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Food & Wine Classic: Lessons from a couple of rookies

June 13, 2018 — Tonight, I know what I'll be wearing to the opening events for Food & Wine Classic. Last year, our photographer Anna Stonehouse and I were the Food & Wine Classic newbies, and our goal was to take in everything the weekend had to offer: inside

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Roaring Fork Valley man accused of seeking sex with girl to appear in federal court

June 4, 2018 — Ryan Mausner, a Roaring Fork Valley man accused by the FBI of flying to Kansas City under the guise of having sex with a 7-year-old girl, is scheduled to be in federal court today in Missouri. An FBI online covert employee, posing as a mother

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On the beat: Thank you for your service

May 28, 2018 — Sometimes you have to make yourself slow down to listen. When you least expect something to happen, I have found, is when the good stuff comes along. That's how it was more than 25 years ago when I was ready for some alone time and

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Aspen’s first war hero, Peter F. Galligan, remembered each year at Memorial Day

May 27, 2018 — Tucked at the base of Smuggler Mountain in a quiet cemetery filled with aspen trees and forget-me-not flowers lies one of Aspen's first war heroes. Cpl. Peter F. Galligan is the first name read aloud every Memorial Day to honor Aspen's servicemen who were killed

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Search in Pitkin County along Crystal River for missing Delta man unsuccessful

May 25, 2018 — A multi-jurisdictional group of more than 20 people searched western Pitkin County on Friday for a Delta man who has been missing for nearly two weeks, but they did not find any signs of him or the motorcycle he was riding. The Pitkin County Sheriff's

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Denver Post woes will get to this side of the Divide

May 7, 2018 — When you are in it, sometimes you miss how bad it is. I think it's that "forest through the trees" thing. I was in the forest for a long while, spending nearly 17 years in the once-dynamic Denver Post newsroom. I have been asked a

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Leslie Rudd, renowned investor, wine expert and parttime Aspen resident, has died

May 3, 2018 — Leslie Rudd, who has business ties to Aspen and built upon his family's beverage-distribution company out of Kansas, died Thursday. He was 76. A spokesperson for the Leslie Rudd Investment Co. based in Wichita confirmed Rudd's death but would not release any other information, including

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Bernie Young, Snowmass staple and WWII vet, dies

May 2, 2018 — Bernard "Bernie" Young, a decorated World War II veteran who later fell in love with Snowmass Village and was a major part of the community, died April 23 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 96. Young helped start the Rotary Club in Snowmass

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Bernie Young, Snowmass staple and WWII vet, dies

May 2, 2018 — Bernard "Bernie" Young, a decorated World War II veteran who later fell in love with Snowmass Village and was a major part of the community, died April 23 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 96. Young helped start the Rotary Club in Snowmass

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Forest Service cuts acreage for logging project near Ruedi Reservoir

April 30, 2018 — In response to objections filed earlier this year, the U.S. Forest Service is removing nearly 130 acres of aspens from a logging project east of Ruedi Reservoir and will limit the time trucks can use Frying Pan Road through Basalt. District Ranger Karen Schroyer said

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Aspen organic food supplier ‘Farmer Jack’ Reed dies on land he worked

April 23, 2018 — Jack Reed, who brought thousands of pounds of farmers' products to Aspen tables for more than a decade, died last week from complications of a stroke, his daughter said Monday. He was 70. "Farmer Jack" had stands in Aspen, the valley and western Colorado and

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On the Road: Back at Coors Field but back in time for some turns

April 9, 2018 — When you dress for a baseball game like you're going skiing and you dress to go snowboarding like you're going to a baseball game, you know it's springtime in the Rockies. So it was that Friday morning I pulled out hand warmers and heavy gloves,

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John Galvin ID’d as Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteer, skier who died in Maroon Bowl avalanche

April 9, 2018 — Longtime Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteer John Galvin was being remembered Monday as an unselfish man who helped when needed and put others first. Galvin, 57, was killed Sunday afternoon in an avalanche in Maroon Bowl outside of Aspen Highlands resort while skiing with another person.

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Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk end season with parties, bacon. Lots of bacon

April 8, 2018 — A string of somebody's little ponies, an embarrassment of pandas, enough dayglow neon to blow out an eardrum and a round of heavy, wet snow contributed Sunday to a rousing first round of closing days for Aspen mountains. More skiers and snowboarders than not dressed

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Backcountry skier dies in avalanche in Maroon Bowl outside of Aspen Highlands

April 8, 2018 — A member of the Mountain Rescue Aspen team died in an avalanche Sunday in the Maroon Bowl, which is near but outside the Aspen Highlands ski resort boundary, the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said Sunday night. "It appears that the skier caught in the slide

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Aspen High’s Experiential-Education program will expand next year

March 20, 2018 — As high-schoolers gear up for their Experiential Education lottery starting today, they will have a little more on their plate next year when they get back from their adventures. The popular weeklong program at Aspen High School will be expanded into a year-round lesson plan,

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Aspen students’ march led by middle-schoolers who ‘have a voice’

March 14, 2018 — Working to honor the one-month anniversary of the Florida school-shooting victims but abiding by the rules of middle school, a group of preteens and teens organized a community march Wednesday that drew more people than they expected. On the National Walkout Day to remember the

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On the Mountain: Aspen’s Silver Queen is ruling my heart

March 12, 2018 — There was a time I thought of a gondola much like portable toilets: very confined spaces with a whole lotta of germs. I wasn't a big fan and would rather take a lift, feel the cold air and know I'm in the mountains, which is

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Spending a year in Aspen means you’re never going back … ever

February 12, 2018 — If you make it a year living in Aspen, you are in. You can make it a lifetime. I'm not sure how true that is, but Tuesday marks one year since I walked in the doors as the new editor of The Aspen Times. After

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Maggie Voisin continues hot streak, first U.S. woman to win Aspen slopestyle

January 28, 2018 — Maggie Voisin and Devin Logan became teammates four years ago before the Olympics, and despite all the competitions since then they have become skiing sisters from another mother. That bond has been important over the past few weeks during a long stretch on the road

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