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  • Key Witness: Prosecutor Manipulated Me Into Falsely Testifying Against Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-7-15 | Fred Barnes
    Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter, has blown a big hole in the case against Lewis “Scooter” Libby, convicted of lying to avoid blame for outing a CIA agent. Miller was a key witness in Libby’s trial, but in her new book she has repudiated her testimony. Libby was “railroaded in his conviction” by Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald, she said in an interview on Fox News yesterday. In her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, she writes that Fitzgerald cajoled her into testifying in 2007 that Libby had told her Valerie Plame, the wife of a critic...
  • If it’s President’s Day, this must be Aspen – home of the rich and famous

    02/16/2015 6:42:57 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-16-2015 | MOTUS
    I know somebody asked about the annual ski-trip the other day, butt I was not at liberty to discuss it, as it is not officially happening. Unfortunately, some jerk on Instagram blew our cover:And Fire Andrea Mitchell ran with it, in a not-so-respectable way: Michelle Obama decided to get a vacation to Aspen this weekend for a ski trip with the spoiled kids. Palm Springs apparently was’t good enough for Michelle Obama where her hubby Barry Soetoro is fundraising and golfing. Reports about Michelle Obama’s trip to Aspen this year have been almost non-existent. But there were some who snapped...
  • Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’

    02/09/2015 6:35:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive. While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said, according to The Times. “These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Mr....
  • Whose sarin? (Obama exposed for Syria false-flag)

    12/18/2013 9:23:22 AM PST · by Abiotic · 42 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | 19 December 2013 | Seymour Hersh
    Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the...
  • Did the Aspen Institute know about Schiller's problems at NPR when they hired him?

    03/09/2011 6:01:31 PM PST · by Helotes · 11 replies
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    Did the Aspen know about Schiller's problems when they agreed to hire him? I noticed that the web cam date for the O'Keefe video at the restaurant was shot on 2-22-11 and that the Aspen Institute's announcement of Schiller's move from NPR was dated 3-3-11. So was the Aspen Institute aware of the video when they hired him? And if they were, does the Aspen Institute endorse Schiller's point of view regarding Conservatives, Tea Party members, Jews, and so on?
  • US intel official warns against toppling Hamas

    07/27/2014 2:41:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7/27/2014 | Lazar Berman
    Speaking at a high-level security conference in Aspen, Colorado, outgoing US Defense Intelligence Agency head Michael Flynn warned against the dangers of toppling Hamas, saying what may replace the Islamist group could be even worse. “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something much worse,” Flynn, a lieutenant general, told the conference Saturday, according to Reuters.He warned that with Hamas out of the picture, the Islamic State, or something like the brutal Islamist group ruling over parts of Syria and Iraq, could take its place.Flynn also said...
  • Couple Arrested In Murder Of Aspen Socialite

    03/04/2014 8:17:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | March 4, 2014
    A husband and wife who rented the house of a Colorado resort town socialite are accused of killing her and leaving her body in a closet after she returned home from an overseas vacation. Nancy Pfister, 57, was the daughter of the late Betty and Art Pfister, longtime prominent Aspen residents who co-founded the Buttermilk ski area west of town. Buttermilk Mountain has hosted the Winter X Games multiple times. On Monday evening, authorities arrested William F. Styler III, 65, and Nancy Christine Styler, 62, at the Aspenalt Lodge in Basalt, where they were staying after apparently moving out of...
  • Celebrating National Clown Day: We’re all Bozos on this Bus

    Catastrophic droughts and winter snow storms caused by Global Warming, childhood obesity, school bullying, nuclear Iran, gay marriage, phony scandals up the wazoo, and an impending doctor shortage due to the vagaries of Obamacare  - and now this? - “National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear.” What kind of a cruel joke is this? Just as we need circuses more than ever to distract the plebes, we have a clown shortage? Membership at the country’s largest trade organizations for the jokesters has plunged over the past decade as declining interest, old age and higher standards among employers align...
  • Direct From Aspen: the Finals of the Michelle Obama Who Wore It Better Contest

