“It’s definitely higher than it ever has been,” said Dr. Christopher Roseberry, AVH’s trauma medical director. “The e-bikes are so popular, and e-bike rentals are so popular among visitors. We went into the season fully expecting to see more e-bike injuries, and that’s what we ended up seeing.”
• Snowmass and Aspen’s combined paid occupancy rate reached 47.3% in October.
• Summer of 2021 sets new occupancy record for both towns with 60.3%.
• Air temperature drops back down near seasonal normals.
• Roaring Fork at Stillwater ran at 16.5 cfs on Nov. 14, a 20% drop from last week but only down 3.5% from last year.
• Lake Powell has lost 46.5 vertical feet in surface elevation in the last year.
• Wastewater flow rates in October 2021 was 0.4% higher than in October 2019.
• Roaring Fork River in Aspen running at 23.26 cfs on Nov. 7, up from 21.49 cfs last week.
• Lake Powell’s elevation dropped to 3,544.3 feet, or 155.8 feet from full pool on Oct. 31.
• Roaring Fork River running at 21.49 cfs on Oct. 31 across town, up from 20.98 cfs last week.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife released its black bear management draft plan earlier this month, amid long-term growth in the number of conflicts between bears and humans. The plan proposes two options: maintaining the bear population’s status quo or actively decreasing the bear population.
• Aspen’s average daily car count reached 22,852 in September, up 3% from September 2019.
• Roaring Fork River running at 18.4 cfs on Oct. 24 at Stillwater, down from 37.4 cfs last week.
• Aspen’s paid occupancy rate reached 69.3% in September, surpassing the former record of 65.3% in September 2017.
• The Roaring Fork River ran at 37.4 cfs on Oct. 17 at Stillwater, up from 32.6 cfs last year.
• Roaring Fork River running at 39.18 cfs on Oct. 10 across town, up from 22.7 cfs on Oct. 3.
• Lake Powell’s elevation lost two inches between Oct. 3 and Oct. 10.
• Aspen wastewater in August mirrored 2020, down 6% from 2019, while September was down 2% from 2020, on par with 2019.
• Roaring Fork River running at 22.7 cfs on Oct. 3 across town, up from 11.31 cfs on Sept. 26.