Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (April 21, 2019) | AspenTimes.com

Kudos and Kindness from Aspen Times readers (April 21, 2019)

Appreciation for Aspen Elks Lodge

Basalt Recreation would like to thank the Aspen Elks Lodge for their support with our scholarship program. Their financial support helps us support the youth of the valley so we can include everyone in our programs. We appreciate the dedication they have for kids to be involved in activities and helping them to be a part of our community. The Aspen Elks also helps us provide better facilities for our kids to get the most out of their sports. We had the opportunity to provide sheltered dugouts for the new baseball field at Basalt Middle School field. Thanks so much for helping us help kids!

Dorothy Howard

Basalt Recreation Department

Hollinger’s legacy lives on

Our community lost a special person this spring in longtime resident and nature lover Jon Hollinger. Thank you, Jon, for all that you did for our natural world — your legacy lives on.

Our all-volunteer board thanks the family of Jon Hollinger for requesting that, in lieu of flowers, donations be given to Roaring Fork Audubon. These donations will help us in our efforts to continue to bring awareness of the wonder of birds and of the natural world by sending young valley students to naturalist summer camps, by conducting bird walks and hikes, by installing educational signage and by helping conserve the last best places.

If you choose to honor the memory of Jon Hollinger by supporting our work, please visit our website to donate via PayPal at roaring forkaudubon.org or send a check to Roaring Fork Audubon, P.O. Box 1192, Carbondale, CO 81623.

Mary Harris


Kudos go to …

• Sheriff Joe DiSalvo for asking that fireworks be canceled and the chamber following through with the request. Hopefully it’s forever.

• Rick Carroll for writing about the low pay Aspen City Council members receive — they deserve a raise.

• Beth Hoff Blackmer for being the president-elect of the American Rental Association, an international organization. There is no greater honor than being elected by your peers.

• The Pitkin County commissioners for looking at whether to lower the size of houses from 15,000 square feet. Duh!

Ruth Harrison