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The Colorado Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision announced Monday, upheld Aspen’s fee on paper grocery bags, finding that the 20-cent charge is not a tax because it offsets the costs of a municipal waste-reduction program.

The woman who was hired by a wealthy Aspen family as a dog sitter and swiped 45 blank checks to steal $160,000 was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail — the maximum possible because the term is part of a probationary sentence.

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I think we can all agree that it feels good to do good, can’t we? That might help account for the scores of nonprofits that call the Roaring Fork Valley home and the robust spirit of volunteerism that defines the valley’s citizens. I mean, sure, it’s nice to know that what we’re doing is hel…

For the life of me, I can’t figure out how snoring has survived all these eons, in an evolutionary sense. You’d think that back in the day, when our earliest ancestors were trying to avoid predators, snorers would have given their positions away and made for easy snacking. Thus, natural sele…

This fun debut novel from Miller is also the first in a planned series called "The Philosopher's War," and I, for one, am looking forward to further installments. The tagline on the cover of the book is "Half science, half magic – entirely fantastic," and that sums it up pretty well. 

Every year, a couple of miles down Castle Creek Road from the Aspen roundabout, more than 600 students from over 40 states and 40 countries meet at the Aspen Music Festival and School to rigorously study, practice and eventually perform at one of the exquisite shows put on by the school. Whi…

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