On Tuesday, Basalt Middle School and Basalt High School will host X Games commentators Brandon Graham and Hannah Rad in support of the “Shred Hate” program that aims to reduce bullying rates in schools, it was announced recently.

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Today from 12-3 p.m. marks the return of one of the most celebrated and anticipated annual events of the winter here in Aspen, the Gay Ski Week Downhill Costume Competition and Party on the Little Nell run at Aspen Mountain. There will likely be hundreds of spectators and dozens of competito…

I didn’t give much thought to socks before coming to Aspen, but moving to the mountains made me appreciate the importance of quality hosiery. Outdoor sports enthusiasts have long known the importance of a good sock and the difference that a great pair can make in harsh conditions.

It’s a story well known to most anyone who lives in the valley: someone comes here to ski-bum for six months, and then they just end up staying. It happened to me. It happened to dozens of my acquaintances, and if you’re reading this in print, there’s a decent chance it happened to you too. …

At first, it’s a little nerve-wracking. Unless you’re a seasoned cross-country skier, setting off in the dark from the Aspen Nordic Center on the slick, frozen trails of the golf course – with perhaps dozens of other shadows moving at various speeds – seems like a good setup for plenty of aw…

People who know me know that I don’t like everything. And they also know that I am not likely to see a cover band twice. But when it comes to Who’s Bad (the premier Michael Jackson cover band), I make sure to see them every time they come to town.

Srisons come in various forms, as Joanna Schaffhausen shows in her second outstanding novel, “No Mercy.” There are the mortar-and-brick prisons in which criminals are housed, such as the serial killer who kidnapped and tortured Ellery Hathaway. And there are mental prisons where survivors of…

Richard F. Kaufman passed away on November 27 after an accidental fall while vacationing with his family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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