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The Aspen Times

It has been 20 years since snowboarders were allowed on Aspen Mountain following a “big stink”


The Aspen Police Department wants $300,000 to try out Tesla cop cars

Electrifying the city fleet helps achieve the Aspen City Council’s goals to address climate change

Crime and Courts

Aspen Skiing Co. can charge skiers an uphill access fee, Forest Service rules in decision that could have ripple effects

Resort operators are not allowed to charge an entrance fee simply for access to the national forest, which are public lands. However, they are allowed to charge a fee for services.


Former Aspen mayor Herman Edel dies at 95

Edel was instrumental in organizing a significant restoration of the Wheeler Opera House

Politics and Government

“Miracle dog” survives a month in Maroon Bells wilderness near Aspen after getting lost

A little cockapoo relied on a big heart, wily wits and maybe a little luck to survive four weeks in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The 10-month-old dog lost half of her weight.


YouTubers build replica of “Dumb and Dumber” mini-bike, retrace ride from Nebraska to a little place called Aspen


A “once in a lifetime” bond: Aspen mourns the death of Zoot the avalanche rescue dog

The 11-year-old Airedale terrier was battling cancer


Colorado wildlife officials use helicopter to transport and study pregnant elk near Aspen

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's study of survival rates of calves under a year old among herds across the state focuses how human recreation may be influencing the behavior of elk.


Missing Carbondale man found dead in backcountry near Snowmass

David Cross, 32, died in “very hazardous terrain” in the West Willow area


Downed tree samples are aiding research of last snow season’s epic avalanche cycle in Colorado

CAIC has harvested 730 tree disks or cookies so far over the past two summers for research by its partners


A small western Colorado town’s Memorial Day message: Please stay away

Marble — a 56-mile drive from Aspen by way of state highways 82 and 133 — will remain closed to people who live 10 miles or more outside of the town


9 people connected to Australian coronavirus patient test positive for disease; 1 more test pending

“These visitors are currently in quarantine,” said Karen Koenemann, Pitkin County public health director


As ski pass wars heat up, U.S. Forest Service curtails public ski area land fee disclosures

Now, the Forest Service will only share aggregated permit fee information for the ski areas in the White River National Forest. No individual permit fees are being shared on a forest, state, region or national level.


As Aspen ski icon Klaus Obermeyer turns 100, he reflects on how he stays so fit and positive

On Monday, Klaus Obermeyer joined the Centenarian Club and celebrated his 100th birthday with an afternoon party at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen


Female farmers are fueling agriculture’s resurgence in the Roaring Fork Valley near Aspen

The number of farming-related, start-up businesses that have sprouted in the Roaring Fork Valley in recent years has encouraged her. Women head many of them.