Briefs (Memorial Day transit, ice cream social)

Free in-town transportation this weekend

The city of Aspen is extending its in-town transit service hours for Memorial Day weekend to accommodate skiers and visitors.

Free shuttles include service to Castle/Maroon, Cemetery Lane, Hunter Creek and Mountain Valley. They will operate from 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Additional late-night taxi service is available this weekend from Rubey Park to any Aspen bus stop. Free taxi service operates from 12:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Call 970-925-8484 for bus route and schedule information.

Eat ice cream and talk transportation

An ice-cream social and a public information session on the Castle Creek Bridge living lab project will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bugsy Barnard Park in Aspen.

City staff will lead tours and discussions on the project. Other activities include chalk and stencil sidewalk decorating, games and ice cream. Bugsy Barnard Park is next to the Castle Creek Bridge at Cemetery Lane.

For more information and to provide feedback on the living lab, visit http://www.castle or call 970-920-6005.


Hanukkah has arrived in Aspen

Members of the valley’s Jewish community gathered at the Albright Pavilion at Aspen Meadows Thursday for their second annual menorah lighting ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge the first day of Hanukkah.

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