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1 year 2 months ago

Man dies after falling from 14er

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Rescue crews have recovered the body of a man who fell 200 to 300 feet while descending Capitol Peak west of Aspen, Colo. The Pitkin County sheriff's office says Ryan Joseph Palmer, of Vail, decided to climb down the north face of the peak Friday instead...

1 year 3 months ago

Aspen airport tower reduces evening hours

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pilots flying into Aspen's airport will notice a cutback in staffing during the evening hours. Beginning Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration has reduced the operation hours for Sardy Field's air-traffic-control tower by two hours. The tower will now be staffed from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m....

2 years 1 month ago

Body of man killed by rockslide recovered

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Rescuers have recovered the body of a Connecticut man killed by a rockslide on Hagerman Peak near Snowmass Mountain. The Aspen Times said the body of 24-year-old Rob Jansen of New Canaan, Conn., was recovered on Monday by a National Guard helicopter from the High-Altitude Army...

2 years 2 months ago

Bears causing problems near Aspen

U.S. Forest Service officials are telling Aspen-area campers to lock up their food to keep bears away. Forest Service officials said Wednesday that visitors to the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District's developed recreation sites and the Lincoln Creek and Castle Creek designated dispersed campsites are being ordered to store all food, cooking...

2 years 2 months ago

US intelligence sees poverty plummet by 2030

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Poverty across the planet will drop sharply by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources. The chief at the U.S. government's top intelligence analysis shop says if current economic and demographic trends continue, 1 billion people...

2 years 2 months ago

Climber's body found near Aspen area

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Search teams looking for a missing New York paramedic in Colorado have found a body on mountain peaks known as the Maroon Bells. Pitkin County sheriff's deputy George Kremer says authorities were fingerprinting the body Tuesday to confirm it was that of 31-year-old Leonard Joyner. Joyner's...

2 years 5 months ago

Aspen Ski Area rallies to highlight climate change

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Ski Area hosted a ski race without snow Saturday to highlight the effect climate change has on the outdoor recreation industry. Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Company's vice president of sustainability, says "climate change is already pounding businesses and communities, whether you're a ski resort, an...

2 years 7 months ago

Decision on Aspen hydro plant delayed

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The Aspen City Council has delayed an election on a new hydroelectric plant until November. Council members on Monday canceled an ordinance granting land-use approvals necessary for the project. According to the Aspen Daily News, council members rejected a petition from residents who were trying to...

2 years 8 months ago

Frontier ending Denver-Aspen flights in April

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Frontier Airlines is ending its Denver-Aspen flights in April. The airline has been flying two round-trips on 74-seat airplanes during the ski season and one in the off-season. The service will end April 16. Aspen tourism officials tell the Aspen Daily News they are disappointed but...

2 years 8 months ago

Officials warn of avalanches following snow

DENVER (AP) - State officials say more than 3 feet of new snow that's fallen in the high country has increased the probability of large avalanches. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the storm that moved across the state on Friday and Saturday fell on weak layers of snow. Human-triggered...

2 years 11 months ago

Man acquitted in Colo. snowboarding crash with boy

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A 22-year-old man who crashed into a 7-year-old while snowboarding in Snowmass in March was acquitted of reckless endangerment and third-degree assault charges. The Aspen Times reported Saturday that that Pitkin County jurors delivered their verdict Friday after 90 minutes of deliberation. Prosecutors alleged...

3 years 3 days ago

Video at issue in CO snowboarder crash case

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A video that allegedly shows a snowboarder slamming into a child on a Snowmass slope is in dispute for a trial that begins Friday. Authorities have charged 22-year-old Travis Luffman, of Pfafftown, N.C., with reckless endangerment and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors. Authorities say Luffman was...

3 years 1 week ago

Paragliders agree to Aspen no-fly zone

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Paragliders have agreed to a no-fly zone in Aspen after a crane operator was spooked at a hospital construction site. Project spokesman Frank Goldsmith says the city is worried that the crane operator might get startled again and spin the crane, endangering gliders and construction workers....

3 years 1 month ago

Body of hiker recovered

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The body of a 41-year-old Dillon man who died while hiking near the Maroon Bells has been recovered with the help of a helicopter. Authorities say David Morano died Saturday after falling more than 200 feet near Pyramid Peak about 2 miles east of the Maroon...

3 years 1 month ago

Hiker dies in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A 41-year-old hiker has died after falling off a ridge near Pitkin County's Pyramid Peak. Sheriff's Deputy Jason Kasper told The Aspen Times the hiker died Saturday but that efforts to recover the man's body were suspended because of unpredictable weather and adverse terrain. ...

3 years 1 month ago

Boehner hosting fundraiser for Tipton in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Republican House Speaker John Boehner will be in Aspen for a fundraiser for Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. Boehner is headlining the fundraiser for the freshman Republican congressman Saturday. The Denver Post reports that Tipton was among the worst Republican fundraisers in the House for...

3 years 2 months ago

Bear attacks hiker near Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A hiker attacked by a bear near Aspen is being interviewed by wildlife authorities to try to find out what happened. The Denver Post reports that it's unclear how badly hurt the hiker is. A spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the man was...

3 years 2 months ago

Colorado condo makes top 10 list for amenities

Summer is almost over, but a Colorado vacation rental made it into the top 10 list for "Great U.S. Vacation Rental Amenities," by TripAdvisor®. The list was comprised by website editors and included more than 1,000 vacationer responses to a survey. According to TripAdvisor, 42 percent of travelers surveyed...

