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Wolves take the spotlight

When gray wolves are reintroduced to Colorado by the end of 2023, some of the last bona fide cattle ranchers in Pitkin County are convinced they will be forced to make life-altering changes to their operation. Bill Fales and Marj Perry, a couple who have been ranching for decades in...
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Milias: What are they hiding?

Everyone is talking about subsidized housing. Everyone except the city of Aspen and APCHA. Despite it being a City Council priority, they refuse to discuss it. It’s just build more, anywhere, at any cost. And, APCHA, despite the well-intended community volunteers who serve on its board, is stuck in...
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Maple: The freaks of Aspen

Recently, I was running up Hunter Creek Trail when I was startled by a voice unexpectedly coming from behind me. I hopped to the side of the trail and, to my surprise, watched a woman with graying-white hair blow past me as I panted, legs burning and brow dripping. It was a stark reminder of how truly unique this little town is. Certainly, I’m not an Olympic endurance athlete, but the former descriptor applies to me — and still, nearly every day, I am reminded at how freakish this town truly is. Just days later, a 40-year-old friend whom I didn’t consider a biker zipped past me like I was standing still on Smuggler Road. If it wasn’t for that one app telling me I’ve been getting faster, I’d have assumed I lost it. What is in the water in these parts?

History of Mount Elbert: Colorado’s Highest 14er

Have you ever been to the highest summit in the Rocky Mountains? Colorado's Mount Elbert is a popular 14er mountain to climb, and a breathtaking mountain to behold. Not only is Mount Elbert the highest point in the state of Colorado, but it is also the second-highest peak in the contiguous United States behind Mount Whitney.

Saturday, December 3rd Weather

Scattered snow showers remain possible today with winds could gust up to 30 mph at times. A new storm system is set to arrive Sunday night producing another chance of snow. Salida and Buena Vista can expect a high of 45. Look for a low of 29. The San Luis...

Sunday, December 4th Weather

Expect mostly sunny skies today. A new storm system is set to arrive tonight night producing another chance of mountain snow. Salida and Buena Vista will reach a high of 49 today. Expect a low of 30. The San Luis Valley will see a high of 47. Look for a...
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Klaus Obermeyer celebrates special birthday

Klaus Obermeyer was looking forward to his 103rd birthday on Friday for a long, long time. The Aspen icon and his family hosted a spectacular celebration when he reached the century mark in 2019, but Klaus has been saying for years that his 103rd would be especially memorable. It marks his 100th year on skis.

‘Twenty Times Across the Sky’ Record-Setter: Meet the Woman Who Became the First

Roxanne Hall, a 58-year-old rockstar, accidentally set a record as the first woman to complete the 100-mile Across the Sky route 20 times. “For a long time I did not realize that I would be the first woman to get 20,” said Hall. A local from Leadville, Colo., with a passion for biking, she entered the race back when the crowds were small and female racers were nearly nonexistent.
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Danforth: Adapting to the brave, new, free world

Aspen, Colorado gets a lot of notice from media types because it manages to support two daily newspapers. There are few other cities in the U.S. that can play host to competing dailies. But this rarity is very simple. Aspen has two dailies because both are provided free to readers....

Winter Storm Warning for Friday, December 2nd

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for today. Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected in the higher elevations above 9,000 feet. Plan on hazardous driving conditions, especially over high mountain passes. Wind gusts of 60 mph are also possible today. Salida and Buena Vista can expect...

December 3 Buena Vista Kicks Off the Holidays

It’s holiday time in the Central Colorado Rockies, and there probably isn’t any other town in the region that loves to celebrate Christmas as much as Buena Vista (BV). The festivities kick off on Saturday, December 3, with activities all day, topped off at dusk with the 2022 BV Parade of Lights.

Friday, December 2

On today's newscast: Republican state Senator Bob Rankin of Carbondale has announced his resignation ahead of the upcoming session, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs are joining RFTA's bikeshare program WeCycle, Aspen’s city council has finalized the city’s budget for next year, the man who helped stop the Club Q shooting received a $50 thousand award for his bravery, the two-day Tribal Nations Summit took place this week at the White House, and more.
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Truth and integrity?

If the Aspen school board wishes to stand for truth and integrity, then it must ask the Aspen Education Foundation to return the funds raised by a “celebrity pickleball” event to the generous donors. By featuring the infamous and unrepentant cyclist, Lance Armstrong, as a “celebrity” player in...

Buena Vista Boys Basketball Falls to Florence 40-27

The Buena Vista Demons lose their second game of the season to the Florence Huskies 40-27. Tonight’s highlights are brought to you by Salida Ace Hardware. I have been blessed to work in TV and Radio for the past 12 years in five states and there is nothing like coming back home to Colorado. The most important step of my journey has been marrying my beautiful wife Jeanine and welcoming our son Dillon at the end of 2020. I have gotten to do play by play for some big time events and have been fortunate to work with so many amazing people. The players, the coaches, and the families are what makes each day so exciting to come into work and is what makes being part of a community so special.
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Ward: Why did they plow then?

Last March, I was invited to a meeting of Upper Castle Creek “shareholders” with regard to the discussion of when to close the road at Ashcroft. It was decided by the attendees — and later approved by the Pitkin County commissioners — to close both the Maroon Creek and Castle Creek roads every year on Nov. 15.
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First of several Castle Creek Bridge site tours happens Saturday

City of Aspen engineers will host the first of several site tours of the new Castle Creek Bridge project on Saturday afternoon. The event is open to the public and will include information about where the new bridge would be constructed and how the project will work. The current Castle Creek Bridge was designed in 1961 and has become the busiest two-lane highway bridge in Colorado — and it is estimated to have 12 years of useful life left.
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Did you know? Getting high(er) in Aspen

Editor’s note: We’re experimenting with a series introducing residents and visitors to what they might not know about Aspen or reminding you what’s here. Aspen sits at 7,908 feet in elevation. Unless you are partaking in the legal cannabis allowed in Colorado, it’s difficult to get much higher in this town. That is of course, unless you’re lucky enough to find yourself on one of Aspen’s hidden gems: the rooftops.

Flashback: What it was Like Skiing in Aspen in 1965

Colorado is home to a few of the most famous ski mountains in the world, including, of course, Aspen. Aspen has been featured in movies such as Dumb and Dumber and has seen the likes of countless celebrities and the super-rich spend time on the slopes. Aspen has been around...