January 31, 2013 1:07 PM
After a serious accident during the snowmobile freestyle event of the Winter XGames in Aspen, snowmobiler Caleb Moore, 25, has passed away on January 31 as a result of injuries.
Moore was able to walk away with help after the accident and went to a hospital for a concussion.... more »
September 23, 2012 12:29 PM
DENVER (AP) - Pitkin County investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or people who shot a man to death and dumped his body in the forest near Aspen 33 years ago. Sheriff Joe DiSalvo says the remains of a man found in 1979 by mushroom... more »
September 16, 2012 3:01 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a man who fell more than 600 feet to his death while hiking Maroon Bells near Aspen. The Pitkin County Coroner's Office identified the man Sunday as 34-year-old Derek Kelley of Colorado Springs. Kelley was about 300 feet from the... more »
August 28, 2012 1:16 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Rescuers have recovered the body of a Connecticut man killed by a rockslide on Hagerman Peak near Snowmass Mountain. The Aspen Times said the body of 24-year-old Rob Jansen of New Canaan, Conn., was recovered on Monday by a National Guard helicopter from the High-Altitude Army... more »
August 25, 2012 10:28 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A 20-cent fee that customers pay for each paper bag they use at Aspen grocery stores has generated thousands of dollars. The fee took effect May 1. The Aspen Daily News reports the fee brought in about $3,950 in its first two months of existence, representing... more »
August 1, 2012 7:14 PM
U.S. Forest Service officials are telling Aspen-area campers to lock up their food to keep bears away. Forest Service officials said Wednesday that visitors to the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District's developed recreation sites and the Lincoln Creek and Castle Creek designated dispersed campsites are being ordered to store all food, cooking... more »
July 29, 2012 12:30 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Poverty across the planet will drop sharply by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources. The chief at the U.S. government's top intelligence analysis shop says if current economic and demographic trends continue, 1 billion people... more »
July 24, 2012 7:48 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Search teams looking for a missing New York paramedic in Colorado have found a body on mountain peaks known as the Maroon Bells. Pitkin County sheriff's deputy George Kremer says authorities were fingerprinting the body Tuesday to confirm it was that of 31-year-old Leonard Joyner. Joyner's... more »
May 27, 2012 1:03 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials are warning campers and hikers that dry conditions in Colorado may mean increased bear activity. Mike Porras, a spokesman for the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, tells the Aspen Daily News that low snowpack and scant precipitation may lead to poor crops of... more »
May 6, 2012 10:50 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Ski Area hosted a ski race without snow Saturday to highlight the effect climate change has on the outdoor recreation industry. Auden Schendler, Aspen Skiing Company's vice president of sustainability, says "climate change is already pounding businesses and communities, whether you're a ski resort, an... more »
May 1, 2012 12:13 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Grocery shoppers in Aspen and Carbondale are getting free reusable bags as a ban on plastic shopping bags go into effect. The bans going into effect on Tuesday require shoppers to bring their own reusable bags, buy paper sacks at the store for 20 cents apiece,... more »
April 21, 2012 1:28 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a Basalt teenager has confessed to hatching a plan to beat an acquaintance, tie him up and leave him to starve to death in the woods. Basalt Police Sgt. Stu Curry tells The Aspen Daily News the 15-year-old suspect was arrested Friday on an... more »
April 17, 2012 11:11 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is considering explosives to move a bunch of frozen cows stuck inside a cabin at 11,000 feet.
