Troy Hooper — Real Aspen Writer

Troy Troy Hooper is a writer and photographer traversing the West. His work has been published in The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Huffington Post, San Francisco Weekly, Playboy, New York Post, People and dozens of other publications. Hooper has covered the Winter Olympics in Italy, an extreme ski camp in South America and gone behind the scenes with Hunter S. Thompson on election night in 2004. Born and raised in Boulder, Hooper has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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11-23-2012 outdoors Vonn to race in GS but skip slalom in Aspen after severe intestinal illness
11-05-2012 blog Powder daze: Vail sees 40 inches (and counting) since Dec. 7
11-05-2012 blog New anchor hotel for Snowmass Village
10-15-2012 news Aspen mentioned early and often in USADA case accusing Lance Armstrong of doping
09-16-2012 news Coroner identifies man who died climbing North Maroon Peak near Aspen
05-10-2012 news Romney touts looser drilling regulations at Colorado site that failed last state inspection
05-08-2012 news Snow-free ski race in Aspen underscores climate change concerns
05-07-2012 news Colorado Roadless Rule better but still flawed, critics say
04-29-2012 news Climate change dispute erupts with Aspen telling U.S. Chamber of Commerce to take a hike
04-25-2012 news Obama bemoans 'mountains of debt' from student loans in speech at CU Boulder
04-24-2012 news Tipton blasted for raking in campaign cash from big energy companies
04-24-2012 news Critics say state fracking task force report fails to address many drilling concerns
04-23-2012 news Vail Resorts backs major wilderness push by Polis, Udall
04-13-2012 news CC report: Colorado River flows endangered by urbanization, energy production, climate change
04-12-2012 news Pace sets new fundraising record in bid to unseat Tipton in CD3
04-11-2012 news New report finds Colorado unprepared for climate change
04-06-2012 news Wildfire danger on rise as warm, dry spring intensifies in Colorado high country
04-05-2012 news As ski season melts away, climate change debate heats up
03-22-2012 news New report skewers Colorado oil and gas regulators for failing to enforce rules
03-21-2012 news Plan to divert water from Green River to Colorado's Front Range bubbles up again
03-20-2012 news Feds say Colorado officials bungled uranium mill approval
03-19-2012 news Senate shoots down wind energy credit, increased oil shale exploration, ANWR drilling
03-16-2012 news Havasupai tribe, green groups join to defend fed's ban on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon
03-15-2012 news EPA signs off on preliminary plan to dramatically decrease Colorado's air pollution
03-14-2012 news Ohio officials crack down on fracking after report ties waste disposal to earthquakes
03-13-2012 news Report: Oil shale research comes with 'enormous uncertainty' over water issues
03-09-2012 news Tipton hydropower bill makes waves for skirting environmental regulations
03-08-2012 news Colorado's Southern Ute tribe first to obtain approval for EPA Clean Air Act program
03-07-2012 news Climate change ravaging Forest Service budget for wildfire mitigation, officials say
03-05-2012 news Rep. Tipton calls promotion of Avon campaign event an 'accident'
03-02-2012 news Green groups blast Hickenlooper for pro-drilling radio ads, local control task force
03-01-2012 news Lawmakers look to electronic waste recycling to generate jobs, protect environment
03-01-2012 news Chevron pulling plug on oil shale research on Colorado's Western Slope
02-27-2012 news Udall floats plan for new national monument, more mountain wilderness in Eagle, Summit, Pitkin counties
02-26-2012 news Longtime Vail Valley resident Ogilby spearheading effort to save Thompson Divide from gas drilling
02-25-2012 news Western Slope water watchers applaud latest federal rejection of Flaming Gorge pipeline
02-17-2012 news National roadless rule survives rehearing request by Wyoming, Colorado Mining Association
02-17-2012 news GOP-controlled House picks unproven oil shale production over thriving wind-energy sector
02-16-2012 news As Lamborn drags feet on wind energy, Polis takes aim at unproven oil shale
02-16-2012 news Western Slope coal mine expansion into roadless area derailed by Forest Service ruling
02-14-2012 news GOP lawmakers point to low snowpack, call for more dams, reservoirs in Colorado
02-11-2012 news EPA hits Union Pacific with fines for oil, coal spills in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming
02-10-2012 news Majority of Colorado's congressional delegates back federal wind energy tax credits
02-09-2012 blog Hickenlooper keeps cooling to the concept of climate change
02-08-2012 news Santorum stuns Centennial state, upsets Romney in GOP caucus shocker
02-07-2012 news Santorum scoffs at climate science 'hoax' as Gingrich backpedals on Pelosi ads
02-02-2012 news Pace outpacing Tipton in fundraising for vulnerable Third Congressional District seat
02-01-2012 news 'Fractivists' kicked out of Winter X Games in Aspen for protesting oil and gas drilling
