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Snowmass council plans visit to Coffey Place housing site

August 20, 2019

After a lengthy discussion related to land-use and ownership concerns, Snowmass Town Council pushed pause on the new Coffey Place employee-housing project Monday afternoon. Council instead decided on a site visit to the planned development...


Wildlife officials: Even with abundant natural foods for bears around Aspen, people need to secure sources

August 20, 2019

An abundant bounty of natural food is expected for bears around the Aspen area but serviceberry, choke cherry and acorns are generally maturing late because of all the snow last winter and a wet, cool spring. Wildlife officers stress that even with abundant natural food available, people need to eliminate food sources for bruins because they will always go for an easy meal.





Can’t deny it

August 19, 2019

I recently dialogued with a retired lawyer about climate change and was struck by his denial of his denialism. Denialism is a person’s choice to deny reality as a way to avoid a psychologically uncomfortable...


Remove unncecessary plastics

August 19, 2019

During the drought in Colorado I remember seeing signs at restaurants saying, “Due to drought conditions tap water will be served only upon request.” I would like to see signs now saying, “Due to an...


Trees can’t save us

August 19, 2019

The birth and growth of small-town forests has occurred all across America, aided by our love of shade and having adequate water. The rise of surface level CO2 also has given them a boost, at...


Aspen’s electeds choose parts of ‘uphill economy’ effort

August 19, 2019

Aspen City Council agreed Monday to move forward with specific elements of the “uphill economy plan” that was initiated by a previous administration. After reviewing a 130-page packet of information surrounding the plan, which began...










Business Monday: Snowmass spec home goes bankrupt

August 19, 2019

The developer of a spec home in Snowmass Village, once advertised for $16 million, has placed the property in bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy was filed Aug. 12 in Denver by a limited liability corporation...