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Snowmass town manager leaving post

Snowmass Village Town Manager Russ Forrest has accepted a new position in Gunnison County and will be leaving his post later this summer, according to a statement released Friday.

Forrest will assume the position of assistant county manager for economic and community development with the county. Forrest has been Snowmass Village town manager since March 2007.

“It was with equal parts excitement and sadness that I accepted this new position with Gunnison County,” Forrest said. “On one hand, it offers me roles and responsibilities that align with my interests and experience particularly in planning, economic development and sustainability. However, I lament leaving a dedicated staff and a remarkable community.”

Forrest will continue as town manager until departing for his new position later this summer.


Theater holding auditions

Theatre Aspen School will hold auditions for its Summer Teen Conservatory production of “Romeo and Juliet: a Musical,” the new rock-music adaptation by 2013 Tony nominee Terrence Mann and composer Jerome Korman, on June 26.

Auditions will take place in 10-minute slots from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Conservatory auditions are open to all teens, and Theatre Aspen School encourages those interested to register online for an audition appointment.

The productions will take place in Theatre Aspen’s Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park on Aug. 2 and 3.

Registration for other Theatre Aspen School summer camp programs is under way. For further information, contact Graham Northrup, Theatre Aspen director of education, at 970-925-9313, ext. 203, or visit

Glenwood Springs

Walk for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

The annual Walk A Mile festival, music and barbecue picnic will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs, with registration and the walk starting at 5 p.m.

The annual fundraising event is sponsored by Alpine Bank and will include music, prizes, auction and kids activities while raising funds to fight the chronic diseases of Crohn’s and colitis. For more details, visit


Friday’s editorial incorrectly stated that Derek Johnson will be term-limited out from his Aspen City Council seat in June. Johnson served one term but opted not to seek re-election so he could run for mayor.

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