Business Monday briefs: Aspen seeks child care provider; attorneys get statewide recognition

City seeks child care provider

The city of Aspen and Kids First are seeking proposals from qualified, licensed child care providers interested in operating three classrooms at the Yellow Brick building in Aspen.

Proposals are being accepted now through April 4. Interested parties must meet licensing requirements to qualify.

The Yellow Brick building is owned by the city and managed by Kids First. The operator receives a subsidized lease cost, and cleaning and maintenance of the common areas.

Goals of the program include an operator who:

— Provides affordable, quality, year-round, full-day child care at least five days a week that meets the needs of residents and employees.

— Provides a nurturing environment for children.

— Accommodates different age groups.

— Accommodates a variety of income levels.

— Operates in a financially sound manner.

To learn more about qualifications and the proposal process, visit Call or email Shirley Ritter, Director of Kids First, 970-920-5370 or with questions.

Kalamaya | Goscha attorneys recognized

Kalamaya | Goscha announced that Ryan Kalamaya has been selected to the 2022 Colorado Super Lawyers list, and Georgina Melbye and Elizabeth Hardman have been selected to the 2022 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Before being named to the 2022 Super Lawyers list, Kalamaya was selected for the Rising Stars list for five consecutive years. He primarily handles cases involving personal issues — high-asset divorces, and complex property and business valuation, contested premarital agreements and trust interests in divorces.

Melbye and Hardman are Rising Stars for family law and criminal defense. This is Melbye’s second consecutive Rising Stars selection. Melbye and Hardman have a focus in divorce, planning for marriage, property valuation, and devising parenting plans for children. In addition to their family law practice, they also represent individuals accused of committing a crime.

Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected for the Rising Star list, and no more than 5% are selected for the Super Lawyers list.

For more information, call 970-315-2365 or visit