New GM at Inn at AspenResortQuest recently announced the appointment of Brett Huske to general manager of the Inn at Aspen. In his new role, Huske will oversee operations at the 122-room inn, located at the base of Buttermilk.Huske began his hospitality career 30 years ago and most recently served as president of the Snowmass Village Resort Association. He spent 23 years in Hawaii in the sales and marketing departments at a number of hotels and served as general manager of the Kapalua Bay Hotel and Villas on Maui.Huske graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a masters degree in hospitality and tourism.Capitol Deli changes handsThe Capitol Deli, just around the corner from Movieland in El Jebel, has a new owner.Brandon Estrin, a Washington, D.C., native and veteran of the restaurant industry, took over the deli Dec. 5. El Jebel and Basalt are really turning into the locals areas. And we want to be the local deli, Estrin said. Locally owned and locally run.The 12-year old deli has a strong following and lots of local favorites Estrin claims the best cheesesteak in the valley and he wont change that. But, he plans to add his own personal flair to the menu and hopes to offer specials in conjunction with the nearby cinema.Glenwood chamber gets new special events director Krista Kaufman, the new vice president of special events and programs for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, was born and raised in Durango and graduated from Fort Lewis College in 1996 with a degree in communications.Kaufman has worked for Jacor Broadcasting as an AM talk show producer for KHOW, KTLK & KOA in Denver, and she has done promotions and concerts for FM stations KTCL, KRFX and KBPI. In 1997 Clear Channel Broadcasting purchased Jacor, and Krista left to continue doing promotions for KALC and Chancellor Broadcasting.She found her niche working for Le Petit Gourmet Catering as the personnel director for sales and events. Events such as two national presidential campaign fundraising events and a 40th birthday party at Mile High Station featuring Huey Lewis and the News were some of the events Kaufman handled in her 10 years with the company.Kaufman moved to Glenwood Springs in January and worked as the catering director at the Hotel Colorado. In mid-September, Kaufman took a position as the vice president of special events and programs at the chamber.For more information, contact Krista at 945-6589. MDaesthetics expands services, staffMDaesthetics, skin care and aesthetic medicine in Basalt, announced the addition of Eileen Waski and Dorit Rowe as aesthetician experts in laser hair removal, photofacial rejuvenation and microdermabrasion silk peels. Robin Gayle joins Dr. Timothy Kruse, medical director of MDaesthetics, as his executive assistant. The addition of these three staff members will greatly enhance our service and skill levels, Kruse said.Waski is a recent graduate of Glenwood Springs Beauty Academy and is available at MDaesthetics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays, and by appointment Saturday.Rowe joins MDaesthetics with professional experience in three countries over the past 13 years. Rowe is available at MDaesthetics from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.Gayle will help Kruse expand his existing business, streamline internal operations systems and coordinate patient care.MDaesthetics is located at 227 Midland Ave., Suite 15B, Basalt. For more information, call 927-4816 or visit http://www.mdaesthetics.net.New director of sales and marketing at ResortQuestResortQuest recently announced the appointment of Leary OGorman to director of sales and marketing for Aspen/Snowmass. OGorman will direct and manage the sales and marketing efforts for all of ResortQuest, Aspen/Snowmass 375 vacation property units, including the Inn at Aspen. ResortQuest is a resort vacation home and condominium rental company with four locations throughout Colorado. He will be based out of ResortQuests Aspen offices.OGorman began his hospitality career 18 years ago at luxury hotels and convention and visitors bureaus, and most recently served as executive director for the Telluride Mountain Village Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also has worked as vice president of tourism at the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau, national sales manager at the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau and as a national sales manager at the Eldorado Hotel, La Posada Resort & Spa and Hotel Loretto, all in Santa Fe, N.M.OGorman graduated from St. Thomas University in Denver. He is a member of the Colorado International Tourism Promotion Board.The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.
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Facing a nearly more than $700,000 shortfall in transportation funding, Upper Roaring Fork Valley elected officials decided to dip into their savings account to continue all funding commitments for a year.