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Aspen Untucked: A Time for Tea

In Britain, afternoon tea is not only a celebrated tradition, it's practically a way of life. Walk down a busy street in London at around 3:30 any day of the week, and many a place will be filled with thirsty visitors sipping on various kinds of tea, while snacking gingerly on tiny sandwiches, cubed

ASPEN TIMES - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

City of Aspen warns motorists of major delays over bridge beginning April 2

Officials are gearing up for what will be one of the most significant changes to the Entrance to Aspen in decades. It also is the most impactful project that motorists will deal with in the coming weeks. "This is a big deal," Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron said to his fellow council members earlier this

ASPEN TIMES - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Judge issues mixed ruling in Pfister's case against Hechts

A judge has dismissed seven of the 11 claims in a lawsuit the granddaughter of Aspen legends Art and Betty Pfister brought against the head of an Aspen law firm she says defrauded her out of millions of dollars. Andrew Hecht's attorney praised the ruling by Judge Chris Seldin. But the judge also fou

ASPEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 09:00:00

Gear Pick: An Essential Boot by the Back Door

The passing of the vernal equinox here in Aspen signifies two things: the days are getting longer, and snow, sunshine and rain showers are all climatic possibilities, often within the same hour. With weather conditions varying by the minute, versatile footwear is critical for springtime success. It

ASPEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 09:00:00

More than a midnight trek

Tomorrow at midnight, I will stand alongside 464 skiers preparing to make the 40-mile, middle-of-the-night trek, complete with 6,800 vertical feet of climbing, from Crested Butte to Aspen as part of the 21st Grand Traverse. What, did you think I was planning to race? Not this year. An excursion like

GUNNISON TIMES - 2018-03-22 05:23:52

Housing authority proposes fines for dozens of violations

The Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority is working on a proposal to implement fines for all manner of violations of housing guidelines. Currently, enforcement takes place on an all-or-nothing basis, meaning APCHA has few options short of kicking occupants out of their residences.Craig Turpin, Aspe

ASPEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 09:00:00

AVLT Red Hill Project meets funding commitment goals

The "Save Red Hill" project, a collaborative effort between the Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Town of Carbondale, has been funded at $1.35 million. But now that funding is secured, the work is just beginning. The project, launched in November 2017, conserves a 25-acre area at the base of Red Hill.

SOPRISSUN.COM - 2018-03-21 22:00:06

'Brown Buffalo' actor Jeff Harms considered Thompson role 'eye opening'

Before being cast in the docudrama, "The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo," actor Jeff Harms knew little about the man he was hired to portray: Hunter S. Thompson. Harms, a native of suburban Chicago living in Los Angeles, was, as most literate people are, acquainted with the legend of Thompson, w

ASPEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-22 09:00:00

Man arrested, home searched in meth bottle investigation

Basalt police arrested a man on Friday in connection with the case of suspected methamphetamine production byproducts left in the Roaring Fork River. Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott said a surveillance operation captured the man, Carlos Parras-Membreno, 43, allegedly dumping four bottles into the riv


Accidental gun discharge in Aspen leads to probation

A Morrison man who said he accidentally dropped his gun while drunk last fall, causing it to fire a round through the glass door of a nearby apartment building, will spend the next two years on probation, a judge decided Friday. Robert Lindgren Jr., 35, pleaded guilty Friday to prohibited use of wea


Man who shot out building's glass door pleads guilty

A Front Range man expressed regret Friday for accidentally shooting out the glass front door of the Main Street building that houses residences, the Aspen Daily News and other businesses. Robert Lindgren, 35, of Morrison, said he had had too much to drink and was taking off his pants inside his camp


Galactic goes 'Deep' again at Belly Up Aspen

Last month at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Galactic did its annual carnival duty for the band's native city, playing through the night until sunrise on Fat Tuesday morning at Tipitina's. But these funk stalwarts didn't take much time to rest after the annual marathon three-set show. They went on the r


Neighbors evacuated as Basalt home searched

An investigation into hazardous bottles in the Roaring Fork River lead to a search at the Roaring Fork Mobile Home Park on the evening of March 16. According to a Pitkin County press release, around 40 people from multiple agencies participated in the operation. "In the interest of public safety,"


Jazz Aspen Snowmass close to buying building home to Eric's, Su Casa and other tenants

Jazz Aspen Snowmass is launching a capital campaign to raise $25 million over the next five years, with $15 million intended to fund both the purchase of the Wheeler Square Building and its remodel into a live-performance and music-education venue. The existing tenants in the East Hyman Avenue build


As World Cup season ends in Sweden, its Aspen future is contemplated

One year ago this week, the world came together for the 2017 FIS World Cup Finals in Aspen. Landing the event was a hard-fought process, and were it not for some political wrangling by Aspen native and former longtime U.S. Ski Team CEO Bill Marolt, the Finals may have gone to Switzerland instead. Bu