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Whit’s End: New commuting patterns may draw us closer

August 17, 2017 — "An adventure is what otherwise could be called a hardship if it were attempted in a different spirit. Turning a difficult task or a perilous journey into an adventure is largely telling yourself the right story about it." — Laura Miller I set out on […]

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How one woman makes trail time a daily priority

August 17, 2017 — My heart is racing. I'm all but panting as I focus on putting one foot in front of the other. It's been only four days since I last walked this path, but right now my body feels every bit of the effort. "You like it?" […]

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Aspen Music Festival capping season with an epic ‘Damnation of Faust’

August 17, 2017 — Over the course of the Aspen Music Festival's summer season, themed "Enchantment," concerts have included music based on fairy tales, myths and legends of magical transformation. The season's epic closer, Berlioz's dramatic legend "The Damnation of Faust," looks at the theme from a different, darker […]

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Edgar Meyer and son to take the stage at Aspen Music Festival

August 17, 2017 — Bassist Edgar Meyer has led some of the most memorable collaborations onstage in Aspen, performing genre-bending concerts with musicians from banjoist Bela Fleck and tabla player Zakir Hussain to jazz bassist Christian McBride, violinist Joshua Bell and mandolin player Chris Thile. On Thursday evening at […]

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Wine Ink: Sommelier standards

August 17, 2017 — Once upon a time, a sommelier was a gruff, intimidating character whose purpose seemed to be making diners feel small as they paid ever-larger prices for wines. The sommelier, then always a man, would often wear a small silver cup on a chain around his […]

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Wheeler Opera House announces autumn On the Rise concert lineup

August 16, 2017 — The Wheeler Opera House has announced the return of its On the Rise series, which highlights new, up-and-coming musical artists. Designed with locals in mind during the shoulder season, performances will begin in late September and continue through November. Musical artists featured in the series […]

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Crazy Mountain Brewing opening Winter Park location

August 14, 2017 — EDWARDS — Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.'s growth and expansion continues in the fall of 2017 as it is set to open a new taproom space in the Winter Park Village, which will be coined the Crazy Mountain Saloon at Winter Park. Following Crazy Mountain's recent […]

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Outdoors and entertainment briefs

August 10, 2017 — Cycling preparation Riding your bike during the Grand Avenue Bridge detour? (Don't forget—it starts Monday. Although how could you forget?) Roaring Fork Transit Authority maintains two Fix-It Stations along the Rio Grande Trail. If you run into trouble on the stretch of trail in Carbondale, […]

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What to do in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 8/11/17-8/17/17

August 10, 2017 — These are our picks for what’s going on in and around Glenwood Springs this week. View a complete calendar and add your own events at tinyurl.com/pievents.

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Tell your stories in the Post Independent

August 10, 2017 — One of the greatest parts of journalism is the opportunity to share others' stories. But sometimes, a story becomes weakened by second- or third-hand telling. I can tell you what someone told me, but that doesn't always retain the power of a first-person account. That's […]

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Trail talk: Doc Holliday offers view after a short hike

August 10, 2017 — The experience Doc Holliday Trail is right behind my home. I take a little walk through the neighborhood to get to the trailhead, admiring the gorgeous houses and flowers along the way. Sometimes an orange kitty is at the trailhead to greet hikers. He's friendly […]

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Aspen 440 shares climate change concern in song ‘Tipping Point’

August 10, 2017 — I had noticed that there had been a change in the weather pattern here as well as other places on the planet. I was curious: What was causing it? What can we do about it? I ran into my old friend Chip Comins, a co-founder […]

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Wine Ink: The Wine Foundry

August 10, 2017 — So you want to make some wine? Good on you. There is no better way to learn. But let's say you lack the capital to invest in prime vineyard land, superior winemaking facilities, fancy consultants, brand designers and distributors. Welcome to the club. Fortunately there […]

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High Gear: Reviewing Zeal Optics plant-based sunglasses

August 9, 2017 — In Colorado, a good pair of sunglasses is one of the most important accessories you can have. I've had friends visit me over the years, and after not respecting the intensity of our sun in the mountains, they ended up regretting their decision the next […]

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Aspen Institute highlights Herbert Bayer’s poster art in new exhibition

August 8, 2017 — Herbert Bayer was modern Aspen's original hype man. The Bauhaus artist and local aesthetic icon designed some of the first posters promoting the ski resort, when it was new, in 1946. One of those original posters is on display — along with many more — […]

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Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival returns Aug. 10-13

August 8, 2017 — When a weekend celebration of wine and spirits is paired with an evening at the rodeo, mountaintop fitness classes, hiking followed by a gourmet lunch and a grand tasting with all the local restaurants, you know it's summer in Beaver Creek. The 11th annual Beaver […]

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What does the Western Slope listen to?

August 7, 2017 — Apparently a lot of Selena Gomez. The New York Times published a series of maps detailing what artists are most popular, relatively, across the country, according to YouTube streaming data. Colorado’s Western Slope seemed to favor pop queens such as Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and […]

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Upper Hummingbird Trail construction delayed in Aspen’s Hunter Creek Valley

August 5, 2017 — Construction of a highly anticipated hiking and mountain biking trail in the Hunter Creek Valley has been put on hold, at least temporarily. Construction was supposed to get underway in July on the Upper Hummingbird Trail high above the Hunter Creek Valley floor. The 1.7-mile […]

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Citizen Cope makes Beaver Creek debut

August 4, 2017 — BEAVER CREEK — Dug deep in the rich soil of American music, cross-genre guitarist Citizen Cope's music blends hip-hop with folk, soul and blues and harkens to the likes of Bill Withers, Neil Young, John Lee Hooker, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson or Al Green. Cope […]

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Review: Swipe right on ‘Sex with Strangers’ at Theatre Aspen

August 4, 2017 — He's a 28-year-old internet celebrity bro and sex blogger. She's a gifted but frustrated and overlooked novelist nearing 40. What happens when you throw this literary odd couple together in a remote writer's retreat in snowy backwoods Michigan? Sex, of course. But also, in Laura […]

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