News in Brief

Aspen, CO Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – Jazz Aspen Snowmass announced Thursday that all children 13 years and under will be admitted free to the upcoming Labor Day Festival concerts (Sept. 3-5). Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Additionally, college students with a valid student ID will be able to purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount at the door each day.This year’s Labor Day line-up includes: Friday, Sept. 3: Wilco, DeVotchKa, Calexico and The New Mastersounds; Saturday, Sept. 4: Glenn Frey & Joe Walsh, Court Yard Hounds, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Lubriphonic; and Sunday, Sept. 5: Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Black Crowes, Truth & Salvage Co. and The Stone Foxes.For information on child tickets for the Patron (VIP) area, call (970) 920-4996. For full festival details or to purchase adult tickets visit, call 866-JAS-TIXX or visit the Belly Up box office in Aspen.

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – Private aviation company XOJET is holding a giveaway for two VIP packages to the JAS Labor Day Festival in Snowmass Village.Entrants must be an XOJET Facebook fan to be eligible to win. Entry into the sweepstakes, which ends Aug. 23, is free.Details can be found at

BASALT – The Roaring Fork School District Re-1 is seeking applicants to fill a Basalt-area vacancy on the five-member school board, following the recent resignation of Matt Flink.The board oversees public schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt. The opening is for Director District A, which generally encompasses the area south of Frying Pan Road, including old town Basalt, the Basalt South area, and the area extending west along Highway 82 to Catherine Store.Anyone from that area who is interested in applying for appointment to fill the vacancy should contact Cyndy Hallford, Re-1 administrative assistant, at (970) 384-6009 or by e-mail at

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – After more than three weeks, the Eighth Street bridge is expected to be open by Monday.According to Nick Senn of SGM Engineering, all things appear to be ready for the bridge opening, possibly even before Monday.”The rain hurt us a little, but we expect to have it open,” he said.There will be some work to be done after Monday, but it will be done with the bridge open and the use of traffic-control personnel, Senn said.Asphalt work and lane striping could be done after the bridge opens. Weather could also impact work and the bridge’s opening.The bridge has been closed as part of the ongoing Glenwood Springs sewer-line project. The project involves installing a new line along Midland Avenue from the existing Glenwood Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant, located just east of the Eighth Street bridge, to the new plant, which is under construction in West Glenwood.Senn said he anticipates the project continuing until mid-October, but that impacts to traffic will be over once the Eight Street bridge work is completed. (From the Post Independent)