    02/15/2014 9:24:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-15-2014 | MOTUS
    Okay, who had Lady M and the Wee Wons arriving Aspen @ 5:16 local time? Ding! Ding! Ding! – you’re our winner! Extra credit if you had also predicted she would shut down Aspen Airport for over an hour, requiring many of the 1 percenters who fund her lifestyle to circle, unable to land. Keith has more coverage here. You can look forward to continued MSM non-coverage of our 3-day-long-weekend here in the land of the (very, very) rich and famous. The only transparency-in-government on display you’re likely to see this weekend will be my imaging of Lady M heading...
  • One dead, two injured in small plane crash at Aspen airport

    01/05/2014 6:36:27 PM PST · by wastedyears · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 5th, 2014
    One person died and two others were injured when a small plane crashed at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Colorado on Sunday, the Pitkin County Sheriff's office said.
  • Segal: Open letter from an illegal ‘alien’

    07/07/2013 6:04:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | July 6, 2013 | David Segal
    My fellow Americans: In this 75th-anniversary year of my arrival in this land, at this time of public debate about immigration in our great country, the time is right for me to add my voice to the conversation. (Good thing I have friends in journalism to give me a forum.) For many of you, I have come to represent the goodness at the heart of our country and what we aspire to be. I stand for “truth, justice and the American way.” It’s no coincidence that my signature colors are red and blue. I am also an immigrant —and an...
  • The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

    03/03/2013 8:56:53 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 18 replies
    Forign Policy ^ | March 3, 2013 | VALI NASR
    "My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience." It was close to midnight on Jan. 20, 2009, and I was about to go to sleep when my iPhone beeped. There was a new text message. It was from Richard Holbrooke. It said, "Are you up, can you talk?" When I called, he told me that Barack Obama had asked him to serve as envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He would work out of the State Department, and he wanted me to join his team. "No one knows this yet. Don't tell anyone. Well, maybe...
  • Chi-Coms Hack Into White House Photos of Obama's Golf Outing!!!

    02/23/2013 3:33:00 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-19-2013 | MOTUS
    Have you seen the reports about the Chinese army being behind hundreds of cyber attacks on U.S. targets? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s true. Just last night my own hard drive was infiltrated and as a result my copyrighted image of Lady M on the Aspen slopes maliciously showed up on the worldwide innertubes early this morning:              I know it was a hack job because I worked on it all afternoon after receiving a special request from SB to get Lady M to pose on the bunny hill in Rosa DeLauro’s capital steps outfit. I...
  • We're Riding Down a Fiscal Avalanche While MOOchelle Skis Aspen!!!

    02/18/2013 9:37:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-18-2013 | MOTUS
        As you know, the Aspen photo embargo has been quite successful. The fact that you haven’t seen even so much as a cellphone shot indicates the overall good breeding, manners and political affiliation of the type of people who ski Aspen. That, and the fact Lady M had the SS shut down one of the mountains on Buttermilk to the riffraff in order to assure her…uh, a wide berth on the way down. It’s no biggie: the people in Washington get used to it, I’m sure the skiers here will too. And, as we have in the past,...
  • USFS Turns To Saws To Get Rid Of Frozen Cows

    05/02/2012 11:50:46 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 27 replies
    KJCT8.com ^ | May 1, 2012 | AP
    <p>ASPEN, Colo. -- Federal forest officials are thinking of using hand saws to break up the carcasses of frozen cows that died inside a cabin at 11,000 feet near Aspen.</p> <p>The U.S. Forest Service had been exploring whether to burn the cabin or blow it up with explosives to get rid of the cabin and the cows. But a plan explored this week involves using hand saws to cut up carcasses of six cows frozen inside the cabin and four or five buried in the snow outside.</p>
  • Michelle Obama wows Aspen crowd (pimps the rookie Hussein's accomplishments)

    07/27/2011 8:55:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Post Independent ^ | 7/26/11 | Scott Condon
    Michelle Obama wows Aspen crowdFirst lady delivers fundraising speech at home of Jim and Paula Crown Scott Condon The Aspen Times Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado Tuesday, July 26, 2011 **SNIP** She touted her husband's accomplishments, highlighting that he took over an economy “on the brink of collapse” and nurtured it into “one starting to grow again.” The audience, the majority of which was female, broke into the first applause during her speech when she noted that her husband's administration is working to help women get equal pay for equal work. The crowd cheered again seconds later, when Obama noted her...
  • Michelle Obama coming to Aspen

