Tributes and Breakfast |

Tributes and Breakfast

Mary Eshbaugh Hayes
Honored by the Wilderness Workshop were, left to right, Dottie Fox and Joy Caudill. MEH photo.

December was jampacked with wonderful events and I’m still covering them.Early in the month at the Wheeler Opera House, the Wilderness Workshop held an evening tribute to three special women, Joy Caudill, Dottie Fox and Connie Harvey, honoring them for their long-term commitment to protecting places such as the Maroon Bells-Snowmass, the Hunter-Frying Pan, Collegiate Peaks and Raggeds wilderness areas.Many family members of the honorees came for the festive event, which included an award ceremony and the premiere screening of “Wild by Nature,” a documentary film celebrating the legacy of wilderness in America and the tireless efforts of Joy, Dottie and Connie.

The film was produced by First Light Films, a documentary film company in Old Snowmass that specializes in films on environmental and social issues. Chelsea Congdon, producer/writer, and Brundige, camera/editor, are principals of First Light. Tim McFlynn and Mark Harvey are the executive producers of “Wild by Nature.”Ginni Galicinao was chairperson for the Wilderness Workshop evening, and co-chairs were Caroline Hicks and Bert Fingerhut, Laurie and John McBride, Marcie and Robert Musser, and Toni Zurcher and Chris Smith.Master of ceremonies was John McBride.During the Christmas to New Year week, Jason Binn, publisher of Aspen Peak magazine, held breakfasts every morning at the Hotel Jerome for business people in town, for members of the press and community leaders so he could meet them and also so they could get to know each other.

Brothers Don and Jack Crawford are written up in the February 2005 issue of Powder magazine, with writer Porter Fox recounting their escapades from the legendary Sun Valley ski trains to skiing in Morocco … by camel. The brothers Crawford had told Fox about the ski train that in the 1950s and 1960s left Los Angeles on Friday night and arrived in Sun Valley Saturday morning. There was a dining car in the middle where the brothers wined and dined and danced until practically morning.Received a note from former Aspenite Harriet Hammerseng. She lived in Aspen for about 23 years and worked at Kaelin Sports. She has now moved back to Lillehammer, Norway, and has been there about 10 years.Christ Church is celebrating Mardi Gras with an evening of jazz featuring Cathy Markle, Walt Smith, Steve Cole, Chris Goplerud and James March. The concert is Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The concert will be in the church at 536 W. North St.Undercurrent … It’s time to start working on the federal and state income taxes!

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