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Colorado Supreme Court upholds Aspen bag fee

The government can raise fees without asking voters as long as the proceeds pay for a related service. Park fees, for instance, can pay for park maintenance.

ASPEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-05-21 17:11:00

Judge dismisses two of three claims in developer’s slander case vs. lawyer

In a ruling issued Friday, a judge dismissed two of the three claims in the slander lawsuit brought by a local developer against an Aspen attorney, but upheld a portion of a libel claim, the latest development in the bitter, years-long legal fight between the two.Judge Chris Seldin of Pitkin County

ASPEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-05-21 09:00:00

Former Aspen police chief dies at 62

Tom Stephenson, a former Aspen police chief who apprenticed under the late Pitkin County sheriff Dick Kienast, died Thursday in a Denver hospital.Stephenson, who was 62, died from complications after a fall in his Basalt home last week, said his friend and former colleague, Keith Ikeda.He and former


Roundabout at Owl Creek must consider lots of moving parts

A more concrete design for a traffic roundabout at the intersection of Owl Creek and Brush Creek roads in Snowmass Village is expected by December, after the town council last week voiced no major objections to an initial study undertaken by SGM engineering, and presented by public works director An

ASPEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-05-21 09:00:00

Starwood HOA countersues resident for languishing home project outside of Aspen

A homeowners association for an exclusive neighborhood outside of Aspen has fired back in a legal feud over $900,000 in fines.Starwood Homeowners Association recently filed a counterclaim alleging the fines levied on a property owner are due to a construction project that remains unfinished after ne

ASPEN TIMES - 2018-05-20 00:00:00

This month’s Thrift Shop recipients

Every month, volunteers of the Aspen Thrift Shop meet to continue to accomplish our mission: to make grants to non-profit organizations in the Roaring Fork Valley. We are grateful to community members who continue to support our efforts by donating and purchasing gently used clothing and household i

ASPEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-05-21 09:00:00

Aspen Citizens for Democracy push for new election date

Skippy Mesirow, who serves on two city boards and ran for city council in 2017, said if even a few more voters can participate, it could greatly affect election outcomes.

ASPENPUBLICRADIO.ORG - 2018-05-21 00:00:00

An entrance course to Aspen

An Aspen Times article titled "Castle Creek Bridge is integral to Entrance to Aspen debate" contained more misinformation than I could tackle in an entire series of letters. If you have a few grand and a sense of humor, rent the Wheeler, provide me with a good presentation/videography team, and I wi

ASPEN TIMES - 2018-05-20 00:00:00

Lift 1A: She went all the way down

It’s almost as if the answer was there all along. The old Lift 1 and the Skiers Chalet have been sitting there silently, modestly, just waiting to be noticed. When the announcement came the other day that the new Lift 1A was going to be brought all the way back down to Dean Street, it was a complime


Forty Five Ten Reveals Major New Expansion Plans: Aspen's Never Seemed More Fashionable | PaperCity Magazine

A playground and favoriteski resort destinationfor society’s upper echelon, Aspen will be home to Forty Five Ten’s sixth location. It joins downtown Dallas flagship Forty Five Ten on Main,For Home, Forty Five Ten in Highland Park Village, Forty Five Ten in Houston’s River Oaks District, and Forty Fi


Mock crash takes aim at bad choices on prom night

Aspen High School students on Friday witnessed a “mock crash” put on by local emergency-response agencies intended to recreate the aftermath of a car accident where the driver was distracted and under the influence.High school administrators plan such a presentation each year to address the concern


Agency seeks comments on Aspen Mountain skiing expansion

ASPEN – The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on the Aspen Skiing Co.’s plan to expand its skiing areas and snowmaking system on Aspen Mountain.The Aspen Times reports the federal agency announced that it will hold a public forum in Aspen on the project next week for Forest Service and c


Willoughby: Rapscallions vs. speculators — who’s to blame?

"Every miner knows of mines which will yield very rich specimens for assay, the mine itself being worthless," the Mining Industry and Tradesman opined in April 1892.Mining publications and local newspapers commonly assumed the most optimistic view of any discovery, and rarely suggested skullduggery


It takes a village in Snowmass

Volunteers board a bus en route to Town Park in Snowmass Village ahead of efforts to tidy up the town during the 38th annual Cleanup Day Friday morning.


Jazz Aspen and Take Note Colorado to host free electronic music workshops

Jazz Aspen Snowmass is partnering with Take Note Colorado to bring complimentary Beat Lab workshops to both the Basalt and Glenwood Springs libraries this summer, the nonprofit announced Friday.The programs coincide with the National Collaborative Summer Library Program summer theme of Libraries Roc


Bear breaks into Colorado post office, photo goes viral

The Pitkin Post Office is closed for the rest of today, at a bear minimum. A black bear managed to enter the premises, much to the confusion of the animal itself and employees of the postal facility on Main Street in the small town of Pitkin, Colorado.


Housing authority seeks nearly $30,000 in legal fees from Mulcahy

Lee Mulcahy, right, accepts a painting of his last week that was on display at a booth he set up on the sidewalk to collect signatures for his self-styled petition asking the city of Aspen and Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority to find a way to let him keep his affordable housing residence. City


Forest Service seeks comment on Aspen Mountain terrain, snowmaking expansion

The public’s one and only chance to comment to the Forest Service as it reviews a proposal to expand ski terrain and snowmaking on Aspen Mountain is ongoing through June 15, with a public meeting planned next week.The Aspen Skiing Co. would like to undertake a first-in-a-generation expansion of Aspe


Alive, alone and far from home

Itake it back. I do want to grow up.Fellow Daily News columnist Beth Brandon and I have been going back and forth about what is just the right amount of being grown up in this town. The last five weeks of Thursday columns, with us each mildly ribbing the other, ended up being prescient preludes give


The World-Renowned Institution Down the Road

Every year, a couple of miles down Castle Creek Road from the Aspen roundabout, more than 600 students from over 40 states and 40 countries meet at the Aspen Music Festival and School to rigorously study, practice and eventually perform at one of the exquisite shows put on by the school. While most