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Dan Porterfield brings a career of higher education to thinktank Aspen Institute

June 21, 2018 — Dan Porterfield left an executive job in higher education for the Aspen Institute, yet the thinktank's newly minted CEO and president likens the transition to being a freshman in college. The 56-year-old was president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for seven years,

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U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams talks opioid crisis at Aspen forum

June 20, 2018 — Speaking at a community opioid forum Wednesday in Aspen, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams urged attendees to take all means to fight an epidemic that had a part in more than 45,000 deaths in the United States in 2016. "I have a 13-year-old son,

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City, Jazz Aspen Snowmass start talks of public-private partnership

June 19, 2018 — Location, location, location. That was one of the most pressing issues for Aspen elected officials at a work session Tuesday addressing the potential public-private partnership between Jazz Aspen Snowmass and the city. JAS' top-ranking executive said it is on the brink of securing a contract

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Aspen nonprofit shows Haitians a taste of America

June 18, 2018 — An Aspen nonprofit organization is coming off of a whirlwind tour in Washington, D.C., and other eastern locales where five Haitian children got a close brush with democracy and other aspects of life in America. HaitiChildren was founded in 1994 as Mercy & Sharing by

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Business Monday: Tariffs tough for Aspen-area canned brewers to swallow

June 17, 2018 — Duncan Clauss estimates that Aspen Brewing Co. canned about 200,000 beers in its first year of production in 2010. That figure now stands at 750,000 to 1 million, roughly quadrupling the craft brewer's original output, and a surefire sign that the business is growing. The

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YouTube videos of internet celeb Jake Paul at Starwood home spark lawsuit in Aspen

June 15, 2018 — A Starwood homeowner is suing the talent manager for a Los Angeles agency on allegations that she and others used the residence for video production while trashing the home and driving vehicles through the property's tennis court and neighbors' lawns, among other accusations. Isabelle Friedheim

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Mark Hunt buys Aspen commercial building for $15 million

June 15, 2018 — Ownership in the Mill Street Commercial Center changed this week in a deal worth $15 million, and the buyer's identity is well-known in Aspen's development arena. Mark Hunt, through the limited liability company North Mill Street LLC, bought the commercial buildings at 465 and 557

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Jazz Aspen Snowmass, city in talks over public-partnership

June 14, 2018 — Still optimistic that it will have a music and education venue to call its own, Jazz Aspen Snowmass might ask voters to weigh in on its future. The Aspen government on Thursday released details of a private-public partnership that would include using $4 million from

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Law firm, landlord settle suit over Durant Mall construction

June 12, 2018 — A legal dispute between a law firm and its landlord over construction-fueled noise at the Durant Mall in Aspen has been settled. Court papers filed last week in Pitkin County District Court, the venue for Whatley Kallas LLP's suit against CCI-Aspen, show that the parties

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Regional fires lower Aspen’s air quality

June 12, 2018 — Aspen's air quality isn't its usual pristine self because of fires in Colorado and Utah. Just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, subscribers to the local Pitkin Alert notification system were apprised of Aspen's air quality, which had been lowered to "moderate," the term for a score

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Business Monday: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is latest pop-up to give Aspen a try

June 10, 2018 — Move over, Tesla, here comes Cadillac — with a lot of Goop. On Friday, Goop Aspen opened its doors in the spot Tesla once occupied, putting another high-profile tenant in the space at 422 E. Cooper Ave. The brainchild of Gwyneth Paltrow, the outspoken Oscar-winning

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Pitkin County not immune to opioid crisis; officials to host Aspen forum

June 9, 2018 — Pitkin County lags behind the state in such categories as opioid deaths, but one statistic has caught the attention of health officials — the rate of patients vulnerable to long-duration opioids. At 38.1 percent in Pitkin County, it is a figure more than double that

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Court rules that Ritz-Carlton Aspen Highlands owners can seek punitive damages

June 7, 2018 — A magistrate judge is allowing owners at the Ritz-Carlton Aspen Highlands to seek punitive damages in addition to monetary awards for claims that their fractional ownerships tanked in value because of an affiliation with Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. The Aspen attorney on the fractional owners'

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Euflora set to close deal on Stash marijuana shop in Aspen

June 5, 2018 — Euflora will be Aspen's newest marijuana dispensary after its acquisition of the Stash shop, a deal that is expected to close early next week. Members of the Local Licensing Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved the transfer of Stash's retail marijuana license to the Aurora-based chain.

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Aspen aids Durango in forest fire

June 4, 2018 — Four members of the Aspen Fire Department have headed south to the Durango area to help assist in a forest fire that had grown to more than 2,400 acres as of Monday morning. Volunteers Adrian Augliar, Jacob Arywitz and Grant Duta left Sunday with Fire

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Business Monday: Declining real estate inventory means seller’s market in Aspen area

June 3, 2018 — It's a seller's market in Aspen-area real estate because of the continued decline in inventory. That's been a common theme among property brokers keeping an eye on the dips and rises in the local market, which has seen residential inventory drop 40 percent over the

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Poland’s chief rabbi keynote speaker at Aspen symposium

June 1, 2018 — As chief rabbi of Poland, Michael Joseph Schudrich once had a physical brush with anti-Semitism that hardly went unnoticed. It was May 26, 2006, just two days before Pope Benedict XVI would visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Hordes of international media members had

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Centennial owners in Aspen take case to appeals court

May 31, 2018 — The Centennial Owners Association introduced an opening brief this week with the Colorado Court of Appeals, arguing the lower court's decision in October "would gut affordable housing in Colorado — ending a public policy legacy spanning nearly 85 years." The appeal had been expected. In

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Luxury home builders Aspen Constructors emerges from bankruptcy

May 29, 2018 — The Chapter 11 bankruptcy of Aspen Constructors, a builder of luxury homes, has come to an end. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Brown signed an order dismissing the case Friday in response to the company's motion to toss it out because of the settlement of litigation

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Unruly man alleged to have thrown punch, spit on Basalt officers

May 29, 2018 — A Roaring Fork Valley man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he allegedly cursed at a police officer who was passing by on a patrol bicycle, prompting the cop to run his name through dispatch and learn he was wanted in Mesa County. At a hearing

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