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Recent articles by Rick:

Aspen couple begins rebuilding process after horrific fire tragedy

ASPEN — Clint Coerdt and Kate Sartain were wearing clothes their friends gave them, sitting on the porch of an Aspen home another friend is letting them use for the remainder of the summer and... → Read More

In Aspen, Hillary Clinton blasts overturning of Roe v. Wade

Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton called last week's overturning of Roe v. Wade "the most arrogant misreading of history in law that you could ever find" and a decision that reflects a country encountering "massive pushback rolling the clock back on our civil rights, our human rights." The former secretary… → Read More

Photos: Aspen remembers the fallen during Memorial Day observance

Support Local Journalism Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism. Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large… → Read More

Teen in Aspen hit-and-run sentenced to 25 days in jail, two years of supervised probation

An 18-year-old Florida high school senior who pleaded guilty Monday to a hit-and-run felony charge as part of a plea agreement will begin a 25-day county jail sentence May 30. → Read More

Federal appellate court takes on closed Aspen restaurant’s case against insurer

L’Hostaria Ristorante might be closed for business, but its case against an insurer remains open. → Read More

Business Monday: Fewer patients had longer stays at Aspen Valley Hospital in ‘21

Admissions at Aspen Valley Hospital were down in 2021, but the patients who checked in stayed longer. → Read More

Motion: Civil fraud claims against bankrupt Aspen company have no teeth

An Aspen business declared bankruptcy because it couldn’t afford to pay a six-figure court judgment stemming from a dog-bite incident, but civil accusations that the company’s owner and his wife fraudulently used company money for their own personal use are baseless, attorneys argued in a recent pleading. → Read More

Year in Review: Labor pains hit Aspen as housing options dwindled

GOODBYE, 2021; HELLO, 2022 For the past 10 days, The Aspen Times has been examining the issues and news events that defined the Aspen-area community in 2021 while also turning the lens to next year and what to watch for. Our 10-part series ends with this final installment on the labor crunch in our community.… → Read More

Snowboarders OK after inbounds avalanche at Aspen Highlands

Two snowboarders caught in an avalanche Friday on an open ski run at Aspen Highlands emerged with the help of a skier who dug out one buried in snow up to his waist, while the other rider had an injured ankle. → Read More

After employee outcry at AVH, raises and bonues to be given

Aspen Valley Hospital, with more than 30 full-time positions to fill and its employees feeling overworked, underpaid or both, will issue across-the-board raises of 5% after staffers aired their concerns at a series of town hall-style meetings with executives last week.CEO David Ressler notified the staff in a Nov. 18 email that hospital board directors… → Read More

AVH posts job openings to replace unvaccinated employees

Aspen Valley Hospital officials reported a 97% inoculation rate among its staff as of Monday, while 14 open positions are being advertised for employees vacating their jobs by opting out of the hospital’s vaccination mandate. → Read More

Aspen connections unearthed in offshore money investigations

Some Aspen addresses have appeared into a series of investigations into offshore accounts, while one part-time resident under indictment for tax evasion was identified in the most recent Pandora Papers. → Read More

A ‘traumatizing’ dispute over Aspen rentals commission shows the paper trail matters

Two favorable court rulings for the former employee of an Aspen luxury rental firm underscore the high-stress environment of a competitive industry where workers depend on commission. → Read More

November jury trial set over Pfister, Hecht real estate flap

A lawsuit levied by daughter of the late Nancy Pfister alleging self-dealing and racketeering by a prominent Aspen law firm and other defendants is scheduled to go to a jury trial in November. → Read More

Aspen home used as bond collateral in Barrack’s criminal lobbying case

An Aspen home Thomas Barrack owns is being used as collateral for a $250 million bond connected to charges that the Trump ally engaged in illegal lobbying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. → Read More

Attempted class-action lawsuits targeting three Aspen companies fizzle out

Three Aspen-based companies hit with unrelated complaints in Denver federal court about their business practices are no longer on the defense. → Read More

Suit from Aspen lawyer, pastor over auto warranty calls seeks millions

A local attorney and his wife are plaintiffs in a lawsuit that alleges multiple telemarketing companies conspired in an auto warranty scam that cost the couple thousands of dollars. In return, they’re seeking millions of dollars in damages from the alleged perpetrators. → Read More

NTSB: Pilots have change of plans before fatal Aspen flight

A preliminary report issued Wednesday regarding the July 3 fatal plane crash outside of Aspen noted that before takeoff, the pilots abandoned a pre-approved flight path in favor of taking their own. → Read More

Another bear visit prompts changes at Chapman Campground

People planning overnight trips at Chapman Campground are now restricted to using hard-sided campers or trailers because the area has become a popular food source for a particular black bear. → Read More

Joint resolution: Aspen pot shop, HOA close to settlement deal

A pending settlement in a lawsuit will allow two commercial spaces in downtown Aspen to be used for a cannabis dispensary and a restaurant’s storage space until their leases expire in 2023. → Read More