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Feedback sought for Lazy Glen

The public is invited to weigh in on a draft management plan for Lazy Glen Open Space from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Basalt Town Hall.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will provide food, maps of the property and information on what the draft plan proposes for this 73-acre open space in the midvalley. Lazy Glen Open Space is located across the Roaring Fork River from Lazy Glen subdivision, between Basalt and Old Snowmass.

The draft management plan envisions a pedestrian bridge across the river to link Lazy Glen subdivision with the Rio Grande Trail, which crosses through the open space. Small-scale agriculture and potential riparian restoration along the river also are proposed. The plan outlines an area to walk dogs under sight and voice control on the south side of the river. Most of the open space is north of the river, including access to Bionaz Gulch, which links to Bureau of Land Management lands. The access is closed pending adoption of the management plan.

The draft management plan and an online comment form are available at http://www.pitkinost

Public comments will be accepted through April 8. Final adoption of the plan by the Open Space and Trails Board is scheduled in early May.

‘Bubby’s Kitchen’ comes to Aspen

The Aspen Jewish Congregation’s annual winter fundraiser will feature the one-woman show “Bubby’s Kitchen,” starring Shira Ginsburg, at 6 p.m. March 16 at the Aspen District Theater.

The congregation describes “Bubby’s Kitchen” as “one woman’s true story of growing up in a family of Holocaust survivors and resistance fighters. Mixing three cups of wisdom for every two cups of matzo meal, Shira Ginsburg weaves together a story of love and laughter, of loss and survival, and of food and family. With her stories, Yiddish, liturgical and musical theatre music, Shira will have you laughing and crying in one breath.”

General admission tickets are $36 and can be bought at or at the Wheeler Box Office.

Patron tickets, at $250, and underwriter tickets, at $2,000, can be bought by calling 970-925-8245 ext. 5.

Institute to host peace talk Friday

The Aspen Institute will present Sakyong Mipham, head of the Shambhala lineage, who will speak Friday about the humanizing quality of meditation and how we can break society down into simple interactions where one person can make a difference in promoting a more peaceful society.

The event is open to the public and will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Paepcke Auditorium on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus. The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series is underwritten by Jerry and Gina Murdock.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at, 970-920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House. Early ticket purchase is encouraged as a full-capacity audience is expected for this event. Doors will open at 5 p.m.; any unclaimed tickets will be sold at the door.

Crews to burn slash piles above El Jebel

Smoke might be visible north of El Jebel in the coming weeks as crews from Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management begin burning slash piles generated from a Bureau of Land Management fuels reduction project. Firefighters from the Upper Colorado Unit will burn piles when weather conditions are favorable to lift smoke out of the area and moisture in adjacent vegetation is at acceptable levels to prevent spread.  

Smoke from the Panorama area near Catherine Store Road may be seen for short periods from Carbondale, El Jebel and Basalt. Some drift smoke could affect homeowners for a short period of time. The piles will be burned under the authority of an approved burn plan and smoke permit. Anyone with health conditions who may be affected by short durations of smoke should contact the Colorado River Valley Field Office at 970-876-9000. For more information, visit

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