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Skico will host job fair

Aspen Skiing Co. will hold its final company-wide job fair prior to the 2015-16 season today. The job fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bumps restaurant at the base of Buttermilk.

Skico is filling season and year-round positions in food and beverage, hospitality and mountain operations. A list of available jobs is at Candidates are urged to fill out an online application then RSVP to 970-300-7700. Walk-ins also welcome but priority interviews will be given to those that RSVP.

Basalt to host Family Science Night

Basalt Middle School will host its annual Family Science Night on Friday for all students from Aspen to Glenwood Springs in grades four through eight.

In honor of the new Star Wars movie, the theme of this year’s Family Science Night is space.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Basalt Middle School cafeteria. Registration online is required by visiting http://www.signup 2ba13-family3. The cost is $10 per student. Students must be accompanied by an adult, who are admitted free.

The event features a variety of clubs, organizations and activities that can engage students in science outside of school. The John McConnell Math and Science Center will offer a half-hour demonstration of space principles and interactive tables where students can explore.

Aspen Science Center will bring kits that help students explore everything from nano-coating of materials to electrical and thermal conductivity on a nano-scale. 3D Printing will bring printers and examples of what they can do.

El Jebel preschool changes hands

Solara Preschool in El Jebel has been purchased and is now operating as Honey Tree Preschool, according to the parties involved.

Saramanda Zurbuch acquired the day care from the Solara principle owners, Laurie and Andrew Soliday. Laurie Soliday will remain at the school on a consulting basis over the next several months to insure a smooth transition. The staff and parents were informed of the change Nov. 4. All teachers and staff will remain.

Zurbuch wants to expand enrollment. She extended the weekday hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will offer Saturday care during the ski season from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An open house will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

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