The baby bear that was rescued from the back of Aspen Mountain two weeks ago is now recovering at the wildlife rehabilitation facility in Silt. The yearling has gained about five pounds now, after being malnourished to near death following her mysteriously leaving her den prematurely.
The Siver Queen Gondola and Chair 3 (Ajax Express) on Aspen Mountain will run until 6 pm on Friday. The last run of the day could concievably be just before dark. Skiing will be limited to the east side of the mountain, but will include Bell Mountain, Gents Ridge, Spar Gulch and Copper Bowl.
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According to the latest Bureau of Transportation statistics, less than four percent of commercial airline flights into Aspen Pitkin County Airport this January were cancelled, a record low cancellation rate in 5 years for the month of January. Only six percent of outbound flights from Aspen were cancelled in January. The positive performance statistics, however impressive, were certainly helped by the very low snowfall levels in January this year.
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The trip to and from Denver just got three hours longer. A day ago, massive boulders slammed into and through the elevated roadway. The west-bound lanes suffered the worst damage and may take eight to ten weeks to repair. The east-bound lanes are likely to open within a few days and will probably be restricted to one lane in each direction.
In the meantime, the quickest way to Denver is to take I-70 west at Glenwood Springs; take CO 13 at Rifle and go north to Meeker; take US 40 east at Craig to Steamboat Springs; take CO 131 to Wolcott and I-70 east to Denver.
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According to sources in the know, Whole Foods, the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, reached a new agreement on Friday to resume plans for opening a store at Willits Town Center in Basalt. It is not yet official if the size of the store originally planned for, which was 44,000 square feet, is to remain the same or what the projected opening date will be. Both the developer, Joseph Freed & Associates (JFA) and Whole Foods' representatives previously stated that a renewed agreement would most likely entail a smaller store, perhaps more of a boutique market size with
Four of the last five months showed real estate sales in Aspen and Pitkin County up in both number of sales and dollar volume compared the same months one year previous. With the exception of December, the Aspen Snowmass market was up relative to 2008. The news may indicate that the market here has stabilized and is on it's way back up, albeit more slowly than the rest of Colorado. Since January is never a big month for closings, due to lack of activity before the holidays, the next several months will be very important in determining whether our unique real estate market has actually hit