News in Brief
CARBONDALE ” A panel of experts will discuss the potential for wildfires to affect the White River National Forest and adjacent urban areas, at a public meeting Wednesday in Carbondale.
“Fire on our Forest” will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Town Hall conference room. It is free and open to the public.
The panel will feature Alton Anderson, a fuels specialist for the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit, as well as Doug Paul, a fire-mitigation specialist for that same cooperative of federal agencies.
The panel also will include Tom Eager, an entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service and an expert on bark beetles; Phil Nyland, terrestrial wildlife biologist for the Aspen-Sopris Ranger Districts; and Basalt Fire Chief Scott Thompson.
The discussion is being sponsored by the Forest Conservation, a nonprofit organization formed in 2001 to protect and preserve the White River National Forest.
The meeting will discuss the risks and benefits of forest fires and preventative measures that homeowners can take to guard against fires.
BASALT ” The Basalt Chamber of Commerce will host a forum Wednesday for candidates in the Town Council races.
The forum will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Basalt Middle School. It is free and open to the public. There will be time for audience questions.
The forum will be broadcast daily on Access Roaring Fork, cable channel 17 in the midvalley, from March 20 until election day, April 1.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a limited-liability company has proper standing to sue the city of Aspen over its affordable-housing fees.