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Fight leads to smashed windowA woman from Fort Collins was arrested after police say she pushed a man through a window on Cooper Avenue on Saturday night.Melissa Kay Babe, 24, was charged with injury to private property after allegedly pushing a man through the window of the former Les Chefs D Aspen building at the corner of Cooper Avenue and Hunter Street. Police were called by two Aspen residents who witnessed the fight about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.Aspen Police Sgt. Steve Smith said the victim fled the scene and witnesses described Babe to police. Babe was found by police near the Ute City Bar & Grill. Authorities said she told officers the man was her ex-boyfriends friend and that they had an argument and she pushed him through the window.The building is being renovated to hold a cosmetics store, Lush.The victim was not hurt in the incident. Babe was taken to the Pitkin County Jail, where she posted $200 bond and was released. She is scheduled to appear in Aspen municipal court on Dec. 15.CMC chooses Frisco for new facilitiesGLENWOOD SPRINGS Colorado Mountain College officials plan to relocate some facilities to Frisco.The colleges board of trustees voted unanimously Monday to build a new facility in Frisco and to phase out the existing college buildings in Dillons and Breckenridges downtowns.This is a wonderful early Christmas present, said Frisco Town Manager Michael Penny. We are extremely excited, and we look forward to working with [CMC dean Leah Bornstein] to get some folks together to start hashing out an agreement.The boards decision was the culmination of a yearlong public process to set a direction for the colleges future.The strong points for maintaining two sites were convenience and access, Bornstein said. But the strong point for consolidation was that campus feel the culture of all the students and faculty being in one spot, the good learning that can take place when everybodys together, not having to worry about scheduling between two buildings and half an hour of driving time.Thats the strongest and most emotional appeal from students and community members, Bornstein said. (From the Summit Daily News)


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