    07/21/2011 12:05:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | July 21, 2011 | Scott Condon
    ASPEN — First Lady Michelle Obama will speak in Aspen Tuesday at a private fundraiser organized by the Democratic National Committee, the White House press office announced Wednesday. Few details about her trip were immediately available. “It's going to be at the home of Jim and Paula Crown,” Blanca O'Leary, chair of the Pitkin County Democratic Party, said regarding the fund raiser. Roughly 100 people are expected, she said. O'Leary said Obama will likely speak on the accomplishments of her husband's administration as well as the challenges ahead. She said she was unaware of any public appearances scheduled by the...
  • Biden vacations in Aspen amid Libya questions and Florida reporter's detainment

    03/28/2011 9:13:54 PM PDT · by paltz · 17 replies
    Washington Times Water Cooler Blog ^ | 3/28/11 | Kerry Picket
    On the eve of President Barack Obama's address to the nation on U.S. military action in Libya and a recent story about a local Florida reporter who was locked in a storage closet during a fundraiser he attended for Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, Vice President Joe Biden can only be found vacationing in the ritzy resort city of Aspen, Colorado, reports the Aspen Times. According to the Aspen Times' article published on Friday, Mr Biden was described as "vacationing" in Aspen by a local sheriff after the Vice President flew in from headlining two fundraisers for Sen.Nelson in Florida:...
  • Gore brings his global warming fight to Aspen ("it masquerades as an illusion”) CAPTION!

    02/21/2011 1:09:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Vail Daily ^ | 2/21/11 | Andre Salvail
    Gore brings his global warming fight to AspenFormer vice president calls it a ‘moral issue' By Andre Salvail The Aspen Times Monday, February 21, 2011 ASPEN — He may have been preaching to the choir, but... **SNIP** Their objective, he said, was to transform global warming into a theory rather than a fact. And so the opponents of the effort to recognize climate change embarked upon a “dedicated, cynical, lavishly funded strategy,” utilizing conservative talk radio, commentator Rush Limbaugh and his many imitators, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Fox News and other right-wing outlets. It didn't help, Gore said,...
  • 'Douche bag' case sparks war of words in Aspen

    02/04/2011 1:25:38 PM PST · by MissTed · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Aspen Times (CO) ^ | 2/4/11 | Rick Carroll
    ASPEN — It's been more than a year since Daniel Fordham got in trouble for an episode in which he called an Aspen police officer a “douche bag.” And those two words have sparked a war of words between the District Attorney's Office and Fordham's lawyer, Lauren Maytin of Aspen. Fordham is due back in Pitkin County Court on March 8, during which time Maytin is scheduled to argue for a special prosecutor to handle a case stemming from a Jan. 23, 2010 incident in downtown Aspen. Early that morning, Fordham was arrested outside of Rubey Park for disorderly conduct...
  • Local Swiss bank probed [Cayman Islands]

    09/20/2009 2:04:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies · 613+ views
    Cayman Net News ^ | September 18, 2009 | Kerry Harvey
    A Swiss bank that used its Cayman Islands’ branch to engage in what a US federal judge has branded “predatory lending practices” is being investigated by the US authorities. Senior officials of Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second largest bank, are facing claims that they pocketed millions of dollars by dishing out loans that were impossible to repay. On Tuesday, 15 September, 31 of the bank’s officials received subpoenas demanding that they hand over internal documents that explain why they loaned $375 million to the now bankrupt Yellowstone Club in 2005. The Yellowstone Club, founded by American tycoon Tim Blixseth, was once...
  • Take Back The Memorial

    07/13/2005 6:21:25 AM PDT · by Wuli · 40 replies · 758+ views
    Take Back The Memorial ORG ^ | Tuseday July 12, 2005 | alerts@takebackthememalerts@takebackthememorial.org
    From www.takebackthememorial.org Today's Must Read From 9/11 Familes for a Safe & Strong America: Forsaking the public trust at Ground Zero: Bernstein to move IFC 20 feet east, take artifacts from the memorial site, and use 9/11's heroes as drawing cards The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has repeatedly failed the trust the American people placed in it. Either knowingly or with a lack of due diligence, the LMDC allowed a political ideolog to become a key member of the boards overseeing the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero. Further, the LMDC has allowed him to turn the gateway cultural center to...
  • The Elite Turn Against Obama

