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Midsummer/Fall 2015

Features

Magic Moments

Magic Moments

Over the course of a year, nature produces many masterpieces. Some last for days; others are gone almost as quickly as they arrive.

A Twenty-Year Sojourn

A Twenty-Year Sojourn

And now, a little about us. Two decades ago, the first edition of the publication you hold in your hands landed in Aspen hotel rooms. This is that magazine’s story.

Nuestro Futuro

Nuestro Futuro

The Valley Settlement Project educates kids— and their parents—to build more integrated communities.

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

A timber-andstraw-bale home in Snowmass combines seclusion, sustainability, and subtlety to reflect the values of its down-to-earth owners.

Garden Glow

Garden Glow

With the John Denver Sanctuary at the height of summer as its backdrop, fall fashion shines.

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Departments

Full Circle

Full Circle

Three local restaurant veterans cook up a supergroup collaboration.

Wasting Away

Wasting Away

With less than twenty years of capacity remaining in Pitkin County’s landfill, will Aspen get serious about recycling?

It's A Dog's World

It's A Dog's World

Pamela Levy crisscrosses the country with her Australian terriers, racking up show wins and giving back to the breed.

That’s the Spirit

That’s the Spirit

The new Marble Distilling Company and Distillery Inn adds a dose of modernism to Carbondale’s architectural mix

Written in the Stars

Written in the Stars

Vintage binoculars, starry dresses, and the sweet effervescence of Champagne—these celestial refinements bridge the gap between heaven and earth.

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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bluegrass Sundays

Colorado’s foremost homegrown bluegrass musicians perform just off the Sundeck.

Cost: Free with the purchase of a gondola ticket

Where?
Aspen Mountain
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Aspen Institute Summer Programming

The Institute’s summer lineup features a host of forums (Aspen Security, Aspen Action, and more), the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, a graphic novel workshop for high...

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 970-544-7929
Website »

MountainSummit: Mountainfilm in Aspen

Mountainfilm in Telluride and the Wheeler Opera House’s collaboration continues, now in its sixth year. Artists, activists, and adventurers come together for four days of exceptional film...

Where?
Wheeler Opera House
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Mountainfilm in Aspen
Telephone: 970-920-5770
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Zoppé Italian Family Circus

Seven generations of Zoppés have carried on the family business founded in Venice, Italy, in 1842. 173 years later, the clan enchants Coloradan families around the state for a limited...

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Zoppé Italian Family Circus
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Chautauqua Aspen

A beautiful West End Victorian provides the perfect setting for a weekend of historic character presentations, brown-bag lunch conversations, coffee talks, and other activities throughout the...

Where?
Wheeler/Stallard Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Historical Society
Telephone: 970-925-3721
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

Aspen Institute Summer Programming

The Institute’s summer lineup features a host of forums (Aspen Security, Aspen Action, and more), the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, a graphic novel workshop for high...

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 970-544-7929
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

7:00 PM -

Tuesday Writers Group

Budding and established writers alike can benefit from the peer editing offered by the Aspen Writers’ Foundation’s Tuesday Writers’ Group. All writers are welcome, so be sure...

Where?
Red Brick Center for the Arts
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-920-5770
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Aspen Institute Summer Programming

The Institute’s summer lineup features a host of forums (Aspen Security, Aspen Action, and more), the McCloskey Speaker Series, the Hurst Lecture Series, a graphic novel workshop for high...

Where?
Aspen Meadows Campus
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Telephone: 970-544-7929
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

12:30 PM -

Aspen Business Luncheon

A weekly public luncheon that began forty years ago, featuring presentations by luminaries, local and otherwise, discussing current issues affecting our community. Not all lunches take...

Where?
Various Locations
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Business Luncheon
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

MotherLode Volleyball Classic

A motherlode of teams, 700 total, from around the nation come to compete in the forty-third annual sporting event. Music and concessions on-site.

