Kitchen?

May 24, 2018 — Everywhere we look, there's always a different study, statistic, or analysis on the millennial generation. From not buying homes to participating in community service, everyone seems to enjoy learning what makes us tick and what most definitely does not. The most frequent headline I've been

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Book Review: ‘Little Disasters’

May 24, 2018 — The shared birthday of their sons initially connects Michael and Rebecca to Paul and Jenny. While the women labor, the husbands introduce themselves, sharing a smoke and shot of bourbon just off hospital grounds in anticipation of becoming fathers. One month later, Michael and Rebecca

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Gunner’s Libation: Minted Margarita

May 24, 2018 — Memorial Day marks the official start of summer for many of us. As such, there is never a shortage of family get-togethers, neighborhood barbecues and other festivities to ring in the season. The best way to be sure the crowd doesn't go thirsty is by

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Food Matters: Not-so-fantastic plastic

May 24, 2018 — While back East to surprise my mom for Mother's Day brunch, I learned that a neighboring town in the Berkshires recently passed a measure banning businesses from selling water in small plastic bottles. Apparently Great Barrington is the third municipality in the country to enact

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WineInk: A White Wine Lesson

May 24, 2018 — It's time to break out the whites. Yes, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial/official start of summer, if that makes any sense, and that means it is time to start drinking differently. Rosé is, of course, all the rage. But this summer let's all try

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From the Vault: Preserving Nature

May 24, 2018 — "Can we buy what's left of the valley?" questioned The Aspen Times on June 30, 1977. "Negotiations over the purchase of 166 acres of James Smith's Northstar Ranch just east of Aspen have established a pattern that members of the Pitkin County Parks Association (PCPA)

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Into the great wide open — two steady hands retire from Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program

May 24, 2018 — The year was 1989 and Aspen was roiling in a battle over access to public lands via Hunter Creek Valley. Tim McFlynn, a lawyer who was new to town, was helping lead the efforts of a citizens' group called Friends of Hunter Creek that was

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High Country: Stillwater Brands is here to change your cannabis consumption game

May 24, 2018 — Whether you're a seasoned smoker or weighing an overwhelming number of product options during your first dispensary visit, sometimes inhaling before venturing out at altitude just doesn't feel right (tackling a lung-busting ascent up Ajax is tough enough). But thanks to the growing awareness about

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WineInk: Tiny Bubbles — The Unique Nature of Champagne

May 17, 2018 — Champagne is one of those things where if you had a glass on a given day, it probably was a pretty good day. It is the drink of celebration and it is the drink of love. Interestingly, it is perhaps the only wine we choose

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From the Vault: A Tradition Begins

May 17, 2018 — "German mayor begins visit," The Aspen Times announced on July 21, 1966. "Aspen's Pitkin County Airport is due to be the scene of the gayest festivities since its dedication in 1958 today, July 21, when local officials and residents welcome the mayor of Aspen's sister

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What’s on at Belly Up Aspen this summer?

May 17, 2018 — During these sleepy weeks of offseason, as tumbleweeds blow through a largely shuttered Aspen, Belly Up's summer concert announcements are a welcome reminder of the wild season of live music to come. While the Aspen Music Festival announces its season all at once — dropping

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Aspen Times Weekly: A Global Community — the Aspen Sister Cities Connection

May 17, 2018 — On a recent afternoon, 14 middle school students from Chamonix, France, gathered at the Aspen Historical Society for a presentation on the history of Native Americans in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Historical Society's Nina Gabianelli told the French audience the creation story of the

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Book Review: ‘The Storm: a Novel’

May 17, 2018 — Arif Anwar's debut novel, "The Storm," arrives just in time for the Atlantic hurricane season with a subtle, circular tale about the individual effects of poor disaster planning and even poorer governmental response. The novel's inspiration was the 1970 Bhola cyclone, which struck what is

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Mountain Mayhem: Offseason antics

May 17, 2018 — Springtime in Aspen signals a quieter time of year, which is oftentimes a great way to recharge amid beautiful weather as tulips, poppies, crabapple trees and lilac bushes come alive and town runs at a more relaxed pace. Over the weekend, a couple of festivities

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Aspen Untucked: A different kind of seasonal town

May 17, 2018 — In this town, one industry is king above all others. The area is known as a world-class destination. On the downtown streets, the Beemers and Mercedes whiz about quickly. Money is spent flagrantly on booze, food and experiences. Here, it's acceptable to drink just about

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Gunner’s Libation: Desert Cooler

May 17, 2018 — I've come to the sad realization that an offseason desert trip — or even my family's usual end-of-school-year camp trip to Fruita — is not going to happen this year. A variety of other happenings, all of which are wonderful in their own way, have

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Food Matters: Super Fly — Six Ways to Get Grounded at DIA

May 17, 2018 — … Aside from strapping dynamite to your torso and sauntering up to security? Ha. No, I mean via food experiences. Airports everywhere are offering more eateries, amenities, and retail outlets in an effort to enhance the travel experience in places where visitors share the same

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Mother’s Day: One Family’s Story

May 11, 2018 — I am a mother, and I can honestly say there is no greater joy in life than seeing my children smile — you know, that smile that's so real it shows in their eyes and brings out their dimples. Conversely, there is no greater challenge

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Mountain Mayhem: Staycation, All I Ever Wanted

May 10, 2018 — Taking advantage of all the offseason offers locally, a group of Aspen-area friends recently ventured downvalley for a staycation. Martha Campbell of Woody Creek organized the get-together on the heels of her upcoming move out of town for work. It didn't take more than an

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