ACRA and the Pitkin County COVID Alliance (including Snowmass Tourism, Basalt Chamber of Commerce, Aspen Skiing Company, City of Aspen & Pitkin County Public Health) have launched the SOS (Save our Season) campaign to get control of COVID-19 spread in our community before a traditionally…
Candidate Julie McCluskie discusses her platform with Aspen Daily News reporter Alycin Bektesh. For more interviews with candidates, visit: www.AspenDailyNews.com. For official updates and resources about how to vote, visit: www.PitkinVotes.com
Candidate Francie Jacober discusses her platform with Aspen Daily News reporter Alycin Bektesh. For more interviews with candidates, visit: http://www.AspenDailyNews.com. For official updates and resources about how to vote, visit: http://www.PitkinVotes.com
Candidate Chris Council discusses his platform with Aspen Daily News reporter Alycin Bektesh. For official updates and resources about how to vote, visit: www.PitkinVotes.com.
Candidate Steve Child discusses his platform with Aspen Daily News reporter Alycin Bektesh. For official updates and resources about how to vote, visit: www.PitkinVotes.com.
Co-director DJ Watkins discusses the release of the documentary on Hunter S. Thompson's campaign for Pitkin County Sheriff and the similarities between our town and country then and now.
The 5 Point Film Festival begins October 14th and runs through October 18th, featuring adventure films intended to “ignite positive change in our communities and our world.” Executive Director Regna Jones and filmmaker Michael Stevens preview this year’s virtual festival.
Emmy Award winning filmmaker Dennis Scholl discusses his film: Lifeline, a documentary on artist Clyfford Still. The film will be screened on the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum on October 9th and 10th.
The Lift 1 Corridor applicants will be presenting final details in a series of upcoming meetings in front of Aspen's Planning & Zoning and Historic Preservation Commissions this fall and winter. Michael Brown, applicant for Lift One Lodge, updates us with their status of the project.
The Collective Snowmass is celebrating the end of a summer of safe and successful events with an end-of-season bash featuring music, food, and drinks.
Aspen Skiing Co. president and CEO Mike Kaplan talks about the recently released pass options, operations and COVID-19 strategies as the winter ski season nears.
"We will, all of us in this community, get tons of skiing in, more than enough this winter...assuming we can keep Covid under control for our health care workers, for ourselves, for our vulnerable, and all do our part." -Mike Kaplan, president & CEO, Aspen Skiing Co.
Business Liaison Robert Schultz discusses the progress and compliance within the business community, the strength of the 5 Commitments to Containment, and how recent changes to the health order effect private gatherings.
Masks must be worn at all times in Aspen’s Zone 2 beginning today. Program Administrator for Pitkin County Public Health Laryssa Dandeneau discusses the change in the public health order and why wearing masks is important to the safety of locals and visitors to the valley.
A Snowmass summer usually means daily and weekly events that draw in tourists and locals alike. During a pandemic, however, a lot has to change. Rose Abello and her team at Snowmass Tourism are adapting to the pandemic and have announced their summer lineup of events, activities and activati…
The Aspen Institute isn’t skipping their annual Ideas Festival this year. While you won’t be able to attend in person, this year’s online festival looks like it won’t disappoint. The speakers this year are all on top of their game and the subjects are timely and topical. The best part? It's …
JAS June Experience starts tonight and is bringing all the music "In-House!" Founder, Prez & CEO Jim Horowitz joins The Local Update to talk about the new experience and looks back at 30 years of Jazz Aspen Snowmass.
One of the most popular presenters year-after-year at the Classic is wine expert, author, entrepreneur and media talent, Mark Oldman. You may have seen his “Wines for Billionaires” seminar before but during a pandemic when you are responsible for buying your own wine, Mark has picked some gr…
The Food & Wine Classic would be nothing without cheese, which is why we brought in the authority on the subject, the big cheese, Laura Werlin.
Master Sommelier, Wine business owner and former Aspen local Dustin Wilson is bunkered down in NYC. While his in-store sales have gone down, his online sales have gone up (as well as his drinking intake).
