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Past articles by Austin:

Basalt goes to the air in playoff win over Woodland Park, eyes Eaton in next round

Calling it an air raid offense might be a stretch, but the Longhorns had little hesitancy letting Kade Schneider cut loose in the passing game. The senior quarterback led the Basalt football team’s offense to a huge afternoon in a 45-24 first-round playoff win Saturday over visiting Woodland Park. → Read More

AVSC big mountain skiers Yang, Cherney to compete at freeride junior worlds in Alps

Bodhi Yang and Orion Cherney both look up to the next generation of big mountain skiers, with their free-flowing runs that have led to a lot of success on the Freeride World Tour. And if all keeps going as it has, those skiers they admire so much could very well become peers sooner than later. → Read More

Preps: Basalt volleyball beats Aspen in league play, big games ahead for football

The Basalt High School volleyball team rallied from an early set loss to beat Aspen 3-1 on Thursday. The win avenged a 3-1 loss to the Skiers back on Sept. 13 in Basalt. → Read More

U.S. ski team announces final domestic calendar, including March return to Aspen

ASPEN — The countdown is officially on for World Cup skiing’s return to Aspen. U.S. Ski & Snowboard on Tuesday announced the final U.S. World Cup schedule, a lineup that includes the Aspen World Cup from March... → Read More

Photos: Prince Harry plays polo at Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup outside of Carbondale

CARBONDALE — Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, returned to the Roaring Fork Valley on Thursday, Aug. 25, to take part in the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup at Aspen Valley Polo Club outside of Carbondale. Sentebale... → Read More

Photos: Flight of the Ducks takes to Rio Grande in Rotary Club fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Aspen held its primary annual fundraiser, this year called "The Flight of the Ducks," on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at Rio Grande Park in Aspen. Traditionally the ducks are dumped into the Roaring Fork River, but this year the ducks were dropped from a fire engine via small parachutes onto a… → Read More

Photos: Laser light show wraps up Fourth of July fun in Aspen

Aspen's Fourth of July festivities came to a close after the sun had set on Monday with a laser light show. → Read More

Aspen Cycling Club results: Prince Creek mountain bike race from June 8, 2022

ASPEN CYCLING CLUB — WEEKLY RACE RESULTSPRINCE CREEK MTB RACEFROM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022Men's A (Long Course)1 — 0:38:52 — WILLSEY, Cooper2 — 0:38:53 — SHANKS, Cooper — Basalt Bike & Ski3 — 0:38:57 — CARPENTER, Corbin — RFC Pinnacle Junior MTB Team4 — 0:40:34 — BERRY, Lucas — RFC Pinnacle Junior MTB Team5 —… → Read More

Cheyenne Mountain powers on, beats Aspen High hockey in 4A state quarterfinals

The loss ends the Skiers’ season at 8-11-1 overall, their best campaign since going 14-5-3 in the 2017-18 winter. → Read More

Former AVSC ski racer Tanner Perkins named to U.S. squad for junior worlds

From moving by himself to Aspen when he was only 16 to train, and then later living out of his van during the heart of the pandemic last winter, Crested Butte ski racer Tanner Perkins keeps finding a way to move his dreams forward. → Read More

Faulhaber ready to ‘go big’ in halfpipe as Basalt teen makes her Olympic debut

Now that Hanna Faulhaber has set foot in China ahead of her part in the Winter Olympics this coming week, reality might have set in. But prior to getting on the plane to Beijing this past week, she was still floating around in a dream world. → Read More

Preps: Tehrani named swimmer of year for the second time, Skiers take eighth

While the Aspen High School girls swim team only finished eighth in the Class 3A state championships on Saturday in Thornton, AHS senior Kayla Tehrani still managed to win the classification’s swimmer of the year award for the second time in as many seasons. → Read More

X Games Aspen 2022 wrap-up: Seeing what predictions turned into reality at Buttermilk

And X Games is gone as quickly as it arrived. The 2022 Aspen edition was as entertaining as ever, with many of the world’s best freeskiers and snowboarders getting to compete one final time at Buttermilk before heading to the Olympics. → Read More

Sadowski-Synnott beats Anderson to win slopestyle gold behind 1080 combo

Jamie Anderson overcame a slow start to wind up on another podium, but it wasn’t enough to catch Zoi Sadowski-Synnott in the women’s slopestyle snowboard final on Friday morning, the first event of X Games Aspen 2022. → Read More

American skiing icon, overall champ Tamara McKinney joining AVSC’s coaching staff

Even throughout her World Cup career, McKinney has always embraced giving back to the sport and coaching its youth, and sees Aspen and its local ski club as the perfect next chapter after a lifetime in the general Lake Tahoe area. → Read More

Youthful Aspen girls cross country team heads to state looking to surprise again

Only two of the runners had ever experienced a regional race prior to last weekend, so Chris Keleher didn’t fully know what awaited them at the finish line. But the longtime Aspen High School cross country coach was pleasantly surprised when the AHS girls came in third to qualify for the state meet. → Read More

Gents rally back against Raptors to win Aspen Ruggerfest in thrilling return

Trailing to Aspen early in Sunday’s championship, the American Raptors came back to lead 24-15 at halftime and held a two score lead well into the second half before the Gents took over the match. This was the Gents’ 22nd championship at Ruggerfest, a tournament that dates to 1968. → Read More

DeMoor wins second Golden Leaf title while Arritola takes women’s victory

Joseph DeMoor won for the second time, while Morgan Arritola took her first Golden Leaf title on Saturday in the race’s return to Aspen. → Read More

Photos: Flynn Creek Circus comes to Snowmass Village

Photos from the Flynn Creek Circus in Snowmass Village → Read More

Aspen Brewing Co. at center of new American-made beer brand

Actor Scott Eastwood, a fellow Californian who became friends with Dane Chapin through a few real estate deals many years ago, is the other half of the “Made Here” company that focuses on creating 100% made and manufactured American products, including beer. → Read More