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Fly the Friendly Skies

Tim Arnold | Posted 09.29.2015 | HuffPost Home
Tim Arnold

Drop like a rock 3500 feet out of the sky on a twin prop cloud-hopper flight out of Aspen and suddenly you get what's important in life and stuff. It's not like the finality of a total plane crash or anything, but hell, maybe it's worse. Crash, it's over.

The 6 Best Spots For Fall Foliage In Colorado

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

Many of us are excited about the arrival of autumn and all that comes with it -- the crisp air, cool temperatures, bluebird days, and perhaps most important of all, mountainsides turning gold. The fall colors in Colorado are very different than many of the places to the east. In Colorado, there is one main color, aspen gold.

How This City Went 100 Percent Green In Energy Usage

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 09.18.2015 | Impact

  Aspen, Colorado is best known for its ritzy ski slopes, but it also just became the third American city to run fully on renewable energy....

I'm With Stupid: Why I'm Hoping to Break a Leg Next Week

Todd Hartley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Denver
Todd Hartley

In my life, I've written four plays. Of those, only one -- my fifth-grade class's Christmas pageant -- has ever been produced, and I have to admit it wasn't very good.

Aspen & Snowmass: A Different Perspective

Black Tomato | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel
Black Tomato

Dramatic landscapes, verdant valleys and snow-capped mountains infuse Aspen and Snowmass with a beauty that demands true appreciation.

Building Trust: Effective Board Governance in Times of Public Scrutiny

Harlan Loeb | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Harlan Loeb

At the recent Aspen Critical Issues & Risk Forum, participants delved into the implications for board directors of the perilous increase in corporate risk.

4 Excellent Post-Breakup Road Trips

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

After a relationship has tanked to the point of no return, there's nothing quite like getting in the car -- either by yourself or with a bestie or two -- and taking your mind off everything on the open road.

Powdering the Nose in Aspen

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Rachael Oakes-Ash

With loads of powder comes avalanche danger and it is a tad high so we stick to cruisier slopes and some steeper stuff amongst the trees. Either way the snow is pure magic, hero snow that makes powder skiers look good.

Hanging Out in Hanging Lake (Colorado Rocky Mountains)

Heather Hummel | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Heather Hummel

Since both my friend and I are avid photographers, it took us a little longer to do the hike than it probably would most people because with the flowing river, canyon walls and wildlife running about, the photo-ops were abundant, and we took advantage of every single one.

Beating the Colorado Blues

Rachael Oakes-Ash | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Rachael Oakes-Ash

It's 4.00am and I'm battling the desire to fully awaken. My body is in Sydney but on USA time after three weeks in Colorado on the ski trip of a lifetime.

Living as a Seed of Hope During and After AmeriCorps

Sondra Samuels | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Sondra Samuels

Who is accountable for improving the lives of low-income people of color for whom the American dream has been denied? Of course each individual is responsible for his or her own success, but we cannot do it alone. We need each other more than ever now.

Opera Is Dead?

Alan Fletcher | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
Alan Fletcher

Recent catastrophes like the lockouts in Minnesota and Atlanta at least brought to the fore questions about how to fund these organizations, what can be cut and what can't be cut, what one community can manage (rather than a cookie-cutter approach), what a community needs and thus will stretch for.

Chaga's Moment: Alaska Businesses Ride Wave of Health Hype for Birch Fungus

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Chaga may not look like much -- it's a lumpy, charcoal-colored bulb protruding from birch trees -- but this fungus is trending.

Humorous Alternate Airport Names on Social Media

John Nicholson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

In my adopted hometown of Washington, DC, we are blessed with three major airports, in addition to lots of prominent figures and entertaining scandals from which to derive fodder for alternate airport names.

I'm With Stupid: The Dangers of Breathing Snowmobile Fumes

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.01.2015 | Denver
Todd Hartley

The Winter X Games have come and gone here in Aspen, and I consider myself fortunate this time around to have not had to attend.

Counter-Terrorism Kickstarter

Michael Conniff | Posted 03.12.2015 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Silbi Kelly Stanton comes by her interest in counter-terrorism honestly. The daughter of both Irish Catholic and Protestant Irish descendants, Stanton also studied The Troubles in Ireland before turning to the Al-Qaeda conundrum.

Wolves in a Tangled Bank

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

The wolves' return to Yellowstone and the subsequent recovery of plants that elk had been eating to death in their absence has become one the most popularized and beloved ecological tales.

What You Must Always Remember If You're An Older Skier

Jon Weisberg | Posted 02.01.2015 | Fifty
Jon Weisberg

Helmets. Goggles. Face Masks. How do you eyeball the age of the person next to you on the chair? Check out the skis. They speak volumes.

Shigeru Ban's Aspen Art Museum

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

The Aspen Museum is Shigeru Ban's first design for a permanent museum in the United States. One hopes it's not his last.

I'm With Stupid: My Neighbor Fred, the Really Good Dancer

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Being a really good dancer just reeks so much of giving a crap about a pursuit that seems kind of silly. It's like Jerry Seinfeld replied on Seinfeld when a girl asked if he went out dancing often: "No, because it's so stupid."

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

Oyster | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel

Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey together -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy mountain cabin or ski chalet.

Planting the Seeds for Greater African Harvests

Ramadhani Abdallah Noor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Ramadhani Abdallah Noor

Africa does have the potential to feed the world. But to do so, we need both increase productivity and improve basic nutrition and health.

Five Reasons Aspen, Colorado, Is My Family's New Fall-Foliage Favorite Spoiler Alert: We're Neither Rich Nor Famous

Heather Mundt | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel
Heather Mundt

OK Aspen, I must confess something to you: I thought you were a snob. I thought I'd feel out of place in the land of billionaires and Burberry. But I was wrong.

I'm With Stupid: When Will the Reptile Abuse Finally End?

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

On the surface, this would seem to be a clear-cut case of animal cruelty. Those geckos are dead because of the actions of some humans. But I think this case actually resides in more of a gray area because I think the geckos were willing participants.

Art in Aspen? Looks an Awful Lot Like Wildlife Exploitation

Kieran Suckling | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Kieran Suckling

The Aspen Art Museum in Colorado is hosting a controversial exhibit from Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each affixed with a pair of iPads stuck directly to their massive shells.