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Week In Review

Vail avalanche suit

Broomfield District Court Judge Chris Melonakis ruled that Taft Conlin’s parents could ask for punitive damages if a jury decides in their favor in the 2012 death of their son.

Conlin was 13 when he died in an avalanche on the front side of Vail mountain on Jan. 20, 2012.

Middaugh tackles Xterra USA Championships

Local endurance athlete Josiah Middaugh finished second in Saturday’s Xterra USA Championship triathlon in Ogden, Utah, and wrapped up the American season points total for the second year in a row.

Local real estate recovery

As the local real estate market continues its recovery from the 2009 collapse, 2014 is looking like the best year since the boom times in terms of both transactions and money generated by those sales.

Sales volumes, the amount of money generated by those transactions, is more than 30 percent more than 2013’s totals through the end of July.

Aspen hiring worries

Aspen Skiing Co. anticipates a tougher time filling its positions this winter than in recent winters. Aspen and Snowmass Village, like many Western U.S. ski resorts, traditionally have generated more jobs than there were workers to fill them, but that changed during the five years of the recession.

Now it’s switching back.

Heavily equipped neighbor dispute

Arthur Hood, 64, of Glenwood was arrested last week for allegedly attempting to run over his neighbor using a skid-steer front-end loader.

Doug Wilkening told police that he had observed Hood moving dirt In front of Wilkening’s driveway when his shout of “hey” prompted Hood to make eye contact, turn around and drive toward him.


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