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Warhol gets his 15 minutes at Aspen’s 212 Gallery

Aspen News | Warhol gets his 15 minutes at Aspen’s 212 GalleryThe Aspen art scene, already a popular topic with the construction of the monolithic new Aspen Art Museum in the heart of downtown, received a temporary jolt of pop sensibility earlier this week with the opening of “Warhol in Aspen,” a special retrospective of Andy Warhol works at ...

Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2014

Aspen News | Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2014Most years, at the annual Fortune Brainstorm TECH conference in Aspen’s tony West End, it’s easy to divine the overriding theme of the proceedings, even if it’s not the one the organizers intended. One year the theme was curiosity about the investment potential of a new ...

Boomerang Coffee Co. opens in Carbondale site of The Blend

Aspen News | Boomerang Coffee Co. opens in Carbondale site of The BlendMore than 30 people showed up on the evening of July 10 to show their support for the new Boomerang Coffee shop (formerly The Blend) at 1150 Highway 133, which according to a statement issued at the event has taken as its operating theme, “Coffee and Community for a Cause.” And that cause, ...

Water court settlement reveals the extent of water resources required to develop and mine oil shale

Aspen News | Water court settlement reveals the extent of water resources required to develop and mine oil shaleChevron USA confirmed in Colorado water court that its plans for strip-mine style oil shale development in the western United States would demand enormous quantities of water. In a filing with a Colorado water court, Chevron said that in order to meet its goal of developing 500,000 barrels of oil per ...

Crown family to fund Specialty Care center at Aspen Valley Hospital

Aspen News | Crown family to fund Specialty Care center at Aspen Valley HospitalAspen Valley Hospital and Aspen Valley Hospital Foundation announced establishment of The Renée and Lester Crown Center for Specialty Care, made possible through a gift from the Crown family. The new center includes essential patient services such as cardiology, pain management, urology, pulmonology, ...

Obermeyer forecast: Bright colors, blue skies, base layers

Aspen News | Obermeyer forecast: Bright colors, blue skies, base layersWith an emphasis on color not seen since before the Great Recession, this season’s Sport Obermeyer line celebrates a return to the good times. “We’ve gone through the sad years. We are now in the happy years,” company founder Klaus Obermeyer said from his headquarters at the ...

Why does Shell Oil sponsor Aspen Ideas Festival? An interview with company president Marvin Odum

Aspen News | Why does Shell Oil sponsor Aspen Ideas Festival? An interview with company president Marvin OdumMarvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Co., started his career at the company 32 years ago, right out of college. He began in a technical position, but over the decades has moved through virtually every part of the company in many different parts of the world. Currently, Shell operates in 40 different countries.

Craft breweries drive beer sales in resort communities

Aspen News | Craft breweries drive beer sales in resort communitiesThe recent opening of Roaring Fork Beer Company in Carbondale means three locations now exist in the Roaring Fork Valley for locals and visitors to sample cold, freshly brewed craft beers. Craft brewing is a rising industry that attracts a discreet set of visitors to Colorado, and three of the valley’s ...

For Colorado cannabis testing labs, these are high times

Aspen News | For Colorado cannabis testing labs, these are high timesWorking in a chemistry lab can be tedious at times, with all the repetition, quality control and detailed documentation that the job entails. But one group of Colorado chemists is having fun on the job these days as they work to develop new ways to measure the safety and potency of recreational marijuana.

Ford Amphitheater in Vail debuts $10 million upgrade

Aspen News | Ford Amphitheater in Vail debuts $10 million upgradeAfter a winter of renovations, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a project of the Vail Valley Foundation, officially reopens June 17. The Town of Vail and the Vail Valley Foundation chose local design firm Zehren and Associates to oversee the renovations, which began as a two-phase project in 2011.

More than 12.5 million skiers/snowboarders hit the slopes in Colorado

Aspen News | More than 12.5 million skiers/snowboarders hit the slopes in ColoradoColorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced that statewide skier visits totaled an estimated 12.6 million for the 2013/14 ski season, the best season on record in the state. Colorado was up more than 10 percent compared to last season and more than 8 percent compared to the five-year-average. “Seeing ...

Snowmass Mammoth Festival builds upon last year's success with an added day, more national music acts

Aspen News | Snowmass Mammoth Festival builds upon last year's success with an added day, more national music acts The weather forecast couldn’t be more perfect, the infrastructure is being put in place, talented chefs, brewers and musicians are starting to roll in and everything looks primed for a summer party in Snowmass Village this weekend.  Last year the Snowmass Tourism office and SBG Productions ...

Vail Resorts revises earnings upward based on strong showing in Colorado

Aspen News | Vail Resorts revises earnings upward based on strong showing in ColoradoVail Resorts, Inc. reported an 18.9 percent increase in earnings and a 20.8 percent increase in net income, to $117.9 million, for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, which ended on April 30. The company said total skier visits for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 increased 11.2 percent compared ...

GoPro Games infuse millions into Vail Valley economy

Aspen News | GoPro Games infuse millions into Vail Valley economyThe GoPro Mountain Games deliver high-adrenaline competitions infused with steep, uphill sprints, full-contact kayaking, rushing-rapids rafting, World Cup bouldering, slacklining, and plenty of biking. Both professional and amateur athletes from around the world meet in Vail to test their skills in ...

Revolving Loan Fund covers upfront costs of most home energy upgrades

Aspen News | Revolving Loan Fund covers upfront costs of most home energy upgrades More homeowners are now using Garfield Clean Energy’s Residential Revolving Loan Fund to save money on home energy upgrades such as furnaces, doors, windows and solar energy. And for most of them, the savings in energy costs offset the monthly loan payment. Take Lisa Doherty, owner of an 1893 ...
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