Last week’s 10 most-read stories on |

Last week’s 10 most-read stories on

Which article got the most views and what else rounded out the top 10?Here’s a preview: Are Aspen trees on the same downward spiral as the Lodgepole pines? | Get out those snow tires Summit County! | Find out what the ski resorts are doing about all their beetle-killed trees | AND MUCH MOREFrom the joyous to the tragic, the Top 10 is a weekly recap of our best local stories. Check out the complete list and e-mail your favorite to

10.Keystone lifetime passholders lose ground in VR lawsuitA lawsuit more than 20 lifetime passholders filed against Vail Resorts was settled Friday. It appeared to be a net loss for the passholders, who previously had sold the use of the passes to the tune of thousands of dollars a year.9.Next victim: aspen treesSometime in the next few weeks, federal land managers will try to stimulate moribund aspen groves by intentionally set fire to about 500 acres of aspen stands in western Colorado, around Battlement Mesa. 8.Snow tire season hits Summit CountyWith regular snow flurries blanketing Summit County with thin layers of fluff, it’s become snow tire season at local auto shops. 7.Swine flu FAQWhat is H1N1 Influenza? 6.Resorts tackle beetle-killed tree problemAbout the same time Vail Resorts announced it will partner with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation to tackle a major restoration project in the scarred Hayman fire area, the company’s two local resorts started taking steps to address forest health issues on the slopes of their ski mountains.5.Dillon eyes medical marijuana restrictionsInstead of barring medical marijuana dispensaries, Dillon’s town council is leaning toward saying “yes,” but with heavy regulation.4.’Sock law in effect’ on Vail Pass?In a boost for truckers who dread that “chain law in effect” sign in winter, the Colorado Department of Transportation recently approved the use of an easier-to-use replacement.3.Loveland kicks it offIt’s just one run, but no one was complaining.2.A-Basin to open Friday; Loveland todayIn the ongoing rivalry to see which Colorado ski area opens first, this year it was Loveland, which announced it will open today. 1.Moose sightings inspire awe, fear in Summit CountyIt was Sunday, a beautiful fall afternoon in the Colorado High Country.

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