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Wine Ink: Changing Seasons

October 18, 2018 — It is still early October and my mountain lair in the Rockies is already covered in snow. I know it won't last, but I feel, somewhat simultaneously, a giddiness at this first frosting for the winter season to come and a sense of melancholy for

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From the Vault: Gone fishing

October 18, 2018 — Aspen residents have always taken time to visit other locales; as the Aspen Daily Times reported on Aug. 26, 1908, "Frank Watson is filling the vacancy of his brother in the grocery store of Franklin and Watson, while Ralph is taking his annual vacation. He

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Book review: ‘Unsheltered’

October 18, 2018 — Barbara Kingsolver does something amazing in her new novel. She takes a historical figure — a naturalist who corresponded with Charles Darwin in the late 19th century — and imagines her life in Vineland, New Jersey, then creates fictional characters around her and concocts an

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A Lucky Night for Lucky Day

October 18, 2018 — Italian hotspot l'Hostaria opened its doors for the biannual "Bone Appetite" benefit on Oct. 11, welcoming diners throughout the evening for traditional Italian fare and hospitable service. With a full dining room and bar throughout the night, the response was heartwarming with many pet owners

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Offseason escape

October 18, 2018 — There are many offseason adventures to be had. This fall, Aspen Times photographer Anna Stonehouse and a friend floated a section of the Green River called Labyrinth Canyon near Moab, Utah.  In Anna's words: "Starting at Ruby Ranch, the duo floated 48 miles on flatwater

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Offseason, bloody offseason

October 18, 2018 — In thinking about this week's cover story on offseason escapes, and realizing my travels will take me no farther than my home in Aspen or the possible weekend jaunt to Target in Glenwood Springs, I had no choice but to sample bloody marys at watering

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Soul food: Deeper nourishment fuels Lead with Love 2018

October 18, 2018 — Lead with Love, Aspen's four-day leadership summit highlighting holistic wellness, spiritual psychology, yoga, meditation, and conscious business, returns for the third consecutive year to the Aspen Meadows Resort on Thursday, Oct. 25, and nourishment of mind, body, and spirit may be heartier than ever. Chief

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Mark Stevens’ latest Colorado wilderness thriller unravels a marijuana mystery

October 18, 2018 — You can take the reporter out of the newsroom, but you can't take the newsroom out of the reporter. Though the former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post reporter Mark Stevens has turned his pen toward writing fiction, the books are still packed with some

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Packing away the season’s pickings

October 11, 2018 — As clouds hung low over the mountains and the morning temperatures hovered near freezing levels on Saturday, vendors at the Aspen Farmers Market unpacked their wares for the final time this season. And now the artisans, farmers, florists and bakers will take a break from

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Granola goes green with Wise Bar

October 11, 2018 — Last month, I introduced you to Sopris Health & Wellness, citing their launch as part of the current CBD craze sweeping the country. The following weekend, I found an Elevated Elixirs sandwich board promoting on-site CBD infusions to its kombucha at the Basalt Sunday Market.

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Is being busy really a choice?

October 11, 2018 — In the midst of multitasking between a story I was writing, a tweet I was sending, about five news stories I was reading and a trip I was planning with friends, I came across an oddly apropos meme somewhere within my media universe. The meme,

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Book review: ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography’

October 11, 2018 — Eric Idle has been funny for a very long time. He gained fame almost 50 years ago playing pompous TV hosts and leering idiots as a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. While the original BBC TV show ran for only four seasons, it

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Mountain Mayhem: Trail crew

October 11, 2018 — On a pristine fall afternoon last week, I joined a dozen friends for a mission with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV). Our project assignment began with selecting tools from their cache including hand saws, loppers and shovels, then hiking to the Lower Plunge Trail in

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Libations: Pumpkin beers

October 11, 2018 — If summer is the season for fruity cocktails and crisp white wines, fall is the time of year for beer — or at least it is in my world. And while there's nothing wrong with a frosty Bud Light for Monday Night Football, what I

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Artificial intelligence: FDA bans 7 synthetic food additives, finally

October 11, 2018 — My sandwich looked like something out of a restaurant commercial: glossy yellow cheese oozing between two golden-brown slices of toast. The first bite should have been rich, gooey and decadent. Instead, I grimaced. The sensation was…sandy. Starchy. Flour-y. I stalked back to the kitchen, pulled

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Wine in the Pines: The Power of Wine

October 11, 2018 — Wine people, those who make it and those who drink it, are a generous lot. The tradition of giving, of using wine for the greater good, has roots that extend as far back as 1859. Then, the vignerons of Burgundy organized Les Trois Glorieuses, a

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From the Vault: Skating society

October 11, 2018 — "Skateboarders become hazard on Pass," noted The Aspen Times on Sept. 2, 1976. "Skateboarders rolling down Highway 82 from the Continental Divide on Independence Pass pose not only a hazard to vehicular traffic but also a serious threat to their own lives, warned Sergeant Larry

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Best of offseason entertainment: 8 free or $5 shows at Belly Up this fall

October 11, 2018 — It gets awfully quiet around here this time of year. Once the leaf-peeping tourists leave and Filmfest and The Meeting wrap up, Aspen's still got a month to go before the lifts start spinning and the international crowds return along with a glittering glut of

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Who let the sheep out?

October 8, 2018 — Aspen, and the Roaring Fork Valley, have a long and storied history in ranching. Back in the day, sheep were among the animals shepherded through town and up into the surrounding high country. Historic images etch the ritual in black and white, while old-timers recall

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WineInk: Badia a Coltibuono

October 4, 2018 — I love sangiovese in all of its forms and colors. Long ago, when people would ask me for my favorite wine I would respond "Firebreak!" a sangiovese-based wine made by Shafer Vinyeyards and named for a vineyard that had, famously, once protected the winery from

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