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Aspen-based EcoFlight conservancy group seeks to educate, inspire young people

May 19, 2018 — While every day pays homage to Colorado public land in the world of EcoFlight, the time is now to educate people on the importance of these wildlands, program coordinator Michael Gorman said. Of the many diverse audiences that EcoFlight seeks to inform and inspire —

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Council wants economic study of marijuana shops

May 16, 2018 — In the latest development of the Snowmass Town Council's five-year-long look at marijuana, a few elected officials questioned if the town could lose money in giving pot shops the green light. "It could cost us more" than the revenue generated by a marijuana sales tax,

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An ode to all the mamas

May 9, 2018 — In honor of Mother's Day on Sunday, I'd like to give a shoutout to all the mamas out there, including my own. I saw a comedy show at The Comedy Store in La Jolla, California, with a few friends last weekend. Much of comedian Steve

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East West Partners slated to operate Building 6 at Snowmass Base Village

May 8, 2018 — Base Village developers East West Partners, under the limited liability company Snowmass Ventures, is slated to operate the town-owned, community-use Building 6 that will be complete in November. At a Snowmass town meeting May 7, the council unanimously approved a "non-binding term sheet" that notes

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Hanging in the valley: Mudseason options around Aspen, Roaring Fork Valley

May 2, 2018 — If jet-setting to exotic pockets of the world such as Bali, Beliz, Cartenga, Santorini or South Africa is not in the cards for you this offseason, that's OK. You are not alone. Aspen can look more like Ashcroft at moments in May. But to our

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Snowmass founding member, Snowballer, icon Gary Rosenau dies at 96

May 2, 2018 — One of Snowmass' founding fathers and cherished community members, Gary Rosenau, died April 19 peacefully in his hometown of Philadelphia. He was 96. Rosenau first visited the area he would later help incorporate into the town of Snowmass Village on a ski trip in the

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Snowmass founding member, Snowballer, icon Gary Rosenau dies at 96

May 2, 2018 — One of Snowmass' founding fathers and cherished community members, Gary Rosenau, died April 19 peacefully in his hometown of Philadelphia. He was 96. Rosenau first visited the area he would later help incorporate into the town of Snowmass Village on a ski trip in the

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Town marketing board votes council ‘not oppose’ pot shops in Snowmass

April 24, 2018 — If pot shops in Snowmass were placed quietly, off the beaten path with modest publicity, the majority of the town's marketing advisory board does not believe this would hurt the resort's family-friendly image. While individual opinions varied, this was the common sentiment that members of

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Marketing board votes council ‘not oppose’ pot shops

April 24, 2018 — If pot shops in Snowmass were placed quietly, off the beaten path with modest publicity, the majority of the town's marketing advisory board does not believe this would hurt the resort's family-friendly image. While individual opinions varied, this was the common sentiment that members of

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Aspen High students march to protest gun violence on National Walkout Day

April 20, 2018 — A host of Aspen teenagers and community members — several doting umbrellas and sporting ski pants — braved the elements Friday morning to join thousands of students nationwide in a march and protest against gun violence. The most recent wave of national walkouts hit extra

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Town Council OKs sketch plan for Snowmass Center redevelopment

April 17, 2018 — After five continued public hearings, the developers' plan to expand and remodel the nearly 50-year-old Snowmass Center will progress to the next phase of land use review. At a Snowmass Town Council meeting April 16, the voting elected officials unanimously passed a resolution that moved

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New ‘unique’ shrine pops up at odd site at Snowmass Ski Area

April 17, 2018 — Aspen-Snowmass' mountains are no stranger to crafty shrines tucked away in the trees, paying homage to a loved one or ones who have passed. The roughly 280 shrines, benches and other memorials across the four mountains also are a time-honored ritual, said local shrine expert

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Opinion: A few thoughts from the “fake news media”

April 10, 2018 — Whatever you think of our president, no one can dispute his dangerous denouncement of "fake news" that has evolved into a full-blown war against the American media. Since the leader of the free world coined this term, I have been able to look beyond its

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Roaring Fork Fire Rescue Authority named, construction of new $20 million Snowmass fire station on track

April 10, 2018 — Construction of the new $20 million home for part of the Roaring Fork Fire Rescue Authority — the name of the merger between the Snowmass Village and Basalt fire districts — is about one week ahead of schedule for an early fall completion. While soil

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Snowmass Town Council continues to mull options for Base Village Building 6

April 10, 2018 — Should the Town of Snowmass own and operate a building in the midst of a significant village development? The way Snowmass Mayor Markey Butler sees it, this is "the fundamental question" Town Council must answer as it continues to contemplate the future of the community-use

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Views debated on Snowmass Center redevelopment

April 3, 2018 — Protecting viewplanes and ridgelines, scaling back height, mass and scale and determining how best to connect the Snowmass Center with the mall and Base Village are among Town Council's top concerns with the proposed redevelopment. Snowmass Town Council at a meeting April 16 will revisit

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Disabled veterans test new waters scuba diving at winter sports clinic in Snowmass

April 3, 2018 — Patrick Ward smiled as he waded in the pool of the Wildwood hotel at 8,000 feet above sea level with a scuba tank strapped to his back. "I never thought I'd be able to do this again," the 62-year-old said April 2 from the edge

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Disabled veterans clinic returns to Snowmass, demonstrating power of adaptive sports

April 1, 2018 — Jataya Taylor's world shattered 10 years ago with one letter. After two serious injuries during training, the U.S. Marine Corps medically retired Jataya, preventing her from serving in any branch of the military ever again. An avid ROTC member throughout high school, Jataya enlisted as

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Snowmass Nexus, Discovery at odds over use of Base Village Building 6

March 28, 2018 — As Snowmass Nexus and the town government move forward with plans for Building 6 of Base Village, the role that Snowmass Discovery will play inside the community space — if any — is clear as mud. To date, Snowmass Nexus' proposal to occupy the Base

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Snowmass preps for another big closing weekend

March 27, 2018 — Dave Dugan believes the successful grassroots effort to up the fun factor on Snowmass' closing day last year will enable an even bigger, beach-ier bash this April. "It's always easier growing something when you hit one out of the park," said Dugan, a part owner

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