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Pitkin County

'Kill Obama' Message Brings Secret Service To Aspen

Posted 10.25.2012 | Denver

A home under construction in Aspen that was spray-painted on the outside with the words "Kill Obama" Tuesday was soon painted over that same day after...

Two Deaths In Pitkin County Just 35 Minutes Apart

Posted 01.19.2012 | Denver

A skiier and snowboarder were killed in separate accidents reported within 35 minutes of each other Wednesday afternoon in Pitkin County. Gabriel L...

Is County 'Pitkin' A Fight With Oil And Gas?

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.17.2011 | Denver

Pitkin County Commissioners may seek tougher regulations again in an effort to prevent drilling in the Thompson Divide area, the Aspen Times reports. ...

DEA's Aspen Cocaine Informant May Have Had Name Leaked

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver

A late-May drug bust in Aspen, Colorado that put the kibosh on a cocaine smuggling operation has led to increased tension between law-enforcement offi...

Con Games: Aspen Cocaine Bust a Black Eye for Sheriffs

Michael Conniff | Posted 07.23.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

The longstanding romance between the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office and known local drug dealers in Aspen took a decided turn for the worse this week.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Use Most Prominent In Mountains,

Colorado Springs Gazette | DAVE PHILIPPS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The ski communities of Summit County, San Miguel County and Pitkin County are some of the youngest, fittest and healthiest counties in Colorado. S...

PHOTOS: Roaring Fork Valley's Largest Ranch On The Market For $59m

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The largest ranch in the Colorado's plush Roaring Fork Valley is also the closest ranch to Aspen. Woody Creek's 813-acre Aspen Valley Ranch is current...

Aspen's Richest Residents Migrating Away From Area

Aspen Daily News | Andrew Travers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Great Recession appears to have sparked an outbound migration of wealth from the Aspen area and is shifting income demographics of the resort area...

Carbon Monoxide Deaths in Aspen Lead to Indictments

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert Weller

The deaths of four members of a Denver family in a home just east of Aspen during the Thanksgiving weekend two years ago have resulted in the indictments of three people.

Con Games: Aspen's Big Lie

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

No doubt the retirement of Sheriff Bob Braudis of Pitkin County at the end of 2010 means he rides off blithely into the sunset after two decades in the saddle, all but untouched by the likes of me.

Con Games: Aspen's Keystone Kops

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Want to commit a crime on your summer vacation? Consider the advantages of sumptuous Aspen, Colorado, where the local City constables are likely to either be lenient or lose the evidence entirely.

Con Games: Sheriffs, Guns, and Whammo

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

In the Wild West -- out here in Colorado, Arizona, and other homes where the buffaloes roam -- some of the Wyatt Burps in the region are turning a tempest into a Tea Party.

Con Games: Aspen Jail Just a Stage for Charlie Sheen

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

As truly horrendous and reprehensible ideas go, the one that would put Charlie Sheen to work as a part-time expert on the craft of acting at Theatre Aspen will be hard to top.

What Would Hunter S. Thompson Say About the Mess We're In?

Michael Shandrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Shandrick

As the Roaring Fork Valley's most celebrated politician, Hunter S. Thompson made the news and didn't have to write about it.

Aspen Yoga Instructor Faces Sex-Offender Status

The Aspen Times | Rick Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ASPEN -- The attorney for an Aspen yoga instructor accused of having unlawful sexual contact with two of his clients refused to cut a deal Tuesday wit...

Charlie Sheen Last Seen In Aspen Slammer

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

This is nothing but sad for Sheen, for his father Martin Sheen, and of course for his very extended family -- five kids by three women and counting.

Charlie Sheen Arrested In Aspen

Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Actor Charlie Sheen was booked into the Pitkin County Jail on felony domestic violence charges today, authorities in Aspen said. He was arrested by t...

Aspen Van Crash: Vehicle Full Of Arrested Inmates Crashes On Independence Pass

The Aspen Daily News | Troy Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A vehicle carrying an Aspen arrestee slid off the road Tuesday on its approach to Independence Pass and had to be assisted by sheriff's deputies. The...

Clean Water Act Stifling Volunteer Cleanup Efforts

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LEADVILLE -- It's a fall morning in the mountains just outside this Lake County town. Contractors in yellow earthmovers are cleaning up acid mine drai...