Monthly Archives: June 2014

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How to Do Ideas Fest (Mostly for Free)

Aspen Ideas Festival is underway on the Aspen Institute/Aspen Meadows campus until July 3. Passes to this annual smorgasbord of ideas have long been sold out, but there are 86 public ticketed events this year (tickets start at $22), and, in celebration of the tenth anniversary of Ideas Fest, ten events are being offered for free — one event each day. You can also watch most of the events (there are hundreds) online, live or after the fact. Continue reading

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The Skinny: Base Village Planning Update

The third and final “pre-sketch” meeting about the future of the Base Village development takes place this Wednesday, June 18, from 4-6 pm in Snowmass Village Town Council chambers. The developer, Related Colorado, will respond to the feedback and questions it received from town officials and the public at the previous two meetings — and perhaps give an indication of what they plan to do next.

Here’s what you need to know about the process so far, what happens next, and how you can weigh in. Continue reading

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What’s New, What’s Up for Summer in Aspen/Snowmass

On the heels of Aspen/Snowmass’ busiest winter in 16 years (over 1.4 million skier visits, SkiCo recently announced), every indication points to this summer being very strong as well. Despite the traditional summer kickoff event — the Food and Wine Classic — falling later than usual, town has been buzzing, it seems, since early June. Even May was busier than usual, according to the latest occupancy reports.

Yep, things are in full swing with a dizzying selection of events, new stores and restaurants. Thanks to a wet spring, the mountain backdrop is a vibrant, healthy green and the lilacs are as fragrant as can be. Here are a few summer highlights: Continue reading

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Kids Get Comfy in the Kitchen

There are kid-friendly versions of just about every recreational and cultural activity in Aspen — now, add kids’ cooking classes to the plethora of local offerings.

It’s sure to be a recipe for culinary fun: Take one noted chef and cookbook author — Helen DeFrance, who runs a kids program at the famed Blackberry Farm, give her access to The Little Nell kitchen, and invite children ages four and up to learn with her the foundations of a lifelong practical skill. Continue reading

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