A record turnout for Aspen city elections have approved the Lift One corridor plan, established a runoff for Mayor and elected two new City Council members.

According to the city’s deputy clerk, nearly 60 percent of Aspen’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s election.

The 3200 plus voters eclipsed the previous high number of voters by 20%.

The tightest contest concerned the controversial Life On plan. The Lift One corridor plan was approved 1,555 in favor to 1,529.

Aspen mayoral candidates Torre and Ann Mullins are going into a runoff election after failing to get a majority vote on Tuesday in the municipal election.

Torre garnered 1,281 votes and Mullins brought in 940. Frisch came in third with 838 votes and Mitchell had 83.

City Council by electing Skippy Mesirow and Rachel Richards.

   

After 50 years in the area, Safeway has announced it will close its Glenwood Springs grocery store by the middle of April.

The Safeway is located at 2001 Grand Ave.

54 employees will be impacted. The 54 workers impacted by the move were notified of the closure last week.

Another big snowstorm is expected to hit Aspen and the central and northern Colorado mountains starting Wednesday and lasting into Thursday, the National Weather Service said in a winter storm warning.

The warning begins early Wednesday and extends until 6 p.m. Thursday with snow totals up to 16 inches above 8,000 feet.

As part of Epic for Everyone, Vail Resorts announced today the introduction of the new Epic Day Pass, a customizable pass for those skiers and riders who may not need the unlimited skiing offered by traditional season passes. Guests can create their own pass by selecting the number of days they plan to ski or ride – from one day to seven days – and whether or not to add holiday access. Guests can use their customized Epic Day Pass anytime throughout the season at any of the Company’s North American owned resorts, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, and more. Those purchasing four or more days will also get access to Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) and

Patagonia Snowmass will host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On

Tour at the Wheeler Opera House on Thursday, March 14th at

6:30PM.

The festival, returning to Aspen after four years of sold-out

screenings is a collection of short films that inspire and

motivate audiences to take action and become part of the solution

to issues ranging from energy, food systems, biodiversity,

recreation, climate change, and the protection and restoration of

wild lands and waters. The evening will feature a curated line-up

of twelve films, including the short film A Few Acres at a Time,

directed by local photographer and filmmaker Will Sardinsky.

Additional screenings include an investigation of “the 99% of life

on earth that is smaller than your finger” from conservation

photographer Clay Bolt, as well as the Great Old Broads for Wolves

out of Durango, CO, which tells the story of women coming together

to keep southwestern Colorado’s wilderness ecologically