    07/14/2010 8:18:03 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7-14-2010 | Lloyd Grove
    The Elite Turn Against ObamaJuly 14,2010 by Lloyd Grove You’d think the well-heeled and enlightened eggheads at the Aspen Ideas Festival—which is running all week in this fashionable resort town with heady panel discussions and earnest disquisitions involving all manner of deep thinkers and do-gooders—would be receptive to an intellectually ambitious president with big ideas of his own. In a way, the folks attending this cerebral conclave pairing the Aspen Institute think tank with the Atlantic Monthly magazine might even be seen as President Obama’s natural base. Apparently not so much. “The real problem we have,” Mort Zuckerman said, “are...
  • Gen. Casey: America may be in Iraq and Afghanistan for another decade

    07/10/2010 9:31:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Gen. Casey: America may be in Iraq and Afghanistan for another decade Posted: July 10th, 2010 11:49 AM ET From CNN Audience Interaction Producer Eric Kuhn Aspen, Colorado (CNN) - The United States may still be in Afghanistan and Iraq for another ten years, according to Gen. George Casey. America could be in conflict in the region for another "decade or so," Casey, the army's Chief of Staff, said Friday night at the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival. Earlier this week in Aspen, the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the U.S., Yousef al-Otaiba, stated he thought the United States should use...
  • Obama loses Babs (Streisand)- The Elite turns away from Obama!

    07/07/2010 9:40:51 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 60 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | Wed Jul 7, 7:46 am ET | Lloyd Grove Lloyd Grove
    Ferguson called for what he called “radical” measures. “I can’t emphasize strongly enough the need for radical fiscal reform to restore the incentives for work and remove the incentives for idleness.” He praised “really radical reform of the sort that, for example, Paul Ryan [the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee] has outlined in his wonderful ‘Roadmap’ for radical, root-and-branch reform not only of the tax system but of the entitlement system” and “unleash entrepreneurial innovation.” Otherwise, Ferguson warned: “Do you want to be a kind of implicit part of the European Union? I’d advise you against it.” This...
  • Losing Streisand?

    07/07/2010 10:50:53 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 24 replies
    NRO ^ | 07/07/2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    Lloyd Grove at the DB writing from the Aspen Ideas thingamajig where Obama's economic policies are apparently being lambasted by Niall Ferguson and Mort Zuckerman: “We are, without question, in a period of decline, particularly in the business world,” Zuckerman said. “The real problem we have…are some of the worst economic policies in place today that, in my judgment, go directly against the long-term interests of this country.” Zuckerman added that he detects in the Obama White House “hostility to the very kinds of [business] culture that have made this the great country that it is and was. I think...
  • Aspen Trees Die Across the West

    05/18/2010 12:29:25 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 48 replies · 1,254+ views
    OnlineWSJ.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Stephanie Simon
    DENVER -- This should be the golden season across the West, when aspen paint hillsides in shades of fall.But a mysterious ailment -- or perhaps a combination of factors -- is killing hundreds of thousands of acres of the trees from Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona through Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and into Canada, according to the U.S. government and independent scientists. The aspen die-off comes on the heels of a pine-beetle invasion that has destroyed millions of acres of evergreens. Foresters expect to lose virtually every mature lodgepole pine in Colorado -- five million acres of them.
  • Mueller Claimed Sheen Threatened Her with Knife

    Mueller Claimed Sheen Threatened Her with Knife Dec 27th 2009 Brooke Mueller told cops Charlie Sheen threatened her with a knife ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. As we have already reported, one of the two felonies for which Charlie Sheen was arrested is felony menacing -- a threat involving a deadly weapon. Our law enforcement sources say Mueller told cops Charlie was in possession of a knife and threatened her with it. As we first reported, Mueller has recanted much of her story ... so her credibility has clearly come into serious question. In addition, as we also first...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Judge orders Pomeranian to leave Colorado resort town

