Category Archives: Just SCENE

Spotlight: Hotel Jerome Residences

As Aspen City Council further restricts the potential of new residential development downtown (more on that in a future Skinny), the Hotel Jerome Residences may be the last of their kind. Continue reading

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Snowmaggedon ’17 Strikes Aspen Snowmass

They’re calling it Snowmageddon 2017. A firehose of wintry weather turned on full throttle in early January, blasting most of the western US, including Aspen Snowmass.

 

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Tidbits: Aspen/Snowmass New Year’s News

As we turn the corner into 2017, it’s worth highlighting some good news that’s emerged of late in Aspen/Snowmass. Here are a few stories —  about Base Village, the local market, Tesla, and new retail and dining options, that we find interesting. Continue reading

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Hot Tickets for an Aspen/Snowmass Winter

’Tis the season for cold nights, great skiing, and some of the best cultural events of the year in Aspen. We spoke with Andrew Travers, arts editor of The Aspen Times, to get his picks for the most highly anticipated performances of the winter season, by the nation’s biggest talents. You’ll want to buy tickets now. Continue reading

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Welcome, Winter!

This year, we luxuriated in an extended Indian summer and glorious, dry fall that had everyone hiking, biking, and otherwise enjoying Aspen’s warm-season offerings well into November. But luckily for us, visitors who’ve planned a ski vacation, and all those businesses that rely on winter, it started snowing. So what can you expect weather-wise and on the mountains, this month and into the holidays? Continue reading

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Snowmass Turning the Corner With Sale of Base Village to Skico, East West Partnership

Perhaps the most welcome news to emerge from Snowmass in some time came in late September, when it was announced that a joint venture comprising Aspen Skiing Company, East West Partners, and its parent company KSL Capital Partners is under contract to acquire the Snowmass Base Village project from Related Companies affiliate Snowmass Acquisition Company. Continue reading

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What’s In Our Name? Our Berkshire Hathaway Story

This December will mark one year since our affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) officially launched. And for all the excitement there’s been over it, there’s also still some confusion we’d like to clear up.

No, we did not sell BJ Adams and Company to Berkshire Hathaway, as some have asked. Our company remains independently owned and operated by BJ and Michael Adams. Continue reading

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Summer Is Still Hot … For Culture

There’s only a few weeks left in Aspen’s summer cultural season, and while some of the big-name events have passed, plenty of hot shows remain on the local events calendar. We chatted with Andrew Travers, arts editor of The Aspen Times, about his picks for the most anticipated events left in the summer season. These performances have a high probability of selling out, so the time to buy tickets is now! Continue reading

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More Ideas to Feast Upon: Aspen Ideas Festival

This year’s Aspen Ideas Festival featured around 400 speakers — experts, scholars, and pundits — leading discussions, engaging in dialogues, answering questions, and generally provoking thought on a wide variety of topics. It was the first time a sitting vice president spoke at the event (Vice President Joe Biden’s conversation with Walter Isaacson can be watched here), and other big speaker names included Secretary of State John Kerry, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. While it’s impossible to summarize an event of that magnitude — themes of conversation over the seven days spanned the spectrum from global insecurity to sex in America, from the mysteries of the universe to the university at a crossroads — we attempt to offer a glimpse into the ideas and issues discussed over the seven days of the Aspen Institute‘s flagship event Continue reading

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Ideas to Feast Upon: Spotlight Health

Every year after the Aspen Ideas Festival, we look back on ten days’ worth of stimulating talks and dialogues, mind-expanding discussions, big ideas, small ideas, prescient ideas, and everything in between. Combing through our notes, we bring you the highlights of the Aspen Institute‘s flagship event, in the form of quotes and explanatory nuggets. In this post, we focus on Spotlight Health, the three-day exploration of ideas related to health and well-being that kicks off this annual feast of the mind. Look for a selection of ideas on broader topics in the next edition of The Aspen Skinny. Continue reading

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