June 6, 2008 |
Next time you're lucky enough to jet into Aspen for a little rest and relaxation, one of the recorded voices greeting you at the Pitkin County airport won't be John McCain's. Until last month, the dulcet tone of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was among those heard at the terminal, welcoming visitors and reciting various safety-related warnings. About 40 people have recorded the messages, a mix of celebrities (such as comic David Brenner and actress Jill St.
January 21, 2007 |
ASPEN, Colo., is no stranger to world-class events: It claims an annual food and wine festival, World Cup ski races and innumerable gallery openings and musical soirees. It also hosts the Winter X Games, which run Thursday through Jan. 28 at Buttermilk Mountain. Winter X, now in its 11th year, will draw more than 250 of the world's top athletes (including 28 Olympians) to compete in all things extreme, such as the ski superpipe, the snowboard half-pipe, mono skier X and snowmobile freestyle.
January 21, 2007 |
IN recent years, the Aspen Skiing Co. decided to change its marketing pitch. The new strategy: Convince the masses that they're welcome, despite the resort's long-standing reputation as the premier outpost of implausible wealth and snobbery in the Rockies. The problem with such a shift is that, sooner or later, word reaches the likes of me. Economic profile of me: drives beater Subaru, makes well under six figures and has little use for a $25,000 carved bear.
November 13, 2005 |
Here is an example of out-of-control real estate prices in Aspen, Colo., where the average home sells for $4 million: The local realty association has moved out of town to find an office it can afford. The Aspen Board of Realtors previously had occupied a small space at the airport that serves the pricey ski community, but it recently relocated 10 miles away to the town of Basalt.
October 19, 2003 |
Kobe who? That's what readers of the Aspen Daily News may well ask in the weeks and months to come. Fed up with the relentless, increasingly lurid media coverage of the Kobe Bryant sexual assault case playing out 75 miles away, the paper recently told the world -- or at least its 15,000 readers -- enough is enough. No more stories of sex over chairs, legal gamesmanship or alleged promiscuity.
June 12, 2002 |
The pilots of a charter jet from Los Angeles that crashed last year in Aspen, Colo., made "numerous" errors as they rushed to make an instrument landing at dusk in snowy weather, federal investigators concluded Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board's final report on the March 29 crash that killed 18 people also called for improved training of charter crews on the management of complex, rapidly evolving situations. Since the Sept.