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The Hotel Colorado is one of the oldest hotels in the state. Ownership is about to change for the first time in three decades.

This week on Cross Currents is the president of the Aspen Science Center, David Houggy, along with the newly hired Maya Hunt, education coordinator on their Preschool Education Program.

Barbara Platts

Now that Mother Nature has awoken from her slumber, let the real skiing begin. Almost a week after what was to be the official opening day on Aspen Mountain, the Aspen Skiing Co. will have to top-to-bottom skiing and riding starting Wednesday. There are over 3,200 feet of vertical and 135 acres of terrain served by three lifts: The Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express and Gent’s Ridge. Snowmass will see additional trails open from the mid-station of the Village Express. Expect additional...

On a summer night a year-and-a half ago, an underage man drove drunk and slammed head-on into another vehicle.

County officials across Colorado are busily inspecting the size, quality, and whatever else is considered in determining property values. This happens every odd year.

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A valley local is taking the helm of Carbondale’s 5Point Adventure Film Festival. Meaghan Lynch was named executive director of the non profit on Monday.

Aspen’s elected officials are inching forward with their plans to overhaul government buildings.

Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason. Politics are still in play in Basalt — after two elections and the resignation of the town manager. Former Basalt Town Manager Scanlon working for Tree Farm development team Basalt council schedules executive session on former town manager Scanlon’s employment with midvalley developer Former Basalt town manager Scanlon says he shouldn’t be council’s scapegoat for budget And if several development proposals in the midvalley get approved,...

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Typically, the weekend after the Thanksgiving kick-off of Aspen’s ski season, the Aspen Skiing Company has hundreds of lessons available. But, with Elk Camp Meadows the only guaranteed terrain, those are a no-go for this weekend.

Concerns of conflicts of interest are being aired by elected officials in Basalt now that the former town manager is helping a developer get a residential project approved. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup is Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times and Andy Stone, columnist and former editor of the Aspen Times. You can hear more of the conversation, which includes Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle, on Valley Roundup at 3:30 today right here on Aspen...

While the tech industry is booming in the U.S., women’s participation in it is not.

Every year Aspen’s Hickory House opens its doors on Thanksgiving for a free community meal. That means hundreds of locals consume more than a thousand pounds of food. At the restaurant, all hands are on deck to pull off the feast. Alycin Bektesh visited the Aspen landmark’s busy kitchen, on it’s prep day.

Barbara Platts

A group of locals and visitors attended a cooking class at Meat and Cheese Tuesday evening. The restaurant offers one each month, and this time was, of course, Thanksgiving themed.


For the first time in nearly a decade, Aspen Mountain will not be open for Thanksgiving Day skiing.

Yesterday, the Basalt Town Council voted unanimously for a property tax, but they decided to hold off on the decision to pay town employees more.

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Dale Will spent a beautiful last day with his daughter Eva. She’d been struggling for some time. “I expect you to outlive me,” he told her, as they walked the streets of Carbondale together. "And I expect to live to 100.”

Valley Meats is a butcher shop in Carbondale, off of Highway 133. The clientele is mostly Latino. Spanish is mainly what you hear once inside.

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The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is improving its baggage screening system by enlarging the conveyor belt used to screen bags once they’re checked in.

Jeffrey Gorsuch has been involved with the Aspen Education Foundation, or AEF, as both a member of the board and as a parent. Gorsuch discusses the future of AEF and their goals to build an Innovation Center and expand classroom space for the Aspen School District. AEF Executive Director Brooke Bedingfield also contributes.

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The Snowmass Town Council is set to approve a parking ordinance Monday. There will be slight name changes to the varying types of parking permits, but parking rates will remain the same. The Town of Snowmass Village now has parking software that allows for “digital permits.” Beginning Dec. 6, residents purchasing premium, limited or restricted parking passes must register their license plate number with the parking department. They will longer need a parking sticker in their window. Day...