If you could somehow take an EKG reading of our fair lady Aspen’s heart — an electrocardiogram amalgamation of all the data — like daily traffic counts, hotel occupancy reports, skier days and sales tax revenue, you’d see a sobering picture of somebody under chronic cardiac duress. Then, if …

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If you could somehow take an EKG reading of our fair lady Aspen’s heart — an electrocardiogram amalgamation of all the data — like daily traffic counts, hotel occupancy reports, skier days and sales tax revenue, you’d see a sobering picture of somebody under chronic cardiac duress. Then, if …

In the golden age of television, it’s remarkable that every channel seems to be airing only one show right now: “The Trial of Donald John Trump” (sponsored by Depends). I don’t blame them; after all it is a riveting live-action show with all the drama of being set in a fire department inside…

As I write, I don’t know what to expect from disgraced Aspen Skiing Co. executive and former Aspen City Council member Derek Johnson’s sentencing hearing, which took place Tuesday in district court, after my deadline for this column. But at one level, the legal punishment assigned to his cri…

My best friend is not the best communicator. He has issues. He can hear but he doesn’t listen. He’s often loud when it's time to be quiet. He’s nosy. He’s fearless. When he wants something he pursues it with singleminded determination that I admire.

There was a time not long ago when January was the breathing space between Christmas frenzy and spring-skiing madness, a cold, lonely and dark remnant of the quiet years.

On Dec. 29, a dapper-looking man left his Tokyo home alone. He walked to a nearby hotel, where he met up with two men, one apparently an ex-Green Beret and now a “security consultant.” The trio took a bullet train 350 miles to Osaka. Two of them later left a nearby hotel with two large boxes…

Is there some other sport or activity I’m unaware of where one of the pre-requisites is being copasetic with sitting in a chair that’s hanging on a moving wire 40 feet above the ground? It’s astonishing to me that there aren’t more chairlift accidents, or that I’ve never fallen from a lift. …

I thought that by the end of Wintersköl and the arrival of Gay Ski Week, I’d feel less shell-shocked from the holidays. I’m still unwinding though, and trying to figure out where the dust settled and if there are any leftovers. I think we all are.

“Angel has Fallen,” a movie starring Gerard Butler reprising his role as the president’s number one Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, follows a plot line that begins with a nefarious criminal element utilizing weaponized drones. In the movie, the president’s Secret Service contingent is hel…

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