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Concern Heightens Over Dry Weather That Creates Fuel For Fire

Some 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.

03/23/2015

Smoke from the controlled burn (credit: John Mason)

BLM Conducts Controlled Burn Near Avalanche Creek

The Bureau of Land Management conducted a controlled burn in Pitkin County Tuesday afternoon.

03/17/2015

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Avalanche Kills 1 In Backcountry Near Aspen

One person is dead after getting trapped in an avalanche late Monday afternoon near Aspen.

02/23/2015

The peloton lines up on the start line during stage one of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge on August 18, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Big Limits On Special Events Considered In Colorado

Several Colorado communities are considering limits on special events after residents and neighbors complained they are causing problems.

01/10/2015

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Hiker Airlifted From Mountains At Nighttime Near Aspen

A hiker from Missouri is recovering after a rare nighttime rescue from the mountains near Aspen.

10/08/2014

A bear in Aspen (credit: CBS)

Bear Activity Surges In Aspen

In August, Aspen police responded to 209 bear calls, a significant increase over 2013.

09/25/2014

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Hunter Killed In Fall Was 42-Year-Old Littleton Man

The hunter injured in a fall from a peak near Aspen has been identified as 42-year-old Theodore James Leach of Littleton.

09/08/2014

"Moving Ghost Town" by Cai Guo-Qiang on roof deck of new Shigeru Ban-designed Aspen Art Museum (credit: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com)

Aspen’s Tortoise-iPad Art Installation Ends Early

An art exhibit criticized for cruelty to animals has ended six weeks early because its central feature — live tortoises with iPads affixed to their shells — needed to move to drier and warmer climes.

08/26/2014

Image of a bear in Aspen in August, 2011 (credit: CBS)

Bear Attack Brings A Reminder About Securing Trash

A sheriff’s deputy is recovering from severe wounds after being attacked by a bear in Aspen over the weekend.

07/28/2014

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Kayakers Find Body In Crystal River Near Redstone

Authorities are working to identify a body found in the Crystal River near Redstone.

07/27/2014

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