01-29-2012 outdoors No three-peat for Rolland as Wise wins first X Games gold in ski superpipe at ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen
01-26-2012 news Sarah Burke on minds and in heavy hearts of ESPN Winter X Games athletes in Aspen
01-19-2012 news Snowboarder, skier die at Aspen Highlands, Snowmass
01-16-2012 news Ski industry, Forest Service embroiled in water battle dating back to Bush administration
12-18-2011 blog Tebow drops to knee, lifts up Colorado ski industry
11-21-2011 outdoors Top women ski racers converge on snow-covered Aspen for World Cup action
11-12-2011 outdoors Officials from Vail to Aspen await decision on USA Pro Cycling Challenge host cities for 2012
11-09-2011 blog If you wanna get down, down on the ground, Koch-Cain
11-08-2011 news At long last, ski area summer activity bill signed into law by Obama
11-07-2011 news Energy-rich Koch brothers spend freely to influence Colorado, national elections
10-24-2011 news Nonpartisan taxpayer group blasts Rep. Tipton, other members of Congress for oil subsidy support
10-19-2011 news Oil, gas industry gushing over Rep. Scott Tipton
10-19-2011 news Udall's ski area summer activities bill finally passes both houses of Congress
10-14-2011 news Aspen backs plastic bag ban, approves fee on paper bags in grocery stores
10-14-2011 news Udall, Bennet look to rein in oil and gas drilling in Thompson Creek Divide area
10-11-2011 outdoors Las Vegas ski area rolls dice, opens ahead of Wolf Creek
10-09-2011 blog Big Media keeps blowing off Occupy Wall Street
10-08-2011 news 'Underdog' Pace touts record-setting fundraising push in 3rd Congressional District race
10-07-2011 people Publication date moved up for Steve Jobs biography by Aspen Institute's Isaacson
10-06-2011 news Udall pushes hard for ski area bill, touts outdoor recreation economy in speech on Senate floor
10-05-2011 news Dems look to link Colorado GOP congressman to Koch Industries Iran report
09-28-2011 news Bennet, Udall reintroduce San Juan Wilderness Act, but groups still working to get Tipton's support
09-24-2011 news Critics say Tipton's hydro bill a washout for environmental regs
09-21-2011 news DeGette leads charge to shine light on investment angle in Solyndra solar debacle
09-20-2011 news Billionaire industrialist Aspenite Koch brothers back Republican Rep. Scott Tipton's pro-fossil fuel agenda
09-16-2011 news Al Gore 'honored' by fierce climate-change skeptic counterattack after Aspen comments
09-14-2011 news Dillon climber's body recovered from Thunder Pyramid Peak near Aspen
09-14-2011 news Top snow riders on edge over relentless congressional push to roll back enviro regs
09-13-2011 news War on the outdoors: Pace says Tipton's assault on all things green a threat to recreation, tourism
09-09-2011 news Healing power of biochar turns toxic mine tailings into lush greenery near Aspen
09-06-2011 news Luxury TV network reports it's Plum broke, announces looming layoffs
08-30-2011 news Tipton wants even more road building in proposed Colorado Roadless Rule
08-29-2011 news Federal willow flycatcher recovery plan shifts focus away from merely maintaining status quo
08-24-2011 outdoors Hincapie powers to win in thrilling Stage 2 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Aspen
08-24-2011 blog Why can't Ron Paul get any mainstream media love?
08-23-2011 outdoors Vande Velde: Vail time trial could be 'one of determining factors' in USA Pro Cycling Challenge overall outcome
08-23-2011 news Western Slope U.S. Rep. Tipton blasted by conservation groups for anti-environment voting record
08-20-2011 news Aspen area bear attacks escalate with two men bitten while camping near Maroon Bells in two days
08-19-2011 news Sen. Bennet high on methane gas pumping out of Colorado's high country
08-19-2011 news Lawmakers Lamborn, Coffman push for more mining of rare earth minerals in Colorado
08-16-2011 blog Al Gore's Aspen rant sparks debate over whether there even is a scientific debate about climate change
08-06-2011 news In Aspen, angry Al Gore says tobacco technique 'transported whole cloth into the climate debate'
08-01-2011 news Homeland security experts, speaking in Aspen, say time is ripe for 'knockout blow' against al Qaeda
07-31-2011 outdoors Top American Tour de France finisher Danielson favored by some to win USA Pro Cycling Challenge
07-29-2011 outdoors Cadel Evans commits to USA Pro Cycling Challenge
07-29-2011 news From Perry to Obama, fickle political winds blowing in Aspen these days
07-27-2011 news Texas Gov. Perry refers to himself 'as the president' at conservative confab in Aspen
07-26-2011 outdoors Human-bear conflicts on the rise in Colorado
07-21-2011 news Study shows dramatic declines in mule deer, pronghorn antelope herds along Wyoming, Colorado border
07-19-2011 news Toronto teenager dies playing basketball in Aspen
07-18-2011 outdoors Nation's ski areas top 60 million skier visits for only second time, setting new record
07-13-2011 blog Widespread Panic anniverary tour goes out West
07-11-2011 news Significance of Snowmass fossil dig settles in as crews resume scheduled construction project
