News in Brief
ASPEN – An avalanche Sunday partially blocked Castle Creek Road, prompting authorities to warn backcountry enthusiasts to use extreme caution.
The slide happened about 4 miles up the road, said Ann Stephenson, patrol director at the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office. Road and bridge crews were able to clear the avalanche from the downvalley lane.
Stephenson called the area a standard avalanche zone.
“Anytime you get this kind of snow dump on how seemingly little there was,” it makes for extremely dangerous conditions, she said.
ASPEN – A public meeting on Aspen’s proposed stormwater regulations has been rescheduled on March 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Rio Grande meeting room at 455 Rio Grande Place.
Following a brief presentation on the proposed regulations, public comment will be accepted. The regs are contained in an Urban Runoff Management Plan that will be presented to the Aspen City Council on March 22 for first reading.
The regulations will guide development and redevelopment in Aspen as it pertains to drainage and stormwater, according to April Barker, stormwater engineer for the city.
For a copy of the manual, visit http://www.aspenpitkin.com and click on the Engineering Department page.
BEAVER CREEK (AP) – A home that former President Gerald Ford once owned is for sale.
The current owners of the Beaver Creek residence have listed it for sale with Forbes Sotheby’s International Realty at nearly $13 million.
Ford’s wife, Betty, sold the home after Ford died in 2006 at age 93.
The seven-bedroom house has more than 11,000 square feet, an indoor pool and views of the Beaver Creek ski area.
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