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Past articles by Rick:

Aspen Skiing Co. poaches top executive from Vail Resorts to succeed outgoing CEO

Aspen Skiing Co. has lured away a top executive from Vail Resorts Inc.’s Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Skico announced Tuesday it had named Geoff Buchheister... → Read More

Starbucks to shut down Aspen location over seven-figure debt

Something's brewing at Starbucks in Aspen — but not for long. → Read More

GarCo sheriff severs jail agreement, Pitkin inmates will now go to Eagle County

A working relationship between the Garfield and Pitkin County jails ended this month after a new sheriff took office in Aspen. Eagle County Detention Facility is the new holding place for inmates of Pitkin County... → Read More

Aspen’s last gym owner offers tips for 2023

Barbette’s advice to stick to your resolution? For starters, get a personal trainer — whether it’s for routine workouts or for monthly sessions. → Read More

Krabloonik sues town of Snowmass over eviction

The owners of Krabloonik Dog Sledding aren’t rolling over for the town of Snowmass Village’s eviction demands. Citing pressure on town leaders from “out-of-town activists (including people from out of the country) who believe dog-sledding is... → Read More

Resident making threats with gun prompts Basalt police to petition court under red-tag law

BASALT — Two potentially violent incidents involving a Basalt resident recently prompted a town police sergeant to file a “red flag” petition seeking a judge’s order to seize his firearms, according to court filings. “This case is... → Read More

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