Briefs (Memorial Day in Aspen, trail closure, float trip)
Memorial Day observance in Aspen
Memorial Day ceremonies will be held at noon Monday at the Roaring Fork Veterans Memorial, located on the east side of the Pitkin County Courthouse at 506 Main St. in Aspen.
The event is open to the public. A tribute honoring soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division who served in World War II will be presented.
Veterans are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia. Following the ceremony, Aspen Elks Lodge No. 224 will host a community picnic at Conner Park next to Aspen City Hall.
For more information, contact Dan Glidden at 970-927-4183 or Dick Merritt at 970-927-5178.
Rio Grande Trail closed for paving work
The Rio Grande Trail between Shady Lane and Cemetery Lane will remain closed through today, as well as Tuesday through June 2 for repaving work.
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and the Aspen Parks Department are partners in the project. Frontier Paving has been hired to do the work.
For more information, contact Open Space and Trails at 970-920-5232 or Aspen Parks at 970-920-5120.
Conservancy float is June 4
Tickets are available for Roaring Fork Conservancy’s 12th annual River Float set for June 4.
Participants will spend a morning with Roaring Fork Conservancy staff and river ambassadors for a float down the lower Roaring Fork River.
A post-float party will be held at Coryell Ranch. Festivities will include a cookout, music, the opportunity to try stand-up paddleboards with Aspen Kayak & SUP Academy, fly casting, fly tying, SUP yoga with Vimana Yoga and a raffle.
Cost is $45 for the float and lunch; conservancy members pay $35. Other ticket options are available as well.
Tickets must be bought before Wednesday.
For more details, call Roaring Fork Conservancy at 970-927-1290 or visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events.
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