Aspen News & Activities
NEWS: There will be a runoff for mayor of Aspen June 4 between Councilmen Steve Skadron and Torre. Skadron had 23.2 percent and Torre had 20.8 percent of the votes. Just over 2,200 ballots were cast in the city election. Both of these candidates have more progressive views about limiting development and growth in Aspen. Skadron and Torre both favored a policy lowering downtown building heights to 28 feet from 42 feet, and both were in support of the city’s Castle Creek hydro plant, which lost at the polls in a November advisory vote. The other three mayor candidates who are now out of the running were calling for a scaling back of government regulations and creating a more business-friendly climate. With no candidate taking a majority of the votes, Aspen’s city charter requires that the top two candidates advance to a runoff. Skadron is in the middle of his second four-year council term, so if he is elected mayor, he will be part of a four-person council that will have to pick an appointee to fill the vacancy created by his taking the top spot. Torre is at the end of his second council term, so if he wins next month, there will be no appointment process
Attorney Art Daily and Historic Preservation Commission member Ann Mullins were also elected to the two open council seats Tuesday. There will be no runoff in the council race.
ACITIVITES: There are still a number of off-season entertainment options in Aspen this week!
The Wheeler Opera House has the following movies playing this week: Wednesday’s feature film is The Company You Keep starring Robert Redford. Thursday’s feature film is Mountains of the Moon in 70mm. This film offers an intriguing look at the troubled friendship of explorers Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke.
On Saturday evening the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen will host the annual The Rock and Roll Academy® Spring Concert featuring 45 students performing in 9 student rock bands. Scream and shout as kids aged five to sixteen years-old take the stage and rock out in their semester-ending rock show. Material ranges from AC/DC to the Black Keys and Taylor Swift to Katy Perry. This is a great local, family fun event!
At the Woody Creek Community Center this week join Peg O’Brien for “The Skin & Bones of Post-Op Rehab” Wed. at 7pm and Friday for Kid’s Movie Night at 6pm. The movie is to be announced.
|Michele Cardamone’s photography will be featured on Th. evening from 5-7pm at the Nugget Gallery located on the Hyman Mall. Drinks and snacks will be served. Her work captures the relationships that develop between English in Action students and volunteer tutors in the process of learning English.Anderson Ranch is having a Sean Healy Exhibit Collaboration on Wed. from 6-8pm. This free event is presented by the Aspen Writers’ Foundation in collaboration with Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Local writers Shere Coleman, Alison Berkley Margo, David Stassi and Mark Tompkins will read original works of narrative short fiction inspired by the Sean Healy exhibit. Belly Up hosts American reggae band – DubSkin with The BeatServer Th. eve starting at 9:30pm. On Friday come see Zach Heckendorf and Sean Taylor. Saturday Mobb Deep 20th Anniversary Tour will play there unique hip hop starting at 10pm.
And don’t forgot Sunday is Mother’s Day! There still are great Aspen restaurants open this off season to treat your mom to special brunch or dinner!
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