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Aspen-area Forest Service workers seek alternative jobs as shutdown enters fifth week

Some of the furloughed workers in the White River National Forest are waiting tables, cleaning houses, painting, driving buses and taking other temporary jobs to keep food on the table and pay rent or mortgage.


Avalanche warnings, winter weather advisories issued as big snow hits Colorado

Intense winter weather is hitting Colorado, with winter weather warnings, avalanche warnings, and winter weather advisories being issued around the state by the National Weather Service, Boulder Office.


Sister Helen Holy: A staple for Aspen Gay Ski Week’s downhill fun

Sister Helen Holy, played by comedian Paul J. Williams, serves as the Aspen Gay Ski Week downhill's legendary emcee. A result of Williams' Southern Baptist upbringing, Sister Helen Holy is equal parts satire and wit.


Gay Ski Week's big gay history

Today from 12-3 p.m. marks the return of one of the most celebrated and anticipated annual events of the winter here in Aspen, the Gay Ski Week Downhill Costume Competition and Party on the Little Nell run at Aspen Mountain. There will likely be hundreds of spectators and dozens of competitors in ou


Felony charges filed against Aspen teen who crashed Tesla into river, injured passengers

The District Attorney's Office filed two felony counts of vehicular assault Friday against an Aspen teen at the wheel of a sport-utility vehicle that flew off Maroon Creek Road in November with four other local kids inside.


Annual Women's Ski Highest Demonstration In U.S.

Saturday is the third annual Women's March for Decency and Truth in Aspen. The Aspen event is part of the larger Women’s March held in cities around the world. Aspen's event begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Silver Queen gondola and includes a ski down Aspen Mountain.


Affordable housing crisis threatens vitality of Colorado’s high-country economies

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Cozy House in Old Snowmass 1 2

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Quietly and forcefully making an important point

If you’ve spent any time in the Roaring Fork Valley – or most any ski-town area in the American West, for that matter – then you’re probably already familiar with the subjects of “The Quiet Force,” a 37-minute film that will be showing Friday night at the Wheeler Opera House as part of the opening n


Aspen School District cancels classes for Friday after overnight snow

The Aspen School District has canceled all classes for Friday because of the overnight snowstorm that rolled through the area. The district sent out a message early Friday morning saying that school “will not be in session today due to harsh winter driving conditions.”


Fluoride, a dangerous experiment?

Aspen is an amazing place. We have Nobel laureates present here. World-class athletes compete here. The best musicians perform here. World leaders participate in think tanks here.


Ice Spectacular sees return of native son Abbott

Aspen native Jeremy Abbott has skated on four continents, earned a near perfect score at the U.S. Nationals and competed in two Winter Olympics, culminating in a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games.


Ski patrol dogs work hard, play hard on Colorado slopes

ASPEN (AP) – They are celebrities of the ski runs. Beloved by locals and visitors alike, by both kids and their parents, these stars of the slopes have a very important job to do on the mountains. They even have their own trading cards. But for these champions of the chairlift, it’s all just a game.


Rampant diversions from what really matters

To the delight of almost everyone, this winter season got off to a sensational start but to the consternation of some in our leadership ranks, the joys of winter haven’t diverted enough attention away from several controversial local issues — at least not yet.


New Year’s Eve in Vegas, almost

For the first time ever, I thought I’d get out of Aspen for New Year’s Eve. I know it sounds spoiled; I can only imagine how much people must go through in order to ring in the new year in this small paradise. And for the record I don’t think I’ll ever journey away at this time again, but after a lo


Gear Up: Good socks and good deeds

I didn’t give much thought to socks before coming to Aspen, but moving to the mountains made me appreciate the importance of quality hosiery. Outdoor sports enthusiasts have long known the importance of a good sock and the difference that a great pair can make in harsh conditions.


Longtime internist inducted into Aspen Hall of Fame

Dr. Barry Mink's retirement has been fairly uneventful for the past four years, but that all changed this past fall when he got a call informing him he was being inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame.


A year of firsts for 42nd annual Aspen Gay Ski Week

The world's first gay ski week was conceived in the late 1970s in a colorful little ski town called Aspen. Today, more than four decades later, the energy, momentum and support surrounding the internationally renowned event are as strong as ever.


MesirowAspen must double down on bold leadership

I am proud to be running for Aspen City Council. I was fortunate to move here 14 years ago and to be on skis at Snowmass at 15 months. My grandparents came here in ‘52. My girlfriend’s grandfather helped build our town. They, and so many of you, worked hard to make it what it is. The result is livin


An illuminating look at The Limeliters

At the headquarters of "Trivially Speaking" we do more than just produce thrice-weekly columns. We also present programs to community organizations (at no charge). Apart from the fun of presenting is the challenge of developing topics that will be entertaining and informative.