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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO, Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – A Halloween event for middle school kids is set from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Snowmass Chapel.

“It’s going to be a night of fright,” said event organizer Kara Gilbert. “There will be unexpected scares … perhaps too scary, I’m afraid.”

The event will include games, food, costumes and an outdoor haunted forest.

For more information, call Kara or Adam Gilbert at (612) 670-1680.

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – Snowmass Hospitality recently unveiled a new and streamlined guest-services system for the upcoming winter season.

All Snowmass Village properties other than Base Village will have a new check-in arrival center in the lobby of Snowmass Mountain Chalet, located on Daly Lane just below the Snowmass Mall.

Base Village guests will continue to check in at Snowmass Hospitality’s Base Village guest center, which is in the Capitol Peak building with parking either outside in the adjacent parking lot or inside the Base Village parking garage on Level P-1.

With these new point-of-contact lodging services, the Snowmass Hospitality location at the Snowmass Center will reopen with new retail.

ASPEN – A local transient pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and violating the city’s open-container law Wednesday in Aspen Municipal Court.

Jimmy Baldwin Jr., who arrived in Aspen in September, agreed to perform 10 hours of public service and seek counseling from the Right Door in exchange for the plea deal. Prosecutor Jim True also agreed to waive $475 in court fines slapped on Baldwin for a previous infraction.

However, if Baldwin doesn’t abide by the agreement, the fines will be reinstated and he’ll be sentenced to seven days in county jail. Judge Ted Gardenswartz signed off on the deal but expressed concern that Baldwin might run afoul of the law again.

For his part, Baldwin said he hasn’t gotten in trouble in the last three weeks.

Aspen police have cited or arrested Baldwin several times since he came to town. Wednesday’s deal stemmed from a Sept. 21 incident in which he was cited for harassing customers at a downtown restaurant; and on Sept. 30, he was ticketed for having an open container of alcohol.

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