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Parents demand change at Aspen School District, fill school board meeting

September 17, 2018 — A spillover crowd of parents packed the Aspen Board of Education's Monday meeting in what signaled their first public salvo to remove Dr. John Maloy as superintendent. Their claims of a campus where teachers are afraid to speak their minds because of a so-called toxic

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Business Monday: Small Aspen labor pool for job fair season

September 16, 2018 — It's that time of the year to not only think about dusting off the skis and snowboards, but the job resume as well. The Limelight Hotel in Snowmass, which debuts this winter, kicked off the job-fair season last week, and it continues from 3 to

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Mulcahy clings to Aspen home through continued litigation

September 14, 2018 — By continuing to live in the Burlingame Ranch home that a judge has ordered him to sell, Lee Mulcahy now finds himself the beneficiary of the very judicial system he has frequently lamented. Mulcahy has exhausted all of his legal remedies in Colorado in his

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Aspen parents group meets in private to discuss issues with school district

September 11, 2018 — Parents of Aspen school students met privately Tuesday in what was intended to be a discussion about unaddressed issues they believe are plaguing the school district and eroding teacher morale. Among those in attendance were two elected members of the Aspen Board of Education, according

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Despite Skico litigation, Aspen T-shirt stores will keep selling products

September 10, 2018 — A group of local T-shirt shops will continue selling products with designs bearing an aspen leaf and the proper nouns "Aspen" and "Snowmass," despite Aspen Skiing Co.'s allegations that they are violating trademark law. Skico took Edwards-based O'Bos Enterprises LLC to federal court in Denver

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Aspen parents group wants to ‘take back our school’

September 9, 2018 — A group of parents plan to gather Tuesday to collect feedback on what they consider to be a broken Aspen School District that has alienated teachers through self-interest and nepotism, while the superintendent said the initiative comes from "good intentions" but runs counter to open

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Aspen Skiing Co. CEO pitches airport expansion

September 9, 2018 — As Aspen Skiing Co. continues to expand its footprint — from mergers and acquisitions to more skiable terrain and a new hotel in Snowmass Village — it also is banking on the proposed expansion of the local airport. Skico President and CEO Mike Kaplan made

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Aspen Skiing Co. ramps up activism in new ad campaign

September 6, 2018 — Perhaps enough flakes flying out of Aspen will start a blizzard in Washington, D.C. That's the goal of Aspen Skiing Co.'s latest advertising campaign — "Give a Flake" — which urges individuals to contact elected officials about matters concerning climate change and equal rights. "We're

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Aspen liquor store aims to keep Clark’s Market dry

September 5, 2018 — An Aspen liquor store is taking legal steps to stop a neighboring supermarket from getting into the business of selling beer. Aspen Wine & Spirits filed a complaint after business hours Tuesday asking a Pitkin County District Court judge to vacate the Aspen Local Licensing

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Aspen School District expands HR director’s background check

September 3, 2018 — The Aspen School District is doing an updated criminal background check on its human resources director in the wake of revelations that she was indicted by a grand jury months before she started the job. Superintendent Dr. John Maloy, responding to questions emailed last week

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Business Monday: Digital tokens, blockchain technology and the St. Regis Aspen

September 2, 2018 — As one of Aspen's flagship hotels, the St. Regis Aspen Resort has been the subject of wheeling and dealing for more than 30 years. The latest endeavor, however, involves digital coins instead of cold-hard cash. In August, New York-based asset manager Elevated Returns announced its

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Another delayed foreclosure sale for The Aspen Club

August 29, 2018 — Foreclosure proceedings scheduled Wednesday for The Aspen Club again were postponed in what has become a near weekly routine for the financially strapped development. "We have heard nothing from the attorneys, nothing from The Aspen Club themselves," Sydney Tofany, Pitkin County's chief deputy treasurer and

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Affidavit: Aspen motorist was high on marijuana at time of fatal crash on Highway 82

August 27, 2018 — The Aspen motorist who authorities suspect struck and killed a pedestrian on Highway 82 on Friday night passed a preliminary breath test but failed a roadside sobriety test and was under the influence of marijuana, a state trooper alleged in an arrest-warrant affidavit released Monday

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Aspen Skiing Co. alleges trademark violations by T-shirt shops

August 26, 2018 — The Aspen Skiing Co. is seeking a federal court order to stop five local T-shirts stores from selling items that it claims violates its licensed trademarks. On Thursday, Skico filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of Denver against Edwards-based O'Bos Enterprises LLC, which

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Pitkin County Democrats salute Rachel Richards

August 24, 2018 — Among the speakers at the Pitkin County Democrats annual dinner Thursday were candidates in the November mid-term elections, but it was a longtime Aspen elected official leaving office who received one of the warmest receptions. Pitkin County Commissioner Rachel Richards, also a former Aspen mayor

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Aspen School District stands behind HR director disbarred in Missouri

August 24, 2018 — The Aspen School District's superintendent and school board president are standing behind a high-ranking administrator disbarred in April by the state of Missouri for purportedly engaging in professional misconduct as an attorney. Elizabeth Hodges is entering her third academic year as director of human resources

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Aspen Shift mobility lab hits bumps in the road

August 20, 2018 — A proposed three-month experiment aimed at slashing vehicle trips into Aspen by 800 per day sparked some testy comments at a three-hour work session Monday from a city councilman who claimed the $2.6 million endeavor could hurt local businesses and put off the community. Councilman

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Business Monday: Not quite a free fall, but United fares between Aspen and Denver dropping

August 19, 2018 — United Airlines' notoriously high fares between Aspen and Denver have been coming back down to Earth of late, with some one-way prices as low as $142. "Overall, this is some of the most favorable pricing that I've witnessed in the Aspen market for years," said

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Aspen outfitter says it can’t be held responsible for rafting death

August 16, 2018 — An Aspen rafting company facing a negligence and fraud lawsuit for the June 2016 death of a Maryland man has filed a counterclaim arguing it cannot be held responsible for the fatality because the victim signed a waiver before entering the boat. Aspen Whitewater Rafting

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Aspen Valley Hospital’s orthopedic department hooks up with Hospital for Special Surgery

August 15, 2018 — Aspen Valley Hospital is hoping to up its game in the orthopedic arena by joining forces with a national hospital heralded for its work in the field. The Aspen hospital, along with the OrthoAspen specialist group that it runs, has agreed in principle with New

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