Aspen briefs for Aug. 10 |

Aspen briefs for Aug. 10

Eagle County supports land buy

The Eagle County commissioners voted 2-0 this week to spend as much as $3 million to support the purchase of the Glassier property in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Eagle County would team with Pitkin County to complete the deal. There is an agreement to buy the property for $5.9 million.

The 137-acre property is along Hooks Spur Lane in the Emma area. It is entirely in Eagle County. The property went on the market earlier this year. The counties want to buy it to provide access to the Roaring Fork River and preserve agricultural lands.

Eagle County Commissioners Jill Ryan and Kathy Chandler-Henry voted to support the open space purchase. Commissioner Sara Fisher wasn’t at the meeting.

Basalt goes big tonight

Basalt will throw a “Downtown Hoedown” today as part of its Second Saturday celebration each summer month.

The event will include wagon rides, a petting zoo, local fare, cold beer and music by the Caleb Dean Band, which plays tunes inspired by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis.

The Downtown Hoedown will take place beside the red caboose at Lions Park from 5 to 8 p.m.