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Jason Auslander

The Aspen Times

With food scarce, Aspen braces for possible bear invasion later this summer

There have been 78 bear-related calls to Aspen Police so far this summer, including a case where a bruin ripped open a window and entered a house.


Bear and wildlife conflicts are increasing around Aspen as the weather warms

Aspen police have fielded 17 bear calls since the beginning of April


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

The change means indoor dining will cease in Aspen. Outdoor dining, takeout and delivery at restaurants still will be available, though there will be an 8 p.m. last call and tables can only have people from the same household.


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

Black Hills Energy "hopeful“ to begin re-lights for residential customers by Monday evening, but a snowstorm in the forecast could slow the process.

Crime and Courts

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

Lesh already faced charges for trespassing at Keystone ski area while it was closed and at Hanging Lake

Crime and Courts

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

The 21-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus wasn't diagnosed until she returned to Australia last week


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

Pitkin County owns four parks and the city of Aspen owns one