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Mountain Rescue Aspen was involved in the recovery of two bodies from the Maroon Bells Snowmass wilderness last week. It’s still unclear how father and son Jeffrey and Cameron Beard died. A hiker discovered the Colorado Springs residents unresponsive, in their tent. Law enforcement initially thought lightning was the cause. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jeff Edelson and Doug Paley from Mountain Rescue. Edelson says Colorado is third for lightning deaths in the U.S.

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The Pitkin County Sheriff's Department confirmed today that a recent body recovery involved missing Aspen local William Graham.

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Emergency crews recover two bodies from a tent in the Maroon Bells Snowmass wilderness. Lightning may be to blame.

After too many bear-human conflicts, the Forest Service mandates bear-resistant containers for backpackers.

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Confirmed: Body of Will Graham recovered

Jul 17, 2015
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Update (7/17/15 6:58pm): 

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Department confirmed today that a recent body recovery involved missing Aspen local William Graham.

Marci Krivonen

 

Update (7/16/15 6:30pm) : Pitkin County officials have released the names of two people found dead in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness on Wednesday. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office says the victims were a man and his son from Colorado Springs.

A team of nail artists - yes, that’s a thing - will travel to Aspen today to paint nails at the museum this weekend.

 

Rita Pinto, the owner of Vanity Projects, is in charge of bringing in artists to paint nails based on a given theme. This time it is the work of Chris Ofili.

  Pinto’s pop-up studios have gone to LA and St. Louis, but she has a standalone location in New York City’s Lower East Side.

 

With a fresh routine to show off, the company has to learn new choreography. But a trio of new dancers in the company have to learn new moves, and a new town.

 

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company practices in the basement of the upvalley Colorado Mountain College campus. It’s a big room. There are mirrors on one side, so the dancers can check their form and technique. It’s a bit stuffy and the dancers are clearly working hard. Sweat is showing through their clothes.

Elise Thatcher

A committee comprised of upvalley elected officials has agreed to help fund the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project in Glenwood Springs. 

Since last year the Colorado Department of Transportation has been working to get local communities to pony up millions of dollars, arguing the bridge replacement is important for the entire Valley. Pitkin County and Aspen punted the request to the Elected Officials Transportation Committee, a board that represents Pitkin, Aspen and Snowmass Village.

The upright bass is big, heavy and often times inconvenient. But under a tall tree, next to a pond, Will Langlie-Miletich doesn’t seem to mind any of that.

 

Will comes from what would be an unconventional background in comparison to many of his peers at the school. His parents were fans of Bruce Springsteen. The Boss. He began playing the guitar in the third grade.

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