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AVH health fair in Basalt

Aspen Valley Hospital will host its first health fair of the year this week in Basalt.

The Matters of the Heart event will focus on heart health and will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at After-Hours Medical Care at 234 Cody Lane in Basalt.

Blood work includes a lipid profile (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and LDL), fasting blood sugar and liver function tests (AST and ALT). Participants should fast for 12 hours prior to having their blood drawn, with the exception of water. Also offered are height/weight/body-mass index and blood pressure. Information for an online heart health self-risk appraisal will be provided as well.

Cost to participate is $20. Only cash and checks are accepted. To schedule an appointment, visit For other information, call 970-544-1305.

The making of a resort

The Aspen Historical Society’s next Time Travel Tuesday is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum at 620 W. Bleeker St.

The topic is “Transforming the Terrain: The Making of a Resort” and will feature speakers Rich Burkley, vice president of mountain operations for Aspen Skiing Co.; David Corbin, vice president of planning and development for Skico; Kevin Hagerty, Aspen Highlands area manager; and Victor Gerdin, mountain planner for Skico.

Cost is $10 per person or free for Lixiviator members.

Aspen Historical Society is hosting the event in partnership with Aspen Sojourner.

Youth concussion talk this week

Children’s Hospital Colorado and Aspen Parks and Recreation will host a discussion called “Facts and Myths Around Youth and Adolescent Concussions” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rio Grande Room above Taster’s Pizza.

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