Snowmass History: Idle Hours Riding Club organizes for summer
“Idle Hours riding club organizes for summer,” announced The Aspen Times on May 9, 1974.
“The Idle Hours Riding Club, for adult horseback riders in the community, is being organized by Caryl Speer, Margo Smith and Diana Vagneur …. According to Ms. Vagneur, the club is designed for riders over 15 who enjoy all aspects of the horse and would like to learn and exchange knowledge on proper horsemanship, stable management, showing and pleasure riding. Riding lessons are planned once a week and will be given by Ann Jones at a nominal fee. Ms. Jones organized and taught the Snowmass Pony Club last summer and will teach it again this year.”
Police took tremendous care to be thorough in investigation versus priest who eventually was cleared
Aspen Police this week released a redacted report detailing the 500 hours of investigation, including interviews of 86 witness and assistance from the FBI, of an ex-altar boy’s accusations from prison in 2021 of sexual abuse by a priest who had served at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the mid-2000s.