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News in Brief

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – Electronica jam-band the Disco Biscuits will be the headlining musical act for the inaugural EMU Eco Music Festival in Snowmass Village. The festival, which spotlights live music and environmental-friendly exhibitions, is set for June 30 through July 3; the Disco Biscuits perform on July 2.

Also on the bill for EMU are Colorado jamgrass band Leftover Salmon, rockers Tea Leaf Green, DJ RJD2, Georgia’s Perpetual Groove and more. The event opens June 30 with a free concert by British jazz-groove band, the New Mastersounds.

The Disco Biscuits, a quartet from Philadelphia, will be making only their second appearance in the Aspen/Snowmass area, and their first since 2002. It is also the band’s first outdoor show in the mountains in a decade. The Disco Biscuit’s latest release was 2010’s “Planet Anthem”; their next album, “Otherwise Law Abiding Citizens,” is due out this summer.

For further information on the EMU festival, go to

EL JEBEL – The Roaring Fork Regional Planning Commission will begin the review Thursday of a proposal for an indoor recreation center in El Jebel.

The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Eagle County office building and community center in El Jebel. The planning commission will make a recommendation to the Eagle County commissioners, who will review the proposal later this year.

The Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District is proposing a 63,000-square-foot center. The district’s board of directors will consider placing a funding question on the November ballot. An estimated $25 million in bonds would be issued to construct the facility. It would be repaid through a property tax increase. A separate question could be asked to raise revenues to subsidize operations.

More on the proposal can be found at

ASPEN – The family of Esther De Vos will hold a celebration of her life, with stories and toasts in her remembrance, at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12, at 316 N. 2nd St., Aspen. “We would love to hear your tales, and we promise to tell you some of ours!” the family said in a statement. For more information, contact Craig De Vos at (971) 563-8063.

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