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The rock slide on Highway 24 occurred in the same area as another major rock slide that happened in April.
Colorado Department of Transportation | Special to the Enterprise |

Rock slide closes Highway 24

Highway 24 was closed in both directions Sunday due to a rock slide between Minturn and Red Cliff.

The rock slide left large boulders in the highway and damaged the roadway. Workers from the Department of Transportation used explosives to break up the large boulders Sunday, but “rock scaling” work, removal of loose rock from the slope above, continued through Monday. The slide occurred at around 6:45 p.m. Saturday. No one was hurt, but a couple of vehicles sustained damage in the incident, said Trooper Josh Lewis of the Colorado State Patrol.

The slide occurred in the same area where a major rock slide occurred in April.

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Shiffrin wins World Cut Slalom event

Eagle-Vail teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won a women’s World Cup slalom at Kuehtai, Austria in dominating style Monday for her 11th career victory.

The Olympic champion posted the fastest time in both runs and finished in an aggregate 1 minute, 43.39 seconds.

White Glove First Tracks

Last week, Beaver Creek Resort announced a new White Glove First Tracks ski experience.

Resort guests will have the opportunity to start skiing at 7:30 a.m. and then eat a gourmet breakfast at Allie’s or Beano’s cabins, all before the mountain opens to the public.

White Glove First Tracks will be available beginning Saturday and also will be offered Jan. 3, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 21, March 1 and March 8. The cost is $125.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail clubhouse

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail announced this week that it has received town of Vail approvals to build a new 28,000-square-foot clubhouse.

The building will have 10,000 square feet of residential space as its third and fourth floors. That residential space will become one penthouse or two condominiums, the sale of which will provide the funding for the project. The sale will allow for the formation of an endowment fund that will provide scholarships for deserving Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes.

Uncouth guest

A home in the quiet North 40 neighborhood was allegedly trashed by a guest who was arrested on a felony charge of criminal mischief.

“It’s like Hurricane Katrina hit it,” said Charles Abbott, who was staying at the home with owner Michael Stranahan and suspect Paul Peak, whom authorities believe broke windows, computers and other items.

A sheriff’s deputy found bags full of empty wine bottles throughout the house.

Abbreviated concert

A band playing an apres-ski show was asked to quit during its first song because of a noise complaint from a neighboring business, reigniting the debate over live music in downtown Aspen.

The plug was pulled on The Usual Suspects, also known as the Apres All-Stars, just a few minutes into their afternoon gig at Ryno’s Pies and Pints in the East Cooper Avenue pedestrian mall. Sources say the complaint came directly from Tom Yoder, owner of western-attire retailer Kemo Sabe, which is located directly above Ryno’s in the Mountain Plaza Building at the corner of East Cooper Avenue and South Galena Street.

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