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Aspen’s ideal job — keeping forest trails clear

July 27, 2017

It sounds like the ideal job description: Get up early, hike some of the best trails in the national forest surrounding Aspen, occasionally camp under the stars, chop wood, then repeat from May through September....

The nonprofit side of Aspen Gay Ski Week

January 20, 2017

Eat, sleep (a little) — ski, apres, party — repeat. A week in the life of Aspen Gay Ski Week is no different from a week in the life of most Aspen visitors, only with...

Volunteers help restore Aspen’s North Star preserve

September 22, 2015

Nature got helping hands Saturday from about 55 volunteers at the North Star Nature Preserve east of Aspen. Crews coordinated by the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers planted about 1,200 willow and cottonwood seedlings and clippings...

Taking a big jump and floating back to reality

May 2, 2015

If you think the scenery here is beautiful, you should try plummeting toward it from 8,500 feet. That’s what I did in mid-April with Roaring Fork Skydivers, a 6-year-old company that moved in June to...

Still racing bikes at 79

March 31, 2015

If you’ve done a cycling race in the Roaring Fork Valley in the past 10 years, you’ve heard him. “Allez! Allez!” The shout rings out across the race course. “Allez! Allez! Go!” An elderly, 5-foot-4-inch...

The fuzz is all over Snowmass

March 29, 2015

Law enforcement officials engaged in a high-speed chase in Snowmass Village this week — on the slopes, that is. Officers from all over the country and world brought their friends and family to the village...