Aspen

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This is how much Colorado’s mountain communities stand to lose without skiing, restaurants, bars and lodging 

As mountain communities grind to close, coronavirus and economic worries turn to summer. “It’s time to show the world how tough we really are,” Telluride tourism chief says. 

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Coronavirus is running so rampant in Colorado’s mountains residents, visitors should “minimize all contact with other people”

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Sunday issued the alert about Eagle, Summit, Pitkin or Gunnison counties, where there have been about 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Colorado governor orders all ski resorts to close for at least a week in extraordinary move

The order marks the most significant use of Polis’ powers since he declared a state of emergency on Tuesday

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Colorado ski resorts remain open, but change chairlift rules and dining options to avoid coronavirus spread

Large gatherings have been banned in Colorado ski counties to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but lift lines aren’t included so resorts are still open while mountains across Europe and Asia close for the season

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“A test of our Colorado character”: High country will be hardest hit by coronavirus, governor warns

There were 33 confirmed coronavirus cases in Colorado on Tuesday, at least 17 of which were rooted in the high country. In Aspen, nine people were diagnosed with the disease on Tuesday alone.

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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

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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

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“He had it good and it wasn’t enough”: How a resort executive’s stolen-ski scheme shocked Aspen

A Pitkin County judge says Derek Johnson’s crimes -- including stealing and reselling skis for more than $3 million over 12 years -- dwarfs other embezzlement cases in the ritzy community.

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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.