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Bear attacks human in Aspen; 3rd incident in 3 months

Aug. 19, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A bear has attacked a human in Aspen for the third time in three months, prompting wildlife officials to plead with people to keep garbage and other edibles secure from the animals. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says a black bear bit a restaurant manager who was trying to scare the animal...

Colorado businessman: Possible China tariffs challenging

Aug. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado businessman is watching for additional tariffs on Chinese products. President Donald Trump said Thursday he would delay a new, 25% tariff on Chinese goods from September to December. Reggie Charles, founder of Aspen-based High Society Freeride Co., tells the Aspen Daily News...

Lawsuit pauses Forest Service's logging project in Colorado

Aug. 12, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has put a logging project in Colorado on hold as it deals with a lawsuit. The Aspen Times reported Monday that the agency had authorized the plan to clear-cut about 2.5 square miles (6.6 square kilometers) in the Upper Fryingpan Valley, saying it would improve...

Heavy rains fall on Colorado area burned by wildfire

Aug. 5, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Heavy rains fell on an area burned by a wildfire last year, triggering road closures from flooding and debris flows near a Colorado mountain town. The Aspen Daily News reports an evacuation notice was issued to some residents of Basalt, with warnings to seek higher ground and avoid...

Kansas girl swept away by river in Colorado identified

Aug. 2, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A 16-year-old Kansas girl who died after being swept away by a river in Colorado has been identified as Jamie Tran of Wichita. The Aspen Daily News reports that the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office received a report around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday that a young woman crossing the Roaring Fork...

Colorado rescuers locate body of girl swept away by river

Aug. 1, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities have located the body of teenager who was missing after being swept away by a river. The Aspen Daily News reports the 16-year-old girl was taken by the Roaring Fork River while swimming Wednesday. The girl's body was located Thursday near the Devil's Punchbowl, a...

Donor to pay overtime costs linked to Pence's Colorado visit

Jul. 30, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — An anonymous donor has pledged to pay overtime costs of Colorado public safety personnel connected to Vice President Mike Pence's visit to a ski town earlier this month. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo tells The Aspen Times that the county Republican Party had found a person who...

Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Colorado

Jul. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is in Colorado to campaign for his and President Donald Trump's re-election, as well as for Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. Pence arrived at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland Monday. He was scheduled to appear at a luncheon for Gardner in Aurora....

Climber killed during descent from Colorado peak identified

Jul. 13, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities have released the identity of a man who fell to his death while descending from a mountain peak near Aspen. Pitkin County Coroner Steve Ayers said 61-year-old James Hasse died of blunt force trauma to the head during Wednesday's accident. The Aspen Daily News...

Climber falls 200 feet to death during Colorado peak descent

Jul. 11, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Rescue personnel are working to retrieve the body of a man who fell to his death on a Colorado peak. The Aspen Daily News reports the 61-year-old climber fell about 200 feet (61 meters) Wednesday on South Maroon Peak in the Elk Mountains near Aspen. Authorities declined to identify the...