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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

Courtesy of Sam's Smokehouse

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. 

Courtesy of www.springgulch.org

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.

City of Aspen

  Less than a year after freezing all land use applications in downtown Aspen, the city’s Community Development team has accomplished nearly all it set out to do.

Aspen Public Radio News

David Myler is an attorney in Basalt; he and his partner, Bill Lamont, are currently looking into creating a regional housing authority for the Roaring Fork Valley.

Gorsuch Haus

Gorsuch Haus is a proposed 60-room lodge at the base of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain. In September, the Aspen Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to advise City Council to deny approval. Since then, the developers have made some changes to the size and scale of the project.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Some of Snowmass’ oldest residents recently returned to their old stomping grounds.

Colorado Law

President Trump last night nominated Neil Gorsuch to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Prospective candidates for Aspen City Council and mayor can now throw their hat in the ring for this spring’s election.

Aspen Public Radio News

The City of Aspen has been experimenting with snow removal on the Castle Creek Bridge.

Courtesy photo / Spear Point Energy

Aspen businessman and geologist Todd Mitchell was reappointed to Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission last week.

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