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Aspen Daily News
Special districts, taxing questions on ballotBallots for the Nov. 7 election have dropped, which means they were mailed to t
Aspen Daily News / Posted 3 hours ago
Ballots for the Nov. 7 election have dropped, which means they were mailed to the 12,936 active registered voters in Pitkin County and are expected in local mailboxes by today or Thursday, according to clerk and recorder Janice Vos Caudill. “It’s... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Amid Red Brick case, bank calls back firm’s loanstealing tens of thousands of dollars from an Aspen nonprofit, return $51,507,
Aspen Daily News / Posted 3 hours ago
stealing tens of thousands of dollars from an Aspen nonprofit, return $51,507, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Pitkin County District Court. Alpine Bank’s lawsuit against Bomber Industries, a snowboard gear brand owned by Angela and... Read more
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Vail Daily
Independence Pass hostage-taker enters not guilty plea 16 months laterMcConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because t
Vail Daily / Posted 11 hours ago
McConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because the District Attorney's Office appealed a Pitkin County District judge's decision in February reducing or dismissing three charges against him. The Colorado Court of... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Independence Pass hostage-taker pleads not guilty to kidnapping, attempted murder chargesMcConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because t
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 15 hours ago
McConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because the District Attorney’s Office appealed a Pitkin County District judge’s decision in February reducing or dismissing three charges against him. The Colorado Court of... Read more
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Vail Daily
Independence Pass hostage-taker pleads not guilty to kidnapping, attempted murder chargesMcConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because t
Vail Daily / Posted 16 hours ago
McConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because the District Attorney's Office appealed a Pitkin County District judge's decision in February reducing or dismissing three charges against him. The Colorado Court of... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Tax is considered the last chance for some Garfield County historical societies“It’s time to move from mom and pops to places where you walk in and you’re imp
The Aspen Times / Posted 22 hours ago
“It’s time to move from mom and pops to places where you walk in and you’re impressed.” Other nearby communities, such as Pitkin County, boast top-notch museums supported with public money, said Anderson. A difference in Garfield County will be... Read more
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Summit Daily News
Independence Pass hostage-taker enters not guilty plea 16 months laterMcConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because t
Summit Daily News / Posted 22 hours ago
McConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because the District Attorney’s Office appealed a Pitkin County District judge’s decision in February reducing or dismissing three charges against him. The Colorado Court of... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Man pleads not guilty to 2016 hostage case 
on Independence Passattorney for Brolin McConnell, 31, a real-estate agent from Falcon, entered the
Aspen Daily News / Posted yesterday
attorney for Brolin McConnell, 31, a real-estate agent from Falcon, entered the plea to 15 charges in a brief hearing in Pitkin County District Court. Trial dates are expected to be set Wednesday. McConnell will be tried for: attempted... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Freeze on fun by NIMBYs. Again.advised. During the morning and evening, Yield to Oncoming Bear rules are in ef
Aspen Daily News / Posted yesterday
advised. During the morning and evening, Yield to Oncoming Bear rules are in effect and one is well advised to keep alert. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails did a thorough on-the-ground walk of the trail alignments and study at a cost of $300,000... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Judge orders civil commitment proceedingscannot be restored to competency in order to face criminal charges against him.
