Pitkin County

Voters Across Colorado Back Local Broadband EffortsFrustrated by slow or expensive Internet connections, voters in cities, towns and counties across Colorado backed allowing their local governments to get involved in the broadband business in Tuesday's election.
Climber Falls 200 Feet To Death On Christiana PeakThe Pitkin County Sheriff's Office got the call around 5:45 p.m. from a climber in the Capitol Peak area.
Hiker Dies On Mount Sopris Despite CPR AttemptsPitkin County authorities say a man who was found unconscious near the summit of Mount Sopris has died.
'Same Old Problem' Says Wildlife Manager About Bears Closing CampgroundsA popular Colorado high county camping and hiking area will be closed until further notice due to problems with bears.
Too Many Bears: Overnight Camping Banned At Crater LakeOvernight camping is no longer allowed at Crater Lake because of bears.
Father And Son Were Killed By Carbon Monoxide In Tent, Not LightningCarbon monoxide from a camp stove burning in their tent killed a father and son camping near Aspen.
Cause Of Death Determined For Maroon Bells CampersThe Pitkin County Coroner's office identified two suspected lightning strike victims as 41-year-old Jeffery Beard and 14-year-old Cameron Beard.
Man On Mount Sopris Is 1 Of 6 Pitkin County RescuesA 74-year-old man had to be rescued from Mount Sopris on Saturday.
What Killed 2 Campers In A Tent Near The Maroon Bells InvestigatedOfficials confirm a father and his teenage son died at their campsite near the Maroon Bells Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning while they were sleeping in a tent-- but what killed them is being investigated.
Body Recovered From Roaring Fork River Near AspenSearch and rescue crews conducted a search of the Roaring Fork River near Aspen on Thursday afternoon after reports of a body in the water.
Huge Marijuana Farm In Basalt Faces Closure Because Of OdorA marijuana farm in Pitkin County is trying to keep the odor of marijuana from bothering residents.
Concern Heightens Over Dry Weather That Creates Fuel For FireSome places in Colorado are already preparing for wildfire season. Aspen is one such town, where local organizations are hoping to stop any disaster before it starts.
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