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Aspen’s Torin Yater-Wallace lands on first U.S. Olympic team for halfpipe skiing

Aspen’s Torin Yater-Wallace lands on first U.S. Olympic team for halfpipe skiing

Aspen’s Torin Yater-Wallace, a three-time Winter X Games medalist in superpipe, was added on Tuesday to the U.S. freeskiing team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month.…

Alarm alerts Aspen police to a “skimmer” device on Wells Fargo ATM

Alarm alerts Aspen police to a “skimmer” device on Wells Fargo ATM

An alarm at the Aspen Wells Fargo branch alerted Aspen police to a “skimmer” device and a small camera hooked up to the bank’s ATM for the purpose of capturing…

Aspen man dies on Aspen Mountain

Aspen man dies on Aspen Mountain

A 56-year-old Aspen man died on Aspen Mountain Saturday after apparently skiing off the side of a trail and colliding with trees. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office identified the man…

Co-pilot dies in fiery crash of private jet at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

Co-pilot dies in fiery crash of private jet at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

One pilot died and two other were injured Sunday in a fiery crash of a private jet that was landing at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. “The aircraft was fully engulfed in…

Recreational pot now legal in Colorado high country

Recreational pot now legal in Colorado high country

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado – with some retail outlets operating in mountain resort communities — and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., now wants to see pot regulated…

Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola set to reopen after mechanical shutdown

Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola set to reopen after mechanical shutdown

Aspen Mountain’s Silver Queen Gondola will reopen Thursday morning after being shut down for mechanical reasons for the last three days of the busy holiday season, Aspen Skiing Company officials…

Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk set to open for season

Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk set to open for season

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk open for the season Saturday, joining Snowmass and Aspen Mountain and bringing the total available skiable acreage to more than 4,600 — the most in the…

Detroit Future City: Lessons for the West from a city that learned the hard way

Detroit Future City: Lessons for the West from a city that learned the hard way

A great experiment is under way in the American Midwest. It didn’t happen by design – in fact, much of what’s happened in Detroit is due to a lack of…

Aspen Mountain to open early for skiing on Nov. 16-17

Aspen Mountain to open early for skiing on Nov. 16-17

Aspen Mountain will open for the weekend of Nov. 16-17, 12 days earlier than the scheduled opening on Thanksgiving Day. Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will be open daily for the…

Abundant early snow shuts down Independence Pass, fires up skiers

Abundant early snow shuts down Independence Pass, fires up skiers

Aspen and Snowmass got another shot of 5 inches of new snow Sunday night, after yet another snowy week, and that prompted state highway officials to shut down Independence Pass…