The Aspen Times / Posted yesterday
cannot be restored to competency in order to face criminal charges against him. William Hallisey, 61, has been held at the Pitkin County Jail and in state psychiatric hospitals for about two years since he was arrested in October 2015 for allegedly... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Independence Pass hostage-taker enters not guilty plea 16 months laterMcConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because t
The Aspen Times / Posted yesterday
McConnell, 31, sat in limbo for several months this spring and summer because the District Attorney's Office appealed a Pitkin County District judge's decision in February reducing or dismissing three charges against him. The Colorado Court of... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Prescribed burn planned near Cottonwood Passconduct the Cattle Creek prescribed burn. Smoke is expected to be visible from
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted yesterday
conduct the Cattle Creek prescribed burn. Smoke is expected to be visible from Carbondale, in Garfield County; Basalt in Pitkin County; and the towns of El Jebel, Gypsum and Eagle in Eagle County. Residents are asked not to call 911. The... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
West Star Aviation Announces Scott McDonald as East South Central Regional Sales Managerin East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
West Star Aviation Names James Woodliff as South Central Regional Sales Managerin East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
West Star Aviation at CHA Entered Into Agreement with Embraer For All Phenom, Legacy and Lineage Aircraftin East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted yesterday
in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and... Read more
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The Aspen Times
What’s the Big Deal: $6.25 million for West End home"What's the Big Deal?" runs Sundays and is based on the most expensive property
The Aspen Times / Posted 2 days ago
"What's the Big Deal?" runs Sundays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday. Price: $6.25 million Date recorded: Oct. 12 Address: 625 Gillespie St., Aspen Neighborhood: West... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Willoughby: Aspects of Colorado history we would prefer to forgetin the 1924 election, Clarence Morley, a Republican, garnered only 367 out of n
The Aspen Times / Posted 2 days ago
in the 1924 election, Clarence Morley, a Republican, garnered only 367 out of nearly 1,000 votes for governor in Pitkin County. That poor showing occurred at a time when his party swept the state — a reversal from several years of... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Elders, the law and lifeare 65 or older. That number is expected to more than double to nearly 90 milli
Aspen Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
are 65 or older. That number is expected to more than double to nearly 90 million by 2050. Between 2010 and 2016 in Pitkin County, the number of seniors rose from 11.5 percent of the population to 17 percent, U.S. Census Bureau numbers show.... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Elders, the law and lifeare 65 or older. That number is expected to more than double to nearly 90 milli
Aspen Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
are 65 or older. That number is expected to more than double to nearly 90 million by 2050. Between 2010 and 2016 in Pitkin County, the number of seniors rose from 11.5 percent of the population to 17 percent, U.S. Census Bureau numbers show.... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
In overcrowded detention facility, jailers in constant juggling actColorado, it was clear that Mesa County had a crowded jail, the inmate told Bar
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Colorado, it was clear that Mesa County had a crowded jail, the inmate told Barney and others. The best jail in Colorado? Pitkin County, the inmate said. That’s because of the attractive young women who visit, all of whom are “heavily escorted,”... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Designs reflect different 
levels of ‘intervention’with some new concepts introduced.” The public is invited to a meeting and ope
Aspen Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
with some new concepts introduced.” The public is invited to a meeting and open house on Nov. 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pitkin County Library, where the three designs will be presented. The designs are informed by a year of public-input... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Kennedy son asks to seal criminal recordLawyers for a Kennedy family scion cited in December for his role in a fight ou
The Aspen Times / Posted 4 days ago
Lawyers for a Kennedy family scion cited in December for his role in a fight outside an Aspen bar have petitioned the Pitkin County District Court to seal his arrest and criminal record, according to court documents. "The events that are the basis... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Crime Briefs: Two juveniles arrested in Carbondale vehicle theftglove box. The two people then got in a Valley Taxi cab and headed upvalley.
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 4 days ago
glove box. The two people then got in a Valley Taxi cab and headed upvalley. Police officers phoned the cab driver. In Pitkin County, deputies arranged for the taxi to pull over. The 39-year-old man and 40-year-old woman told the deputy that... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Childs, Mason and Crown get Aspen 
Hall of Fame nodwhich was eventually folded into the Snowmass-Maroon Bells Wilderness, and Bob
Aspen Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
which was eventually folded into the Snowmass-Maroon Bells Wilderness, and Bob Child eventually served two terms as a Pitkin County commissioner, a body that son Steve currently sits on. Bob Child was well known for supporting land-use... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Finances, teachers’ 
pay and climate lead 
