News & Profiles

Altitude Adjustment

Dear Meredith: How Can I Get Involved in the Community During the Pandemic?

Your only-in-Aspen questions, answered

12/23/2020 By Meredith C. Carroll

Community Table

From Retired Hotel Jerome GM Tony DiLucia to Newspaper Editor Megan Tackett, Our Fantasy Guest List

Here’s whom we’d invite if we could entertain this season’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by David Wilson

Dear Readers

Covid’s Unanticipated Benefit: Inspiring Thoughtfulness

Much as we miss large gatherings, the pandemic has made us refocus how we spend time and energy and renewed the desire to give back.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Full House

Aspen’s Real-Estate Market Soared Sky-High in 2020

Here are the stats that prove it.

12/23/2020 By Catherine Lutz

Call & Response

A Q&A with Voces Unidas de las Montañas Executive Director Alex Sánchez

The Latino leader wants to raise the voices—and political power—of a vital yet overlooked community in the Roaring Fork Valley.

12/23/2020 By as told to Ali Margo Photography by Ross Kribbs

Person of Interest

Valley Native Designs Commercial Movie Posters While Creating Fine Art Collages

From aspiring rock star to established artist, via Basalt and Hollywood, Jeff Stevens embodies the creative spirit.

12/23/2020 By M. John Fayhee


It’s a Different Era at the Aspen Art Museum

With a new director and must-see exhibits, the Aspen Art Museum honors its past with an eye toward the future.

12/23/2020 By Dipika Rai

Dear Readers

The Pandemic Has Given Us an Oasis of Calm

Without the frenzy of summer events, this quieter summer allows us to take a breather and focus on the outdoors.

07/16/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Altitude Adjustment

Dear Meredith: Is It Okay to Stay in My Aspen Bubble During Covid-19?

Your only-in-Aspen questions, answered.

07/16/2020 By Meredith Carroll

Call & Response

A Q&A with Aspen High Athletic Director Martha Richards

The former pro golfer discusses the importance of practice rounds, the pitfalls of college-level coaching, and the value of being a good teammate.

07/10/2020 By as told to Sarah Chase Shaw

Community Table

From Red Cross Heroes Karen and Tom Nern to SheLift Founder Sarah Herron, our Fantasy Guest List

Here’s whom we’d invite if we could entertain this season’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

07/02/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by Jen Gillette

on the run

Rickey Gates Is Running’s Renaissance Man

The Aspen native shares his epic journey across the country through photos and essays in a compelling new book.

07/02/2020 By Allison Pattillo

Pandemic Picks

Quarantine Routines, Mountain Style

What have the editors of magazines in Aspen, Park City, and Vail been enjoying while sheltered at home? Planting a garden, escaping into nature, splurging on bourbon, and more

05/20/2020 By Jane Gendron, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Ted Katauskas


Sweet, Sweet Pea

Grow a bit of history by planting Aspen’s iconic flower.

05/13/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Pandemic Info

Aspen's New Normal: How Do We Get There?

Pitkin County's Roadmap to Reopening provides a clear set of guidelines for what we may expect in the months ahead.

05/06/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

The 411

COVID-19 Resource List for the Roaring Fork Valley

Here's where to find the most up-to-date info on everything related to the coronavirus response, in one handy guide.

04/09/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Dear Readers

Let’s Talk Skiing

Aspen's a ski town at heart, and we give you the inside intel to make the most of it.

02/28/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld


Chills and Thrills in Haunted Aspen

Are there actually spooky places and unexplained occurrences in the Roaring Fork Valley? For many people, the answer is a spirited “yes.”

02/27/2020 By M. John Fayhee Photography by Nick Tininenko

Community Table

From Dynamo Performer Grace Potter to Singer/Actress/Educator Nina Gabianelli, Our Fantasy Guest List

Here’s whom we’d invite if we could entertain this season’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

02/27/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by Sonny Ross

Community Character

Sojourner Salutes 2019

Our annual tribute to community-serving locals honors a longtime educator, a philanthropist invested in college scholarships, and a couple who helps foster c...