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Snowmass Town Council motions to raise age to purchase tobacco products to 21

November 13, 2018 — Snowmass Village is on track to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 and also to prohibit its tobacco vending machines. This is the direction the Snowmass Town Council moved toward collectively during a Nov. 12 work session where Risa

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Strafe Outerwear and Thai eatery on Snowmass Mall this winter, added employee housing in the works

November 13, 2018 — With a change in hands and a shifting of seasons, the Snowmass Mall will welcome this winter a popular local retailer, a new gastronomic offering and plans for four employee-housing units. For Strafe Outerwear, an Aspen-born ski apparel company, a spacious new Snowmass shop marks

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Strafe Outerwear and Thai eatery on Snowmass Mall this winter, added employee housing in the works

November 13, 2018 — With a change in hands and a shifting of seasons, the Snowmass Mall will welcome this winter a popular local retailer, a new gastronomic offering and plans for four employee-housing units. For Strafe Outerwear, an Aspen-born ski apparel company, a spacious new Snowmass shop marks

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Snowmass Village pioneer, icon Dick Moebius celebrates 90

November 6, 2018 — As Dick Moebius gears up to celebrate 90 years, his family and the community are looking back on the decorated legacy of a bold visionary who helped shape Snowmass Village. Dick's pioneering spirit led him, his late wife, Barb, their four children and the family

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Uncontested Snowmass mayor, council seats confirmed

November 6, 2018 — Running uncontested in this election for the first time in the town of Snowmass' history are Mayor Markey Butler and town councilmen Bob Sirkus and Bill Madsen. While the Snowmass mayoral seat has gone unchallenged in the past, it is a first for the council

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Snowmass voters in favor of an added 5 percent sales tax on marijuana

November 6, 2018 — In a landslide first set of election results, Snowmass voters supported the town imposing a 5 percent sales tax on marijuana. Early numbers reported from Pitkin County as of 10 p.m. Tuesday showed an overwhelming 70.16 percent of Snowmass voters in favor of the added

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Skico president calls Snowmass leaders’ push to change Gwyn’s lease agreement ‘sort of ludicrous’

November 5, 2018 — Aspen Skiing Co. President and CEO Mike Kaplan on Monday night said the Snowmass government crafting a resolution challenging ownership of the mid-mountain Gwyn's High Alpine Restaurant hinges on absurd. Snowmass Mayor Markey Butler commented on an Aspen Times Facebook post that the town would

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Base Village grand opening same weekend as Snowmass’ 50th last year, 2018-19 winter calendar released

October 31, 2018 — While mid-December last winter celebrated Snowmass Ski Area's 50th birthday and a retrospect on five decades, the same weekend this season marks the long-awaited grand opening of Base Village and the start of the resort's next era. "There has never been a better time to

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Base Village developers unveil plans, programming for The Collective Snowmass aka Building 6

October 31, 2018 — Plans for what will soon happen within the walls of The Collective Snowmass, known to most as Building 6 of Base Village, have gone from 0 to 100 this month. At a Town Council meeting in late September — about a year after the town

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Trying to drink the Kool-Aid but not feeling the effects

October 30, 2018 — I used to be that person who rolled her eyes when people raved about yoga. Now, I'm a full-blown yogi who does #yogaeveryday. If I'm not practicing yoga, I am dreaming of it, posting about it or telling strangers how much I love it. Just

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Leading with Love: Where construction workers, CEOs, yoga and capitalism collide

October 25, 2018 — Among Gina Murdock's many goals is to bring Aspen back to a time when the bartenders and the billionaires worked and played together. While it may sound lofty, the Lead with Love founder is actively realizing this objective, as her organization involves the likes of

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Pot sales tax, fire district funding at center of Snowmass election

October 24, 2018 — The polls are open as of this week, and while the number of hyper-local issues in Snowmass is sparse, the two-page ballot residents will cast is anything but light. "It's a very long and complex ballot," Pitkin County clerk and recorder Janice Vos Caudill said

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Aspen Skiing Co. to take over family-run Gwyn’s High Alpine at Snowmass in 2020

October 18, 2018 — After 40 years, Gwyn's High Alpine on-mountain restaurant at Snowmass is set to change hands, as Aspen Skiing Co. will take over the family-run establishment when the current lease runs out after the 2019-20 ski season. A family affair, the restaurant is led by its

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Pot progression: Snowmass council agrees on town rules, banning sales in Base Village

October 16, 2018 — What the not-so-distant future of pot shops in Snowmass Village will look like became as clear as ever following a painstaking game of negotiating between members of Town Council. From the amount of distance that should separate a dispensary and the Skittles route to whether

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Mama bear and her three cubs spend the night at Snowmass Center

October 12, 2018 — A mama bear and three large cubs had a little Hump Day sleepover at the Snowmass Center this week. Foraging any last sustenance before hibernating, the bears entered the center via the automatic doors late Wednesday but were unable to exit the building, Snowmass animal

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Snowmass Village reviews $37 million budget for 2019

October 10, 2018 — Budget season is underway in Snowmass Village, where the name of the game is to overestimate expenses and undervalue revenue to ensure that the town's financial position remains strong. Snowmass' proposed budget for 2019 anticipates the town will rack in $30.9 million in revenue and

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New Snowmass housing director shares plans for Coffey Place, more enforcement and changes to program

October 3, 2018 — If all goes according to plan, Snowmass' newest for-sale, employee-housing development could be vertical as early as fall 2020. Named in honor of the late Joe Coffey, a beloved member of the Snowmass community and longtime housing director who died in January, Coffey Place will

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Snowmass firefighters to move into new station next week as construction is ahead of schedule

October 3, 2018 — In one week, Snowmass firefighters will begin moving from the temporary site at the rodeo grounds into their shiny, new $19 million state-of-the-art station. Despite a massive local wildfire this summer that required the attention of every member of the Snowmass fire district — as

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A rare experience: From the Elk (Mountains) to my kitchen

October 2, 2018 — "How common is it to find the bullet one shot an animal with while preparing the meat nearly a year after it was butchered?" is not a question I ever imagined myself contemplating, let alone typing into Google. For the record, the results of this

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Pack string of mules, horses and prison inmates help clean up old rebar from Independence Pass

September 26, 2018 — For the first time in more than 50 years, a trip to Mountain Boy Basin will reveal only wild, pristine wilderness, thanks to the massive and diverse efforts of prison inmates, local children and teenagers, recovering addicts and a pack string of horses and mules.

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