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From the Vault: A Valentine’s Day affair

February 14, 2018 — "The St. Valentine's ball given at the Armory hall last evening was one of the most enjoyable affairs of the season," stated the Aspen Evening Chronicle on Feb. 14, 1891. "The music was furnished by Professor Weston's orchestra and was excellent. About 100 couples were

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WineInk: Along the 38th Parallel in Napa — and the World

February 14, 2018 — A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the location of various wine regions in the world based upon their respective distance from the equator, either north or south. The genesis of that column was a trip I had taken to the Napa Valley this

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Mountain Mayhem: Ski Days are the Best Days

February 14, 2018 — Walking through town this morning, 48 hours after the largest snow storm of the season dropped more than a foot of freshies across our four ski areas, the excitement and enthusiasm was still palpable. Being blessed with deep snow has created a ripple effect for

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Food Matters: Mountain town sweetness for a crucial cause

February 14, 2018 — The second the words tumble out of my mouth, I realize I'm setting myself up for an awkward exchange. My chiropractor's response confirms this. "Why don't you feel comfortable seeing that practitioner, if you don't mind me asking?" she says, having suggested him as a

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Gunner’s LIBATION: El Presidente

February 14, 2018 — Growing up, my parents weren't necessarily foodies or big drinkers. But our family "library" did include a relatively wide selection of books on food, wine and spirits — I guess it's just what people collected back then (before the advent of the Internet). One such

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Aspen Untucked: Why Millennials Matter

February 14, 2018 — My column last week focused on the outdoor retail industry and how millennials expect and desire different kinds of gear than older generations. If you read it — or if you did not — I have a couple things to set straight. Firstly, I had

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High Country: A trio of cannabis massages to try in Aspen

February 14, 2018 — First things first: cannabis-infused topicals do not get you high. I repeat, they do not get you high. Even when said creams, lotions and potions are formulated with THC. Most products on the market, though, are CBD-based, which when applied to the skin (and not

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Aspen Times Weekly: Here’s a Tip … Leave a Tip

February 8, 2018 — In the opening scene of "Reservoir Dogs," an expletive-laced dialogue captures the debate around whether to tip your server. Mr. Pink: Jesus Christ, I mean, these ladies aren't starving to death. They make minimum wage. You know, I used to work minimum wage, and when

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Aspen Untucked: The outdoorsy-ness of millennials

February 7, 2018 — Millennials are at it again (queue horror music). We're here to obliterate the status quo, induce everyone into a crazed panic and kill any industry or tradition we don't like. Our latest target? The outdoor retail industry. The focus on how millennials spend — or

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Wine Ink: Good glass is important tool in wine toolbox

February 7, 2018 — "A glass is a glass is a glass." So stated my friend at a restaurant after I had implored the waiter to please retrieve some appropriate stemware before pouring the chardonnay that we were about to pay two and half times over retail for. "Au

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Mountain Mayhem: Family Feud, Aspen-style

February 7, 2018 — What do Richard Dawson, Ray Combs, Louie Anderson, Richard Karn, John O'Hurley and Steve Harvey have in common? They have all been hosts on the wildly popular television game show, "Family Feud." What is one of various jobs held by local Vince Lahey? The hilarious

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Gunner’s Libation: Lavazza Espresso martini

February 7, 2018 — When The Little Nell celebrated #LavazzaLove Day on Jan. 31, I figured the apres-ski event at Chair 9 would be a tasty diversion to my work day. But the Lavazza Espresso Martini that was the focal point of the party was more than just another

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Food Matters: Earn It To Burn It

February 7, 2018 — THERE'S SOMETHING very Aspen about "earning it" — whether turns in untracked powder or local status. While I haven't made the full leap to diehard uphill fanatic yet, the first Full Moon Dinner at the Cliffhouse on Buttermilk last week was a cool introduction. It's

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From the Vault: Disastrous day at Ashcroft saloon

February 7, 2018 — "Ashcroft's Disaster Sunday," proclaimed a headline in the Aspen Daily Times on Dec. 31, 1907. "Roof of only saloon fell in with a crash and then some of the population made a hole in the debris to obtain their drinks. Crash! There was a creaking,

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Book review: “Feel Free: Essays”

February 7, 2018 — The subject matter of Zadie Smith's newest collection of essays, "Feel Free," ranges wide. She addresses world issues from the perspective of Britain, her home, including climate change, Brexit and multiculturalism. She discusses the origin and use of Facebook. Within the fields of the arts,

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Home Team advantage: Hot off X Games, the Buttermilk BBQ joint blazes

February 1, 2018 — Sunday at the X Games in Aspen: Home Team BBQ is comin' in hot on the final stretch of what is, hands down, its busiest weekend all year. The new beer garden—launched to the public outside the restaurant at the back of the Inn at

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From the Vault: Off to the Olympics

February 1, 2018 — "A special showing of the recently acclaimed Dick Durrance film, 'Olympic Preview,' has been arranged by the Aspen Ski Club for Monday evening (February 16th) at the Isis Theater," announced The Aspen Times on Feb. 12, 1948. "The spectacular full-color feature has been released at

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Gunner’s Libation: Furry Antler

February 1, 2018 — A while back, when I drank cocktails but did not ever write about them, I was at a media junket celebrating the latest Warren Miller ski flick. The bar was serving up what was purported to be Miller-esque apres-ski cocktail, if I recall correctly. The

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Aspen Untucked: X Gamed Out

February 1, 2018 — There comes a time in the life of every Aspen millennial, when we have to accept that we just aren't as young as we once were. This acceptance doesn't necessarily happen all at once. Instead, it comes in stages. We get tired more easily. We

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Super Bowl and Wine: Not so different after all

February 1, 2018 — No offense to Presidents Day, Flag Day or even the 4th of July, but Super Bowl Sunday has become the most national of our national holidays. It is a day we gather, socialize, cheer and debate. It also is a day where drinking reigns supreme.

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