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The seasonal closure on the Rio Grande Trail between The Rock Bottom Ranch and the Catherine Bridge Trail-head is now open until November 30th.
Some re-paving ad trail-side improvements will occur during May between Hooks Lane Trail-head and the Carbondale Park and Ride.
The Roaring For Transit Authority (RFTA) closes the trail annually in November as part of a wildlife management plan to protect elk and deer habitat as well as blue herons nesting in the area.
An FAA safety review committee is expected to decide within 30 days whether the runway at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport can be extended without building a taller control tower and instead install a state-of-the-art remote camera system.
The proposed 1000 foot runway extension is to allow commercial aircraft in the summer to take off with more passengers, fuel and baggage on board.
71 Slopeside Lane in The Pines, Snowmass Village
5 bedrooms/5.5 baths
5638 square feet
$1,836 per square foot
Original asking price $10,350,000
Built in late 2008, this mountain contemporary home has unobstructed views of The Cirque and direct ski in/out access to the Two Creek Lift. House plans permit for addition of 6th bedroom and bath.
Melton Ranch II, Lot 37
Timbers Club Unit A4
A 7,500 square foot lot at the southeast corner of 4th and Bleeker sold this week for $3,500,000. Included in the price are plans for a 6,200 square foot custom home.
Given the current market conditions, this is a very strong price and sends a signal that prices are stabilizing.
In an Forbes article by Matt Woolsey, Aspen rates as the most expensive zip-code in the USA.
Located at 516 E Hyman in downtown Aspen, Waterworks is one of 20 locations closing nationwide.
New Owners Plan To Sell Office Space To Local Businesses
The Patio Building, home to Sandy's Office Supply and a variety of local businesses is being purchased by locals Greg and Jane Hills for an undisclosed amount.
The 12, 016 square foot building was converted into commercial condominiums years ago but the units were never offered to the tenants for purchase.
The option for scraping and replacing the building has never been considered by the Hills. "We try to bring back to life tired buildings in town," Greg Hills said.
Enplanements in Aspen were down 9% through March compared to the first 3 months of 2008 while Denver International Airport was down 5% and Eagle County Airport saw a 3% reduction. Grand Junction experienced an 11% increase during the same period.
United Airlines Aspen enplanements were down 8.4%; Delta was down 39% due to schedule changes in and out of Aspen. Newcomer Frontier started Aspen service in April, 2008. In December, it counted 2,895 enplanements. By March, the number had grown to 4,218.
144 Magnifico Road, Aspen
5 Bedrooms/6 Baths
7,630 Square Feet
Original asking price $13,950,000
Located on a private cul-de-sac on Red Mountain. Includes elevator, temperature controlled wine room.
River Park, Unit 1
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777 Ute at the Aspen Alps, Unit 2