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Two blocks of 7th Street in Glenwood Springs close to traffic on Monday for construction and won’t reopen until July 4. The area, however, will remain open to pedestrians. It’s part of an effort to spruce up downtown.

Vintage Ski World

From the outside, the storage unit near Carbondale that houses Vintage Ski World looks the same as the others. The space inside, which is roughly the size of a tennis court, is packed full of antique ski gear.

The Roaring Fork Conservancy is hosting a discussion on cloud-seeding Thursday.



Next Tuesday, Aspen voters will decide the future of the Lift One Corridor project. It’s a face-lift for Lift 1A  that would extend the bottom of the historic chairlift into town.

Basalt has hired a consultant to analyze the financials of a potential development on the controversial Pan and Fork property.

  Grazing on public land will be cheaper in 2019.


The City of Glenwood Springs and the Forest Service have chosen H20 Ventures to run a new shuttle system for Hanging Lake.

Elise Thatcher


Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) wants to start fining residents for non-compliance.   





The state legislators representing Eagle and Pitkin Counties are holding a town hall at the Basalt Regional Library this Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


On Thursday, big energy consumers in the Roaring Fork Valley, like the Aspen Skiing Company, meet in Glenwood Springs with governments and energy providers to discuss how to boost solar energy production

The visioning process for the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport launches Thursday.


Aspen Skiing Company/Dan Bayer

Occupancy was up in Aspen last month, thanks to special events.


Carbondale’s Board of Trustees discusses the future of the town’s transportation Tuesday evening. They want to make it easier for people to get around without their cars.

Residents of Battlement Mesa, outside Parachute, are suing the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) because of the agency’s approval of a controversial well pad.

Two Snowmass Village businesses are voluntarily raising the age to purchase tobacco to 21.


  Snowmass Village tax collections saw 6 growth percent in 2018, almost double the growth seen in Aspen.


Pitkin County and its broadband partner, Mammoth Networks, want to connect residents in the far-reaches of the Roaring Fork and Crystal River Valleys to to high-speed internet.

Aspen Candidates Open Their Books

Feb 13, 2019

Aspen candidates turned in their first campaign finance filings this week.


At their meeting Tuesday night, the Carbondale Board of Trustees discussed how the town is preparing for a changing climate.

Aspen increased its tax revenue by 3.8 percent last year.