According to the Aspen Daily News, the Forest Service is worried about the high fire danger and they're looking at other solutions when they... more »
March 19, 2012 8:31 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Charlie Sheen's ex-wife has pleaded guilty to a reduced cocaine drug charge under a deferred judgment that means her record will remain clean after she serves a year of probation. Court documents show Brooke Mueller appeared Monday in district court in Aspen to plead guilty to... more »
March 13, 2012 7:45 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The Aspen City Council has delayed an election on a new hydroelectric plant until November. Council members on Monday canceled an ordinance granting land-use approvals necessary for the project. According to the Aspen Daily News, council members rejected a petition from residents who were trying to... more »
March 6, 2012 10:59 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A district court judge in Aspen gave a former Snowmass resident a break after the man said he replaced his pot habit with yoga. Vaughn Barnett says he once lived life in a marijuana haze until he discovered the benefits of yoga at the Pitkin County... more »
February 18, 2012 12:50 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - First Lady Michelle Obama is spending Presidents Day weekend in Aspen with her daughters, Sasha and Malia. Few details about the ski vacation have been released, but Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo tells the Aspen Daily News he has met with the Secret Service and has... more »
February 11, 2012 10:34 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Frontier Airlines is ending its Denver-Aspen flights in April. The airline has been flying two round-trips on 74-seat airplanes during the ski season and one in the off-season. The service will end April 16. Aspen tourism officials tell the Aspen Daily News they are disappointed but... more »
February 5, 2012 1:47 PM
DENVER (AP) - State officials say more than 3 feet of new snow that's fallen in the high country has increased the probability of large avalanches. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the storm that moved across the state on Friday and Saturday fell on weak layers of snow. Human-triggered... more »
January 27, 2012 3:18 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Sarah Burke's friends took a slow trip down a darkened halfpipe at the Winter X Games on Thursday, saying goodbye to the skier who helped push their sports to the heights they are today. At the bottom, those friends embraced Burke's family, still mourning a week... more »
December 17, 2011 11:26 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The Aspen Skiing Co. raised its lift ticket price on Friday, back to its highest in history. A walk-up, single-day ticket is now $104 for any of SkiCo's four mountains. That's slightly lower than Vail, which is charging $105 for the last-minute purchase. SkiCo spokesman Jeff... more »
December 3, 2011 12:17 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Police in Aspen say Charlie Sheen's ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, has been arrested in Aspen on suspicion of third-degree assault and cocaine possession with intent to distribute.
In a statement, police say officers arrested Mueller early Saturday at a nightclub after a woman reported being assault... more »
October 23, 2011 2:25 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A 22-year-old man who crashed into a 7-year-old while snowboarding in Snowmass in March was acquitted of reckless endangerment and third-degree assault charges.
The Aspen Times reported Saturday that that Pitkin County jurors delivered their verdict Friday after 90 minutes of deliberation.
Prosecutors alleged... more »
October 17, 2011 11:41 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A video that allegedly shows a snowboarder slamming into a child on a Snowmass slope is in dispute for a trial that begins Friday.
Authorities have charged 22-year-old Travis Luffman, of Pfafftown, N.C., with reckless endangerment and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors. Authorities say Luffman was... more »
October 13, 2011 11:44 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Paragliders have agreed to a no-fly zone in Aspen after a crane operator was spooked at a hospital construction site. Project spokesman Frank Goldsmith says the city is worried that the crane operator might get startled again and spin the crane, endangering gliders and construction workers.... more »
October 5, 2011 11:55 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Fall leaves are bringing swarms of tourists to Maroon Bells lake, prompting U.S. Forest Service officials to consider restrictions. Ranger Scott Snelson says as many as 5,000 people a day went to the Lake Friday through Sunday as fall colors at the Bells hit their peak.... more »
September 16, 2011 12:51 PM
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Property owners along local creeks have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop Aspen's proposed Castle Creek hydroelectric power plant.
The suit filed Thursday in water court in Glenwood Springs claims the city abandoned its water rights for the project.
According to the Aspen... more »
September 14, 2011 8:58 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The body of a 41-year-old Dillon man who died while hiking near the Maroon Bells has been recovered with the help of a helicopter. Authorities say David Morano died Saturday after falling more than 200 feet near Pyramid Peak about 2 miles east of the Maroon... more »
September 12, 2011 6:51 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A 41-year-old hiker has died after falling off a ridge near Pitkin County's Pyramid Peak.
Sheriff's Deputy Jason Kasper told The Aspen Times the hiker died Saturday but that efforts to recover the man's body were suspended because of unpredictable weather and adverse terrain.
