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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.

Aspen Art Museum awarded for architecture

Feb 7, 2017

The Aspen Art Museum has received one of the highest honors in the world of architecture.

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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.

First Draft - David Szalay

Feb 6, 2017

David Szalay's first novel, London and the South-East, won the Betty Trask Award along with the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Since then he has written three other novels: Innocent, Spring and All That Man Is, which was was short listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2016 and won the 2016 Gordon Burn Prize.

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.

Theatre Aspen announces local auditions

Feb 3, 2017
Theatre Aspen's Executive Artistic Director Paige Price

Theatre Aspen has announced its call for regional actors to audition for its summer performances.

The program is set to open the summer with its biggest production yet, the Tony Award-winning musical "Hairspray."

“There are a lot of talented people in Aspen and the valley and we love for them to audition," said Paige Price, Theatre Aspen's executive artistic director. "It’s really swell when we can hire people that are from town.”

 

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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.

Gov. John Hickenlooper will be in Cuba this weekend to try to build up a trading relationship with that country. 

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The Mount Sopris Nordic Council is hosting the 25th annual Ski for Sisu to raise funds for the Spring Gulch cross-country trails. It’s also a celebration of the area’s storied history.

The number of students who dropped out of Basalt High School in 2016 was more than three times what it was in 2015.

Concert for Stewy features 30 local musicians

Feb 2, 2017

One of the largest gatherings of local musicians will take place at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Mountain lion activity on the Rio Grande Trail near the Aspen Airport Business Center has Pitkin County officials on alert.

Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School has announced its lineup for the summer season.

 

At a special meeting on Tuesday night, Basalt’s town council hired its second interim town manager in four months.

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