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Convicted felon claims “squatter’s rights” over Aspen home

A convicted felon found living in a home on Aspen’s east side last weekend attempted to exercise “squatter’s rights” over the property when deputies arrested him, according to allegations made in court documents.


Aspen Skiing Co. says $9M investment in Pandora’s designed to enhance experience, not draw new crowd

Aspen Skiing Co. estimates it will spend about $9 million to develop a new chairlift and terrain in the Pandora’s area of Aspen Mountain. A detachable quad chairlift will cost about $7 million on its own, according to Jeff Hanle, Skico vice president of communications. Another $2 million would be ne


Noise Violation Hearing Set At Aspen-Pitkin County Airport

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Residents will have their chance to voice noise concerns at a hearing on potential fines for noise violations allegedly committed by American Airlines at the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.


Downtown Aspen to see a second one-way street

Council agrees to a second look on city office design. A majority of Aspen City Council has agreed to allow a small group of concerned citizens to present design ideas for the new municipal office building at Rio Grande Place.


Aspen: The Colorado Mountain Town I Hate to Love

With every visit, each year without a trust fund, I try to find fault in this privileged place. And every time I love it a little more. Here’s why. Aspen, Colorado (population approximately 7,300), is known worldwide as a place of privilege. The iconic, celebrity-landed mountain town sits at 8,000 f


See inside Melanie Griffith's Aspen retreat that just sold for $4M

ASPEN, Colo. — Actress Melanie Griffith's Aspen home recently sold for $4 million, according to Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. The 7,391-square-foot log cabin estate on the back of Aspen Mountain was decorated by Griffith, and features a gourmet kitchen, billiards room and wine cellar. The five-bedroo


The healthiest community in the nation is right here in Colorado, U.S. News says

The healthiest community in the U.S. is right here in Colorado, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 rankings released Tuesday. Douglas County, located south of Denver, garnered the No. 1 spot in the nation in U.S. News' annual "Healthiest Communities" report.


Why Increased Pot Use in Colorado Is Sending More People to the Hospital

Reefer madness isn’t a thing. But a new study out Tuesday is the latest to show that pot use, especially with edibles, can sometimes cause health problems serious enough to prompt a trip to the hospital. It found that people in Colorado have increasingly sought emergency care for cannabis-related sy


Independence Pass Might Open Later Than Normal Thanks To Avalanche

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Piles of snow and debris from avalanches might delay the reopening of Independence Pass this summer. Highway 82 is mostly open until Green Mountain where the road is unpassable.


The State Of Homelessness In Denver Ahead Of The Election; How Aspen Became So Ritzy

Denverite reporter Donna Bryson reviews the state of Denver homelessness ahead of the "Right to Survive" measure on the May ballot. Then, an update on the mental health crisis in Denver jails. Next, how Aspen went from mining town to glam capital. Also, overcoming your phobias using virtual reality.


One person in custody after police pursuit ends with crash on Colorado Boulevard

DENVER -- One person is in custody after a police pursuit in Denver ended with a crash on Colorado Boulevard early Tuesday morning, the Denver Police Department said. The pursuit ended when the driver crashed in the 3800 block of Colorado Boulevard, according to Denver police. That's just south of C


Marijuana-related ER visits spike at Colorado hospital after legalization

A new study found that pot-related emergency room visits tripled between 2012 and 2016 at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. Colorado is the first state to legally sell marijuana for recreational use. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports for TODAY.


Low impact exercises that pack a serious punch

This sponsored content is brought to you by Pure Barre Aspen. At Pure Barre, 50-minute classes equate to major results both on and off the mountain. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your “ski legs” aren’t as conditioned as you thought they were after so many deep powder days this season. In order to have


Pricing your Aspen home to sell

The most critical aspect of selling a luxury home in a market like Aspen’s is listing the property at the correct market price. Listing a property too high can result in a greater loss of value than listing it too low. Properties that are perceived as overpriced may not get shown to potential buyers


Aspen council agrees to second look on city office building design

A majority of Aspen City Council has agreed to allow a small group of concerned citizens to present design ideas for the new municipal office building at Rio Grande Place. Former mayor Bill Stirling and local architect Harry Teague asked council on Monday to let them present some ideas on how to let


BJ Adams closes Aspen office, relocates operations to Snowmass

BJ Adams and Company real estate has closed its Hopkins Avenue office in downtown Aspen and is no longer affiliated with the Berkshire Hathaway alliance of brokers, Adams confirmed Monday.


Business Monday: Aspen-bound commercial airplanes fuller this winter

The commercial airlines serving Aspen are seeing an uptick in passengers this winter, with a number of factors playing a role. Airline terminology refers to “passenger load factor” — the percentage of seats used to determine the financial viability of a route — and December through February showed s


April Long Appointed To Water Quality Comission

April Long has been appointed to the Governor’s Water Quality Control Commission. Governor Jared Polis appointed Long to the commission last week. She’ll continue serving as Aspen’s stormwater manager and clean river program manager. Long first started working for the city in 2008.


What’s the Big Deal: Snowmass Village home sells for $8.65 million

“What’s the Big Deal?” runs Mondays and is based on the. most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday.


Traveling the world, without a pipe to call home

Peter Olenick is finishing up his best season since the valley freeskier won X Games Aspen gold in 2010. Olenick is the reigning champion in the High Air competition — an event held only once in X Games history — which saw him fly to 24 feet, 11 inches in the Buttermilk halfpipe.