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The Soul of Aspen

In a recent Aspen Times column, the Aspen Princess, Alison Margo, wrote about the spirit of Aspen, and how it’s still going strong. She found Aspen’s soul in Aspen Hall of Fame honorees, whom she interviews for videos commemorating their lives and contributions to the community. We were intrigued and wanted to know more: What exactly is it about these people who came to Aspen in the 1960s and ’70s, and still live here? How do they embody the spirit of Aspen, and how does that impact the community? Continue reading

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The Mill Building, completed in 2016, includes two third-floor penthouses that new city regulations now ban.

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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Aspen Mulls Retail Programming

Aspen’s version of globalization angst has spurred some interesting debate of late. With Aspen City Council in the midst of policy discussions on new commercial regulations for downtown, a proposal has surfaced to curtail the proliferation of high-end retail chains. But whether it goes anywhere is now the big question. 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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In Other News: A Roundup of Local Election Results

While this year’s surreal presidential election kept many of us glued to the news, the Clinton/Trump show also overshadowed local elections to some degree. In case you missed the local papers on November 9, here’s a roundup of how voters dealt with local issues and candidates on a fairly extensive Pitkin County ballot. Continue reading

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Basalt Investment on the Rise

Investment in the Basalt community is at an all-time high. Even as this small mid-valley town continues to wrestle with how to redevelop parts of its downtown core, at least 200 affordable housing units are in the pipeline, while upgrades are in process for pedestrians and the schools, and the business community is booming. “What’s notable about many of the changes, whether they’re development plans or some other type of investment, is that they focus on long-term livability,” emphasizes our broker, Kristen Maley, a Basalt resident for many years.

Here’s a look at some of the more significant projects in the Basalt pipeline: 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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