News in Brief
ASPEN ” Loving Tree, an annual valleywide event, will take place Dec. 9 at locations from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
For a contribution, participants receive a handmade ornament to place on the tree in memory of loved ones. Money raised will benefit the new Hospice of the Valley, which soon will offer in-home hospice services from Aspen to Rifle.
This year, each event will be hosted by a Hospice of the Valley board member. Locations are as follows:
Aspen: The Little Nell, 5:30 p.m., hosted by Kris Marsh
Snowmass Village: The Silvertree Hotel, 4:30 p.m., hosted by Sue Smedstad
Basalt: Roaring Fork Club, 5:30 p.m., hosted by Jean Moore
Carbondale: Fire House, 5:30 p.m., hosted by Denise Jurgens
Glenwood Springs: The Hotel Colorado, 5:30 p.m., hosted by Pam Szedelyi
ASPEN ” Charla Belinski took over as the Aspen School Board’s new president Monday. Elizabeth Parker, the previous board president, will take on the role of vice president.
Ernie Fyrwald will continue to serve as treasurer, Laura Kornasiewicz will continue to be the secretary, and Fred Peirce will continue to be the assistant treasurer/secretary.
SNOWMASS VILLAGE ” To ease the parking crunch at Snowmass’ free rodeo parking lot, the Aspen Skiing Co. is cutting the cost of a day’s parking at the Two Creeks lot.
This winter, drivers will pay $5 to park at Two Creeks during the week and $10 to park there on weekends. Last winter, parking at the lot cost $13 every day.
SNOWMASS VILLAGE ” Using a secret ballot, the Snowmass Village Town Council re-elected Councilman John Wilkinson as mayor pro-tem on Monday.
Mayor Bill Boineau, presiding over his first meeting, nominated Wilkinson. Councilman Reed Lewis nominated Arnie Mordkin, who lost the recent mayoral election, but retained his council seat.
Councilwoman Markey Butler also served at her first meeting as an elected official on Monday evening.
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