Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Symposium features mountain resort CEOs

Aspen and Jackson Hole are two iconic ski resorts with a lot of similarities but also some key differences. What can one resort learn from the other? What are the unique opportunities — and challenges — they possess? And what lessons can a former leader of the Aspen Skiing Company, who now heads Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, share with his local counterpart?

These questions and more will be answered at our 2013 Aspen/Snowmass State of the Real Estate and Tourism Economy Symposium on Thursday, August 8, Continue reading

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Snowmass council addressing illegal basements

The lack of flat terrain in Snowmass Village has been causing a unique land-use issue that authorities there are finally addressing — with an eye toward allowing previously illegal spaces and making the lives of planners, architects, and real estate agents a whole lot easier. Continue reading

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Photo courtesy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Shooting for the moon: Event highlights major cancer effort

The trademark of MD Anderson Cancer Center is “Making Cancer History,” and an event at Aspen’s Paepcke Auditorium on Tuesday afternoon highlights an ambitious new program of the medical institution to do just that.

This year’s Making Cancer History Aspen seminar focuses on MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program, a coordinated effort to make sure discoveries about cancer get converted into procedures and policies as quickly as possible, with the goal of helping more patients and dramatically reducing cancer deaths. Continue reading

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Chautauqua all this week in Aspen

The Aspen Historical Society is fêting its 50th anniversary this week in a truly amazing old-fashioned way. All this week it is holding a chautauqua at its West End headquarters. From morning till night every day are stories, films, character presentations, and performances—more than 60 in total—all revolving around the theme of Aspen’s history. Continue reading

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Ideas to action

The Aspen Ideas Festival wrapped up this week, after more than 300 speakers presented, discussed, and debated their big ideas to a festival audience of over 4,000. But after all that talk about the economy, the Middle East, energy, space, mobility, and learning (several of the themes, or “tracks” of the event), what next? Does anything come of the ideas that were explored throughout the weeklong think-fest? Continue reading

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