Around Aspen: Aspen alleys |

Around Aspen: Aspen alleys

MEHAspen alleys are wonderful places to take walks in the springtime.

In the springtime before the trees have leafed out, it’s a great time to walk down Aspen’s quiet alleys in the West End and see all the new additions to the backs of houses. Many of the additions are more interesting than the house itself. Some go right to the alley … especially if the addition is a remodeled barn. (In the silver mining days, the barns were built right to the alley.) But many had to conform to modern-day setbacks and can only seen peeking over the fence.

Anna Lee Buettow of Aspen, a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in business administration, has been named a High Honor student.

Karen and Warren Ohlrich are selling their house in Carbondale and have moved to make their home in Moab, Utah. Warren has WHO publishing and he is the author of several hiking books about the Aspen area.

It’s a first novel for Aspenite Jill Sheeley. So she and her yellow lab, Maggie, were on the TV show “Colorado and Company” on Channel 9 to promote the new young adult novel “The Blue Bottle,” which follows Courtney, Fraser and Maggie down to the Caribbean for another adventure. Jill and her husband, Don Sheeley, and their daughter Courtney travel every winter to the Caribbean for sailing and swimming and just being in the sun. So Jill knew all about the Caribbean for her book, which is illustrated with lovely watercolors by Tan Gillespie.

Undercurrent … Off-season is a good time to get all those chores done … like organizing photographs, washing windows and getting the garden started.

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