... more »
September 8, 2011 5:48 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Call it another sign of Colorado struggling job market - aspiring ski resort workers headed to a jobs fair Thursday in Aspen are being asked to set up online appointments first and fill out applications in advance.
The Aspen Times reports that The Aspen Skiiing... more »
August 29, 2011 12:33 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The landlord of an Aspen building is asking a marijuana dispensary to move out because it's hurting the building's market value.
Landlord Neil Ross has refused to renew the lease of L.E.A.F. owner Billy Miller.
Miller tells the Aspen Daily News that Ross complained... more »
August 28, 2011 3:47 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Republican House Speaker John Boehner will be in Aspen for a fundraiser for Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton.
Boehner is headlining the fundraiser for the freshman Republican congressman Saturday. The Denver Post reports that Tipton was among the worst Republican fundraisers in the House for... more »
August 20, 2011 4:36 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A hiker attacked by a bear near Aspen is being interviewed by wildlife authorities to try to find out what happened.
The Denver Post reports that it's unclear how badly hurt the hiker is. A spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the man was... more »
August 17, 2011 11:18 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A problem bear is prompting the U.S. Forest Service prohibit tents and soft-sided trailers at a campground east of Aspen. Officials say the order at the Difficult Campground will remain in place until further notice because a black bear has gone into tents looking for food.... more »
August 9, 2011 2:28 PM
Summer is almost over, but a Colorado vacation rental made it into the top 10 list for "Great U.S. Vacation Rental Amenities," by TripAdvisor®.
The list was comprised by website editors and included more than 1,000 vacationer responses to a survey. According to TripAdvisor, 42 percent of travelers surveyed... more »
August 8, 2011 3:23 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A movement to name an eastern Colorado mountain peak after the late John Denver has hit a snag.
The effort has gained momentum in recent weeks as thousands of people signed a petition to recognize the singer with a mountain near where he wrote his... more »
August 8, 2011 6:09 AM
DALLAS (AP) - Texas billionaire Charles Wyly, whose family has given millions of dollars to Republican causes and Dallas arts projects, has died in western Colorado.
The Colorado State Patrol says Wyly was turning onto a highway near Aspen when his Porsche was hit by a sport utility vehicle... more »
July 1, 2011 11:41 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Terrorism experts say terrorism is now less of a threat to the United States because of increased vigilance.
Former national intelligence director John Negroponte said Thursday during the Aspen Institute's Aspen Ideas Festival that the United States has made considerable progress bolstering its defenses.
... more »
June 19, 2011 7:28 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Private jet travel through Aspen is dropping, even as it has risen nationally. The Aspen Daily News reports that were about 16,000 private flights in and out of Aspen last year, down from about 19,000 in 2009. Statistics from Pitkin County show that private plane traffic... more »
June 4, 2011 5:06 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen doesn't usually have a problem with real estate - but public officials are struggling to get rid of three historic cabins in the area.
The city owns a vintage 1950s cabin it has tried to sell online for as low as $661. The catch?... more »
May 30, 2011 6:09 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen is reporting brisk business this holiday weekend as it reopens slopes to skiers because of late-season snowpack. Aspen Mountain saw some 1,700 skiers and snowboarders on 25 runs and 136 acres Saturday. The Aspen Daily News reports that the Aspen Skiing Co. will consider being... more »
May 29, 2011 12:20 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen Mountain is reopening for skiing with a bigger base of snow than it had on New Year's Day. The Aspen Skiing Co. is reopening the mountain Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day. The Aspen Times reports the base snow depth is around 70 inches at the... more »
May 27, 2011 6:28 PM
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Researchers unearthing a slew of Ice Age era bones in western Colorado say they're baffled by a "bone bed" at an excavation site near Aspen.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science said Wednesday they've discovered five mastodon pelvises, two tusks and two skulls... more »
May 19, 2011 1:00 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Glenwood Springs man rescued from a cliff was arrested after authorities learned there were two warrants out for his arrest.
