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News in Brief

Aspen, CO ColoradoCMC registration continues for spring classesRegistration is still open for the spring semester at Colorado Mountain College, the two-year institution that serves the Roaring Fork Valley and much of the Western Slope.The college offers enrollment until a course either fills up or classes begin. The average cost of classes is $43 per credit hour, and class subjects range from “Strictly Ballroom” dance instruction, to painting and language courses, to avalanche training and a course in the International Building Code, plus many more.Many classes start Jan. 15. The course catalogue is available at campuses in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs, as well as at the Spring Valley campus southeast of Glenwood and at many businesses throughout the valley.To learn more about CMC, or to find out the hours of registration, call 925-7740.Burglars hit Glenwood Springs schoolA little more than a week before Christmas, someone stole around $10,000 worth of educational equipment from Glenwood Springs Elementary School’s computer lab.Six G4 iMacs, two G5 iMacs, an iBook and an LCD projector disappeared from the school late Friday or early Saturday, according to GSES Principal Sonya Hemmen. A yet-to-be-determined cash reward is available to anyone who can provide information leading to recovery of the stolen property and an arrest.”Stealing educational material from our kids is definitely something we would like to address with an arrest,” Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson said.Anyone with information about the incident may contact the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 970-384-6500. (Glenwood Springs Post Independent)Keystone executive resignsChuck Tolton, a longtime fixture in Summit County’s ski industry, resigned from his position as Keystone’s director of mountain operations Friday, citing personal reasons. Tolton oversaw hundreds of employees under the scope of mountain operations, including the ski patrol, lift operations and vehicle maintenance departments, over the past four years at Keystone. Previously he worked for Vail Resorts at the corporate level and spent two decades at Copper Mountain Resort.His resignation from Keystone was effective Friday.”I’m very sad to be leaving Keystone,” Tolton said Monday. “I’ve made some very good friends there and I’m very proud of the work that’s gone into this turnaround.”The turnaround Tolton referenced includes a $4.5 million upgrade to the resort’s snowmaking system, a guided snowcat skiing operation that opened up more than 1,000 acres of snowcat-accessed and hike-to terrain in three bowls, and the movement and expansion of the A-51 Terrain Park. During his tenure, Tolton also played roles in bringing the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center to Keystone, revamping the resort’s master plan and pursuing an agreement with the U.S. Ski Team to train at Keystone.”With all that said, I felt that I had gone probably about as far as I was going to go, you know, in my career there. It just changed and that’s the nature of business. It needs to change – I support change – I also have to look at my own career and aspirations,” Tolton said.Keystone spokeswoman Amy Kemp said it’s the company’s policy not to comment on personnel matters, but said, “We’ll miss Chuck and wish him the best.”Tolton said he plans to take some time off and enjoy the holidays before deciding his next career move, which he said may or may not be in the ski industry. (Summit Daily News)

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