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Aspen Land-Use Debate – Let Our Representative Democracy Work


 Bill Stirling on Panel for Referendum Discussion in Aspen

Photo credit: Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Public Radio (APR) hosted a town-hall-style discussion on development at Belly Up on March 25th that was moderated by Carolyn Sackariason and included heavy-hitters like Ann Mullins, Marcella Larsen, Michael Behrendt, and Michael Kinsely. One of our politically active partners, Bill Stirling, was also on the panel, in opposition to the proposed Referendum 1. According to APR, “The referendum would, if passed in the spring election, require a public vote for development proposals bigger or taller than what Aspen’s land-use code allows. The vote would also be triggered for exceptions to the affordable housing or parking requirements.”

Aspen’s Future Looks Bright – Buddy Program Supports Next Generation

            jay and his little buddy Aiden    jay playing ball with his buddy

Jay Wright, a broker associate at Stirling Peak Properties, is helping shape the next generation of Aspenites as a Big Buddy. The Buddy Program, which celebrated its 42nd anniversary this year, is a nonprofit mentoring organization serving youth from Aspen to Carbondale through one-on-one mentoring programs. Jay is part of the school-based mentoring program where he spends time with his buddy Aidan on a weekly basis as part of the school day.


How long have you been part of the buddy program?

I’ve been a big buddy for two years now.


Is there a screening or interview process to become a Buddy?

Spring and Summer Home Maintenance


Summer Home Maintenance

Spring is officially here and it sure feels like it in Aspen, Colorado. The sun is shining, snow is melting and there are even trees and flowers starting to come alive. With a change in seasons comes a great time for spring home maintenance. Home exteriors can take a beating in our Rocky Mountain winters, so there is surely some work to be done. Below are just a few of the items we recommend doing for spring and summer home maintenance.

April in Aspen - Layne's Favorites

April in Aspen, Colroado

Spring is officially here in Aspen, Colorado. The ski season is wrapping up and we are starting to dream of summer, but every season in Aspen is stunning. Below are a couple of Layne's favorite things to do in April.

  • Sneaking in the last Highland’s Bowl lap for the season followed by the ‘always epic’ dance party on closing day
  • Starting backcountry adventures at dawn
  • Skinning up Tiehack to watch the sunset over Mount Sopris
  • Beginning the spring transition with a down valley bike ride

Aspen Ski and Snowboard Club - Ending Season on a High Note

            AVSC skier 

Stirling Peak Properties, especially Dale Potvin, has been a longtime supporter of this local nonprofit. This season 629 athletes represented AVSC at local, regional, national and international events in the disciplines of Nordic, alpine, and freestyle skiing as well as snowboarding. As the season wraps up, they have numerous athletes competing in Junior Nationals in California and Park City, Utah. Katy Harris also just claimed 4th at the under 18 national competition in Copper Mountain which also qualified her for U.S. Nationals. The season's successes will be celebrated at their annual awards event at the Belly Up on April 14th from 5-8 pm.