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Study: use of AirBnB, other services for short-term rentals surging in Aspen

IS ANYBODY HOME? Homes in Aspen and Snowmass Village are more than five times more likely to be vacant than homes statewide in Colorado. About 40 percent of homes in Aspen and 43 percent of residences in Snowmass Village are second homes, according to the Colorado State Demography Office. The v

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Aspen Valley Hospital Hosts Successful "Fresh & Healthy" Community Picnic

On Saturday, September 9, Aspen Valley Hospital welcomed over 400 community members for a family-friendly afternoon full of delicious and nutritious food, fun for the kids, and toe-tapping tunes by the local bluegrass favorite, Timbermill. Families and kids enjoyed two bounce houses, face painting,

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Objection filed over plan to limit camping at Aspen's Conundrum Hot Springs

A plan to limit overnight use of hotspots in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness has been delayed, at least temporarily, by a Boulder resident who views himself as an expert on the Conundrum Hot Springs southwest of Aspen. Evan Ravitz filed an objection to an overnight visitor use management plan p

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

CORE, Aspen Skiing Co. host open house of Skico's tiny house model

Aspen Skiing Co. and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency are hosting an open house of Skico's latest tiny home Tuesday. The public is welcome to take a tour of the model at the Buttermilk parking lot between 5 and 7 p.m. "Experience what the 400-square-foot layout, with room for three resid

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Colorado board seeks to sanction Aspen design firm owner

The state of Colorado says the owner of an Aspen design firm has been representing himself as an architect without the required license and wants a judge to put a stop to it. The action marks the second time since 1998 the state has had to sanction Jeff Halferty for the alleged misrepresentation.


Trial set for Aspen service-dog flap

A trial date in Denver federal court over a service-dog dispute at an Aspen condominium complex is set for early next year. Documents filed Sept. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado show that a six-day jury trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 12 pitting condo-owner Alvaro J. Arna

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Aspen Words writer-in-residence Tatjana Soli's last stand

Novelist Tatjana Soli is a week away from her publisher's deadline on the final draft of her fourth novel. As Aspen Words' writer-in-residence for September, Soli is finishing the book here and spending the month working at the Catto Shaw family's Mojo Garden Farm in Woody Creek. It's her last push

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Chad Klinger: Some perspective on Aspen's traffic woes

Hearing the incessant anguished and heated cries over Aspen's traffic congestion, together with many and varied suggestions for easing our suffering, I thought it might be instructive to consider the experiences of two other American communities. The first is the town of Wallace, a picturesque old m

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Break the chain of Aspen business closures

I thought in Aspen we were trying to keep out chain restaurants and retailers, and encourage local businesses. Now it's reported that the Hillstone Restaurant Group has purchased the building that houses Over Easy and Aspen Brewery Co., and has terminated their leases. Hillstone owns and operates al

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Gustafson: It's OK to reinvent the wheel

With a smile in my heart, I can recall sitting down for breakfast across from my little sister, primped and brooding in my "whatever" phase of tweenie-ness while prepping for another brutal day of middle school drama. Without missing a beat, she jumped up, raced upstairs and came bouncing back down

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Water managers are seeking certainty in Colorado Basin

GRAND JUNCTION - Bringing more certainty to an unruly and unpredictable Colorado River system was a common theme among water managers speaking at the Colorado River District's annual seminar Sept. 15--. Although the drought that has gripped much of the Colorado River basin for the past 16 years has

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Elk Mountains deaths, educating climbers topic of Pitkin County, forest service meeting

Early ideas on how to get the word out about the dangers of climbing peaks in the Elk Mountains include posting links on a popular website, concentrating educational efforts on the Front Range and installing "in-your-face" type signs at trailheads. That's according to officials who attended a meetin

SUMMIT DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

I will defend my property

The following letter was sent to Mike Kosdrosky, executive director of Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority. I found your statements to local media hilarious on many levels. 1. Artists can't be full-time employees? Especially when they bring their art records in for their Aspen-Pitkin County Housin

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Town looks at Snowmass Center redevelopment, expansion

With construction underway at Base Village and on the hill, Snowmass' next major makeover will take place at the town center - which developers hope to expand and transform into a communal hub. Eastwood Snowmass Investors - owners of the Snowmass Center and a few neighboring parcels (altogether for

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Viceroy Snowmass to close for $3.5 million remodel

The Viceroy Snowmass will close Oct. 9 until Dec. 15 to undergo more than $3.5 million in renovations . Snowmass Base Village, which acquired the Viceroy as part of its December 2016 purchase from Related Cos., is investing in the hotel "to keep the property current with luxury hospitality trends an

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Snowmass Fire District's community fund, quick response key in saving girl's life

Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District Fire Marshal John Mele presents awards to brothers Alec and Chase Slesinger-Hall for their efforts in helping save their sister, Ashli (right). Sheri and Carl Slesinger-Hall raced home to their Snowmass condominium to face every parent's worst nightmare: a m

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Alleged DUI could nullify woman's plea

The District Attorney's Office may yank a plea deal offered to a local real estate broker accused of providing alcohol to minors because she was recently cited for a "DUI-type offense," officials said Monday. Wendy Lucas was set to be sentenced Monday in Pitkin County District Court after pleading

ASPEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Terrell Sandoval - The Herald Democrat: Sports

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LEADVILLEHERALD - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Senior calendar: Upcoming events for seniors, Sept. 19-25

Today: Blood pressure checks, 11:30 a.m., Golden Eagle Senior Center; no sign-up necessary. Wednesday: Poker game, 1 p.m., Golden Eagle; no sign-up necessary. Friday: Book Lovers' Coffee Klatch, 10:30 a.m., Golden Eagle; coffee, tea and goodies provided. Save the date: Senior Law Day, 9:30 a.m.

VAIL DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Author Ed Darack details realities of modern war in 'The Final Mission of Extortion 17'

Former military photographer and writer Ed Darack will discuss his book, "The Final Mission of Extortion 17" at The Bookworm of Edwards on Wednesday, ... Special to the Daily | "The Final Mission of Extortion 17" by Ed Darack details the "single greatest moment of sacrifice for Americans in the war

VAIL DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 07:00:00