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Pitkin County, with Colorado’s highest coronavirus incidence rate, is moving to red-level restrictions

With the highest incidence rate of COVID-19 in Colorado, Pitkin County will close indoor dining at restaurants Sunday and move fully into red-level restrictions. Monday’s unanimous decision by the seven members of the Pitkin County Board of Health also includes a 50% capacity limit on lodging in Aspen and Snowmass Village and assurances by Aspen […]

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FBI aids in investigation of gas pipeline sabotage that turned heat off in Aspen

ASPEN — The name of a radical environmental advocacy organization was scrawled Saturday on a pipe at a natural gas pumping station near Aspen that was vandalized, Aspen police said Monday. It was not clear whether members of the “Earth First!” group were involved in the intentional disruption of gas service to the Aspen area […]

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Judge bans David Lesh from millions of acres of public land after photo shows him pooping in Maroon Lake

A part-time Colorado resident who documents his disrespect for public lands on social media learned Friday what happens when defendants try to go toe-to-toe with a federal judge. David Lesh agreed to a compromise on Oct. 2 that allowed him to enter U.S. Forest Service lands if he followed the same rules as everyone else. […]

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Aspen officials waiting for 13 Australians’ test results after woman tests positive for coronavirus

Thirteen people traveling with a 21-year-old Australian woman who tested positive for the coronavirus after visiting Aspen are in isolation in the ski town after exhibiting symptoms. Their test results won’t be available for 24 hours, officials said Monday. An investigation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment revealed the woman came […]

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Parked: One of the wealthiest counties in Colorado owns four mobile-home parks, an effort to hold on to affordable housing

While the existence of five mobile-home parks in Colorado’s wealthiest county might come as a surprise to some, they are actually an integral part of Pitkin County’s affordable housing system. In fact, the city of Aspen first took steps in the early 1980s to preserve a mobile-home park in the middle of town that still […]