The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help to locate Michael Rosinski, a man with 15 active warrants, including 6 felonies. In his last contact with the sheriff’s office, he assaulted a deputy. Deputies went to his home on Friday to try and arrest Rosinski, but he managed to disappear. The circumstances at hand had a search warrant requested and obtained, they set up a perimeter, but again could not find Rosinski. If you have any idea of his whereabouts, please contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s office.
Brazilian sportswear company Liquido Active has issued an apology for its actions of last week at Hanging Lake, including having models sit on a fallen log that crosses the lake, and having a photographer wading in the water to take pictures of them. Neither of those things is allowed there, and the prohibition is posted on multiple signs. As soon as the firm’s Instagram post of the shoot showed up last Wednesday, Coloradoans ripped the company for its error. Since then, Liquido Active has posted an apology. It pledges to do better research on its photo destinations in the future, and tells the Post-Independent it’s already made $2000 in donations to Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, and the state parks & wildlife department. District Ranger Aaron Mayville notes that while all that is nice, his organization, the US Forest Service, is the one that actually oversees Hanging Lake. Mayville says the company will be investigated. Company owner Renata Facchini adds in the apology that proceeds from a festival Liquido Active holds will all be donated to Hanging Lake preservation efforts, and that the photos taken there aren’t going to be used at all.
The 14th yearly AREDAY summit, put on by the locally-based American Renewable Energy Institute, gets going today in Snowmass Village. It will boast some top national speakers including Sierra Club CEO Michael Brune, Professor Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute and Columbia University, and heading a panel tomorrow on how renewable energy will have an impact on national security, retired general for former Presidential candidate Wesley Clark. Passes for the week’s events, that include a free Thursday concert from John Popper and Brother’s Keeper and an extensive collection of environmental films, are said to still be available. Learn more by calling 930-8002, or visiting AREDAY dot net.
Those speakers are just the tip of the celebrity wave sweeping into the upper valley this week as the Aspen Institute’s annual Ideas Festival begins Thursday. National Security Advisor Admiral Mike Rogers will be here, so will AOL Founder Steve Case, Katie Couric of Yahoo News, Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che & Colin Jost, Governor Hickenlooper, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, current Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Fareed Zakaria, former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, TIME Magazine editor Nancy Gibbs, and literally dozens more, are all scheduled to speak at the Festival. Aspen ideas dot org is the place to learn more about that major local event, again starting Thursday.
We’ll have a little more info on this in our bridge update, but here’s a reminder that work begins today to build the roundabout on Glenwood Springs’ 6th Street that will be key to getting traffic on and off the new Grand Avenue bridge. The work’s expected to go on until the existing bridge shuts down in mid-August. And we’ll tell you more throughout the week about the big open house that’s set for next Tuesday the 27th, at the Glenwood Recreation Center. Lots of important info will be available there. You’re urged to attend and learn the very latest about the bridge project from CDOT and others.
And congratulations to Sunlight Ski Area CEO Tom Jankovsky, who wins the yearly President’s award from Colorado Ski Country USA. The state ski Hall of Famer has been on the ski country board the last 31 years. And the state’s top Snowmaker of the year award goes to Drew Warren of Snowmass.
If you missed some of our stories or just want to read them for yourself, they’re all posted at ksno dot net. I’m Jim Williams, KSNO News. There’s more of the Morning Roundabout, including Meteorologist Don Day’s complete extended forecast, on the way next.