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Recent articles by Rick:

Thin margins in the Boebert-Frisch battle for Congress brings challenger hope for more than just a ‘moral victory’

Voters in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District should have a clearer idea by Friday of who will be their next representative in Washington, but challenger Adam Frisch, D-Aspen, said his showing so far illustrates a willingness... → Read More

Pianist and family who defected from Russia find some summer peace in Aspen, Snowmass

ASPEN, SNOWMASS — The Aspen Music Festival and School keeps it patrons and followers regularly apprised of international musicians coming to its concert halls and stages, but one performance this summer was kept low-key. The performer’s... → Read More

McNicholas Kury to serve second term on Pitkin Board of Commissioners

Kelly McNicholas Kury will serve another term on the Pitkin Board of County Commissioners. Running for re-election as a Democrat, Kury won Tuesday’s election over challenger Erin Smiddy, who has no party affiliation, based on... → Read More

Krabloonik Dog Sledding owners on thin ice with Snowmass Village

SNOWMASS — The leash on Krabloonik Dog Sledding is getting tighter. The town of Snowmass Village last week notified the operation’s owners they’ll need to leave by the end of the month because they’re not... → Read More

Family sues Aspen Skiing Co. over deposit for wedding nixed due to COVID restrictions

Aspen Skiing Co. faces civil allegations over its alleged refusal to refund a near $60,000 down payment to a family that booked and cancelled a wedding event at the Little Nell because of pandemic restrictions.... → Read More

Six-figure settlement over dog bite comes over 6 years after attack at Aspen business

ASPEN — A dog-bite victim’s attempts to collect an unpaid six-figure judgment in her favor has resulted in parties agreeing to a settlement of $225,000, according to filings in the U.S. District Court of Denver. The... → Read More

Conflicting accounts over how bears entered Aspen home

Wildlife officers recently euthanized a sow and her four cubs partly out of concern that they had entered an Aspen home through a closed, unlocked window, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife report of... → Read More

Aspen High community heartbroken by student’s accidental death

ASPEN — The Aspen School District community is mourning the loss of a high school student who died accidentally on Thursday, Aug. 18. Carson Clettenberg, 17, was about to enter his senior year at Aspen High... → Read More

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