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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – A contest at The Little Nell asks which local bartender has the skills to be “Aspen’s Iron Bartender.”

Beginning Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Sunday in the Terrace Bar at The Little Nell, two of the town’s leading bartenders will square off in a round-robin competition to determine whose cocktail reigns supreme.

The drink gurus will show their stuff, using Grand Marnier as an element. Each guest will get one vote with the purchase of a featured cocktail. The bartender with the most votes at the end of the night moves to the next round.

The contest will continue through March, culminating in a March 26 throwdown, with the ultimate victor winning the crown and a trip to New Orleans to party with some of America’s greatest cocktail creators.

For more information on the competition and to find out more about the bartenders involved, visit The Little Nell on Facebook.

BASALT – Details of Tuesday’s Republican caucus in Eagle County will include several significant changes to the process over previous years.

The Colorado Republican Committee has announced a statewide caucus registration website, http://www.caucus.cologop.org. This will allow caucus attendees to preregister for their caucus as well as find their local caucus location.

In Eagle County, the Battle Mountain High School cafeteria will serve as the meeting location for 25 of the 30 precincts in the county.

Precinct 10 will meet at the Bond Baptist Church, while precincts 7, 8, 24 and 25, the four precincts in the Roaring Fork Valley, will meet in the Basalt Middle School auditorium.

To participate in the Republican Caucus, voters must have been a registered Republican as of Dec. 7, 2011, and a resident of their precinct since Jan. 9.

The caucus will begin t 7 p.m., with check-in starting at 6 p.m.

For more details, contact info@eaglegop.com or call Kaye Ferry at 970-376-5100.


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