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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 ...

Real estate fund donates $5,000 to support local housing programs

Aspen News | Real estate fund donates $5,000 to support local housing programsThe Aspen Board of Realtors® has donated $5,000 to Tom’s Door, Catholic Charities, and The Salvation Army using funds collected by the Colorado Association of Realtors® Housing Opportunity Foundation (CARHOF).  Projects funded include: Tom’s Door $2,000 to provide temporary ...

Aspen Mountain open for skiing, riding over Memorial Day

Aspen News | Aspen Mountain open for skiing, riding over Memorial DayThe Aspen Skiing Company will start summer operations this year by opening the top of Aspen Mountain  for skiing and riding on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26. A 53 inch base on top will support 21 runs and nearly 130 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain served by Lift 3, the Ajax Express.

Heldman-King Golf Tournament set for June 6-7

Aspen News | Heldman-King Golf Tournament set for June 6-7On Friday, June 6, the Aspen Board of Realtors will host the 19th Annual Realtor Classic benefiting the Bill Heldman/Stark King Memorial Scholarship Foundation at the Snowmass Club. Since 1985, the Aspen Board of Realtors Heldman/King Scholarship Foundation has given out more than $547,000 in scholarships ...

Marijuana law firm expands into securities law

Aspen News | Marijuana law firm expands into securities lawDenver law firm Vicente Sederberg, LLC announced this week that it is expanding marijuana-related services to include Andrew Telsey an attorney who specializes in securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions and business and corporate law who also owned two medical marijuana dispensaries and grow ...

Much ado during mud season in Aspen

Aspen News | Much ado during mud season in AspenAs lift-served skiing winds down on Aspen Mountain this weekend, the resort begins to settle in for spring offseason, better known as mud season. Very few tourists will find their way to Aspen or Snowmass Village in the coming month, which, along with November, is the slowest of the year. There will ...
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