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Aspen real estate: Billions sold and a billionaire’s hold

February 21, 2020

Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, views the Aspen-area residential real estate market through a lens of tens. “Very, very few markets in this country have this 10-10-10 market situation of...

An enigma buzzing over Glenwood Springs

February 20, 2020

A drone fleet appears to have been dotting the night sky over Glenwood Springs during the past week or so. But — as with similar activity reported in northeast Colorado in late December — it’s...

What’s a wine cave really for?

February 20, 2020

It happened again last week. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sneered, “We don’t go to wine caves or wherever to raise our money.” It was a thinly veiled swipe at an unnamed rival. Though everyone...

High Country: Roadside CDOT Censorship

February 20, 2020

Earlier this month, The Aspen Times’ Jason Auslander reported on Pitkin County officials’ concern about the 10-plus Dalwhinnie Colorado Cannabis signs dotting Highway 82. County Manager Jon Peacock formalized the government’s worries in a letter...

Aspen Times Weekly Q&A: Piñon’s owner Rob Mobilian

February 20, 2020

Perched on the second floor of a Mill Street building overlooking Hopkins Avenue’s “Restaurant Row” and Ajax beyond, Piñon’s boasts a true bird’s-eye view of Aspen. So it figures that the restaurant’s 1988 founding chef...

Gear Review: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Pickup Truck

February 20, 2020

Move over, Tesla. Nikola Motor Company, based in Phoenix, this month announced a pickup truck with “fewer emissions, more power and longer range” thanks to hydrogen fuel-cell technology. The truck has impressive stats, including a...

How two Aspenites found their cure for pain

February 20, 2020

Pain. It is the loose thread that can be the snag in our bespoke Aspen lifestyle. Most of us feel a bit of the unraveling each day. I’m not talking about the deep pain from...

Three Pitkin County board seats open in November

February 20, 2020

Three of the five seats on the Pitkin County board of commissioners are up for grabs in November, and two incumbents and a one new-comer have already declared their intentions to run.

Reps push for expansion of wildfire grants

February 20, 2020

FRISCO — A new bill making its way through the state Legislature might soon make it easier for lower-income communities and organizations to receive funding for wildfire mitigation projects. The bill — which was sponsored...