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Veterans Day observance setAll veterans and the public are welcome at a Veterans Day observance on Saturday in Aspen.Attendees will gather at the Veterans Memorial, on the east side of the Pitkin County Courthouse, at 11 a.m. Veterans of all wars are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia. Today at 11 a.m., an observance of the 231st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps will take place at Aspen Grove Cemetery, at the graveside of Marine Cpl. Rick Buesch. Friends and all Marines are welcome.Pepper spray bandit strikesA pawn shop between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale got hit by a bandit wielding an unusual weapon Thursday.An unidentified suspect entered the Anderson Jewelry & Pawn at 7920 Highway 82 and sprayed pepper spray in the face of an employee, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. The man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash in the 3 p.m. raid.The employee was treated by paramedics from the Carbondale fire department. The sheriff’s office is investigating the incident.Territorial hunter fires at ATVsEAGLE – A territorial hunter fired a shot over several people’s heads when they invaded his space Oct. 31 in Eagle, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s report.The people were hunting near Bruce Creek. They killed an elk and went to retrieve it on all-terrain vehicles when they came across the hunter, who said the vehicles were scaring other elk away.The people said they had permission to be on the property, and left. They picked up the elk and saw the hunter fire a shot over their heads. The people asked what he was doing, but he didn’t reply. On their way out, the people ran into the hunter’s wife or girlfriend and asked her why he shot at them. The woman said he must have seen an elk.Deputies planned to talk to more witnesses before taking action. (Vail Daily)
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