News in Brief
October 31, 2011
ASPEN – After members of the community suggested that the winning slogan for Winterskl 2012 – “To Die For” – was in poor taste, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association announced Friday that it would relaunch the contest to choose a slogan for the traditional January celebration.The ACRA is accepting new submissions for the official slogan for the 61st annual Winterskl, Jan. 12-15. Entries are due at 5 p.m. Friday. The limit is five entries per person, and the slogan must be a one- to five-word phrase that fits on a 3-inch Winterskl button. Email entries to Julie Hardman, special events manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.The winner receives a pass to the 2012 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.More than 115 people submitted slogans in the initial contest, but some questioned the appropriateness of the winning entry, which was based on interpreting the “2012 End of the World” theme. A recent letter to the editor offered a list of individuals who did not survive a ski season in Aspen, for various reasons.The Winterskl Committee decided to rerun the slogan contest rather than go with a favorite runner-up in the first go-round: “Stick a Roaring Fork In It.”
ASPEN – Alternatives to improve the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, including the terminal area and ideas for the future of the general aviation operations, will be the focus of a public open house on Nov. 7.Those interested in reviewing the proposals and offering input are invited to stop by the Pitkin County Library between 5-7 p.m.The ideas have been developed as part of a master plan update for the airport. The process began with initial public planning sessions that took place last January and March. At those meetings, community members gave their feedback on options for future airport facilities, looking at nine alternatives for the terminal area and four alternatives for general aviation.Based on that feedback and review by an appointed advisory committee, the plans for future improvements have been refined and the number of options narrowed. Renderings of alternatives for terminal-area improvements along with general aviation alternative concepts will be available for review on Nov. 7.