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Pitkin County traveler affidavits set for an overhaul

Responding to concerns from Aspen business leaders that the traveler-affidavit requirement keeps driving away potential visitors and will continue hurting the tourism trade, Pitkin County Manager Jon Peacock told commissioners Tuesday he and staff will recommend to the board of health to consider a revamp of the program.







Report: Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound previous planning

A report released this month by the Center for Colorado River Studies says that in order to sustainably manage the river in the face of climate change, officials need alternative management paradigms and a different way of thinking compared with the status quo. Estimates about how much water the Upper Colorado River Basin states will use in the future are a problem that needs rethinking, according to the white paper.





Limelight Aspen to close for renovations this spring

The flagship Limelight property (there are two others in Snowmass Village and Ketchum, Idaho) will undergo “top to bottom” renovations to all of the hotel’s public spaces as well as all 126 guestrooms and suites, according to a news release.



A Rooftop Takeover

Aspen Art Museum, Anderson Ranch partner to bring artist Precious Okoyomon’s garden exhibition that will welcome visitors, fill the rooftop sculpture garden for a year-and-a-half and is poised to be a centerpiece of Aspen’s post-pandemic arts scene.




Aspen History: Snowpiercer

In February 1891, it took three locomotives hitched together to plow through the snow to get the Midland train to Aspen.