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A Sweet Spot in Aspen - Paradise Bakery and Cafe

My yummy Alpine Strawberry and Chocolate Fudge Brownie Gelato in a Waffle Cone from Paradise Bakery and Cafe and in Aspen!My yummy Alpine Strawberry and Chocolate Fudge Brownie Gelato in a Waffle Cone from Paradise Bakery and Cafe and in Aspen!
Aspen, Co - I LOVE sugar! Yup you heard me right. I love it in just about every form but must admit that I truly prefer it in the form of a deliciously decadent sweet treat!
I think my initial love was born out of the fact that my Mom loves to bake. While growing up I was lucky enough to have a kitchen filled with fresh baked brownies, cakes, crepes, cookies, etc. and though I didn't gain her baking skills I have carried my love for sweetness with me on my journey through life thus far. In addition to the baked goods I also have a love for ice cream. That love was born not in the kitchen I grew up in but rather in the local ice cream shops we would frequent on family outings. I recall two specific spots, back in Upstate New York, that I frequented fairly often while young and throughout my high school years! Dairy Frost and Udderly Delicious were my favorites and I went with family, friends, my dog and on occasion by myself!

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BellyUp Aspen Welcome's Jeff Daniels the Musician, With or Without the Moped

Jeff Daniels the MusicianJeff Daniels the Musician Aspen, CO -"You know, my dad taught me to drive a stick when I was around 16, too. We went out in his silver Scirocco and drove around and around this empty parking lot, after dark, for what seemed like months," I told actor, playwright turned singer-songwriter Jeff Daniels, recalling what must have been a very painful process for both my dad, and his nice car.

"Oh, I can still smell that clutch burning!" said Daniels, with a chuckle, taking a break from driving to chat in a good cell zone. He’s on the road with his wife Kathleen, their two Australian Shepherds and their 42-foot recreational vehicle, on nation-wide tour and making their way to Aspen for this Friday’s show at the BellyUp.

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The Geography of Justice: Aspen's Pitkin County Jail vs. Maricopa Tent City in Phoenix

Aspen, CO - If you're going to steal a car, do it in Aspen; only an amateur desert thief rolls the dice somewhere like Phoenix. There is a complex web of competing philosophies on the purpose of jail – punishment, rehabilitation, to deter, to preserve the rights of the innocent, or some hybrid – none of which I care to get into with any depth here; there are entirePhoenix, AZ - Inmates of the Maricopa Tent City Jail taking it easy, as usual. [photo by Nina Rehfeld] books devoted to the ethics of incarceration. No, I aim to point out a vast dichotomy that exists by comparing two nearly opposite institutions. Even while disagreeing on what constitutes just punishment, we can all recognize that the type imposed on a criminal may vary drastically depending on nothing more than location. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the geography of justice.

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Columbian Mammoth Bones Discovered Near Snowmass Village

Mammoth mandible: The mandible (lower jaw) with one tooth attached found in Snowmass Village. Next to it you can see another tooth coming in. Mammoths have six sets of teeth, so they lose them often.Mammoth mandible: The mandible (lower jaw) with one tooth attached found in Snowmass Village. Next to it you can see another tooth coming in. Mammoths have six sets of teeth, so they lose them often.Snowmass Village – The Snowmass Village Water and Sanitation (and Paleontology?) District has usurped the community spotlight, even as elections loom. It may not have been in the original job description, but recently the Water and Sanitation District employees have taken on the roles of paleontologists and museum curators. While working to enlarge Ziegler Reservoir above Snowmass Village on October 14th, a machine operator noticed something odd emerging from the ground. Upon further examination, he realized that they were very large bones.

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Tattooing a moment in time at the "Ink Lounge" in Edwards, CO.

Ink Lounge Edwards, CO: Inside view of The Ink Lounge Edwards, CO: Inside view of The "Ink Lounge" located in Edwards, Co.Edwards, CO - So I recently had the distinct pleasure of spending some time with my step-daughter Courtney and her cousin Cassie. They came down from Alaska and having them with us was fantastic!
Most of our visits have taken place in the Mid-West, because it's sort of home-base and easier for lot's of family to get together all at once, but this journey was extra special due to the fact that we got to have 7 days with the “girls” all to ourselves! They are 18 and 19, so not really girls anymore, but from the perspective of a 39 and 40 year old they are still, and sadly for them always will be, girls to us.
During their visit we did lot's of things: Shopping in Aspen, swimming at the Glenwood Hot Springs, dining at Moe's BBQ, etc... but an extra special part of the visit for me came when the gals decided they wanted to mark a moment in time in the form of a tattoo. I almost couldn't believe my ears when the word tattoo was first mentioned! I myself had been longing to mark another moment of my own, but was now getting the opportunity to be a part of my step-daughters first, her cousins second while getting my third! Crazy man crazy...

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Time To Get Your Feet Wet: Aspen Area Resorts' Opening Dates

Keystone,CO Over the next month and a half, resorts all over Colorado will begin opening their doors to eager, snow hungry skiers and riders. Many resorts have been hit heavy with the past two day’s recent snowstorms making it even harder for us, powder hunters to sit still.

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