candidate concernsHouse fund as a possible idea, an idea that elicited a groan from one audience
Aspen Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
House fund as a possible idea, an idea that elicited a groan from one audience member during the 90-minute forum. In 2016, Pitkin County contributed $24.8 million to the Aspen School District, the largest part of a local taxpayer’s bill, according... Read more
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Vail Daily
After deadly summer on Capitol Peak, Mountain Rescue Aspen ramps up effort to educate hikers before they set outFollowing the “tragic summer” in the Roaring Fork Valley, Mountain Rescue Aspen
Vail Daily / Posted 5 days ago
Following the “tragic summer” in the Roaring Fork Valley, Mountain Rescue Aspen decided it was time to bring the Pitkin County community together and talk about how to educate the public so its services won’t be as needed. “We are in the business of... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
West Star Aviation Announces Construction of a New State-of-the-art Facility at ALNin East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 5 days ago
in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Basalt greenlights 27-unit Habitat for Humanity housing projectbe reserved for teachers employed by the Roaring Fork School District. The rema
Aspen Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
be reserved for teachers employed by the Roaring Fork School District. The remaining 12 units would be made available to Pitkin County workers. The council agreed to subsidize the project to the tune of $386,000, according to Town Manager Ryan... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Ecologist issues Sierra Club ‘alert’ on trailMountain Chapter of the Sierra Club regarding the proposed Crystal Trail, which
Aspen Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club regarding the proposed Crystal Trail, which is currently under study and review by the Pitkin County Department of Open Space & Trails (OST). There are concerns within the Sierra Club’s Colorado hierarchy that... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Kennedy son asks to seal criminal recordLawyers for a Kennedy family scion cited in December for his role in a fight ou
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 6 days ago
Lawyers for a Kennedy family scion cited in December for his role in a fight outside an Aspen bar have petitioned the Pitkin County District Court to seal his arrest and criminal record, according to court documents. "The events that are the basis... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Missouri man arrested in Aspen with pocketful of other people’s credit cardsfound with 12 credit cards in his pocket, none of which featured his own name.
The Aspen Times / Posted 6 days ago
found with 12 credit cards in his pocket, none of which featured his own name. That's according to an affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court charging Alan Cohen, 50, with identity theft, criminal impersonation and criminal possession of... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Fiber optic cable severed, impacting 
valley communications and safetyeither a firefighter, EMT/paramedic, law enforcement officer or a working 911 c
Aspen Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
either a firefighter, EMT/paramedic, law enforcement officer or a working 911 call box,” says an email briefing from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. Aspen Valley Hospital was among the impacted entities. No landlines into the facility were... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Man who fired shot through glass door freed from jailhe appeared in court Tuesday. Robert Lindgren, 35, of Morrison, wiped away tea
Aspen Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
he appeared in court Tuesday. Robert Lindgren, 35, of Morrison, wiped away tears as his wife told Judge Chris Seldin of Pitkin County District Court that Lindgren is “a great human being … who had never been near a courthouse” before Sunday’s... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Scaling is the most preferred course on Ute Trail rock issueof the Ute Trail would be preferable to waiting for nature to take its course o
Aspen Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
of the Ute Trail would be preferable to waiting for nature to take its course or installing permanent protective netting, Pitkin County commissioners said Tuesday. The elected officials with jurisdiction over the Ute Trail rock outcropping gave... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Disgraced attorney arrested for fraud at high-end storesAspen after an employee of a high-end outlet called the police Monday about his
Aspen Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Aspen after an employee of a high-end outlet called the police Monday about his “odd” behavior. Alan Cohen, 50, is due in Pitkin County District Court next month on felony counts of identity theft, criminal possession of a financial device and... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Aspen employee-housing project moves forward with public-private partnershipthe other three required spaces. That fee, however, could be waived if Aspen Ho
The Aspen Times / Posted 7 days ago
the other three required spaces. That fee, however, could be waived if Aspen Housing Partners hatches an agreement with Pitkin County to have shared parking on the lot north of Smuggler Trail. Aspen Housing Partners is responsible for all three... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Phone, internet problems in Aspen and Valley after Centurylink line is cuthave been experience phone and internet outages Tuesday after a Centurylink Fib
The Aspen Times / Posted 7 days ago
have been experience phone and internet outages Tuesday after a Centurylink Fiber was cut in Carbondale, according to a Pitkin County alert. “Internet, some cellular services & land lines at Aspen Valley Hospital are currently down. Some... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
CenturyLink Fiber down in CarbondaleCenturylink Fiber is cut in Carbondale, according to a Pitkin County alert. “I
