Aspen

5:00am

Thu August 21, 2014
Arts District

Oscar-Winner Steve McQueen On ‘Truth’ In Art

Director Steve McQueen speaking at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass.
Emily Chaplin C2 Photography

More than the sum of his film work – most notably the critically acclaimed Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years A Slave – the British-born Steve McQueen is also a distinguished visual artist. His works include sculpture, photography and video art.

McQueen’s approach shuns simplicity, challenging people to think deeply about race, ethnicity, and the nature of human conflict.

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6:18am

Thu August 14, 2014
Arts District

With New Home Open, Aspen Art Museum Focuses On The Art

The new Aspen Art Museum.
Dave Bowden

Aspen has been home to a contemporary art museum for 35 years. Now, after seven years of controversy over design and size, the Aspen Art Museum is open in its new $45 million home.

Officials say it’s finally all about the art.

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5:28pm

Mon January 27, 2014
The Edge

X Games Show The Olympics What The Kids Want

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 11:17 am

Nick Goepper competed in the ski slopestyle qualification for the European Winter X Games last March.
Jean-Pierre Clatot AFP/Getty Images

Nick Goepper is headed off to the Olympics in a couple of days, but he's not taking it easy: He spent the weekend hurtling through the air on ESPN at the X Games.

The sport is slopestyle. If you've watched any extreme skiing on television, you'll know it well: Skiers hit rails and walls and massive jumps; they seem to spend more time in the air than on the snow.

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2:00pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Marijuana

Colorado's Mountain Resorts Gear Up For Recreational Marijuana

Telluride's Main Street during the summer and the annual Bluegrass Festival, June 2012.
Doug Anderson Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado ski towns are preparing for more than just snow this winter. The first recreational marijuana stores will open in the state in January. While a few communities across Colorado are banning retail stores altogether, others are taking different approaches to the sale of recreational marijuana.

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9:24am

Wed September 4, 2013
Wildfires

Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million

Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 5:28 pm

Marci Krivonen

Once again, this summer, the Western United States saw plenty of forest fires. Many of them, like California’s Rim Fire, continue to burn. When the flames are extinguished, the dollar signs emerge. States handle fire suppression costs differently. In Colorado, it depends on what kind of land is burning and how big the blaze is.

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