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Preps Dec. 14: Basalt girls basketball gets first win of season, beats Rifle

December 14, 2018 — Basalt girls basketball beats Rifle for Contini's first win as coach The Basalt High School girls basketball team earned its first win under first-year head coach Amy Contini on Friday, beating visiting Rifle inside the BHS gymnasium, 44-42. The Longhorns led by 10 points at

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Georgia on my mind: Aspen locals to give presentation on their ski trip

December 13, 2018 — First descents, possibly illegal border crossings into Russia and plenty of Chacha — a questionable Georgian alcohol — made for a one-of-a-kind ski trip for a group of Aspen locals this past spring. Wanting to share this experience with the community, members of that crew

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Aspen’s Hollander, Basalt threesome named first team all-state in football

December 13, 2018 — Four local high school football players were given first team all-state honors on Thursday when the teams were announced through CHSAANow.com. Earning the recognition for Class 2A was Aspen senior Noah Hollander, as well as Basalt seniors Jake Reardon, Jake Reuss and Trevor Reuss. Earning

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Basalt boys basketball holds off Aspen 44-40 for non-league win, extends streak

December 12, 2018 — This one took a little more work than the past six may have, but the Basalt High School boys basketball team's dominance over its upvalley rival carries on. Despite a 10-0 run by Aspen that straddled the final two quarters, the Longhorns were able to

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Aspen Swim Club finishes a strong fifth in recent Las Vegas meet

December 11, 2018 — Facing teams that had nearly 100 swimmers, the Aspen Swim Club's small contingent of 13 athletes more than held their own at the 2018 Las Vegas Super Finals, held Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 at the Pavilion Center Pool in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Sandpipers

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Colbert’s Prep Playbook: Aspen vs Basalt basketball showdown set

December 10, 2018 — Of the big winners this past weekend, the Aspen High School boys basketball team has to be at the top of that list. After starting 0-2 this season, the Skiers won their final two games at the Meeker Cowboy Shootout to get to .500 heading

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John Gaston wins Summit for Life

December 8, 2018 — Aspen's John Gaston did it again. The Strafe Outerwear co-founder and member of the national ski mountaineering team won Saturday's Summit for Life uphill race, put on by the Chris Klug Foundation. The popular nighttime uphill requires going 3,200 vertical feet up Aspen Mountain over

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Preps Dec. 8: Aspen hockey loses to No. 1 Regis, AHS boys win second game

December 8, 2018 — The Aspen High School hockey team lost 8-2 against visiting Regis Jesuit on Saturday at Lewis Ice Arena, a game that was much closer than the final score says. "I think at this point now we've had as many practices as we've had games," AHS

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Preps: Aspen boys basketball gets first win; AHS hockey loses at home

December 7, 2018 — Aspen High boys basketball beats Dolores for first win The Aspen High School boys basketball team got into the win column on Friday by beating Dolores 43-34 in the consolation semifinal of the Cowboy Shootout, hosted by Meeker High School. AHS, now 1-2 overall, will

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Summit for Life returns with two new Bounce Back, Give Back award winners

December 7, 2018 — The litmus test Brian Hinsley used to determine how his day went was if he could get out of bed and shave his beard. Some days went well, some left only one cheek groomed, while others left him bedridden. Then, one day in 2000, his

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Preps: Basalt wrestling beats Grand Valley at home, BHS boys get first win

December 6, 2018 — Longhorn wrestling beats Grand Valley in first home dual of season The Basalt High School wrestling team hosted its first home dual of the season on Thursday, beating Grand Valley 42-25 inside the BHS gymnasium. Of the 14 weight classes, the teams went 3-3 in

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On the mountain: Why I ride

December 6, 2018 — My quest for 100 days on the mountain is well underway. Again. After a blistering start to the 2017-18 season, a concussion suffered Dec. 12 limited me to 35 days last winter. The year prior, my first in Aspen, I finished with a lifetime-best 69

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After losing lead, Aspen hockey beats Summit via Morrison’s shorthanded goal

December 5, 2018 — If anything, the Aspen High School hockey team isn't boring. Eight days after playing to a thrilling 4-4 draw against then-No. 2 Valor Christian in their season opener, the Skiers got their first win of the season Wednesday in a 6-5 victory over visiting Summit

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Aspen High boys basketball team falls 47-31 to visiting Rifle in season opener

December 4, 2018 — The excitement and the potential were still there after Tuesday's season opener, even if the desired results were not. Looking to take a significant step this season, the Aspen High School boys basketball team struggled in Game 1, falling 47-31 to visiting Rifle inside the

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Colbert’s Prep Playbook: Aspen boys basketball a go; hockey ranked

December 4, 2018 — And we're back. My weekly Prep Playbook column returns just in time for the first Aspen High School boys basketball game of the season. The Skiers host Rifle Tuesday, Dec. 4, inside the AHS gymnasium, with varsity scheduled to start at 7 p.m., after the

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Colbert’s Prep Playbook: Aspen boys basketball hosts Rifle in opener

December 3, 2018 — And we're back. My weekly Prep Playbook column returns just in time for the first Aspen High School boys basketball game of the season. The Skiers host Rifle tonight inside the AHS gymnasium, with varsity scheduled to start at 7 p.m., after the junior varsity

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Basalt Police Department holds fourth annual Community Police Academy

December 2, 2018 — Even though it was only a simulation, the realism made it difficult not to feel emotion. After watching her partner get shot on screen, a trainee lowered her rifle in despair and Sgt. Aaron Munch had to encourage her to keep going. "To see my

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Basketball: Aspen girls fall Saturday in Meeker; BHS boys, girls also lose

December 1, 2018 — Aspen girls basketball ends Meeker tournament with loss The Aspen High School girls basketball team concluded its stay in Meeker with a 37-25 loss to Longmont Christian on Saturday. AHS trailed 17-11 at halftime. The Skiers (1-2) finished the eight-team tournament in sixth place. Their

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Basketball: Aspen girls get rare win, Basalt boys can’t hang with Eaton

November 30, 2018 — Aspen High girls basketball beats Mancos for rare win The Aspen High School girls basketball team earned its first win of the season Friday, Nov. 30, by beating Mancos, 38-17, in the consolation bracket of a tournament hosted by Meeker. The Skiers had lost 53-24

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Basalt basketball teams fall short in openers; Aspen girls also lose

November 29, 2018 — Basalt boys basketball loses to Platte Valley in season opener The Basalt High School boys basketball team opened its season Thursday, Nov. 29 with a 67-44 loss at Platte Valley. The Longhorns led 12-9 but the Broncos ended the first quarter on a 10-0 run

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