News in Brief
Eco-terrorism … sort ofASPEN Aspen police said that seven cars were vandalized Saturday night, sprayed with political messages that read “Gas guzzler” and “anti-Bush.”According to Aspen Police Sgt. Steve Smith, the cars were “tagged” with black and green marker. Fortunately, the marker was not permanent and was easily washed from the vehicles.The cars were parked between Second Street and Seventh Street, from Bleeker to Lake. Police are not sure exactly when the vandalism occurred. Currently, police have no leads.As for possible retribution to the vandalism, Smith said, “My advice is to write a letter to the editor. More people will read it.”
Big changes for Summit Stage?SUMMIT COUNTY The Summit Stage is considering some of the most significant route and schedule changes since its inception, and the free community transit service is asking for guidance from riders.”We know we have to make some changes, and we need your help,” said Summit Stage director John Jones, asking area residents to mark the date of the upcoming June 19 open house on their calendars. Past public sessions on proposed schedule shifts have been poorly attended, Jones said, adding that up-front comments are needed to help the organization’s board make the best decisions. Up to now, the Stage has always managed to plan its operations internally, but as the equation grows more complex, an outside look with fresh eyes could help ensure the best outcome, Jones said. The Stage will also be looking at the possibility of adding park and ride facilities for incoming commuters from Grand, Park and Lake counties, according to Jones, who said the number of people driving in from those outlying areas continues to grow quickly.After the June 19 meeting, the plan is to work on fleshing out the suggested changes and making some formal presentations to the Summit Stage board at its Aug. 29 meeting.Along with the June 19 open house, the public can submit comments directly to the Summit Stage by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Summit Daily News)
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: The Colorado Department of Transportation gives Aspen’s roundabout a poor grade in terms of level of service so it’s thinking about making changes. But first, a study or two must be done.