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
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
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
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
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.
“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.
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.
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
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
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
YouTubers build replica of “Dumb and Dumber” mini-bike, retrace ride from Nebraska to a little place called Aspen
The most expensive home sale in the Aspen area just closed. Here’s how much was spent.
The property was purchased by Patrick Dovigi, a Canadian who was a former professional hockey player who is now founder, president and CEO of Green for Life Environmental
How emergency declarations in Colorado’s high country housing crisis smooth the path to more homes for locals
A "disaster" resolution over housing in Crested Butte enables the town to bypass codes, buy a hotel, remove limits on downtown camping and curtail short-term rentals. More communities are planning similar declarations as high country housing crisis reaches a crescendo.
Off-highway vehicles are revving up locals (in a bad way) in Colorado’s remote mountain towns
Inundated with by go-anywhere motorized vehicles, local governments are struggling to find a balance between welcoming the spending by “motorheads” and keeping their towns from resembling sets for a Mad Max movie.
Developers working on affordable housing in Colorado’s mountains offer suggestions for pending wave of funding
High country homebuilders, housing advocates, businesses and leaders are preparing for an unprecedented flow of state and federal housing support as the affordability crisis worsens.
Record-breaking real estate frenzy is changing the culture of Colorado’s mountain towns as locals are priced out
More than $15 billion in property sales in 2020 in seven resort communities marks a 61% increase over 2019. Historic sales volume and sky-high prices are pushing locals out of mountain towns.
How fake blue pills killed people on the Western Slope and led to Colorado’s first counterfeit opioid death conviction
For the first time in Colorado, a drug dealer has been convicted of causing a person’s death from fentanyl pills disguised to look like prescription painkillers. The trial centered on one victim, but there were others.
How Aspen Snowmass hosted six major contests in a season when resorts worldwide canceled events
Thousands of athletes, coaches and event staff had given up on the 2020-21 competitive ski season when Aspen Skiing Co. called them to the Roaring Fork Valley and “saved our sports.”