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The building that housed Boogies’ Diner, one block from the Gondola in Aspen, is as classic as the milkshakes and burgers it served for decades.

The construction of the new Grand Avenue bridge is on schedule and residents in Battlement Mesa are breathing a sigh of relief. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason via Skype to update us on the week’s headlines is Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

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The citizen group Colorado Wild and Public Lands has won a request to delay the closing of a controversial land exchange.

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Snowmobilers and backcountry skiers can no longer park along Woody Creek Road near Lenado, a Pitkin County District Judge ruled.

 

The Roaring Fork School District has lifted the lock out placed on area schools early this morning.

The Cornerstone Classical School in Basalt is one of two of its kind in the state. It’s a non-denominational Christian school, which prides itself on academic rigor.

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Snowmass Village Town Council has created a new advisory board, with a focus on parks, open space, trails and recreation.

Public land near Carbondale will go into private holdings this week.

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A busload of elected officials took a spin around Aspen to check out new transit technology on Tuesday.

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Battlement Mesa residents are learning to live with oil and gas development in their neighborhoods. But a recent proposal that would allow for injection wells has both government agencies and citizens groups concerned about water safety.

In a recent executive order, President Donald Trump took aim at “sanctuary cities.” These are places that, supposedly, don’t comply with federal immigration authorities.

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The Aspen Historical Society’s annual education series, Time Travel Tuesdays, begins Tuesday night.

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Aspen Gay Ski week has come and gone — but its impact on the community is felt year round.

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Elected officials in Aspen are moving forward with plans to regulate formula businesses downtown. Council members on Monday night agreed to adopt proposed restrictions brought forward by a concerned citizen’s group.

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As more and more people make use of public lands for skiing, hiking and biking, wildlife experience additional strain. This week, two Colorado researchers are in the Roaring Fork Valley to discuss how best to balance recreation and wildlife conservation.

Bob and Carole Sharp started this organization when they learned of their son's muscular dystrophy prognosis. A new, advance technology, Crispr- Cas9, has brought hope to those with genetic diseases. 

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The town of Carbondale’s idling ordinance went into effect on Sunday. Cars and trucks that idle for more than two minutes are now subject to a fine.

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The Aspen community lost a veteran newspaper columnist this week. Su Lum embodied watchdog journalism and never held back. Her co-workers and loyal readers remember her as a no-nonsense Aspen icon.

Longtime Aspen Times columnist Su Lum, known for acerbic wit, dies at age 80

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Aspen Skiing Company wants to make some changes to the Sam’s Knob area on Snowmass.  The U.S. Forest Service is now taking public comment on the plans.

Aspen lost one of its most notable and recognizable newspaper columnists this week.

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