Aspen, Colorado, is a small Rocky Mountain town with a worldwide reputation. Long a playground for skiers, the mountain resort community was recently recognized in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards as the No. 1 Small City in the U.S. A booming silver mining town in the late 1800s,...
After a robust conversation last week about the mental health concerns in Aspen, the City Council on Monday night stressed it would like to host a community forum, or at least take a stronger role in being the conduit to connect resources, for those who need help in a crisis.
The eighth month of 2021 was so busy in Aspen that retail sales shattered figures from both August of 2019 and 2020. The city of Aspen Finance Department on Friday released its Consumption Tax Report for August, which showed sales increased 37% over the same month in 2019 and 33% over 2020.
Though absent from the Pandora Papers investigation are some of wealthiest Americans in the world, the investigation linked part-time Aspen resident and homeowner Robert Brockman to offshore accounts he used as part of an alleged $2 billion tax scheme. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on Sunday began publishing findings...
Our team of reporters and editors are out and about every day. On the third Sunday of the month, we’re using our Aspen Miscellaneous feature to showcase some of the moments they capture when they are working and playing in our community. We also encourage readers to send in photos...
Monday marks the final day to cast your votes in The Aspen Times’ annual “Best Of Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt” contest and special section for 2021, and we are looking for that extra push to a beat our record of more than 110,000 votes for last year’s edition. As of...
Whether you have children or not, vote in the school board election!. It takes a village to raise a child, and how Aspen raises its children is important for the well being of the entire community. I am endorsing three strong candidates, who stand out because they are honest, smart...
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Oct. 22 will mark the 100th anniversary of the return of the remains of World War I veteran Peter F. Galligan to his hometown of Aspen. Peter was killed in action, in the Argonne Forest on Nov. 4, just a week before the end of the first world war. On this Veterans Day, let us continue to remember and honor all those who have served in our armed forces. We must especially honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Aspen Valley Marathon returned Saturday after a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic, albeit in a delayed fall time slot as opposed to its usual summer affair. The Boston Marathon qualifier also included a virtual element this year. Will Davis took the overall race win, completing the full...
The battle for the Class 2A Western Slope League in football is essentially down to two teams after Friday night, with Basalt High School failing to keep pace with Delta and Aspen losing a wild game at Moffat County. In the penultimate game of the regular season next week, Delta...
The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board urges a yes vote on Aspen ballot question 2B. As determined by the Aspen City Council and Open Space Board, exchanging 4,000 square feet of vacant city land for the permanent conservation of over 19 acres (840,000 square feet) of semi-wildland is a good deal.
Please vote for Anna Zane for Aspen School District board. Anna attended Aspen public schools and is uniquely qualified and prepared to serve on the board. Anna is passionate about education and has consistently volunteered in and out of the classroom. She has served for over a decade on local committees tasked with ensuring accountability and better preparing students for IB course work. She is committed to providing every student with the tools and opportunities they need to reach their highest potential.
In recognition of Veterans Day, Aspen Dental locations nationwide will open their doors to provide free care to military veterans across the country. Now in its 7th year, the Day of Service provides much-needed dental care for veterans at no cost to honor their service and break down barriers to health care.
Aspen Insurance Holdings has announced that Chris Coleman (pictured above) has been appointed to the role of group chief financial officer, effective Tuesday. He will be based in Bermuda and will join Aspen’s executive committee. Coleman replaces current Group CFO Kevin Chidwick, who has announced his retirement and will leave Aspen at the end of the year.
The UFC has several monster events on its schedule to close out 2021. Before the year is done, we will have seen six more title fights, as well as some blockbuster matchups such as Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler, Jorge Masvidal vs. Leon Edwards, Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez and Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori, just to name a few.
On the outside it’s simply a ski swap, but at heart it’s an important fundraiser for the Aspen School District’s unique outdoor and experiential education programs. “I’ve never heard of another program in the country anywhere close to what our school district does for kids in terms of introducing them to outdoors and self-sufficiency and all the character-building things that come with learning to be in the outdoors,” said Will Herndon, the president of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse who has been one of the lead organizers of the ski swap for nearly 15 years. “I grew up in Aspen, so I’m a beneficiary of all the outdoor ed programs that the school district has sponsored for so long. So it was a way for me to do my community service for a cause that is amazing.”
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In another setting, Skiers thrive in cold weather. Not so much Friday evening at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. Moffat County High School football took its seventh straight victory after three weeks on the road with a 62-35 win against Aspen back on their home field. Coming in 2-4, the Skiers’...
One of the biggest debates coming out of UFC Vegas 40 had to do with the coaching between rounds of the main event. Aspen Ladd’s head coach Jim West has received criticism from the MMA community in regards to how he attempted to motivate his fighter during her unanimous decision loss to Norma Dumont. Heading into the second round, West was approaching things with a calm demeanor, but as Dumont was pushing ahead round after round using an effective jab, the intensity between rounds picked up from West, which has led to fighters and broadcasters weighing on whether any lines were crossed.
The Aspen Chapel, in partnership with Recovery Resources and the Aspen Homeless Shelter, will provide a winter overnight shelter Nov. 1 through April 30. The shelter, located at the church’s address at 77 Meadowood Dr., will operate from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days of the week. Doors will close at 10 every night and guests must leave the chapel before 7 every morning.