Two Locals Perish On Hike

It’s been a grim week and summer for the volunteers of Mountain Rescue Aspen… Late Monday morning, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a local couple who’d been hiking in the Capitol Creek area were overdue. They’d planned to summit Capitol Peak...

Skico Purchases Deer Valley

The BIG news that broke for our region while the eclipse was drawing everyone’s attention Monday is that no, it appears the Aspen Skiing Company’s resort-buying spree wasn’t over last spring, after all!!  That as-yet unnamed company formed by Skico and the Vail...

Eclipse Parties Throughout Valley

  This is the day of the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental US in 38 years, the first one coast to coast in 99 years, and there’s plenty of excitement all around the country.  Our region’s no exception…  the moon will be covering about 90 percent of...

Traffic Snarled By Fatal Accident

The valley’s biggest problem on the roads Wednesday was not the delays associated with the Grand Avenue Bridge detour, but unfortunately was a fatal traffic accident on westbound I-70 a few miles past Silt near mile marker 93.  A state trooper had pulled a vehicle...

Bridge Falls Early

There wasn’t any immediate word what effect this will have on the remaining 93 days of the Grand Avenue Bridge detour, but around 8 last night, a piece of heavy equipment pulling on one steel girder of the former bridge managed to dislodge several connected to it, and...

Parachute Police Take Suspect Into Custody

42-year-old James Shannon’s in the Garfield County Jail, so no need for more worry in Parachute.  He was arrested after a short search Wednesday night.  Citizens were urged to stay in their homes, after a man was reported stabbed on a local street....