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Winning the lottery on Owl Creek Road
Winning the lottery on Owl Creek Road

May 22, 2019

“Owl Creek lots will enter lottery” headlined the May 25, 1989 Aspen Times going on to say “four exclusive homesites to be sold at $20,000 price ceiling. A flood of calls to the Housing Office...



Not seeing the seniors’ discount coming
Not seeing the seniors’ discount coming

May 22, 2019

There are a lot of things in this mountainous part of the world that make the last of the baby boomers feel less doomed. Shaped skis carving across immaculately groomed snow are one. Bike rides...


New hires at Snowmass Tourism
New hires at Snowmass Tourism

May 22, 2019

Snowmass Tourism has appointed two new members to its group sales department. Margot Ellis, a longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident, joins the team as national sales manager, and Lisa Jennings returns to the Roaring Fork...



Rodeo Lot ropes in the Pitkin County Fair
Rodeo Lot ropes in the Pitkin County Fair

May 15, 2019

In the May 17, 1979 issue of The Aspen Times, the Pitkin County Fair Board announced the annual August event’s official move to the Snowmass Resort, specifically the Snowmass Rodeo Lot. Previous years had been...



Fewer property sales in Snowmass, but prices climb
Fewer property sales in Snowmass, but prices climb

May 15, 2019

The number of single-family home sales in Snowmass Village was down 33% for the first four months of 2019 compared with the same period last year, but sales prices have increased, according to the most...


Town cleanup day approaching
Town cleanup day approaching

May 13, 2019

The 39th annual Town Cleanup Day is May 17 followed by a community lunch. The cleanup starts at 9 a.m. at the Daly Lane Depot on the Snowmass Mall. There will be shuttles for those...


Snowmass Recreation Center closed for two weeks
Snowmass Recreation Center closed for two weeks

May 10, 2019

The Snowmass Village Recreation Center closed Monday, May 6, for two weeks for its annual cleaning. In addition to the regular maintenance and cleaning, there is a major project to upgrade the heating and cooling...



Snowmass History: Kearns family roots run deep
Snowmass History: Kearns family roots run deep

May 8, 2019

Thomas J. Kearns moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1888 with his wife, Margaret, and seven children (two sons: Owen and Leo, and five daughters: Margaret, Mary, Elizabeth, Sadie and Emma) homesteading on Brush...


Roger Marolt: The General meant no offense
Roger Marolt: The General meant no offense

May 8, 2019

There is a regular dog in our neighborhood. I don’t mean the kind of “regular” you can tell by comparing one dog to another. I mean “regular” by its morning routine, which occurred without fail...






Snowmass condos tied to bank fraud in Oklahoma
Snowmass condos tied to bank fraud in Oklahoma

May 1, 2019

An Oklahoma woman recently pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court in connection to inflating the value on one of four condo units in Snowmass Village in order to get a loan, while using...



Roger Marolt: Missing a chance to save our skin
Roger Marolt: Missing a chance to save our skin

May 1, 2019

I look in the mirror and see deep creases in my forehead, lines bracketing my eyes, dermal crevasses at the corners of my mouth — all more pronounced when I smile — and I ponder...