"The newly opened terrain is steep and rocky, with narrow gaps between trees. Alternately referred to as Eden or No Name Trees, it catches the bottom of the main No Name run and returns to the rest of the ski area via the catwalk exiting Oly Bowl.
"The company, which owns the spring-fed Sweetwater Lake on 500 acres bordering the Flat Tops Wilderness Area northwest of Dotsero, has been peddling a plan to develop a water bottling facility on the property."
"$996,184,788 — that's the final tally for Colorado marijuana sales as December 2015 pot tax figures show a record-setting finish."
Source: The Cannabist
"In Aspen, travelers will have to spend $533 per night for the most affordable double room (rated at least two stars). That figure represents the highest rate in the country."
"The district and other contributors already have spent more than $200,000 looking into options to preserve the rights associated with the Shoshone Generating Station hydroelectric plant in Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs. The district is now seeking to spend another $200,000 for the effort."
"In 2015, the Wheeler RETT generated nearly $5.4 million, up from $4.5 million in 2014, with excess funds going into a savings account that has a balance topping $30 million."
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the daughter of murder victim Nancy Pfister contains false information... about the circumstances of the prominent Aspen
A new interactive website from the U.S. Department of the Interior looks to educate the public on the effects of drought in the Colorado River Basin.
"Deane looks at the drought, the perennial mismanagement of water in the American West, and the region’s growing population, and believes a reckoning is coming. Rising demand and shrinking supply virtually guarantee that water’s value will increase.
"The Base Village metro district’s homeowners already feel overburdened by taxes they claim are 211 percent higher than those of Snowmass’ general population. Having been targeted as the main source of funding borne by the plaza’s operation, they now want more say."
"That policy, which takes up less than one page, includes items about the location of water features within any proposed wilderness, whether a wilderness designation would affect treatment and restoration efforts on public lands and whether a wilderness designation would created any new water rights."
Source: The VailDaily
"Susan Crown, a member of the billionaire Crown family of Chicago, is trying something different."