Position: The Aspen Times

Forest Service curtails ski area public land fees disclosure

ASPEN (AP) – Public oversight of the ski industry has become a casualty of the battle between Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Co. As the competition between the ski companies has heated up, the...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aspen Skiing Co. a model for water conservation

ASPEN (AP) – Most people would probably pack it in if they discovered 75 percent of their work was getting flushed down the toilet. Brad Hardman took it as a challenge. Hardman started working for...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aspen’s ski retreats help military vets adapt

ASPEN – Aaron Causey flew through the air with the greatest of ease while on his monoski at Aspen Mountain. It was clear the lips and ledges on Pump House Hill and other ski trails didn’t...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Big thinkers meet in Aspen to assess ‘climate fatigue’

Average Americans are suffering from a severe case of “climate fatigue” because of all the dire predictions raining down on them about what rising temperatures will do to the planet. Nevertheless,...

DATE: July 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Not enough child care

An old problem has resurfaced with the resurgence of the Aspen-area economy. Many child-care providers in the middle and upper Roaring Fork Valley say demand is once again outpacing supply as more...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

January in Aspen one of driest ever

ASPEN (AP) – Aspen’s January snowfall was the second lowest amount for the month since 1935, according to the record keepers at the Aspen Water Treatment Plant. Only 5.26 inches of snow were...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Aspen Skiing focused on climate change

ASPEN (AP) – Aspen Skiing Co. will maintain efforts to influence state and national policy on climate change in 2015 as well as reduce its own carbon footprint, but President and CEO Mike Kaplan...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Wilderness Act turns 50 – but is there a cost to protecting areas?

ASPEN – Aspen will mark a 50th anniversary this summer that will give everyone cause to celebrate. The Wilderness Act was passed in September 1964, and the stunning Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness...

DATE: May 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ex-Patagonia CEO joins campaign against drilling

CARBONDALE (AP) – The CEO of outdoor clothing giant Patagonia Inc. is stepping down to spend more time with his family in Carbondale, pursue outdoor adventures and increase efforts to prevent gas...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rare dinosaur unearthed near Snowmass

SNOWMASS VILLAGE (AP) – A dinosaur fossil discovered in rural Old Snowmass turned out to be a very rare beast, according to the paleontologist leading the excavation. The bones are from a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Mountain bikers install cattle guards to keep peace

ASPEN (AP) – Mountain bikers are trying to show they can coexist with cows on the Crown. The Mid Valley Trails Committee recently teamed with the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and the...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Several Colorado towns go to pot in board game

ASPEN – Aspen has evolved into a hub of Colorado’s marijuana industry, at least in a homegrown board game called Colorado Cannabis Craze. The game was created by two partners in Louisville-based...

DATE: April 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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