The Aspen Daily News reported 29-year-old Graham Donnelly was hiking with a woman and a dog Tuesday evening in a backcountry area in Eagle... more »
May 14, 2011 5:31 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado trail popular with hikers now allows Segways, but not other motorized vehicles.
The Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Glenwood Springs has a new policy on small electric-powered vehicles to make the trail accessible to the disabled. New rules approved by the Roaring... more »
May 13, 2011 11:11 PM
Still need that skiing and snowboarding fix? You may be in luck! Several resorts in Colorado may re-open, because of all the snow we've had recently. A Basin is still open and now Aspen is considering firing up those chairlifts again. The resort has a reported base of 70-inches! Aspen... more »
May 11, 2011 5:09 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - An Aspen resident has withdrawn her request for a recount in the city's recent mayoral election after a postelection audit revealed no inconsistencies.
Marilyn Marks had questioned the preliminary results of the election, saying there might have been errors with the computer-analyzed ballot system. She... more »
April 30, 2011 4:12 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County Commissioners are reviewing whether they can regulate one problem that an Aspen-area resident says comes from her neighbor's solar panels - glare.
The Aspen Times reports commissioners are reviewing proposed rules for development of solar power on homes and businesses but haven't set... more »
March 25, 2011 6:29 PM
GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden and family are taking what's called a low-key vacation at Snowmass Village.
The Vail Daily reports Friday that Biden landed at the Eagle County airport late Thursday and was taken by motorcade to Snowmass Village. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo calls... more »
March 12, 2011 2:24 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Ninety-one-year-old Klaus Obermeyer, an Aspen ski legend and founder of the Sport Obermeyer ski clothing company, is recovering from a broken leg he suffered in a skiing accident.
Obermeyer was injured Wednesday at the Buttermilk ski mountain.
He told the Aspen Daily News he's... more »
March 4, 2011 5:41 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a tow truck crashed into a public bus near Aspen, sending at least 22 people to the hospital. The crash happened Friday on the road between Aspen and Snowmass Village.
The total number of people taken to the hospital wasn't immediately clear. Pitkin... more »
February 19, 2011 5:12 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Researchers predicted aspens and white pines in the West will face worsening devastation because climate change will make them more susceptible to disease and bugs, including an infestation of bark beetles.
The researchers spoke Friday at a conference in Aspen.
Jim Worrall, a U.S.... more »
January 9, 2011 11:05 AM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The Aspen airport says last year was its busiest for commercial passenger traffic since 1998.
The Aspen-Pitkin County Airport reports that the number of people who boarded a commercial flight in Aspen last year was up 3.,7 percent from 2009. The Aspen Times says the... more »
December 20, 2010 6:18 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Ringo Starr and his wife have put their cabin near Aspen up for sale for $4.5 million. The three-bedroom cabin in Woody Creek is set on 16 acres with frontage on the Roaring Fork River.
Real estate agent Joshua Saslove told The Aspen Times that... more »
December 13, 2010 10:39 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Aspen police believe a body found under a bridge might be that of a Snowmass Village man last seen Nov. 27.
The Aspen Daily News reports that police believe a body found under Maroon Creek Bridge Monday might be 28-year-old George Aldrich, a Snowmass ski... more »
November 13, 2010 3:46 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - An Aspen yoga teacher convicted of groping two of his female students during their poses in class has been sentenced to two months in jail.
Forty-nine-year-old Steven Jon Roger maintained his innocence and says he plans to appeal. Some of his former students defended him... more »
November 7, 2010 10:29 AM
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Scientists excavating an Ice Age ecosystem in Snowmass Village say they have found the first Jefferson's ground sloth ever discovered in Colorado.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science research associate Greg McDonald confirmed Saturday that a bone found earlier this week is the upper... more »
November 3, 2010 5:19 PM
Scientists from The Denver Museum of Nature and Science continue to excavate bones found during a reservoir construction project a couple of weeks ago. The first bones found belonged to a juvenile Columbian mammoth.
