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Aspen’s great parking heist

The great parking heist in downtown Aspen may be over. But the city of Aspen is still trying to unravel the years-long scam that...

Statetap: ‘It reeks of injustice’

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks paid a visit to the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Fountain on Sunday to deliver a...

Fracking Protesters Follow Hickenlooper to Aspen

ASPEN-- This tony resort town, set high above the heavily plied natural-gas fields of the Colorado Front Range, was the unlikely scene on Saturday of the latest clash in the running battle in the state over the controversial natural-gas-extraction method known as fracking. More than 100 anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Democratic Governors Association meeting held here, waving signs, shouting slogans and staging street-theater scenes in an attempt to draw the attention of Governor John Hickenlooper and the other "important state leaders and presidential hopefuls" in attendance.

Experts warn public policy must change in wake of wildfires

ASPEN -- Public policy and political will must shift as dramatically as the winds that have whipped Colorado’s record wildfires, experts say, or the state’s residents will continue to pay a higher and higher price for forests that are dying due to global climate change.

Snowless ski race helps connect dots between climate change, real problems

Gnarly terrain greeted a group of climate change activists in Aspen over the weekend.

Aspen, Carbondale ban plastic bags at main grocery stores, promote reusable...

The main food markets in Aspen and Carbondale have stopped bagging groceries in plastic.

Aspen divorces U.S. Chamber of Commerce over disagreement about climate change

Aspen isn't the first to sever ties with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over political differences. One of the last to do it, Homer, Alaska, made national headlines when its chamber canceled its membership.

Bar codes allow ballots to be traced back to voters in...

The challenges mounting on Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler's desk go beyond whether to mail ballots to residents who haven't voted in a while. He has another predicament: bar codes.

Tipton calls campaign violation an accident

Before a fireside chat with a youthful crowd of skiers and snowboarders here, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton downplayed his staff's recently disclosed violation of House rules.

Economists urge Obama, Congress to protect more public lands

Protecting public lands can be a boon for the private sector, attracting companies and workers to the communities that border them, more than 100 economists wrote in letter to President Obama this week.
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