News briefs: Buddy Program seeks volunteers; Snowmass wants applicants for council seat |

News briefs: Buddy Program seeks volunteers; Snowmass wants applicants for council seat


Snowmass calls for applications for vacant council seat

The town of Snowmass Village opened an application process Tuesday to fill the fifth seat on Town Council. The vacancy was created Monday when Markey Butler assumed the mayoral position, which she was elected to earlier this month.

During its regular meeting Monday, the Town Council approved an open application process to take place through Nov. 26. Council candidates will be interviewed publicly during the Dec. 1 regular meeting, which will start at 3 p.m. The appointment is planned for the Dec. 8 Town Council meeting.

“This is an incredible opportunity for engaged and active Snowmass citizens to apply for a council seat,” Butler said. “We expect this open and inclusive community process will present our council with a great applicant pool. We look forward to seeing who throws their hat into the ring.”

Per the Town’s Home Rule Charter, to qualify, council members must be a citizen of the United States, a registered voter in the town of Snowmass Village and shall have resided in the town for at least one year.

Interested applications can receive an application in two ways:

Online at

In person at the Clerk’s Office in Snowmass Village Town Hall, at 130 Kearns Road.

Submissions are accepted electronically (using the online application), in person at the Clerk’s Office or by email at bpeckler@

Applications must be received by 11 a.m. Nov. 26.


Buddy Program seeks volunteers

The Buddy Program will hold a reception from 6 to 7 p.m. at Town restaurant in Carbondale with free appetizers and beer. Information about becoming a Big Buddy will be available, and Carbondale City Mayor Stacey Patch Bernott will speak on the need for mentoring services in the area. The Buddy Program is seeking individuals to volunteer their time, three to four times per month, as a mentor to a youth in need of companionship. “The potential for creating more matches in Carbondale is exciting,” said Director of Recruitment Heather Hicks. “In 2013, we served over 230 children in our five mentoring programs. Our reception tonight at Town is a way for the public to learn more about the need for mentoring and the ways for individuals to make a difference in their community.”

The reception is free and open to the public, with a five-course dinner and Oskar Blues ale pairing to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are available for $75, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Buddy Program. To reserve your seat for the dinner, call Town at 970-963-6328. More at http://www.buddy or 970-927-1001.


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