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Recent Stories by Jeanne McGovern

Eyes on the skies: Stars Above Aspen event highlights the world above our heads

August 9, 2018 — Aspenites and visitors often tout the bluebird skies we are accustomed to enjoying essentially year-round. It affords us so many things — amazing days for hiking and skiing, clear nights for strolling the downtown malls or stargazing in the surrounding backcountry. But what other magical

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Stars Above Aspen event highlights the world above our heads

August 9, 2018 — Aspenites and visitors often tout the bluebird skies we are accustomed to enjoying essentially year-round. It affords us so many things — amazing days for hiking and skiing, clear nights for strolling the downtown malls or stargazing in the surrounding backcountry. But what other magical

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Supreme Court Justice Breyer weighs in during conversation at Aspen Institute

July 7, 2018 — If the assembled crowd at Greenwald Pavilion on Saturday thought they might get a glimpse into who might be the next member of the U.S. Supreme Court, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer quickly dispelled the idea with a quirky nod. Later, he subtly assured those

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McGovern: Go (spring) green

May 21, 2018 — My favorite color is green. It always has been, though I cannot think of the reason why. But if I were ever to decide to change favorite colors, this spring would have made me think twice. For the first time in many years, I've been

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The (REAL) Beach Bash

March 26, 2018 — Spring skiing is one of my favorite times of year, so I must admit that when I heard Bonnie's Beach Bash was this past weekend — and saw pictures posted everywhere of the fun that was had — my heart sank a bit. I missed

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Flying Aero: AspenAERO paving the path for future pilots and engineers

March 12, 2018 — Greg Roark isn't afraid of a little rejection. In fact, the AEROspace Alliance founder and CEO said the more he was "politely dismissed" by some in the aviation industry, the harder he fought to catch their attention. "I spent years knocking on those corporate doors,"

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On the ice: Rink rat

February 26, 2018 — I spend a lot of my winters inside ice rinks; my son is a hockey player. I guess, by default, that makes me a hockey mom (queue the gag reflex here). But for some reason, I've never really considered myself entirely that nor have I

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Connecting communities: Ascendigo raises the bar for Roaring Fork Valley residents with autism

February 15, 2018 — The color-coded schedules might seem like those of any other millennial: report for work at 9 a.m., computer class at 11 a.m., lunch with friends, exercise in the form of skiing or rock climbing or horseback riding in the afternoon, chores to wrap up the

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Aspen’s Robo Yetis Put Engineering prowess to the test

February 2, 2018 — Caroline Hanson's robotics classroom looked a bit like a war zone this past week — tape marked off areas of the floor; metal rods, bolts and other bits of machinery overflowed from plastic bins; computers and laptops hummed at an intense clip. And the "soldiers"

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Winter, at last

January 15, 2018 — There was something in the air this past week. Yes, part of it was the white stuff falling from the sky — finally! But what that seemed to lead to was a collective sigh from the Aspen community. We were a ski town again. Even

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A different kind of snow dance

January 2, 2018 — I love the change of seasons in Aspen. Growing up in Southern California, it wasn't something I appreciated until I set my roots in Colorado. Now, I look forward to all four seasons — until this year. No, I'm not bitter about winter because of

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Event aims to ‘showcase’ strengths of Aspen High

October 23, 2017 — Aspen High School might have pushed capacity, but the Aspen Education Foundation wants families whose children attend the school — or might attend in the future — to recognize the reasons for its popularity. "We've heard from new families and even established families — over

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Giving back by giving time at the Aspen Thrift Shop

October 15, 2017 — There are few Aspen businesses that have truly stood the test of time. The Aspen Thrift Shop, founded in 1949, is one of them. "We like to think of the Thrift Shop as an Aspen institution," said Ellen Walbert, co-president of the board of directors.

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Five decades of determination

August 29, 2017 — Editor's note: Read more about the past, present and future of Aspen Middle School's eighth-grade Outdoor Education program, and the Aspen School District's entire Outdoor Ed and Experiential Ed programs, in next week's Aspen Times Weekly, on newsstands and online Sept. 7. Just a few

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Fifth climber dies on Capitol Peak in 6 weeks, likely fell off 600-foot cliff

August 27, 2017 — A 21-year-old man got separated from his climbing partner after a dispute Saturday on how to descend from the Capitol Peak summit and later fell 600 to 700 feet to his death, Pitkin County authorities said Sunday night in a news release. The man’s death

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Local flavor at the Food & Wine Classic

June 15, 2017 — While the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen might attract the world's top chefs, sommeliers and foodies, the annual festival also has some strong local ties. Among the "talent" at the 35th Classic are a few names — and faces — Aspenites are sure to

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Gunner’s Libation: #beeritforward

May 11, 2017 — Love beer? Love craft beer? Love your local brewery? Now is the time to say it loud and say it proud, people. Yes, it's American Craft Beer Week (May 15-21). Presented by CraftBeer.com — the beer lovers' website of the Brewers Association — this week

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Behind the Gates: What it takes to make a World Cup Finals race day a success

February 10, 2017 — Cheering form the bleachers of the 2017 World Cup Finals on Aspen Mountain in March, your focus likely will be on the skiers. But make a mental checklist of all the players who made the races possible and your head might begin to spin a

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