Aspen Square Daily News

Food and Wine Weekend a grand success

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The Food and Wine Weekend just past was a huge success, and everyone had fun. What a weekend it was, with beautiful weather in Aspen, clear skies and very warm temperatures. We got to welcome our Food and Wine visitors with fun times for all! In addition to Food and Wine events, the activities of summer are all underway. What a great time to be here! There are new flowers up all over town, and here at Aspen Square. The Wheeler Fountain is always a big hit with kids, and a sure sign that vacation time is here. Aspen is ready for a busy and fun summer time!

Independence Pass is open for the summer

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Independence Pass is open for the summer season, offering amazing views all along the way between Aspen and Twin Lakes, and on through Leadville and to Copper Mtn at I-70. The pass normally closes in late October. It is a dramatic and beautiful drive over the Continental Divide, and well worth the trip! Taking the pass also cuts off about 45 minutes on the trip between Denver and Aspen. The views are amazing up on top, and as you follow the Roaring Fork river from its start. Don't forget your camera. If you are driving to Aspen, take the pass -- it's an amazing trip!

Food and Wine Classic -- just ahead

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Aspen's Annual Food and Wine Classic starts on June 17, a unique gathering of food and wine fans from all across the nation. Participants enjoy food demonstrations and seminars, wine programs, amazing wine maker dinners at night in some of Aspen's top restaurants, and the Grand Tastings in the giant tents set up in Wagner Park. The huge tents are going up now, and we are getting ready! It is an amazing event, and great early summer starter. Day tickets are still available: 1-888-290-1324.

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