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ASPEN, Colo. | FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US | STL.News
ASPEN, Colo.— FBI DirectorChristopher Wraysaid Wednesday that Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to “spin up” Americans on both sides of hot-button issues to sow discord in the United States.
Protest of border separations planned today in Aspen
A march is scheduled to be held in Aspen today to protest the Department of Homeland Security’s practice of separating children from adults accused of illegally crossing the border.The march, being timed with this week’s expected arrival of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, will be held
Feeling the Warmth: Short-term trouble proves no sweat for The Temporary
On the night of July 4, El Jebel was nearly overrun by the Lake Christine Fire and surely would have burned had it not been for the heroic efforts of our local firefighters. It was as chaotic and traumatizing an event as this area has ever seen, but by the next morning, were it not for the thick smo
Musicians tackle complete Bach suites, Beethoven sonatas in Aspen Music Festival series
Three virtuosic musicians are taking deep dives into single composers this summer in Aspen, tackling complete bodies of work by Bach and Beethoven.Violinist James Ehnes, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Jonathan Biss are all in the midst of immersive projects that will take the stage here in co
Is the ABC off-limits to retail cannabis?
“It’s not fair,” said Shawna Patrick, co-owner of Aspen Stash for several years along with her husband, Garrett. “From what I understand, someone [in a position of power] has gone around to all the building owners and said, ‘There will never be another dispensary in the ABC again.’”
Car break-ins along Independence Pass lead to Aspen North Face fight, felonies
Two Summit County teens who allegedly broke into cars parked along Independence Pass were in the middle of using a stolen credit card at a shop in downtown Aspen on Tuesday when the owner of the card walked in and confronted them, according to court documents.The man had been down the street at Well
Theatre Aspen's "Our Town" resonates with our own towns
I’m not sure why, but it seems rather timely to me that the Theatre Aspen production making its official opening this weekend is “Our Town.” Maybe it’s because I live in Basalt, where we’re still dealing with the destructive Lake Christine Fire and where we’ve come to realize just how important a st
Aspen housing authority forces former board member to sell home after illegally renting on Airbnb
An emotional West, who brought her daughter to the meeting and was on crutches, said she rented her home because she was struggling financially and unable to work in her field after an injury. She said she used the money to help pay the mortgage and HOA dues.
Protestors demand family unity during Wednesday rally
“No hate, no fear. Refugees are welcome here,” about 50 protestors said in unison on Wednesday evening after gathering for what was billed as a peaceful protest march in Paepcke Park.
FBI head reiterates belief that Russians attempted to interfere in election
FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday said President Trump’s comments about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — Trump on Monday said he didn’t “see any reason why” Russia would try to help him, then said Tuesday that he misspoke and does believe U.S. intelligence assessment
Lake Christine Fire update: All evacuation orders downgraded
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect on private, state and federal lands in Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties. For information on fire restrictions, please visit . Temporary Flight Restrictions: The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for the Lake Christine Fire no longer affe
Aspen-area forest visitors generally complying with fire restrictions
National forest visitors in the Aspen area have done a good job of resisting the urge to light campfires or undertake other activities that could spark a wildland fire, U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday.A law enforcement officer has issued 11 citations for violating fire restrictions since
Menter: Mark Hunt to the rescue, awkwardly
Paul MenterThere is nothing illegal about it. The city of Aspen entering into a sole-source agreement to purchase office space from one of the city’s largest commercial-core property owner/developers can be seen as reasonable given the circumstances — kind of in the same way it’s reasonable for Pres
Northern steep section is where Lake Christine Fire is burning
The luxury residential market grew worldwide in 2017, and Aspen year-over-year increases were strong.Craig Turpin, Aspen Daily News
LTTE: Make way for the dump trucks
Editor:To those who disdain conservative thought and opinion: Yee-hah! Smell that good country diesel! Diesel trucks must have a way to get in and out of Aspen while maintaining a constant rate of speed. Otherwise their soot belches into the air we breathe from their constant stops and starts. Bikes
Reunited, Trampled by Turtles to headline Belly Up Aspen and Red Rocks
After a yearlong hiatus and a four-year break between albums,Trampled By Turtlesis back together and on tour with a new album.Despite a large and loyal following, the Minnesota-bred, six-piece progressive bluegrass band decided to split up in the fall of 2016 after 13 years as one of the most acclai
Next hike with Eagle County commissioners, Vail Town Council is July 19 on Vail Mountain
VAIL — Members of the Vail Town Council and Eagle County Commissioners are inviting outdoor enthusiasts to join them for a series of leisurely hiking outings on Vail Mountain this summer. The remaining hiking dates are Thursday, July 19, and Friday, Aug. 10.
When In Aspen, Get Your Caffeine Fix (and Shop) at Local Coffee House
One of the best ways to get to know a small town is to find its coffee shop. In Breckenridge it’stheCrown, in Eagle it’sColor Roasters, and in Aspen it’s the five-month-oldLocal Coffee House.
Weiser wants to take on big pharma over opioid crisis
Phil Weiser pauses for a photo Monday during his visit to Aspen. He’s the Democratic nominee for state attorney general.Andre Salvail/Aspen Daily NewsThe state of Colorado should join the hundreds of communities and states that are suing drug manufacturers and distributors as a way of fighting back
Basalt Blaze Creates Water Worries
MESA COUNTY, Colo. - The Lake Christine Fire has burned over 6,800 acres, and it has many people hoping for rain. But, once the fire is put out, the rain could cause an entirely new problem. If a storm rolls through the area, it could wash all of the ash and debris into the waterways, and water prov