In Brief: Bridgework on Thursday in Snowmass Canyon; Aspen Words announces winter lineup |

In Brief: Bridgework on Thursday in Snowmass Canyon; Aspen Words announces winter lineup

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Bridgework on Thursday in Snowmass Canyon

CDOT announced Wednesday that crews will repair a bridge joint on Colorado Highway 82 in Snowmass Canyon on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Officials said the work will require a lane closure for westbound traffic, and motorists should anticipate delays through the area during 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A damaged bridge joint at Mile Point 29 on CO 82 needs repair and has damaged snowplows, according to CDOT, and they hope to be able to complete work in one day, but that will depend on the extent of the damage to the bridge joint. Travel impacts during bridge joint work will be posted to and CDOT’s free COtrip planner smartphone app. Work is weather-dependent.

Traffic impacts will include:

  • Lane closure for westbound traffic on CO 82 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Lowered speed limit to allow crews to safely conduct repairs. CDOT asks that motorists drive carefully through work zones and watch for workers on the roadway.
  • Officials said motorists should plan additional travel time and anticipate delays when traveling through the work zone.

Aspen Words announces Winter Words lineup and kickoff party

Aspen Words has announced its Winter Words lineup and will host a kick-off event from 5 to 7 p.m., Dec. 1 at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen.

The 26th Winter Words series includes five events featuring award-winning literary talent. Between real-life tales of grifters and crooks, new fiction about slavery and climate change, and an exploration of the impact of trauma on the human body, this season aims to inspire, delight, and broaden readers’ perspectives, according to Aspen Words.

The lineup:

You can purchase tickets, passes, and books at the kick-off party, along with refreshments and a chance to participate in the Red Brick Resident Artists Art Opening at the same time. The Red Brick Center for the Arts will be unveiling a gallery featuring resident artists and serving festive drinks and light bites. 

Explore Booksellers will be onsite selling Winter Words author’s books, and Aspen Showtix will be available to assist with ticket purchases and season pass sales. Tickets and season passes go on sale Dec. 1 at

CMC play runs Nov. 18 to Dec. 4

Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College is offering up “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields for its next production from Nov. 18 to Dec. 4 live at CMC Spring Valley. 

From the British theatrical company Mischief, this play within a play features the opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show, according to CMC: an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything, including their lines. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award-winning comedy follows these accident-prone thespians as they battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, and CMC faculty and staff. Full-time CMC Spring Valley students are admitted at no charge as part of their student-activities fees. To purchase season or individual tickets, visit, click on “Current Productions,” and click on “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong Tickets”; call 970-947-8177; or contact  

Sopris Lodge names director of sales, marketing

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, the newest retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley for seniors aged 55-plus, announces that Marie Herr has been named director of sales and marketing.

As Sopris Lodge’s official community liaison, Herr will work to cultivate relationships with local businesses and charitable and governmental organizations, network with community groups, oversee and participate in events, and conduct tours to introduce prospective residents and their families to Sopris Lodge’s elevated senior lifestyle. 

Marie Herr

Herr has been a resident of the Roaring Fork Valley for over 30 years. She holds bachelor’s degrees in art history and English and worked in retail sales for 22 years in Aspen.


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