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News in Brief

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Marisa Post, executive director of the Aspen affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is leaving the organization for personal reasons, according to a news release issued Thursday.

Post, a six-year breast cancer survivor, has a residual health issue that requires time and attention, the press release says.

“We are heartbroken that Marisa is leaving. She has done a terrific job for us [in] tightening the budget, raising additional funds for grants, and leading us through needed global changes required by Komen National,” board president Tracey Samdahl and board treasurer Lisa Bugner said in the prepared statement.

Post will continue on as the public policy liaison for Komen Aspen, a volunteer position she has held with the organization for several years.

“It is our hope that Marisa heals quickly and considers coming back as staff. In the meantime, we are delighted to have her continued representation with our legislators in Denver and in Washington, D.C.,” Tracey said.

Affiliate coordinator Logan Hood and Bugner will take on Post’s duties until the search for a new executive director is complete.

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ASPEN – Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission has posted a series of feature videos online about five examples of the city’s best post-World War II architecture.

The videos debuted Thursday on aspenpitkin.com, YouTube.com and Channel 11.

They were produced, at a cost to the city of $4,800, from a “lengthy” series of documents on the architecture, the city announced Thursday.

The videos are meant to lead up to the city’s Aspen Modern event, a community-wide discussion on historic preservation starting Wednesday at the Mountain Chalet.

ASPEN – There will be a celebration of Heidi Kloos’ life from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday at T-Lazy 7 Ranch. Look for prayer flags on the left side of the road, and please bring food to share. There will be grills available, beer and wine, and an outdoor shelter and bonfire to gather around.

Please come help us say good-bye to a valued member of our community.

Heidi died in an avalanche in Ridgway, Colo., on March 30. She lived in Aspen for more than a dozen years, during which she worked at T-Lazy 7, taught skiing at Snowmass, taught climbing at the Red Brick, guided for Aspen Expeditions and ran a ropes course for inner-city kids for Aspen Youth Experience, as well as volunteering for Mountain Rescue Aspen.

A big thank-you to T-Lazy 7 Ranch for hosting this gathering. For more information, please contact Sallie Shatz at sallie@sopris.net or 970-948 2901.