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Recent Stories by Erica Robbie

Aspen Skiing Co. introduces new Snowmass Mountain Club opening in November

February 20, 2018 — Out with the old and in with the new is the name of the game at Snowmass. Aspen Skiing Co. recently announced its new Snowmass Mountain Club that will open mid-November in conjunction with the Base Village plaza, Limelight Hotel and Buildings 4 and 6.

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Aspen Olympic skier Wiley Maple shows his artistic side off the slopes

February 15, 2018 — The world knows Wiley Maple can ski. But what few know about the Aspen native, who competed Thursday in the Olympic downhill race, is that he also can paint. In fact, five of his pieces are currently hanging from the walls of an Aspen art

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Woman who named Snowmass’ Fanny Hill more than 50 years ago recalls story

February 13, 2018 — In the late 1960s, 17-year-old Mary Jo Kaplan of Minneapolis submitted a name into a contest held by the ad agency where her mother worked. The client was Aspen Skiing Corp., the game was to name the trails at Snowmass Ski Area (which would open

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Survey shows Snowmass’ view of pot shops in village, Town Council seeks marketing board take

February 13, 2018 — A simple majority of the Snowmass community feels that pot shops should be prohibited in the village, according to the results of the town's recent marijuana survey. The margin, however, is minor, with 53.6 percent of the questionnaire's 500-plus respondents against the town allowing marijuana

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Town council looks to scale down Snowmass Center redevelopment

February 6, 2018 — While reviewing the latest sketch plan to redevelop the Snowmass Center at a public hearing Monday, Mayor Markey Butler said, "I almost feel like I'm in Vail." "Overall, to me, the project is just too big," the mayor said later in the meeting. "I'd love

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Base Village developers shooting for fall 2019 finish

February 6, 2018 — The second phase of Snowmass Base Village — the largest ski area currently under development in North America — is expected to go vertical next month. In mid-January, the Snowmass Town Council approved the developers' request to extend the deadline to complete Buildings 7 and

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The road to Pyeongchang ain’t cheap: The GoFundMe phenom and cost of supporting a Winter Olympian

February 1, 2018 — The road to Pyeongchang is paved with blood, sweat, tears, and a whole lot of money. While a few organizations contribute to cover athletes' costs to travel overseas and compete at the Olympic Games, the financial burden that families face just to get to that

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The road to PyeongChang ain’t cheap: The GoFundMe phenom and cost of supporting an Olympian

February 1, 2018 — The road to Pyeongchang is paved with blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of money. While a few organizations contribute to cover athletes' costs to travel overseas and compete at the Olympic Games, the financial burden that families face just to get to that

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Longtime Snowmass local, skier and family man Joe Coffey dies at 64

January 31, 2018 — A "good ol' Southern boy with a heart of gold" who loved to ski, fish and be with his family, longtime Snowmass local Joe Coffey died peacefully at his home Tuesday following a 10-year battle with melanoma. He was 64. Coffey worked for nearly four

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Snowmass Town Council, planning commission talk comp plan, housing, growth

January 30, 2018 — The question of affordable housing and how much more Snowmass Village should develop dominated a two-hour discussion Jan. 29 between the Town Council and the planning commission. The purpose of the joint meeting was to review the town's 184-page, $200,000 draft comprehensive plan that Snowmass

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True or false?: A look at Aspen locals’ top complaints about the X Games

January 27, 2018 — With a near two-decade history in Aspen, the X Games' reputation, as with other longstanding events, often precedes itself. As such, many Aspenites then think they know what to expect each year when the four-day winter sport event rolls through town. While many locals love

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Robbie: X Games haters need to take a breath, enjoy the competition

January 23, 2018 — I'm tired of listening to locals complain about the X Games. It almost seems that hating on the X Games is the cool or popular thing to do if you live in or are from Aspen. To be fair, I understand, and in some cases

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Town of Snowmass releases draft of comp plan, planning commission addresses concerns

January 23, 2018 — Snowmass Village on Jan. 19 released the $200,000 product of 15 months of public meetings and planning in the form of the Town's 184-page draft comprehensive plan. After meeting Jan. 17 to review the draft, the Town planning commission met again Jan. 22 to reach

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Snowmass Town Council, Nexus talk plans for Base Village Building 6

January 18, 2018 — In Snowmass Nexus' ideal scenario, four programs and events would take place simultaneously, everyday from morning to night, inside the 8,701-square-foot Building 6 of Base Village. A partnership between GrassRoots TV and Colorado Audio Visual and Design, Snowmass Nexus is the working name of the

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Snowmass Town Council OKs Base Village changes; no pool yet

January 16, 2018 — The Snowmass Town Council made a splash with some of the original Base Village property owners Tuesday night by approving developers' proposed changes without reaching an agreement on a shared pool. In a 3-2 vote on second reading, the Town Council OK'd the minor PUD

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Snowmass Town Council to discuss plans for Base Village Buildings 6, 7, 8 at meeting tonight

January 15, 2018 — Should the Snowmass Town Council decide to move forward with its lead tenants for Building 6, Base Village will soon house a "community-based live event, broadcast and digital arts center" as well as a taproom. At a Town Council meeting this afternoon, Snowmass NeXus —

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Aspen Gay Ski Week without Logo TV but still expecting big turnout

January 13, 2018 — Born in Aspen in the late-1970s, the world's first gay ski week this year is expanding its reach to add an international cause to its list of beneficiaries while also making a push to support more local businesses. Aspen Gay Ski Week organizers say the

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Olympic qualifiers for snowboard have roots in Snowmass

January 10, 2018 — One month before snowboarding made its Olympic debut in 1998, the best snowboarders from around the world competed at Snowmass for a spot at the Nagano Games. This week, as the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix continues its tour at Snowmass, the ski area again will

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Francesca’s Argentinian Empanadas on Snowmass Mall opening this week

January 7, 2018 — Nestled in the former creperie space on the Snowmass Mall, Francesca's Argentinian Empanadas is the newest tenant positioned to serve quick bites to skiers and snowboarders on the go this winter. The food cart, slated to open Wednesday, is a joint venture between Martin Meineri

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Joanne Houck resigns from Snowmass Arts Advisory Board as chairwoman

January 5, 2018 — The goal of boosting Snowmass' public arts scene may be hampered with the resignation of its second Arts Advisory Board member since the council in late April accepted the "Double Black Diamond" roundabout sculpture. Joanne Houck, the Snowmass Arts Advisory Board chairwoman since June 2016,

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