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BLM Drops Grazing Fees For 2019

Feb 25, 2019

  Grazing on public land will be cheaper in 2019.


Hanging Lake Shuttle Contract Awarded

Feb 22, 2019

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

APCHA Recommends New Fee System

Feb 22, 2019
Elise Thatcher


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





State Reps To Hold Town Hall In Basalt

Feb 21, 2019

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.

Regional Roadmap Aims To Boost Solar Energy

Feb 21, 2019

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 Winter Occupancy Up

Feb 19, 2019
Aspen Skiing Company/Dan Bayer

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


Carbondale Talks Transportation

Feb 18, 2019

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.

Battlement Mesa Sues Over Ursa Well Pad Approval

Feb 15, 2019

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.

Snowmass Businesses Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

Feb 15, 2019

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


Snowmass Village Sales Tax Up in 2018

Feb 15, 2019

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


Pitkin County Looks For Internet Providers

Feb 14, 2019

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.

2018 Sales Tax Up In Aspen

Feb 12, 2019

Aspen increased its tax revenue by 3.8 percent last year.


GarCo Comissioners Against CORE Act

Feb 12, 2019

On Monday, Garfield County Commissioners took a stand against a federal bill that would restrict oil and gas development in the Thompson Divide.


Tyler Hamm Dies In Snowmass Terrain Park Accident

Feb 11, 2019
Aspen Skiing Company

Tyler Hamm, 20, died Sunday while snowboarding in the Snowmass Makaha Terrain Park. Hamm lived in Snowmass Village and worked for the Aspen Skiing Company at the Lynn Britt Cabin, an on-mountain restaurant near where the accident occured.

Three Aspen High Students Win Art Award

Feb 11, 2019

Three Aspen High School students were recognized this month with the Scholastic Art and Writing Award.


Talks Focus On Colorado River Health

Feb 11, 2019
Colorado River Water Conservation District

The Roaring Fork Conservancy in Basalt hosts a talk Tuesday night about managing the Colorado River in a hotter, drier world.

Courtesy of Colorado Avalanche Information Center

  Colorado has recorded over 1,100 avalanches this season, affecting 52 people.