    09/26/2009 8:59:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 1,809+ views
    ASPEN, Colo. — A Pomeranian has been kicked out of a Colorado resort town after getting in trouble for biting and other bad behavior. Municipal Judge Brooke Peterson told the dog's owner, Melinda Goldrich, that if the dog is seen again in Aspen, it will be rounded up by animal control officers and put to death. . . .
  • 'Vicious' Pomeranian ordered out of Aspen

    09/25/2009 2:05:28 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies · 2,976+ views
    krdo ^ | Sep 25, 2009
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - It's out of town or else for Gizmo, a Pomeranian with a bad reputation in Aspen. Municipal Judge Brooke Peterson told Gizmo's owner, Melinda Goldrich, that if the dog is seen again in town, it will be put to death. Goldrich was in court Wednesday on a charge of keeping a vicious dog. An employee at an Aspen fitness club says Gizmo, who was tied to a fence, bit her in August. The dog served 10 days in an animal shelter. Goldrich had been under a court order to not leave Gizmo unattended after he bit...
  • Bear attacks Colorado man inside his home

    09/11/2009 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 38 replies · 1,691+ views
    ASPEN, Colo. — A man was attacked by a large black bear in his Aspen home in the latest in a string of violent encounters with the animals this summer in the mountain community. Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton said the man had gone to the first floor of his home to check on his three barking dogs when the bear struck him in the head.
  • Breaking News: Another bear attack in Aspen

    09/11/2009 7:23:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 1,632+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | September 11, 2009
    Wildlife officers with the Colorado Division of Wildlife are searching for a bear involved in an attack Thursday night in Aspen. A man ...was attacked in his home by a bear shortly after 8 p.m. the homeowner's three dogs began barking loudly in the ground floor of the house... When the homeowner went downstairs to check on the dogs, he was confronted by a large, black bear. The victim of this attack is being treated at an area hospital.
  • Aspen confronts bolder bears looking for food

    09/08/2009 12:55:51 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies · 2,091+ views
    hosted.ap.org/ ^ | Sep 8 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- It's nearly 2 a.m. and authorities have found the suspect in a string of break-ins into multimillion-dollar homes. His nose led him right to their trap - a cage filled with barbecue-scented cantaloupe and peaches. It's a 550-pound black bear....
  • Attorney General cracks tooth, misses trip to Aspen

    07/02/2009 10:28:49 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 17 replies · 546+ views
    Reuters Blogs ^ | 7-2-2009 | Tabassum Zakaria
    Must be playing all that hardball by President Barack Obama’s administration. Attorney General Eric Holder becomes the second Cabinet official to miss travel after breaking something. Holder, the country’s top law enforcement official, cracked a tooth last night and missed a trip to Aspen, Colorado, where he had been scheduled to attend the “Aspen Ideas Festival” on the eve of a long weekend for the Fourth of July holiday.
  • VA Secretary Opens Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

    03/30/2009 4:21:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 283+ views
    SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo., March 30, 2009 – Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki opened the 23rd annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic here last night, encouraging more than 400 participants he said had found their way “to the top of the mountain in search of miracles.” Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, center, chats with participants in the 23rd annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., during a March 29, 2009, “Taste of Aspen” celebration that kicked off the six-day event. Among participating veterans are, left, retired Army Cpl. Allen Babin, an 82nd Airborne...
  • The vets are coming, the vets are coming

    03/29/2009 4:15:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 494+ views
    Snowmass Sun ^ | March 24, 2009
    more than 400 severely injured veterans – 34 of whom hail from Colorado – will take part in the 23rd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic from March 29 through April 3. It is the largest adaptive event of its kind in the world. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and co-sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the clinic teaches veterans with disabilities in adaptive alpine and Nordic skiing, and introduces them to a number of other adaptive recreational activities and sports. It’s open to U.S. military veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic...
  • Aspen theater wins rights to Ingmar Bergman film catalog

    01/16/2009 8:11:12 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 471+ views
    www.rockymountainnews.com ^ | 01/15/2009 | Joyzelle Davis
    The owners of an Aspen movie theater now hold the rights to Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's catalog after an eight-year legal dispute with a Scandinavian media group that raised tricky questions about international business deals.
  • Bomb suspect killed self; blasted Rove, Cheney and Bush in note