Cost: Free for spectators

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: MotherLode Volleyball Classic
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

MotherLode Volleyball Classic

A motherlode of teams, 700 total, from around the nation come to compete in the forty-third annual sporting event. Music and concessions on-site.

Cost: Free for spectators

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: MotherLode Volleyball Classic
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

A Taste of Colorado

Celebrating its 32nd year as the state’s largest free-admission outdoor event, A Taste of Colorado draws more than 500,000 visitors annually. Five entertainment stages include national, local,...

Cost: Free

Where?
Civic Center Park
Denver, CO

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

There’s no need to buy advance-sale Coachella tickets when we’ve got the Labor Day Experience in our own backyard. This year’s lineup is a blockbuster, featuring No Doubt,...

Where?
Snowmass Village Softball Fields
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Telephone: 866-527-5499
Website »

MotherLode Volleyball Classic

A motherlode of teams, 700 total, from around the nation come to compete in the forty-third annual sporting event. Music and concessions on-site.

Cost: Free for spectators

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: MotherLode Volleyball Classic
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Aspen Saturday Market

Get those reusable shopping bags out! Colorado-made, -grown, and -produced wares abound at the local summertime tradition.

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Chamber
Telephone: 970-925-1940
Website »

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Silver Queen Gondola

Whisk to the 11,200-foot summit of Ajax, a world away from Aspen. If the views of the Elk Mountains aren’t enough, keep busy with yoga classes, naturalist hikes, Sunday bluegrass concerts,...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2015 Hotel de Paris Museum Tour Season

Hotel de Paris Museum, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, opens its tour season to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015.  Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris contains stories...

Cost: $7.00

Where?
409 6th Street
409
6th Street
Georgetown, CO  80444
View map »

For more information:
Sponsor: Hotel de Paris Museum
Telephone: 303-569-2311
Contact name: Kevin Kuharic
Website »

11:30 AM - 8:00 PM

A Taste of Colorado

Celebrating its 32nd year as the state’s largest free-admission outdoor event, A Taste of Colorado draws more than 500,000 visitors annually. Five entertainment stages include national, local,...

Cost: Free

Where?
Civic Center Park
Denver, CO

1:00 PM -

Saturday Classical Music

Students from the Aspen Music Festival & School perform musical selections of their choosing at 11,000 feet.

Cost: Free with the purchase of a gondola ticket

Where?
Richmond Ridge atop Aspen Mountain
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

ACES Summer Programing

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers daily activities at multiple locations throughout the upper valley. Birding, lectures, farm-to-table dinners, and guided hikes are just some of...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Telephone: 970-925-5756
Website »

MotherLode Volleyball Classic

A motherlode of teams, 700 total, from around the nation come to compete in the forty-third annual sporting event. Music and concessions on-site.

Cost: Free for spectators

Where?
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: MotherLode Volleyball Classic
Website »

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

There’s no need to buy advance-sale Coachella tickets when we’ve got the Labor Day Experience in our own backyard. This year’s lineup is a blockbuster, featuring No Doubt,...

Where?
Snowmass Village Softball Fields
Snowmass Village, CO  81615

For more information:
Sponsor: Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Telephone: 866-527-5499
Website »

Elk Camp Gondola and Chairlift

Hiking and biking trail systems, thirty-six holes of disc golf, paintball, and a family-friendly climbing wall and Eurobungy await at the top of the gondola. The chairlift rises even higher, to...

Where?
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Skiing Company
Telephone: 970-923-1227
Website »

Stories We Tell Ourselves (Chapter 2)

Stories We Tell Ourselves explores both the form and meaning of words and texts in relation to art. The exhibition reveals itself over time like chapters in a book throughout the Aspen Art...

Cost: Free

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

Chris Ofili: Night and Day

The Aspen Art Museum examines Chris Ofili’s career with an all-encompassing exhibition taking over the entire museum and featuring more than thirty of the Turner Prize–winning...

Where?
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen, CO  81611

For more information:
Sponsor: Aspen Art Museum
Telephone: 970-925-8050
Website »

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