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ASPEN The Aspen Times has a new way of recognizing the opinionated residents of the Roaring Fork Valley – with the Silver Pen Award, a monthly contest for people who write us letters to the editor. Carbondale resident Dave Reed is the award winner for June 2007.Each month, The Aspen Times Editorial Board will take a look at the letters we have printed and deem one the best – because it’s well-informed, well-written or more witty than all of the rest. The monthly winner receives an Aspen Times silver pen, and will be one of 12 people in the running at the beginning of each June for the Freddie Fisher Irreverent Wit “Fishwit” Prize, in cooperation with the Aspen Historical Society. The prize is awarded each year on Fisher’s birthday in honor of the longtime local who excelled at writing regular letters to the newspaper.To enter in the future, simply write us a letter to the editor. As usual, our writing guidelines call for letters that are less than 500 words in length, and include the writer’s name, address and phone number (for verification, not for publication). E-mail letters to, with “Letter to the Editor” in the subject box, so it is easily distinguishable from the junk mail we receive. Or, mail or hand-deliver your letter to The Aspen Times at 310 E. Main St., Aspen, CO 81611.

ASPEN The Aspen Times now has television listings in its daily edition, and will no longer publish the weekly TV guide as a component of its Sunday editions. Readers can find daily TV listings near the back of the newspaper, close to the weather and stock pages. The Times apologizes for any inconvenience to our readers.

ASPEN The Aspen Club & Spa begins a series of wellness care and life lectures Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the club’s Variety Café.Called “Café of Life,” the lectures are designed to promote a program of wellness, disease prevention and good health maintenance practices through diet, exercise and attitude.Every Tuesday through July and August, lecturers will discuss one of the “Seven Habits for Living Longer,” with a different topic each week, including water, oxygen, food, spinal balance, exercise, positive thoughts and rest. This week’s lecture will advise attendees on how much water should be consumed every day, and on its benefits.Each lecture is expected to run for about 40 minutes. While the lectures are free, a donation is being requested to benefit a different local nonprofit every week; this week’s beneficiary is the Aspen Given Foundation.For more information, please call 925-8940, ext. 235 and ask for Dr. D’arcy Brown, or walk into the Variety Café and talk with owner Carl Menyhert.The Aspen Club & Spa is located at 1450 Crystal Lake Road in Aspen.

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