1947: Adults Start To Night School
In celebrating the 125th anniversary of The Aspen Times, we are printing a story or two from each year the newspaper has existed 125 historical selections in 125 days. This series is in conjunction with the Aspen Historical Society.Adults Start To Night SchoolThe Aspen Lions Club met at the Red Onion last Tuesday evening and after steaks and coffee formally approved the report of the committee developing a series of night classes for adults on information concerning plant, animal and mineral resources of our area.The committee is composed of Charles Fifield, chairman, Dr. Allen Cochrane, Henry Beck, and John Benninghoff will complete all details of the proposed classes which will include the topics, number of meetings, and find a suitable meeting place.The unanimous support of all Lions was tendered the committee for the success of this program for all felt that everyone living in Aspen and Pitkin County should have a speaking acquaintance with the natural resources of the area. The committee is planning to get authorities in each of the various divisions to come to Aspen for these meetings. Thus, authentic information will be available to each and every class session. (Feb. 20)Aspen Skiers Cop Top Honors in Climax MeetAspen skiers shone brightly last weekend, competing in downhill and slalom in the midst of a heavy snowstorm.Lowell Elisha won not only his own class, B, in the combined, but took full honors for the open, making better time on the course than any other entrant. Joan Trumbull won first place in the women’s downhilll, but was forced to give up honors when the race committee lost the timesheet. She took fourth in the slalom, which was counted as combined. If both races had been recorded she would most certainly have carried the womens division at the meet.Scotty Taylor gave his usual steady, fast performance, carrying class C in the combined.Aspen junior skiers made an outstanding record, placing top in junior classes A, B, and C. Glen Beck made second in the combined class A junior, Bud Marolt first in junior B, and Max Marolt first in junior C. (May 1)Zoning Experts Will Meet With AspenitesSmoother sailing for Aspen zoning seems assured with the announcement of Mayor A.E. Robison that two experts on zoning will be in Aspen for a public meeting on the evening of Tuesday, July 29, in the Armory Hall at 7:30.Dean Elmore Peterson of Colorado University and Allen E. Pritchard, Secretary of the Municipal League, both experts on zoning problems have agreed to come to Aspen and survey the town and offer suggestions to the citizens and council for the zoning of Aspen in a practical and realistic way.Mayor Robison was notified by these two men that they would be in Aspen on Monday, the 28th and would spend the day in surveying the entire city and then would be prepared to meet the citizens in a mass meeting on Tuesday. Therefore Mayor Robison is calling a meeting of the citizens, the Council and the two experts for that evening. Citizens, nearly 100 percent, agree that we should have protection before the situation gets out of control so that the city business section will know its limits and likewise the residential building.Only by defining these areas can the construction of nice homes go ahead. People will not build for residential use when the fear of encroaching business is present. (July 10)
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Aspen and Pitkin County have the largest black bear population and as such, are hoping for a big portion of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife grant to help educate and enforcement rules around securing trash.