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Science Festival is Wednesday

The Aspen Science Center will hold its Holiday Science Festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Aspen Middle School.

The event will offer interactive exhibits, experiments and games that have been designed to instruct, entertain and inspire. There will be hands-on activities, crafts to take home, LN2 ice cream and a science demo. Costs are $10 for pre-registration at or via email to Jackie Francis, or $12 at the door.


Basalt Realty is collecting jackets for the Salvation Army and dry and canned goods for Lift-Up.

Items can be dropped off at the Basalt Realty’s office, located at 206 Cody Lane. Drop-off hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The drives run through the end of December.

Pitkin County

Open Space and Trails Board seeks applicants

Pitkin County is seeking applicants for the District 1 seat on its Open Space and Trails Board of Trustees.

Applicants should be passionate about open space and trails with a willingness to shape the future of the county’s amenities.

Applicants also must be able to attend daytime meetings – typically on two Thursdays per month – and reside in District 1. Those interested can call 970- 920-5200 for more information or go to and follow the link to apply for a volunteer board.

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Aspen government immune from development fees

December 14, 2019

The city of Aspen’s office building is exempt from paying encroachment fees, yet private developers have to now pay $9 a square foot, per month, starting in 2020.

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