News in brief
CARBONDALE Voters in the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District go to the polls today to decide among three candidates for two open board of directors seats.Candidates are incumbent board members Lou Eller and Rob Goodwin, both longtime fire district associates, and Ken Motsenbocker, a former paid department staff member and now a volunteer firefighter/paramedic.The two candidates receiving the most votes will serve four-year terms.There are two polling places for the election: the Carbondale fire department headquarters at 301 Meadowood Drive; and the Redstone Fire Station at 1085 Redstone Blvd. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.
PITKIN COUNTY Road crews will perform dust control efforts along Watson Divide Road on May 7, and ditch maintenance along Castle Creek Road through May 8, according to an announcement by the county this week.Motorists are advised to travel with caution along the affected roads and to and expect slight delays.For more information, contact the Pitkin County Public Works or the Pitkin County Road and Bridge Department at 920-5390.
A memorial for Jon Sealander, a Basalt resident who died in April, will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the Two Creeks base area at Snowmass Ski Area. Contributions will be accepted at the memorial. For more information, call 927-9867.
ASPEN A news story in the May 2 edition of The Aspen Times quoted Mayor Mick Ireland as saying that, while he generally declines free tickets and other gifts from groups and events, he does attend football and basketball games for free.Ireland apparently was joking referring to local high school sporting events, most of which are free to the public.
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After 14 years, a lengthy lawsuit by area residents and nearly $4 million in construction costs, a half-mile trail to two school campuses in the Castle Creek Valley was finally completed this week.