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Mountain Mayhem: Gratitude

The fourth Thursday of November presents a time to step back, reflect, give thanks and give back. This year in my household, the morning of Nov. 25 began by watching the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV with its highly anticipated return to the streets of New York. The spectacle’s abundance of entertainment included the giant character balloons from Snoopy to Star Wars, floats, marching bands, performance groups, clowns and, of course, Santa Claus.
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Aspen co-defendant’s lifestyle not supported by ankle monitor, attorneys say

ASPEN, Colo. — He’s a former Aspen resident, a California surfer, and allegedly connected to high-powered foreign actors. Written pleadings to a federal judge recently gave a glimpse into the life of former Aspen resident Matthew Grimes, who was arrested in July on allegations that he aided billionaire Thomas Barrack in a scheme to lobby the U.S. government covertly on behalf of the United Arab Emirates.
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Buckhorn Cabin approved for Skico events this winter

The Aspen Skiing Co. received permission Wednesday to hold small, invitation-only events with food and drink service this winter at Buckhorn Cabin on Aspen Mountain. Skico’s use of the picturesque space, which will include at least one after-hours party and possibly night events, will have a “minimal“ impact on the public’s ability to rent the cabin for private parties during the winter, said David Clark, Skico vice president.
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COVER HED: Winter of Warhol

What: ‘Museum Confidential Live: Why Warhol Persists’. When: Saturday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. : Podcast host Jeff Martin, museum director Nicola Lees, exhibition curator Monica Majoli and assistant curator Simone Krug will discuss the exhibition; aspenartmuseum.org. * * *. What: ‘Warhol Wednesdays’. Where: The Factory at Aspen Art Museum. When:...
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Going ‘all in,’ in Carbondale

Luis Yllanes certainly doesn’t consider his departure from his role at the Aspen Art Museum — where he’s enjoyed a 12-year tenure, including as chief operating officer — as part of the “Great Resignation” movement sweeping the nation. But that doesn’t mean that the pandemic didn’t have a role in...
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Aspen History: Stein Erikson Arrives

“Eriksen signed for Aspen,” announced The Aspen Times on November 28, 1957. “One of the world’s top skiers, three-time world champ Stein Eriksen, has contracted to direct the ski school when it opens next year at Aspen Highlands, it was announced yesterday by Whip Jones, promoter of the new area. Presently director of the Heavenly Valley Ski School, Bijou, Calif. And the school at Portillo, Chile, Eriksen is expected to move to Aspen in June, 1958 and assume his duties with the new school next November. According to Jones, negotiations with Eriksen were made two weeks ago during his brief Aspen visit, but no announcement could be made until the former world champion had notified his present employers in Chile and California. During his Aspen visit, which he made with his wife, the former Mrs. Merrill Ford, Eriksen also purchased the Second-and-Hopkins Street house belonging to Jones and his wife Penny. A member of the Norwegian National Ski Team, Eriksen won a gold medal for giant slalom in the 1952 Olympic Winter Games in Norway and earned a first in the slalom and the combined in the in 1954 FIS World Championships in Sweden.”
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Andy Warhol Was Obsessed With Aspen

A new exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum explores the artist’s love affair with the mountain town. Whether his name makes you think of soup cans, neon celebrity portraits, or hair reminiscent of a scene from There’s Something About Mary (yep, that one), “we all know Andy Warhol,” says Simone Krug, assistant curator at the Aspen Art Museum (AAM). Or do we? That’s the question asked by AAM’s new exhibit, Andy Warhol: Lifetimes, which focuses on the biographical underpinnings of his art, including a look at the disruptive visionary through a queer lens.
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The Wheeler Opera House’s “star-studded” December aims to entertain audiences of all ages, according to a Wednesday news release. Shows kick off Dec. 18 and run through Dec. 29. Patrons can get tickets to see comedian Kathleen Madigan, the documentary film “Mission Mt. Mangart,” magician Justin Willman and Rock-n-Roll Hall of Famer John Oates.
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