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Bridge work will mean traffic delays this week

Motorists can expect delays on Castle Creek Bridge Wednesday and Thursday as Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews make repairs to the structure.

Crews will repair a bladder, or rubber seal, at the bridge’s joint on the downvalley side of the bridge abutment. The damaged bladder is causing some water leakage onto the path below the bridge.

During the project, eastbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while westbound traffic will be detoured onto Power Plant Road.

Help needed for Buddy 5 race

Volunteers are needed to help with the Boogie’s Diner Buddy Five Mile Race, set for July 4 in Aspen.

Opportunities include race registration starting on June 30 in front of Boogie’s Diner as well as on the day of the race to hang banners, man water stations, work the finish line, help break down the event, work as course marshals and more.

To volunteer and for more information, contact Erika at 970-274-0805 or The Buddy Program at 970-920-2130, or visit

Woody Creek

Andersen, Vagneur to talk Woody Creek

This week’s “Conversations with the Curious” will include two Aspen Times columnists as book author and journalist Paul Andersen interviews Tony Vagneur on “The Roots of Woody Creek.”

The discussion will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Woody Creek Community Center.

Vagneur was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, is a fourth-generation Woody Creek native and has lived most of his life in Woody Creek. He graduated from Aspen High School and from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

He also is a member of the Aspen Hall of Fame and president of the Aspen Historical Society board of trustees.

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