The Executive Wine Editor of Food & Wine Magazine, Ray Isle, joins us from his home in New York City to talk about, you guessed it, wine, and reminds everyone: WTF, Drink the Cellar!
World Central Kitchen CEO Nate Mook discusses how José Andrés and the nonprofit organization are helping to feed communities in need during the COVIID-19 Pandemic. However they're getting it done, it's absolutely incredible.
Four-time James Bear Award Winner, author, chef and food equity Advocate Michel Nischan joins the Update from his backyard garden in Connecticut for a light salad and heavy conversation.
Former Aspen local and Food & Bevy manager at the Little Nell, our favorite Master Sommelier Sabato Sagaria joins us from New York City. He may have gone on to bigger things but he hasn't forgotten us small people.
Director of Recreation for the City of Aspen Cory Vander Veen spills the details about the reopening of programs and facilities at the Parks & Rec department.
Oliver Sharpe moderates a discussion with Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo and Chief of Police Richard Pryor about police brutality, riots, what community policing means in the Aspen area and their thoughts on recent law enforcement activity taking place across the country.
With Phase 2 of Aspen’s reopening underway, the Mayor of Aspen discusses how businesses are reacting and discusses the expanded street commerce options, the restaurant and retails stimulus program and to continue to practice the five commitments of containment to ensure a safe and successful…
Beginning today, Pitkin County has moved into Phase 2 of reopening, which includes restaurants and lodges. City of Aspen communications director Tracy Trulove and Pitkin County policy and projects manager Kara Silbernagel tell you everything you need to know about Phase 2.
The state has granted a variance to Pitkin County on ‘safer at home’ guidelines beginning May 27th and the Mayor talks about what to expect and how to react.
Aspen Chamber Resort Association marketing director Eliza Voss previews Memorial Day Weekend and ACRA's upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meeting discussing the reopening of Aspen. The meeting will be streamed live on the ACRA Facebook page starting at 8:30am on Tuesday, May 26th.
The Incident Management Team (IMT) has been disbanded and the baton has been handed off to the county’s Emergency Operations Center under the leadership of Pitkin County Emergency Manager Valerie MacDonald. She and Phylis Mattice discuss the transition and future operations.
Aspen Chamber Resort Association president and CEO Debbie Braun talks about ACRA's involvement with Pitkin County as Aspen looks towards reopening businesses in Aspen.
- Pitkin County’s ‘traveler affidavit’ now available online for future overnight visitors
- Aspen Schools working on continued testing program through at least Jan. 21
- CMC, local entrepreneur hope to see Roaring Fork Valley applicants for Silicon Valley program
- Local news in brief, Dec. 5
- 🎧 The Upload - Dec. 4, 2020
- Pitkin County will lower rent for Stubbies in 2021
- Aspen Skiing Co. opens new terrain on Ajax, Snowmass but delays Highlands opening
- Christmas trees going fast in Roaring Fork Valley
This week: An explosion at the Smuggler mine rocks the town, after getting no response on the state level to require visitors have negative COVID-19 tests before coming to Colorado, Pitkin County takes matters into their own hands, and a longtime restaurant is out as a new concept comes in,…
The Daily Newsletters
- Visitor affidavit to go in effect Dec. 14
- Woody Creek Tavern changes ownership
- Aspen’s beloved Red Onion bar and restaurant closes for foreseeable future due to COVID-19 pandemic
- Smuggler Mine operations cause of three explosions Saturday morning
- ‘Follow-up’ letter from PitCo Board of Health to Gov. Polis still without a reply
- New York-based Michelin star winner comes to Mr. Grey’s space in Aspen
- Affordable housing proposed for beloved Aspen local Su Lum’s property
- Klaus keeps his glove in business, looking forward to skiing at age 101
- Aspen Skiing Co. opens new terrain on Ajax, Snowmass but delays Highlands opening
- Aspen Skiing Co. pleased with opening ski weekend amid pandemic