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A video about the history of the Entrance to Aspen issue will be shown again today at the Wheeler Opera House.

“The Entrance to Aspen: How Did We Get Here?” will be shown at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The showings are free and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The video is supposed to generate an informed civic dialogue and is a precursor for the release of the re-evaluation of the 1997 EIS on Thursday, Nov. 16. The film brings the issue to life with graphics, narration by Bennett Bramson and local people who discuss the issue. The video is 40 minutes long.

It also will be shown on GrassRoots TV12 beginning this week.

Basalt Regional Heritage Society will host a presentation about the town of Ruedi at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Basalt Town Hall.

Richard Neal and friends will discuss the town, which is now buried under the Ruedi Reservoir, as part of the Heritage Society’s Winter Chat series.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 927-4693.

A free homebuyer education workshop will be held at St. Mary of the Crown Church in Carbondale on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The workshop will cover topics such as: obtaining mortgage financing, budgeting, finding a realtor, the importance of home inspection, insurance needs, the closing process, and other aspects of home ownership.

The workshop is sponsored by Mountain Regional Housing Corp., a nonprofit organization based in Carbondale. Anyone wishing to obtain access to the group’s $400,000 pool of low-interest loans for down payment or closing-cost assistance will must take the homebuyer education course.

Preregistration is required; call 384-6447 or write yanina@housingcommunity.org. A continental breakfast is included. Free child care is available upon request.

The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.


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