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The Snowmass Village Town Hall Advisory Committee is inviting the public to attend a Tuesday community roundtable discussion on financing options for the town hall project.The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Snowmass Village Town Council chambers.The committee has spent four weeks meeting and evaluating each financing option; now community input is encouraged as the committee prepares a recommendation to the Town Council. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.For more information about the town hall project, contact Jason Haber at 923-3777, extension 603.

Authorities say they made a quick arrest of two liquor theft suspects who were headed toward the police station early Saturday morning. Aspen police got a call from security at the Hotel Jerome around 3 a.m. Saturday morning about two men who had stolen some liquor from the J-Bar. When officer Renee Rayton walked out of the police station, she saw two men matching the suspects’ description making a getaway up the alley toward the station.”They’re cooling their jets over at the jail right now,” Sgt. Steve Smith said.Evan Lundberg, 23, and David Gosk, 21, both of Tacoma, Wash., were being held for theft and felony burglary. Bail was set at $5,750 each.Police say they found a bottle of Captain Morgan’s Parrot Bay rum and a bottle of Saphire Bombay gin in their possession. They also allegedly stole a piece of clothing. The suspects said someone sold them the bottles for $10, police said.

The Basalt Regional Heritage Society is inviting locals to gamble away the night for a good cause on March 11.The society will be sponsoring its traditional Saloon Night that from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Two Rivers Cafe in Basalt. There will be a chuck wagon buffet, with a cash bar, entertainment from Doc Eason and his magic act, gaming, prize drawings and a silent auction. A prize will be awarded for the best 1800s-period costume.All of the proceeds will benefit the Arbaney Barn museum and educational center, located at Arbaney Park in the Elk Run neighborhood.Tickets are $40 for Basalt Regional Heritage Society members, $50 for the general public, and are on sale at Community Banks of Basalt, Two Rivers Cafe and the Basalt Town Hall. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door. For more information, call 927-4693.

WIGGINS (AP) – Three coaches at Wiggins High School have been suspended after one of them allegedly taped a student to a weightlifting bench for several hours as punishment for disruptive behavior, a television station reported Friday.A coach with 30-years experience used athletic tape to restrain the 13-year-old boy, covering his eyes, mouth and whole body, the boy’s mother Stacy Robinson told station KUSA-TV.Coaches refused to untie the boy even after he urinated on himself.”Very angry, there is no excuse for this,” Robinson said.A coach who allegedly tied the boy and two other coaches who witnessed the incident have been suspended with pay, Wiggins school Superintendent Sharol Little told the station.


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