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Pitkin County passed technical revisions to the land-use code during fourth reading Tuesday. None of the revisions are considered serious enough to merit publishing the code for a third time. The code has been undergoing a process of revision for the last few months and is expected to pass during fifth reading at 5 p.m. July 5. The new code continues to garner criticism. During this reading, members of the Old Snowmass caucus argued that the new code would encourage larger houses than what the caucus master plan recommends. County commissioners recognized that parts of the code involve give-and-take but seemed determined to push on with passing the code by the beginning of July.

GrassRoots TV is launching its Free Range Forum for local nonprofits to publicize programs, special events and other information free of charge.The program is made possible by a donation from Chaffin Light Associates in Basalt. All legitimate nonprofit organizations can post as many messages as they’d like, using their own logos, photos, video and audio, Free Range Forum manager Brad Manosevitz said in a news release.Interested nonprofits should schedule a complimentary, two-hour training session with Manosevitz by calling 925-8000, ext. 3, or by e-mailing bradman@grassrootstv.org.Additionally, the audio portion of the program consists of independent music by local bands. Any local band or musician with a CD who wants to contribute music should also contact Manosevitz at the number or e-mail above, or bring it to the GrassRoots TV station at 110 E. Hallam St., Suite 132, in Aspen.

The Gant condominium resort has named Donnie Lee the new general manager, replacing longtime employee Molly Campbell, who recently retired.Lee has been with the 143-unit luxury facility since 1985 and spent five years as executive housekeeper. In 1997, he was promoted to assistant general manager.His duties as general manager will include supervising human resources, marketing, food and beverage, operations and community involvement.Lee has served as president of the Aspen Village Metro District since 2002.


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