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2 years 11 months 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 2 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 2 months ago

Pitkin County Changes Pot Policies

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County commissioners are backing off rules regulating the local growth and sale of medical marijuana because of threats from the federal government to take action against officials administering state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs. Commissioners on Wednesday were considering an ordinance that would have added specifications for...

3 years 3 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...

4 years 1 month 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 2 months ago

Not guilty verdict in murder-for-hire plot

A woman accused of offering an undercover officer $2,000 to kill her ex-husband in Pitkin County has been acquitted. Jefferson County jurors acquitted Elinor Dvir on Thursday of solicitation of first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree assault of her former husband, Pitkin County Deputy District Attorney Richard Nedlin. The...

4 years 3 months ago

Aspen area adds $20,000 to emergency aid fund

Pitkin County commissioners have agreed to put $20,000 more in a fund offering one-time help to residents struggling to pay bills like their rent or mortgages. The Pitkin County Emergency Assistance Fund has already used up $20,000 budgeted for 2010. County commissioners voted Tuesday to allocate $20,000 more from...

4 years 4 months ago

Agencies seek help to quell Aspen bear trouble

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for volunteers to educate the public about avoiding conflicts with black bears in the Aspen area. State wildlife officers and local police killed 20 aggressive bears last year in Pitkin County, which includes Aspen. Some of the bears scrounging for food broke into...

4 years 7 months ago

Charlie Sheen seeks to bar TV cameras

An attorney for Charlie Sheen has asked a judge in Colorado not to let television cameras record a court hearing next week related to allegations that he threatened his wife with a knife. Attorney Richie Cummins wrote in a motion filed Tuesday in Pitkin County District Court that the actor...

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