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The Aspen Volunteer Fire Department will hold an observance ceremony in memory of those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the fire department, located at 420 E. Hopkins Ave.

The gathering is open to emergency response organizations as well as the general public. The 9/11 attacks claimed the lives of nearly 3,000, including 343 firefighters. The tolling of the bells will be at 7:59 a.m. to correlate with the time the first World Trade Center tower collapsed.

The Aspen Hall of Fame board is still accepting nominations for induction into the Aspen Hall of Fame in 2011. The Hall of Fame’s board of directors selects the inductees, who will be honored at the annual banquet scheduled for late January. Nomination forms can be found at the Hall of Fame website, The deadline for nominations is Sept. 14.

The Aspen Hall of Fame was established in 1986-87 to recognize some of the many people who have transformed the Aspen/Snowmass communities – economically, physically, spiritually or intellectually. A nominee must have demonstrated inspirational leadership and have made major contributions to Aspen and Snowmass’ cultural, sports and/or civic activities. Each inductee is honored at an annual banquet that features an award presentation introduced with a video profiling the inductees’ lives.

“Plane Elevations: Architectural Art by Dorothy Doyle,” a new exhibit by the longtime local artist, is on display in the lobby of the Wheeler Opera House through Sept. 22. The exhibition is sponsored by the Aspen Historical Society.

After graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York with a degree in art and design, Doyle worked in newspaper advertising as an illustrator before becoming a technical illustrator, first for Bell Aircraft and later for Martin Marietta. After moving to the Roaring Fork Valley in 1980 she continued her artistic career as a graphic artist.

The show’s art, as well as giclee copies, will be available for purchase; a percentage of the proceeds will go toward supporting Aspen Historical Society programs and educational opportunities.

For more information on this exhibit or any other Aspen Historical Society programs, events or historic sites, call (970) 925-3721 or visit

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