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ASPEN A 23-year-old man was found dead in a King Street home in Aspen on Sunday afternoon.Aspen police and ambulance who responded to a call at 12:40 p.m. Sunday found the man unconscious.The man did not respond to CPR and was pronounced dead at the scene, Aspen police said.County coroners officials transported the mans body to a Glenwood Springs funeral home.The incident is under investigation, and local officials have not yet contacted the mans family and could not release his name.Police suspect a possible drug overdose and await results of an autopsy and toxicology report.

ASPEN David Robinson Crocker Brown Jr. of Aspen or Darcy, as he was commonly known was honored last week in a tribute passed by the Colorado Senate on March 21, at the behest of State Sen. Gail Schwartz (D-Snowmass Village).Brown, an Aspen native and one of the titans of the fledgling ski industry beginning in the 1940s, died March 10 at the age of 95.A certificate of the tribute has been sent to the Brown family, and a further resolution acknowledging Browns role in the Colorado ski industry is now being prepared under Schwartzs sponsorship, according to Schwartzs office.

ASPEN Colorado Mountain College has honored one of its part-time teachers, Ellen Rieder, with a special award acknowledging professional excellence. Rider is an instructor of English as a second language (ESL) and citizenship.Each of the colleges seven campuses across north-central Colorado can nominate one adjunct and one full-time faculty member.Rieder learned she was selected for that distinction in a surprise gathering of ESL students for a short ceremony presided over by Joe Maestas, dean of CMC-Aspen.Rieder holds a bachelors degree in English and French from Georgian Court College (now University) in Lakewood, N.J., and a masters in education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her first teaching job after college was as an ESL instructor for the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. Although retired from a 37-year career of teaching in public and private schools, she began teaching for CMC in 2002, according to CMC.Another award recipient is Sandy Jackson of the Roaring Fork Campus (Carbondale, Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs).

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