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The Basalt Town Council has chosen Old Pond Park as the name for the town’s new riverside park, located off Two Rivers Road, behind La Taqueria restaurant.A total of 80 names were submitted to the town in a contest to name the park. The individual who suggested Old Pond Park remains anonymous.

Earlier this month, we announced the names of two Aspen Times readers who won $100 gift certificates to Aspen restaurants, but after three weeks we’ve heard from only one of them.Cari Britton of Aspen and Rhonda Hight of Glenwood Springs both filled out questionnaires for our “Aspen’s Best” survey, and their names were picked at random to receive the gift certificates. Britton has contacted us and received hers, but we haven’t heard from Rhonda Hight (it’s possible that we’ve misread Rhonda’s handwriting and somehow misspelled her name).Rhonda – if you’re out there, please call us at 925-3414. Or if anyone knows Rhonda, please encourage her to claim her prize. We’ll wait until Oct. 15 before we pick another name from our stack of ballots.

Contained but not quite out.Thats the official word concerning the Cascade II fire near the No Name Tunnels.According Renee Brousseau, spokeswoman for the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire Management Crew, the fire was officially contained at 2 p.m. Wednesday and the city of Glenwood Springs took over jurisdiction of the fire Thursday.Theres still some hot spots, Brousseau said. Theres still a lot of smoke and there will continue to be a lot of smoke for a while.She said that there was little possibility that the fire could flare up again.Possible rockslides are the main worry now, Brousseau added.The Colorado Department of Transportation still has one lane of westbound Interstate 70 closed, as well as the bicycle path from Glenwood to No Name.Brousseau said there were as many as 80 firefighters battling the blaze that started Monday. The fire burned a little more than 34 acres and no structures were ever in danger.The fires cause is still under investigation, Brousseau said.(From the Glenwood Post Independent)