Roaring Fork Valley rivers are awakening. It's only the first week of March, but it is a great time for fly fishing in the Roaring Fork Valley. The first midge hatch has started and will strengthen throughout the month. But the warm temperatures this week have made the conditions exceptionally good. Hatches are forecasted to start around noon, so anglers don't need to get going too early as the best fishing should occur in the afternoon and into the warm evening.
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Aspen's Saturday Market expansion was approved by Aspen City Council on Monday. The expansion will allow for ten additional produce and arts and crafts vendors to set up booths in the market area. After consideration of the possiblilities for use of real estate to accomodate the new market area, the decision was made to extend one additional city block west into the 500 block of East Hyman Avenue.
Last weekend's three day snowstorm that dumped two new feet of snow on Aspen, not only brought out local passholders at record levels, but also enabled visitors, albeit not necessarily by choice, to extend their stays by a couple of days. At least half the flights out of Aspen on Saturday were cancelled and nearly all flights were cancelled on Sunday due to the snowstorm, extending the Presidents' Day Week in Aspen by 1-3 days for some.
Summary for the month of January
Aspen was voted the better resort over Vail during last week's Travelocity website contest. Aspen won by 68,507 votes a 56% to 44% margin win. A total of 568,987 votes were cast on the Facebook page of Travelocity. Anyone on Facebook was elegible to vote. Travelocity's well known Roaming Gnome and his entourage will visit Aspen in celebration of the win. While in town the Gnome's plans include hiking the Highlands Bowl, trying out the Superpipe at Buttermilk and possibly an Aspen pub crawl.
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The Red Onion is reopening in it's original location this May 2010. Longtime Aspen restaurateur and co-owner of the successful Blue Maize restaurant, Thomas Colosi and his sister Jennifer Colosi signed a 15-year lease on the space on the Cooper Avenue Mall where the "Onion" has resided for nearly 120 years. They intend on using the original name and plan on catering to locals and making it affordable. Keeping the historic facade, the interior of the space is being renovated and is panned for completion by May 15.
Base Camp Bar and Grill, the new restaurant opening at Base Village Plaza in Snowmass, will get started on Friday in time for Presidents' Day Weekend. The new lunch and apre' ski spot will take over the space previously occupied by the bar/nightclub Junk and Liquid Sky. Base Camp will offer bar and grill style fare plus a kids' menu. They also plan to have live bands and DJs and do private events in the upstairs.
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During the winter, there are no shortcuts to Aspen. You can fly into Sardy Field or drive up Highway 82.
A 31 year-old Indiana man found himself stuck in his snow-covered car for three days near Sanguache, Colorado after he took the advice of a local about a shortcut to Aspen.
He was rescued after his car ran out of gas and he walked seven miles to a road and was given a ride to the nearest town.
Driving in the high country, especially during the wintertime, can be dangerous. Always plan your route and take along a winter survival kit.