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2 hrs ago | The Aspen Times

Aspen Times Weekly: Behind Locked Doors

Published: Stewart Oksenhorn The Aspen Times Charlie Sheen offers a peace sign to photographers as he enters the Pitkin County Courthouse on Monday afternoon alongside his California attorney, Steve Cochran, left, and his publicist, Stan Rosenfield, right.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison

2 hrs ago | The Aspen Times

Asbestos clean-up costly for Pitkin County

Last week's closure of the Pitkin County Courthouse Plaza cost the county nearly $70,000 in testing and cleaning to remove traces of asbestos before reopening the building on Monday.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Glenwood Springs Post-Independent

Pfister homicide case: Severed cases for Stylers couple and Carpenter?

A judge has given defense attorneys until May 16 to file severance motions on behalf of the three defendants charged in the slaying of Aspen native Nancy Pfister.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Basalt, CO

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Aspen Times

Teen gets deferred sentence for check forgeries

The cases of two women accused of a fraudulent check-cashing operation in November were treated in different ways Monday in Pitkin County District Court.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO

Vail Daily News

Aspen bartender Peter Nardi found guilty of sexual assault, other charges

A Pitkin County jury on Friday found longtime Aspen-area resident and bartender Peter Nardi guilty of felony sexual assault and other charges following a nine-day trial.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Aspen Times

Courthouse Plaza will stay closed until Monday

The Pitkin County Courthouse Plaza will remain closed to the public until Monday as crews work to seal off and clean up several small traces of asbestos in the building.

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Related Topix: Grand Junction, CO, Glenwood Springs, CO, Aspen, CO

The Aspen Times

Different recycling routes pursued by Eagle, Pitkin counties

Eagle County sorts recyclable materials and prepares them for shipment at its materials recovery facility near Wolcott.

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Related Topix: Eagle County, CO, Wolcott, CO, Aspen, CO, Basalt, CO, Vail, CO

The Aspen Times

Student's essay on First Amendment wins top prize

Aspen High School sophomore Tristan Niskanen took third place in a civics-writing contest sponsored by the Pitkin County Republican Party, while the first-place winner was sophomore Elizabeth de Wetter.

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Related Topix: Prison

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Aspen Times

Aspen speaks up for Thompson Divide

Numerous speakers urged the Bureau of Land Management to void 65 gas leases, including 25 in the Thompson Divide, during a meeting in Aspen Thursday.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Carbondale, CO, Glenwood Springs, CO, Garfield County, CO, Woody Creek, CO

The Aspen Times

Aspen bartender Peter Nardi found guilty of sexual assault, other charges

A Pitkin County jury on Friday found longtime Aspen-area resident and bartender Peter Nardi guilty of felony sexual assault and other charges following a nine-day trial.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Aspen Times

Aspen Kids First events set for April and May

Kids First is celebrating "Month of the Young Child" with a variety of events in April and May including the following open houses in which parents can visit teachers and staff while observing children in their learning environments: Monday, 9:30 a.m. - Early Childhood Center, Woody Creek Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Early Learning Center, Aspen ... (more)

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Woody Creek, CO

The Aspen Times

Pitkin County building remains closed for asbestos probe

Air monitoring for asbestos exposure got underway at the Pitkin County Courthouse Plaza on Tuesday after the previous day's inspection revealed several "hot spots" that contained traces of asbestos.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Grand Junction, CO

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Aspen Times

Waste Management taking over recycling throughout Roaring Fork Valley

Joe Krabacher, of Woody Creek, deposits recyclable materials at the Rio Grande site in Aspen Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Woody Creek, CO, Basalt, CO

The Aspen Times

Krabloonik owner pleads not guilty to animal-cruelty charges

Andre Salvail The Aspen Times Dan MacEachen makes his way out of the Pitkin County Courthouse following Tuesday's arraignment in which he pleaded not guilty to eight misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Snowmass Village, CO, Snowmass, CO

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Denver Post

Aspen woman died of blunt-force head trauma, coroner says

Nancy Pfister died of blunt-force trauma to the head, and her body was not discovered for about 36 hours after her death, the Pitkin County Coroner's Office said in a news release Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO

Northern Michigan News

Colorado socialite killed by blunt force to head

A coroner says blunt force injury to the head killed a socialite who was found in her home in a Colorado resort town.

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The Economist

Canada's war on doorknobs: Knobless oblige

IT IS rare for changes to a municipal building code to become headline news. But Vancouver's ban on doorknobs in all new buildings, which went into effect last month, is an exception.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

TheDenverChannel

Co. office building closed for asbestos testing

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. - A Pitkin County government office building in Aspen has been closed for asbestos testing after a preliminary check showed the material was present.

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The Aspen Times

Man allegedly pulls knife at Aspen bar

A Carbondale man faces a felony assault charge of menacing with a deadly weapon following an alleged incident at the Regal Watering Hole on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Aspen, CO, Carbondale, CO

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Aspen Times

Pitkin County building to close today for asbestos test

The Pitkin County government building at 530 E. Main Street, also known as the Courthouse Plaza, will be closed today and Wednesday for air testing in an area with asbestos, recently discovered while plans were being made for an upcoming remodeling job.

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