Aspen

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The man who developed Colorado’s mountains sees a bright future ahead for places that are “a retreat from the crazy changing world”

Harry Frampton, who leads East West Partners, has some controversial ideas for solving the high country’s housing crisis

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From Tinkertoys to avocado greens: Denver Art Museum show presents play as a serious form of inspiration

Furnishings designers represented in "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America" infused their work with playfulness and whimsy. Was it a reaction to Cold War-era anxiety?

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Why Styrofoam — amid all of Colorado’s recycling struggles — is being targeted for extinction

The plastic industry warns that there's no guarantee potential foam replacements will be recycled more just because they can be.

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Cody Townsend is skiing North America’s 50 classic lines — and worries climate change makes some “last descents”

“Suddenly we are seeing lines disappearing. It’s changing so much faster than we thought,” big-mountain athlete Townsend says.

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Aspen stakes claim as the premier human-powered playground as skiers ditch lifts and traffic to walk uphill

“Alpine skiers are getting bored," said Erik Lambert, a businessman searching for a mountain to anchor an all-uphill resort. "They are sick of crowds. They are sick of traffic. I think people are ready for a cultural shift.”

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Colorado’s ban on banning plastics has cities’ plans to outlaw single-use bags and straws in limbo

A little-known Colorado law written to protect recycling stands is in the way of cities that want to outlaw straws, plastic grocery bags and Styrofoam containers

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Cigarettes all over again? Colorado has the highest youth vaping rate in the country.

Some Colorado towns got fed up waiting for the state to crack down on youth sales. They're not waiting for history to repeat itself.

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Aspen-area men killed in avalanche near Crested Butte, bringing Colorado’s 2018-2019 avalanche death toll to 4

Owen Green and Michael Goerne were killed in Saturday's slide. Friends say they had been training for the Grand Traverse next month.