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Lisa Chiles has resigned as executive director of the Aspen Buddy Program after a year with the nonprofit, saying she will pursue entrepreneurial interests.”Lisa has had an enormous impact on our program and has made some tremendous contributions to the organization,” said Katharyn Penn, president of the nonprofit’s board of directors. “Her contributions include tireless efforts with fund-raising, increasing the national council, working effectively with the board of directors and increasing the number of buddies in the program by 20 percent during her tenure.”Lindsay Davis, assistant director, will take over as interim director. The board will consider how best to fill the executive director role in the coming months. “Working with The Buddy Program has been an incredibly satisfying experience for me,” Chiles said. “I am proud to have been a part of such a fine organization that truly does make a difference in our community both as executive director and in my prior role as a board member.”

The 14-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing his 9-year-old neighbor Taylor DeMarco on Wednesday will be held in custody until his next hearing Aug. 24. The 14-year-old had a hearing Thursday morning in district court in Glenwood Springs. The judge decided to detain him at the Grand Mesa Youth Services Center in Grand Junction.The .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol the boy allegedly used belonged to his mother. There are no charges expected against the boy’s parents.The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will announce at a Aug. 24 hearing whether the boy will be charged as an adult.The 14-year-old is being charged with manslaughter, among other things. The shooting happened at about 2:30 p.m. on East Carson Circle in the western Garfield County community. There was at least one other juvenile present. (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)