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Muslim leader to speak at chapel

Daisy Khan, the founder and executive director of the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality, will give a free talk at 6 p.m. today at the Aspen Chapel.

The talk is presented by Explore Booksellers and the chapel.

An American Muslim leader, Kahn’s talk is titled “Building Peace, Confronting Terrorism.”

More details are at http://www.explore or http://www.aspen

Food bank in Aspen on Sept. 15

Needy residents of Pitkin County can visit Food Bank of the Rockies’ mobile pantry location to receive free food on Sept. 15 in Aspen.

The distribution will be held in the parking lot of the U.S. Forest Service’s Ranger Station, located at 806 W. Hallam St., starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until the truck is empty. There are no eligibility requirements or restrictions to receive food, which will be provided free of charge to those with a self-declared need.

The U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station will host the mobile pantry on the second Thursday of each month.

Participants are encouraged to bring bags or boxes for transporting the food. For more information, contact Jill Heidel at 970-464-1138, ext. 202 or jheidel@foodbank

Water plant tour on Sept. 15

Roaring Fork Conservancy and the city of Aspen will host a free tour of the city’s facility that treats water from Castle Creek from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15.

The event will happen rain or shine.

Registration is required at

For more details, call 970-927-1290.

Aspen plans street improvement projects

Aspen’s 2016 streets improvement project is scheduled to continue through Sept. 21. The project includes roto milling and paving a number of city streets.

“This work must be done to make sure that Aspen’s streets remain safe and viable,” said Jerry Nye, the city of Aspen’s Street Department superintendent.

Although one lane will typically be available during construction, drivers can expect detours at busy cross streets. The construction schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change. For a complete schedule, visit and select “Road Paving Schedule.”

Contact Jerry Nye at 970-920-5133 with questions or concerns.

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