An excavation began Tuesday at the Ziegler Reservoir outside of Snowmass Village. Almost immediately they... more »
October 28, 2010 3:05 PM
DENVER (AP) - As skiers and snowboarders head online to book vacations and then brag about it, Colorado resorts are amping up their social media and smart phone applications to reach them.
Vail Resorts Inc. and Aspen Skiing Co. are launching new apps, and resort employees are plastering Facebook... more »
October 26, 2010 1:00 PM
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Officials in Snowmass Village want experts to take control of the site where the bones of a woolly mammoth were found earlier this month.
Directors of the town's water district voted unanimously Monday to pursue a formal agreement with the Denver Museum of Nature... more »
October 21, 2010 9:59 AM
Aspen Skiing Co. plans to keep the chairlifts running a little longer at one of its four ski areas each Friday for spring skiing.
Starting March 18, it plans to keep some limited terrain open at one of its mountains on Fridays until 6 p.m. Aspen Skiing Co. operates... more »
October 15, 2010 2:02 PM
We're used to seeing golden aspen leaves in autumn, but yellow or brown needles on pine trees in unnerving. Thoughts of pine beetle deforestation come to mind.
But the Colorado State Forest Service Cañon City District office is telling us not to worry, that most of the evergreen trees... more »
September 20, 2010 8:39 AM
The Colorado Division of Wildlife says that as of Friday, about 200 bear licenses were still available to hunters for an area stretching from north of Vail, west to Glenwood Springs and south to Aspen.
The division made 1,035 licenses available for the area this fall, up from 630... more »
August 26, 2010 8:52 AM
State wildlife officials say development and recreation have contributed to the declining number of deer in the Roaring Fork Valley.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking at lowering the population goal and changing the number of hunting licenses issued for the area that stretches from Aspen to Glenwood... more »
August 25, 2010 4:12 PM
The Aspen School District is asking voters to approve a property tax increase of $1.2 million a year to help close a budget shortfall.
The school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to put the issue on the ballot this fall. School officials say the increase would amount to a... more »
August 3, 2010 8:10 AM
Actor Charlie Sheen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in a domestic abuse case in exchange for dismissal of two other charges, including a felony.
Sheen entered the plea Monday in court in Aspen, the scene of a Christmas Day argument with his wife that ended in... more »
August 2, 2010 9:20 AM
Actor Charlie Sheen is due in court Monday where he's expected to plead guilty to a charge stemming from a Christmas Day dispute with his wife.
One of Sheen's attorneys, Yale Galanter, has previously said that Sheen has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for prosecutors... more »
July 30, 2010 10:15 AM
Bear-friendly doorknobs could be out in the Aspen area.
The county commissioners have given preliminary approval to a ban on lever-style door handles on new or remodeled homes. Bears looking for food can hit the levers and open the door but have a much harder time with round doorknobs.... more »
July 15, 2010 8:24 AM
A man who authorities say ran from an Aspen courthouse after he was sentenced to 3 years in prison is now facing the possibility of 51 years in jail. Authorities say sheriff's deputies arrested 45-year-old Warren C. Carter minutes later outside an art gallery Monday. He had just been sentenced... more »
July 13, 2010 12:32 PM
Pitkin County deputies have recaptured a man who ran from the courthouse in Aspen after he was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing copper wiring.
Sheriff Bob Braudis says it was the first escape from the courthouse since convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in 1977. He was... more »
July 12, 2010 11:40 AM
Some Aspen leaders hope the community can raise enough money to buy a University of Colorado conference center in their resort town and save it from being demolished to clear the way for development.
CU's medical school says it needs to sell the property because it costs up to... more »
July 7, 2010 12:12 PM
Republican Party chairman Michael Steele is coming to Colorado.
The state party says Steele will visit volunteers at party headquarters on Thursday morning in Greenwood Village.
His appearance in Colorado will be his first since he came under fire for calling the nine-year-old conflict in Afghanistan a mistaken... more »