    01/01/2009 11:55:24 AM PST · by Patrick1 · 16 replies · 598+ views
    Al-AP ^ | 01/01/09 | Patrick1
    ASPEN — A man who left bomb threats and homemade bombs around Aspen on New Year's Eve shot and killed himself in his car a few hours after his threats cleared much of the resort town, Aspen Police said. Assistant Aspen Police Chief Bill Linn said James Chester Blanning, 72, walked into two Aspen banks Wednesday afternoon and left packages wrapped in holiday paper along with notes saying the boxes contained bombs. The notes threatened "mass death" and demanded $60,000 cash, along with criticisms of President George Bush, Linn said.
  • Bomb suspect killed self; blasted Rove, Cheney and Bush in note

    01/01/2009 11:17:31 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 56 replies · 1,460+ views
    <p>ASPEN — A man who left bomb threats and homemade bombs around Aspen on New Year's Eve shot and killed himself in his car a few hours after his threats cleared much of the resort town, Aspen Police said.</p> <p>Assistant Aspen Police Chief Bill Linn said James Chester Blanning, 72, walked into two Aspen banks Wednesday afternoon and left packages wrapped in holiday paper along with notes saying the boxes contained bombs. The notes threatened "mass death" and demanded $60,000 cash, along with criticisms of President George Bush, Linn said.</p>
  • Madoff scandal hits Aspen

    12/23/2008 11:13:09 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 64 replies · 2,907+ views
    Money ^ | 12/22/2008 | Diane Tegmeyer
    ASPEN, Colo. (Fortune) -- Palm Beach and New York may have been hardest hit by the Bernard Madoff scandal, but residents in Aspen, Colo., are quietly tallying up massive losses. The upscale resort community has a population base of under 6,000, but reports over the past week reveal that dozens of residents have been undone by the $50 billion Ponzi scheme allegedly perpetrated by Madoff. According to local asset managers and lawyers, these families have lost upwards of $1 billion. Some have seen up to 95% of their life savings disappear in the past few days -- both long-time locals...
  • More snow, cold head for Aspen

    12/20/2008 7:31:45 AM PST · by ricks_place · 8 replies · 640+ views
    Aspen Times ^ | December 19, 2008 | Aspen Times Staff Report
    ASPEN — The snow in Aspen just keeps on coming, but it may be too cold to enjoy it by Saturday. A winter storm that dumped up to a foot of snow on local ski slopes over the past two days has moved out, but another system is headed for Aspen Friday night. So are plummeting temperatures and a brutal wind chill. On the heels of the winter storm warning that expired Friday morning, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the northwest mountains of Colorado, including Aspen and Snowmass, starting Friday evening. It extends until...
  • 'THE OBAMA CHRONICLES,' PART 4: PEOPLE WHO HELPED OBAMA RISE IN POWER

    09/21/2008 6:14:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies · 439+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2008 | Bill O'Reilly
    Joining us now from Chicago is a woman who knows all about Barack Obama's Chicago gang, Sugar Rautbord, who actually introduced the Senator to George Soros. Wow. Why did you do that? SUGAR RAUTBORD, OBAMA SUPPORTER: Well, because he was a Democrat, and he is rich, so that kind of makes sense. And when he was running, Barack, for the U.S. Senate, Paula and Jim Crown from the very important billionaire Chicago Crown family that owns Aspen, owns a lot of companies, very generous, very philanthropic, we were all working with Barack to run for the Senate, and I was...
  • A Healthy Mistrust of Government

    08/26/2008 5:06:04 AM PDT · by sasquatch57 · 7 replies · 164+ views
    Aspen Times ^ | 8/26/08 | Addison Gardner
    One of the political left’s favorite conceits is that Americans — particularly the “red state” fly-over variety — hate their government. We’re not discerning enough to distinguish between the bad elements of government — those increasingly annoying pre-emptions of our privacy and choices — and government’s ability to protect us from tainted groceries, terrorism and nuclear attacks from rogue states. We don’t split hairs. We dissenters simply hate our government with a blind fury — monuments, bridges, highways and all. The word “hater” is now routinely misapplied to anyone who questions any government initiative — whether it be the public...
  • Michael Turner Passes Away At 37

