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Turkey Chili That’ll Keep You Going, On and Off the Aspen Slopes

Keystone, CO - Whether you’re on a ski vacation or you call these mountains your home, after a long day of skiing we all need a, “stick to your ribs” kind of meal that warms you up and reenergizes your body. Winter activities can be physically taxing. The average person burns around 400 calories per hour skiing, making it extremely important to eat well when you’re shredding the slopes. Here’s one of my favorite healthy, hardy winter recipes that is quick to prepare and sure to satisfy.

Madison Cooking Up a Storm - Aspen ChiliMadison Cooking Up a Storm

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Tyrolean Lodge

The region of Tyrol is extends through the Alps of western Austria along the border of German Bavaria. Just beyond the region’s busy capital of Innsbruck, 12,000-foot snowcapped peaks soar above the city, defining a uniquely European region filled with ski-able terrain, gondolas, and timeless alpine villages.

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Wanted: Aspen Assassin

In a town where parking spaces sell for $500,000, it is not clear why Elinor Dvir thought she could hire a killer in Aspen for $2000.

Especially since the person she allegedly wanted to murder – her ex-husband, Richard Nedlin – is an Aspen prosecutor.

But that is what a court informant and an undercover police office say she tried to do. And that is why last week she was arrested.

Whatever happened between these two former lovebirds is not yet clear. But after it went south, Dvir, an Israeli citizen, found herself spending almost two years in an immigration jail cell until she was released in 2007.

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Welcome to! is a site focused on the needs of the Aspen community. Our vision is to provide Aspen and the surrounding areas a basic framework to establish a highly interactive, community-focused foundation. Our plan is to allow YOU the community participants a substantial say in how the site evolves.

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Where Aspen's History Lies: Ute Cemetery "Walking with the Dead" Tour

Dean of the Dead:  Tour guide Mr. Weiler in his natural habitat at the “Walking With the Dead” tour of Ute Cemetery.Dean of the Dead: Tour guide Mr. Weiler in his natural habitat at the “Walking With the Dead” tour of Ute Cemetery.ASPEN, CO - I couldn't pin it down right away; the vague sense of atmospheric recognition. Then it struck like lightning--this was the cemetery I knew as a child. Before the fallacy was shattered by visiting a real one, I'd pictured dense thickets of thin barren trees, overgrown vegetation climbing weathered tombstones, and graves scattered randomly over rolling hills. I had long since abandoned such youthful horror-fantasies, accepting the unspectacular reality of bright green, organized, well kept scraps of flat land as the places we store our dead. Yet there I stood, in front of a place not so loosely resembling what I thought to be a laid to rest misconception, lost in rambling thought. My “Walking With the Dead” tour of Ute Cemetery was yet to begin.

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Winter Lovin' in the Aspen Mountains

A day on the ice, last Winter, at Sylvan Lake in Eagle, COA day on the ice, last Winter, at Sylvan Lake in Eagle, CO
Eagle, CO - So the Winter season is once again upon us and with it comes the wonderful world of Winter Sports! I just LOVE the winter! I love saying it, hearing it, writing it and most definitely immersing myself in it! I've heard it said, “I came for the winter, but stay for the summer.” Not me! This chick came for the winter and stays for the winter!
Now I didn't always feel this way about the 3rd season... I spent my “younger” years in Up-state, NY where the winter was far from being my friend. The humidity made for sweltering summers but even more painful for me were the bone chilling winters! The climate was a challenging part of my youth and so after one snowy season in the “Valley” I knew I had found some new stomping grounds! Very little humidity, in comparison to the area I grew up in, sold me on Colorado and the rest of what comes with the great state has sealed me.

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X Games Athletes Meet and Greet

ASPEN, CO - The wait is over! Winter X Games is finally here, and I have the last minute, inside scoop on some exciting new developments. As Buttermilk's a buzz with competition action, check out Aspen Mountain for the chance to come face to face with your favorite X Games athletes. The D&E Ski & Snowboard Shop will be hosting meet and greets all weekend long. Gretchen Signing Posters at Winter X Games in Aspen, COGretchen Signing Posters at Winter X Games in Aspen, CO

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The 2009 Winter X-games were a huge success for the city of Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley, and the state of rippers everywhere! There was, however, a record low attendance for Winter X here in Aspen, The lowest in five years. Some say it’s because of the economy, some say it was the rain, but for this fan it made for a perfect crowd and a spectacular event.