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  1. Buses, day passes eyed for Hanging Lake crowdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Hanging Lake is a popular destination from the trailhead and rest area along Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, sometimes too popular. The U.S. Forest Service and state transportation officials have come up with some suggestions to control overcrowding and improve the experience for visitors, which will be discussed at a meeting Tuesday in Glenwood Springs.

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  2. Aspen ski resorts improve in SKI's annual rankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Revelers pack the base area of Aspen Highlands for the resort's end-of-season party last season. The ski area got high marks for its bowl and atmosphere in SKI magazine's annual ranking of ski areas.

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  3. Wildlife officials encouraging bear hunting in Aspen areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 28 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    State officials considered hiring professional hunters with U.S. Wildlife Services to kill bears that were raiding camps for food earlier this summer at Crater Lake near the Maroon Bells. But Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided instead to rely on precautions established by the U.S. Forest Service to decrease conflicts.

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  4. Friend of injured Aspen climber creates fund to help with hospital billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 29 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    A friend of the Aspen man who was injured from a fall at K2 Peak near Capitol Peak on Sunday is raising money to help with medical expenses. Justin Vassar, 28, was resting at Aspen Valley Hospital on Monday following treatment, according to one of his three climbing partners on Sunday, Ted Ehrlich, of Denver.

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  5. Garfield County agrees to financial support for Grand Avenue bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Despite some concerns about escalating costs to build the new Grand Avenue bridge in Glenwood Springs and the impact on future county projects, a split Garfield County Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to contribute a requested $3 million over three years to help complete the new bridge. "I do think this project is in the best interests of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County," said Commissioner Tom Jankovsky.

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  6. Grand Avenue Bridge funding gets support from Aspen City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    The Aspen City Council gave general support for helping fund the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project in Glenwood Springs on Monday, though council members did not commit an exact dollar amount. Colorado Department of Transportation officials requested that the city contribute $300,000 toward the estimated $110 million to $115 million project, which is running about $11 million to $16 million over budget, with the Colorado Bridge Enterprise fund covering $99 million.

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  7. Go Play Gear: Shredly offers women-specific athletic apparelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Shredly shorts are made not only for mountain biking, but for any activity. Styles offered include quick-dry material and comfortable fit.

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  8. Aspen police official provides kidney to sheriff's deputy's daughterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Marguerite Benjamin, daughter of Sheriff's Office investigator Bruce Benjamin, is pictured outside the Pitkin County Courthouse with Aspen assistant police chief Bill Linn. Marguerite, 20, received a kidney from Linn in July.

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  9. Transit may be critical to completing funding package for bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Traffic travels over the bridge up Grand Avenue on a recent Friday afternoon. Finding ways to reduce traffic during construction of the planned new Highway 82 bridge, including more transit options, will be key in cutting down traffic delays during the project, CDOT officials say.

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  10. City tentatively agrees to $3M for bridge projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Glenwood Springs and Garfield County elected officials reacted Tuesday with a collective cringe at the latest cost estimates from state transportation officials to pay for a greatly expanded Grand Avenue Bridge Project, which now could exceed the state's $99 million budget by anywhere from $10 million to $15 million. But, recognizing that much of the extra cost is associated with the many design and aesthetic elements of the bridge design that came through input from the Glenwood Springs community, for its part City Council agreed during a special meeting with Colorado Department of Transportation representatives to contribute up to $3 million over three years toward the project.

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  11. Ranger, a former Aspen shelter dog, now training to sniff out bombsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    "Find boom!" Michael Ferrara says Monday afternoon as he issues a command to Ranger, his 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, to search for a small package of gunpowder in a small downtown Aspen park. The package - which Ferrara says has been rendered harmless because it contains limestone - is a necessary tool for training Ranger whom he adopted from the Aspen Animal Shelter.

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  12. Pitkin County asked to give to Glenwood Springs bridge projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    The Pitkin County commissioners unanimously agreed to financially support the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project in Glenwood Springs. What they didn't agree to was just how much money the county would contribute.

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  13. Traffic turns onto the Grand Avenue bridge headed south.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    "I would characterize the funding gap as $10 million to $15 million," Joe Elsen, Colorado Department of Transportation program engineer, said Monday. Project leaders will meet today with elected officials from three local governments seeking money to help make up that gap.

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  14. Traffic crosses the Grand Avenue bridge on Friday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Editor's note: This is a big week for discussion about the Colorado Department of Transportation's plan to replace the Grand Avenue bridge. CDOT is expected to show a new report to local leaders and to appear in Pitkin County to ask for money to help close a gap between money the state is providing and projected costs.

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  15. Littleton hunter dies on North Maroon Peak after 60- to 80-foot fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    The hunter, Theodore James Leach, 42, of he LIttleton area, was in the area alone when he fell Saturday, Pitkin County deputy George Kremer said. A climber on the regular route up the mountain discovered the man injured early Sunday and descended quickly until he was able to make a cell phone call at about 6:15 a.m. The climber who found the injured man was able to provide latitude and longitude of the hunter's location at an elevation of about 11,200 feet.

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  16. Longtime competitors, volunteers contemplate end of long-running Tri-Glenwood TriathlonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Nancy Reinisch of Glenwood Springs rides up Interstate 70 during the second stage of the 30th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon on Sunday. Reinisch competed in the event for the 28th time.

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  17. Hunter dies on North Maroon after fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 26 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    The hunter, who has not been identified pending notification of relatives, was in the area alone when he fell Saturday, Pitkin County deputy George Kremer said. A climber on the regular route up the mountain discovered the man injured early Sunday and descended quickly until he was able to make a cell phone call at about 6:15 a.m. The climber who found the injured man was able to provide latitude and longitude of the hunter's location at an elevation of about 11,200 feet.

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  18. Carbondale issues notice on bears and trashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2014 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Carbondale police have been issuing notices to residents who violate a town ordinance that prohibits placing trash for pickup before 6 a.m. on trash day. The town further encourages removal of garbage, bird feeders, pet food, barbecue grills, fruit, compost and other items that may attract bears.

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  19. RFSD early release Wednesdays beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Students at Glenwood Springs Elementary School learn about their environment in an after-school program at the inaugural early release Wednesday, Sept. 3. School let out early Wednesday for the Roaring Fork School District, but nearly 1,000 of the district's 5,800 students stayed behind to participate in activities ranging from art, music and dance, to science and outdoor projects.

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  20. Behind bars: New homes for former Aspen-area residents Nardi, StylerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 21 | Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

    Courtesy of the Colorado Department of Corrections The entrance to the Bent County Correctional Facility where former Aspen bartender Peter B. Nardi currently resides is pictured. Courtesy of the Colorado Department of Corrections The Bent County Correctional Facility where former Aspen bartender Peter B. Nardi lives is located in a flat area of the plains east of Pueblo where the landscape is vastly different from the upper Roaring Fork Valley.

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