    06/28/2008 2:40:57 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 9 replies · 259+ views
    Comic Book Resources ^ | June 28, 2008 | Jonah Weiland
    We here at Comic Book Resources are very sad to report that artist Michael Turner has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 37. Aspen Comics’ Vince Hernandez told CBR News Saturday morning that Turner passed away Friday night at 10:42 Pacific Time at Santa Monica Hospital in Calfiornia. The news spread quickly at Wizard World Chicago, during what would have otherwise been a riotous night at the hotel bar, the mood suddenly turned somber with remembrances of Turner from friends and acquaintances. A minute of silence will be observed during Wizard World Chicago Saturday afternoon. Turner is...
  • While East Bakes, West Gets Record Cold and Snow (Ski Trails Re-Open in Aspen in June)

    06/10/2008 2:34:36 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 17 replies · 118+ views
    Icecap.com ^ | 06-10-2008 | Joseph D’Aleo, CCM
    From Icecap.com's website: The Aspen Skiing Company said Monday that it will open up Aspen Mountain from June 13 to 15 for skiers and snowboarders. The company says record winter snowfall has left the mountain covered with snow, leaving behind an average of more than 3 feet of snow on the upper slopes. So, for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aspen will open seven runs and about 45 acres of mostly intermediate terrain that is accessible by the Ajax Express chairlift. And Missoula, Montana’s water park is closing due to cold weather ‘to protect children from hypothermia’. In the Seattle...
  • Aspen to re-open for skiing this weekend (June 13-15)-(So much for Globo Warmin', eh?)

    06/09/2008 11:47:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 11 replies · 243+ views
    Summit Daily ^ | 6-10-08 | Summit Daily
    Aspen Mountain will be open to skiers and snowboarders this weekend, according to Jeff Hanle, spokesman for the Aspen Skiing Co. “Yes, we are going skiing,” Hanle said, though he could not confirm the details. The Skico previously indicated it would consider opening the mountain this weekend, which coincides with the Aspen Food & Wine Magazine Classic. It's unusual but not unprecedented to have skiing on Ajax mountain this late in the season, after Independence Pass already has opened for the summer. But highway crews only last week re-opened the 12,093-foot pass after a particularly snowy winter. Arapahoe Basin, which...
  • Skiing and Global Warming, (Aspen in Panic!)

    11/17/2007 11:52:08 AM PST · by Trteamer · 70 replies · 71+ views
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | 11/17/07 | Trteamer
    One day, Aspen could be known for its golf courses, not its skiing. At least, that's one of the scenarios floated by Aspen officials studying global warming and how it could one day affect the lush Colorado city. "A lot of our economy is based on tourism and skiing," said Kim Peterson, global warming project manager for the city of Aspen. "So we've talked about what we do as a community. Do we put golf courses up?"
  • I tried to warn Bush against Iraq war: Powell

    07/08/2007 3:55:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 115 replies · 3,190+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 09, 2007 | Sarah Baxter
    FORMER US secretary of state Colin Powell has revealed that he spent 2 1/2 hours vainly trying to persuade President George W. Bush not to invade Iraq and believes today's conflict cannot be resolved by US forces. "I tried to avoid this war," Mr Powell said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. "I took him through the consequences of going into an Arab country and becoming the occupiers." Mr Powell has become increasingly outspoken about the level of violence in Iraq, which he believes is in a state of civil war. "The civil war will ultimately be resolved by...
  • Powell tried to talk Bush out of war

    07/08/2007 7:12:29 AM PDT · by indcons · 70 replies · 1,897+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 8, 2007 | Sarah Baxter
    THE former American secretary of state Colin Powell has revealed that he spent 2½ hours vainly trying to persuade President George W Bush not to invade Iraq and believes today’s conflict cannot be resolved by US forces. “I tried to avoid this war,” Powell said at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado. “I took him through the consequences of going into an Arab country and becoming the occupiers.” Powell has become increasingly outspoken about the level of violence in Iraq, which he believes is in a state of civil war. “The civil war will ultimately be resolved by a test...