3 years 3 months ago

Experts say terrorism less of a threat to US

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Terrorism experts say terrorism is now less of a threat to the United States because of increased vigilance. Former national intelligence director John Negroponte said Thursday during the Aspen Institute's Aspen Ideas Festival that the United States has made considerable progress bolstering its defenses. ...

3 years 4 months ago

Private jet travel down in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Private jet travel through Aspen is dropping, even as it has risen nationally. The Aspen Daily News reports that were about 16,000 private flights in and out of Aspen last year, down from about 19,000 in 2009. Statistics from Pitkin County show that private plane traffic...

3 years 4 months ago

Aspen Ski Area Stays Open

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen is reporting brisk business this holiday weekend as it reopens slopes to skiers because of late-season snowpack. Aspen Mountain saw some 1,700 skiers and snowboarders on 25 runs and 136 acres Saturday. The Aspen Daily News reports that the Aspen Skiing Co. will consider being...

3 years 4 months ago

Ski season still in full swing

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Mountain is reopening for skiing with a bigger base of snow than it had on New Year's Day. The Aspen Skiing Co. is reopening the mountain Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day. The Aspen Times reports the base snow depth is around 70 inches at the...

3 years 4 months ago

Skulls as big as a car door found in Aspen

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Researchers unearthing a slew of Ice Age era bones in western Colorado say they're baffled by a "bone bed" at an excavation site near Aspen. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science said Wednesday they've discovered five mastodon pelvises, two tusks and two skulls...

3 years 5 months ago

Segways allowed on Rio Grande Trail

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado trail popular with hikers now allows Segways, but not other motorized vehicles. The Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Glenwood Springs has a new policy on small electric-powered vehicles to make the trail accessible to the disabled. New rules approved by the Roaring...

3 years 5 months ago

Wax those Boards

Still need that skiing and snowboarding fix? You may be in luck! Several resorts in Colorado may re-open, because of all the snow we've had recently. A Basin is still open and now Aspen is considering firing up those chairlifts again. The resort has a reported base of 70-inches! Aspen...

3 years 5 months ago

Aspen local withdraws request for election recount

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - An Aspen resident has withdrawn her request for a recount in the city's recent mayoral election after a postelection audit revealed no inconsistencies. Marilyn Marks had questioned the preliminary results of the election, saying there might have been errors with the computer-analyzed ballot system. She...

3 years 5 months ago

Pitkin County weighs rules for solar development

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County Commissioners are reviewing whether they can regulate one problem that an Aspen-area resident says comes from her neighbor's solar panels - glare. The Aspen Times reports commissioners are reviewing proposed rules for development of solar power on homes and businesses but haven't set...

3 years 6 months ago

VP Joe Biden in Colorado for vacation

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden and family are taking what's called a low-key vacation at Snowmass Village. The Vail Daily reports Friday that Biden landed at the Eagle County airport late Thursday and was taken by motorcade to Snowmass Village. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo calls...

3 years 10 months ago

Search called off for missing man

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen police believe a body found under a bridge might be that of a Snowmass Village man last seen Nov. 27. The Aspen Daily News reports that police believe a body found under Maroon Creek Bridge Monday might be 28-year-old George Aldrich, a Snowmass ski...

3 years 11 months ago

Mammoth dig continues in Aspen

Scientists from The Denver Museum of Nature and Science continue to excavate bones found during a reservoir construction project a couple of weeks ago. The first bones found belonged to a juvenile Columbian mammoth. An excavation began Tuesday at the Ziegler Reservoir outside of Snowmass Village. Almost immediately they...

3 years 11 months ago

New gadgets add interest at ski resorts

DENVER (AP) - As skiers and snowboarders head online to book vacations and then brag about it, Colorado resorts are amping up their social media and smart phone applications to reach them. Vail Resorts Inc. and Aspen Skiing Co. are launching new apps, and resort employees are plastering Facebook...

3 years 11 months ago

Mammoth bones cause stir in Aspen

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Officials in Snowmass Village want experts to take control of the site where the bones of a woolly mammoth were found earlier this month. Directors of the town's water district voted unanimously Monday to pursue a formal agreement with the Denver Museum of Nature...

4 years 5 days ago

Yellowing Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

We're used to seeing golden aspen leaves in autumn, but yellow or brown needles on pine trees in unnerving. Thoughts of pine beetle deforestation come to mind. But the Colorado State Forest Service Cañon City District office is telling us not to worry, that most of the evergreen trees...

4 years 1 month ago

Deer population drops in Roaring Fork Valley

State wildlife officials say development and recreation have contributed to the declining number of deer in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking at lowering the population goal and changing the number of hunting licenses issued for the area that stretches from Aspen to Glenwood...

4 years 1 month ago

Aspen schools seek tax increase

The Aspen School District is asking voters to approve a property tax increase of $1.2 million a year to help close a budget shortfall. The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to put the issue on the ballot this fall. School officials say the increase would amount to a...

4 years 2 months ago

Aspen area may shut more doors to bears

Bear-friendly doorknobs could be out in the Aspen area. The county commissioners have given preliminary approval to a ban on lever-style door handles on new or remodeled homes. Bears looking for food can hit the levers and open the door but have a much harder time with round doorknobs....

4 years 3 months ago

Aspen escapee faces more jail time

A man who authorities say ran from an Aspen courthouse after he was sentenced to 3 years in prison is now facing the possibility of 51 years in jail. Authorities say sheriff's deputies arrested 45-year-old Warren C. Carter minutes later outside an art gallery Monday. He had just been sentenced...

4 years 3 months ago

Aspen landmark slated for demolition

Some Aspen leaders hope the community can raise enough money to buy a University of Colorado conference center in their resort town and save it from being demolished to clear the way for development. CU's medical school says it needs to sell the property because it costs up to...

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