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World Cup schedule adds Alpine ski races at 2 more U.S. sites, including Aspen

<en's super-G and downhill events will be held March 3-5 in Aspen

Outdoors

A Colorado camp connecting deaf students to the outdoors is reemerging from the brink of collapse

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has faced tens of thousands of dollars of debt, staff turnover, a lawsuit, a flooded lodge and a pandemic. In three years, it’s regained stability and is branching out to educate more kids.

Education

The source of Colorado’s high country housing crisis: a doubling of home prices and sales

The dollars spent on homes in six Colorado mountain counties has doubled since 2019, triggering a high country housing crisis.

Business

Pritchett: Conservation from 1,500 feet reveals an important — if slightly unnerving — perspective

For 20 years, the nonprofit EcoFlight has offered politicians and press, scientists and students the big picture of the West

Opinion

Opinion: The true cause of Colorado’s resort housing crunch can be found in the mirror

The solution is not complicated: More multi-family density, less NIMBYism

Opinion Columns

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

Outdoors

Aspen area seeing a rise in bike crashes — and an increasing portion are with e-bikes

Aspen Valley Hospital’s trauma department is seeing more patients with severe bike injuries — an increasing proportion of which are the result of e-bike accidents

Outdoors

Aspen suspends new home construction permits as it drops the hammer in the name of affordability

Aspen emergency ordinance also cut off new short-term rental permits as the posh Pitkin County ski town wrestles with lack of workforce housing.

Housing

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

PHOTOS: Aspen groves paint a technicolor masterpiece in the Roaring Fork Valley

Quaking aspen and scrub oak splash the forest with floor-to-sky fall color

Outdoors

Why climate change is making it harder to peep leaves

In Denver, high temperatures have left “dead, dry edges of leaves” early in the season, said Michael Sundberg, a certified arborist in the area

Climate

An end of unfettered growth for short-term rentals in Colorado’s resort communities

Breckenridge and other mountain towns are trying to slow the growth of vacation rentals in an effort to ease housing and labor issues

Housing

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.

Outdoors

Former Aspen mayor Herman Edel dies at 95

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

Politics and Government

Low water forecast for Ruedi Reservoir near Aspen threatens hydropower, water deliveries

The elevation of the water is about 7,709 feet. That’s about two feet lower than Aspen officials would like.

Environment

“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.

Coloradans

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.

Environment

3 rescuers hit by rockfall near Aspen while trying to recover missing hiker’s body

The most seriously injured Mountain Rescue Aspen member on Capitol Peak was flown to a Denver-area hospital for emergency surgery

Outdoors

Donald Trump’s inaugural committee chair, Aspen man among trio accused of being United Arab Emirates agents

Thomas Joseph Barrack, 74, was charged alongside Matthew Grimes, 27, of Aspen, Colorado and Rashid Sultan Rashid Al Malik Alshahhi, 43, of the United Arab Emirates

Crime and Courts

Pilot appears to have been flying too low in mountains near Aspen before deadly crash

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board says the Beechcraft Bonanza was flying at an altitude of 11,500 feet on July 3 as it approached a mountain ridgeline with summits over 13,000 feet

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