06-17-2011 blog Armstrong, Hamilton give new meaning to restaurant row
05-31-2011 news Aspen's Crown family pumping funds into Denver museum's Ice Age fossil dig in Snowmass
05-22-2011 news Feds bust nine in alleged Aspen cocaine ring
05-19-2011 outdoors As snow keeps falling, Aspen to re-open for Memorial Day weekend
05-19-2011 news Construction worker discovers Ice Age camel teeth in Snowmass Village
04-15-2011 blog An avalanche airbag saves skier in Alaska
04-06-2011 outdoors Pro cycling event with stages in Vail, Aspen lands new name, new national TV deal
03-30-2011 news Denver skiers lost on hut trip near Aspen found safe in Gunnison County
03-30-2011 news Rescuers search for Denver men missing after ski trip to backcountry hut near Aspen
03-15-2011 outdoors Cancellara, Schleck brothers, O'Grady sign onto Armstrong's Quiznos Pro Challenge cycling race
03-10-2011 dining Vail chef a semifinalist for James Beard award
03-05-2011 news Billionaire Bacon invests heavily in Xcel even as he battles utility to block solar power transmission line
03-04-2011 blog Rockies hit ads out of the park
02-24-2011 news Snowmass slide victim 'a risk taker who loves the outdoors, skis like there's no tomorrow'
02-22-2011 news Skier killed in avalanche outside of Snowmass ski area
02-20-2011 news Gore tells Aspen audience beetle-kill outbreak plaguing Vail, American West stems from climate change
02-08-2011 news Arapahoe Basin snow safety director dies while hiking Highland Bowl at Aspen Highlands
02-02-2011 news State to fix bridge where Aspen-area man plunged to death
02-01-2011 blog NASA satellite captures image of monster storm
12-14-2010 news Body of missing Snowmass man positively identified; police don't suspect foul play
12-14-2010 news Body found under bridge may be missing Snowmass man
12-03-2010 news Woman dies after hitting a tree skiing at Snowmass on Thursday
11-28-2010 outdoors Vail's Vonn 8th in Aspen World Cup slalom; Schleper fails to qualify for second run
11-27-2010 outdoors Americans continue struggles at Aspen Winternational
11-16-2010 news Snow snafu stymies mountain travel on I-70
11-16-2010 news Snowmass unearths mammoth marketing mojo after being left for dead in real estate bust
11-09-2010 blog Report takes aim at Colorado's ag land law
11-08-2010 news GOP heavyweight and friend of Aspen Skiing Company's Crown family pays $31.5 million for Aspen pad
11-08-2010 news Ground sloth, bison skull among new discoveries at ancient eco-system unearthed in Snowmass
11-04-2010 outdoors Quiznos Pro Challenge names Vail as host city
11-04-2010 news House District 61 could come down to a recount
11-04-2010 people Why is Charlie Sheen smiling?
11-01-2010 news In Snowmass, a big discovery becomes mammoth
10-29-2010 news Actor Charlie Sheen's latest 'Sheen-anigans' unlikely to impact probation status in Aspen
10-25-2010 news Conservatives gaining traction in traditional liberal hotbed Aspen
10-21-2010 news A mammoth display in Snowmass
10-19-2010 people Amanda Boxtel puts her best foot forward
10-18-2010 outdoors Mammoth bones unearthed in Snowmass Village
10-16-2010 news Before there was Alferd Packer, there was T. rex
10-15-2010 lodging Condé Nast readers name Westin best U.S. resort
10-15-2010 news Vail.co fetches $15,550 in domain name auction
10-15-2010 outdoors Bleiler, Davenport waist deep in off-mountain pursuits
10-12-2010 outdoors Vail trails Deer Valley in SKI Magazine rankings, again
09-29-2010 people Lance takes the high road in Aspen
09-27-2010 news At billionaire confab, Gen. McChrystal calls Afghanistan 'some kind of post-apocalpytic nightmare'
09-20-2010 news Remote-control copters propel rockfall mitigation efforts
09-17-2010 outdoors Colorado declares lynx reintroduction a success
09-01-2010 blog Widespread Panic to release "LIve in the Classic City II"
08-31-2010 outdoors Colorado ski resorts piling on upgrades for 2010-11 season
08-30-2010 people Tancredo talks sanctuary cities, legalizing weed and why Maes is 'completely wrong'
08-27-2010 outdoors Hidden Gems supporters endorse Polis wilderness plan
08-24-2010 news Fannie and Freddie freeze Vail's green home initiative
08-24-2010 news Miami, Denver flights help offset loss of seats at Eagle
08-23-2010 people Actor Wendell Pierce trumpets activism in the Big Easy
08-18-2010 news Delta cuts Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Detroit flights to Eagle County Regional Airport this winter
08-08-2010 news Newly released reports shine more light on Sheen case
08-04-2010 blog Charlie Sheen's Aspen court tab just went up by 25 bucks
08-02-2010 news Actor Charlie Sheen pleads guilty to domestic violence assault in Aspen
07-26-2010 news Three indicted in Aspen carbon monoxide leak that killed family of four in 2008
07-22-2010 news New CSU study finds Aspen bears aren't garbage junkies
07-22-2010 news Lawyers closing in on plea deal in Charlie Sheen assault case in Aspen
07-11-2010 outdoors Division of Wildlife doubles number of bear-hunting permits in Aspen, Vail
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