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Childcare financial aid deadline is Sunday

Kids First and the city of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense of child care for working families. The deadline for new applications is Sunday, with assistance to begin Dec. 1. Only new applicants need to apply at this time.

Applications are available at Pitkin County licensed child care programs, Kids First or at For more information, contact Kids First at 970-920-5769, 215 N. Garmisch, Suite 1, in Aspen, or email Cecelia.Martin@city

Investigator obtains fraud examiner certification

The 9th Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia announced Wednesday that an investigator on her staff has been certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Investigator Brian Hollenbaugh with the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is now a certified fraud examiner. The association is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Certified fraud examiners combine knowledge of complex financial transactions with an understanding of forensic methods, law and how to resolve allegations of fraud. Fraud examiners also are trained to understand how and why fraud occurs.

Hollenbaugh was hired and trained to assist law enforcement and to prosecute financial crimes in the 9th Judicial District.

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