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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and the U.S. Forest Service need volunteers to help do trail maintenance on the Lost Man Trail near Independence Pass on Saturday.

Crews will repair some key footbridges and fix drainage problems along the popular 11-mile loop.

Tools, instruction, leadership, raffle prizes and dinner are provided. Trail work goes from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by dinner at the site. Register online at http://www.rfov.org, by calling 927-8241, or by emailing rfov@sopris.net.



PITKIN COUNTY – Pitkin County residents who are not registered to vote have until Monday to register for the 2011 election, which takes place Nov. 1.

Voter registration forms are available in English and Spanish online at




http://www.pitkinvotes.org as well as at the county Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

The Nov. 1 election is being conducted by mail only. Ballots must be mailed by Friday, Oct. 14, but some 2,000 voters in Pitkin County won’t get one, Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland told members of the Aspen Chamber Resort Association board of directors on Tuesday. That’s either because those voters didn’t cast a ballot in the 2010 election and therefore aren’t considered “active voters,” or because their current address is not on file with the clerk’s office, he said. Voters who typically vote at the polls might not realize the address they have on file with the clerk is no longer valid.

Voters can verify that their information is correct, and make changes to it, at http://www.pitkinvotes.org (look under the “Voter Services” section) or at the clerk’s office.

Registered voters who do not receive a ballot in the mail can get one at the clerk’s office until the close of voting on Election Day.


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