News in Brief
December 1, 2006
Fundraiser scheduled for ski instructorThere will be an aprs-ski party to help out longtime Aspen ski instructor Terry Adriance on Dec. 5 from 4-7 p.m. at Aspen Elks Lodge No. 224.Adriance, 63, suffered serious injuries when he fell from the roof of a house Sept. 28 in Aspen while he was finishing a painting job for the owner. His injuries required multiple surgeries at St. Anthonys Trauma Center, where he was flown from Aspen Valley Hospital.Adriance has worked for the Skico full time since coming to Aspen in 1971, but because he was not working on the mountain, his Skico insurance will not cover his bills.His friends at Wells Fargo Bank in Aspen have established a charitable account for donations to the Terry Adriance Benefit Fund. (No account number is required.)Two applicants seek City Council seatTwo people have applied for the Aspen City Council seat Rachel Richards will vacate in January to take her seat with the Pitkin County commissioners.Jasmine Tygre, a 26-year veteran of the Planning and Zoning Commission, and Cliff Weiss, a self-employed advertising designer who ran unsuccessfully for council in 2003 and 2005, have put their names in the running.The opportunity to learn more about other aspects of city government and operations is very appealing to me, Tygre wrote on her application. This could be termed, Is there life after P&Z?Weiss, on the other hand, suggested he likely wont rock the boat.Although my views are often different, he wrote, I think the present council would not find me an obstruction to getting things done, rather someone with different ideas for consideration.The deadline for one-page applications for the seat is Monday, Dec. 4. Summit County to collect impact fees Towns along the Continental Divide are trying to pin down the final details of how and when they will collect and administer the impact fees and sales tax revenues dedicated to funding the new countywide housing authority, which voters approved in November. At issue is exactly when the towns and county will start collecting the graduated development impact fee. Since Measure 5A didnt spell out the start date, local jurisdictions are trying to get on the same page. The idea is to get some uniformity across the county, housing authority director Bonnie Osborn said during a Breckenridge Town Council Tuesday work session. Some officials assumed that the fees were effective the day after the election, but a consensus seems to be emerging that collection will begin Jan. 1.Osborn said Silverthorne is on board with the date, and Frisco is leaning that way as well. (Summit Daily News)The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.