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Don’t leave us with a mess

Fall is “bear feeding-frenzy” time. We have suffered from this frenzy this week in the West End of Aspen ? especially at the Yellow Brick School.

The Yellow Brick has replaced the dumpster with a heavy-duty version and padlocked gate that will, we hope, thwart a very determined bruin.

Despite our diligence, previous locks and even a gate on the dumpster, unauthorized “citizens” have been seen using our dumpster after hours and have failed to lock it back up, despite signs and public awareness of the bear issue.

We would like to express our appreciation to daycare directors C.P. Kanipe, Christina Holloway and Dawn Ryan, as well as Chad Jenkins and other dads of Yellow Brick daycare kids. All these folks willingly cleaned up the ? just imagine! ? cruddy diaper mess. Additionally, our apologies go to our adjacent West End neighbors for the unsightly and unclean conditions.

Just a reminder to those of you who illegally access private dumpsters ? it is a violation and inconsideration as well as a serious public safety concern when you use a dumpster that is not yours, and then fail to lock it.

Cindy Bingham, Red Brick Center for the Arts

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Steve Elliott, property manager

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