While the Hunt team has been responsive to minor Boomerang fixes in the past, “It has gotten to the point where it is more extensive than a short list, or a punch list,” city planning director Amy Simon said at a June 28 meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission. “We’re concerned.”
To facilitate the new terrain expansion that will add 153 acres to the ski area, Pitkin County and the U.S. Forest Service approved clearing up to 106 acres of trees for gladed and traditional ski runs. This will require cutting an estimated 4,226 tons of timber over three years.
The assets owned by Ajax Holdings, which is controlled by the Souki family and affiliates, also are on the line. The lenders have hired Dallas-based commercial property firm CBRE to solicit bidders and administer a public auction set for the end of the month, according to court records.
How well-coordinated the construction sequencing would be between the new developer and the neighboring Lift One Lodge has been an open question. But the parties say they have made significant progress since September.
The “high-priority” 83-mile trail will encounter highways, rivers and neighbors concerned about limiting the impact on wildlife and the environment as the state pursues a more expansive trail connection
Opposition to the potential trail is strong in the Crystal River Valley, yet surveys of Pitkin County residents show support for it.
The Compromise Mine on Aspen Mountain is the site of a historic reckoning between populists and Gilded Age capitalists
” … building should still be reduced in mass and scale to relate better to the neighborhood.”
Oil and gas drilling on state lands within view of the Chaco Canyon visitor’s center continues to be a significant threat, according to the the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.
An inviting channel of meandering river has become an Aspen summer playground.