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 7 days ago
Centurylink Fiber is cut in Carbondale, according to a Pitkin County alert. “Internet, some cellular services and phone lines at Aspen Valley Hospital are down,” stated the release. There is not a known ETA on when service will be back up.... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Man fires gun into Aspen apartment building on Main Streethis wife told police the incident occurred after the 9mm handgun fell on the gr
The Aspen Times / Posted 7 days ago
his wife told police the incident occurred after the 9mm handgun fell on the ground, according to an affidavit filed in Pitkin County District Court. That account, however, contradicted the observations of a witness inside the building, who... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Aspen Hall of Fame’s 2018 class includes Lester Crown and otherswho are being inducted posthumously, were involved in a number of environmental
The Aspen Times / Posted 8 days ago
who are being inducted posthumously, were involved in a number of environmental and land-use issues. Bob served as a Pitkin County commissioner as well as on a number of boards in the valley and the Western Slope. Tee also did environmental... Read more
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The Aspen Times
NEW: ‘Winter travel conditions’ over Independence Pass; alternate route advisedWith the heavy snow continuing to fall Monday morning in the upper Roaring Fork
The Aspen Times / Posted 8 days ago
With the heavy snow continuing to fall Monday morning in the upper Roaring Fork Valley, Pitkin County officials sent out a warning to avoid driving on Independence Pass. The pass is open, but “winter travel conditions” continued late Monday morning... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Eagle River management plan will take time to develop, will include community inputwhich flows out of Snowmass Village. Aspen's technical advisory group is made
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 8 days ago
which flows out of Snowmass Village. Aspen's technical advisory group is made up of roughly 25 stakeholders and includes Pitkin County officials, the Roaring Fork Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Salvation Ditch... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Shot fired at building in domestic disputemisdemeanor charges of domestic violence, DUI, prohibited use of a firearm and
Aspen Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, DUI, prohibited use of a firearm and reckless endangerment. He was held in the Pitkin County Jail without bond Sunday before an expected appearance before a judge today. Police received a call concerning... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
AVLT maintains stance that trail must be closedthe behest of the city and county’s open space and trails boards, about a land-
Aspen Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
the behest of the city and county’s open space and trails boards, about a land-use exemption the Benedict land received. Pitkin County “approved the exemption on the condition that adequate public access to the trail property be secured in... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Aspen School District launches new security system to check visitorsescort. Visitors to the schools currently enter their name and vehicle's licen
The Aspen Times / Posted 9 days ago
escort. Visitors to the schools currently enter their name and vehicle's license plate number in a hand-written log. Pitkin County Sheriff's Deputy Paul Hufnagle, who teaches street law at the high school and is its resource officer, said the... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Is Pitkin County’s namesake as questionable as Columbus Day?When Greg Poschman stumped for Pitkin County commissioner in the fall of 2016,
The Aspen Times / Posted 9 days ago
When Greg Poschman stumped for Pitkin County commissioner in the fall of 2016, the usual political topics of local concern surfaced — housing, transportation, the environment and so on. But one issue to emerge while he was on the campaign trail... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
An Enduring Aspen Legacyabout the times they got together to reminisce about Denver, they can attend a
Aspen Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
about the times they got together to reminisce about Denver, they can attend a presentation Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Pitkin County Library of the book “All of My Memories: Our Aspen Gatherings from 1997-2017.” There will even be viewing party... Read more
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Aspen Daily News
Where Wilderness Workshop standsmost salient thing. Look at who endorsed the land trade! ADN: Why did you ment
Aspen Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
most salient thing. Look at who endorsed the land trade! ADN: Why did you mention private property in your comments at the Pitkin County Open Space & Trails Crystal Trail meeting a few weeks ago? Shoemaker: I spoke about private property in... Read more
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The Aspen Times
What’s the Big Deal: Top of Mill house on Aspen Mountain sells for $22.5 million"What's the Big Deal?" runs Sundays and is based on the most expensive property
The Aspen Times / Posted 10 days ago
"What's the Big Deal?" runs Sundays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday. Recommended Stories For You Seller: Ian and Isabelle Loring, Dedham, Massachusetts • Another... Read more
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Vail Daily
Eagle River management plan will take time to develop, will include community inputwhich flows out of Snowmass Village. Aspen's technical advisory group is made
Vail Daily / Posted 10 days ago
which flows out of Snowmass Village. Aspen's technical advisory group is made up of roughly 25 stakeholders and includes Pitkin County officials, the Roaring Fork Conservancy, Trout Unlimited, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Salvation Ditch... Read more
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