News in Brief
ASPEN ” Local residents Kurt P. Duldner and Kenneth and Sandra J. Nichols are suing the city of Aspen, claiming it has wrongfully granted a trail extension that will run in close proximity to their backyards.
Filed Monday in Pitkin County District Court, the suit makes a claim for violation of the plaintiffs’ property rights, and seeks an injunction to stop the city from completing the trail extension, which would connect the Snyder Park trail with McSkimming Road on Aspen’s east side.
The suit comes after the Aspen City Council in March approved the trail extension. The suit contends that although the city has a trail easement on the property in question, it is private and not for public use.
Aspen attorney Corey T. Zurbuch filed the lawsuit.
REDSTONE ” Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Redstone man early Tuesday on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon, menacing, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, careless driving and failure to notify police of an accident.
Nathaniel Taylor, 27, was arrested after Aspen/Pitkin County dispatchers received a call of a drunken driver. Dispatch also fielded a call that shots were fired from the vicinity of the vehicle in question, according to a news release.
As officers were en route to the Crystal Valley, they learned that the same vehicle had been involved in a rollover accident. Taylor was subsequently placed under arrest at the scene of the accident, officials said.
Occupancy down from last year; airport transitioning to spring schedule
As the winter season heads towards the end, occupancy in Aspen and Snowmass combined is still slightly down from where it was last year.