On Saturday September 1st, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office received word that a hiker was ill on the West Maroon trail, approximately one mile above Crater Lake. With the help of Forest Service Rangers, Mountain Rescue Aspen (MRA) the hiker was made contacted and detailed his symptoms. It was feared the hiker was suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness and needed immediate evacuation.

The decision was made to send Careflight from Rifle, CO. Careflight deployed into the field and made contact with MRA foot teams and the patient in the field just after 4 PM. The patient was successfully evacuated shortly thereafter and transported for further evaluation.

All MRA team members were safely out of the field by 5:45.

14 MRA team members, the United States Forest Service, and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office participated in the successful completion of this rescue.

Phase III of the Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement Project starts tomorrow. detours and constuction will continue through October 31. Significant delays are anticipated for both inbound and outbound traffic into Aspen.

* The bridge will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists for the duration of phase III and a detour will be in effect. There will be heavy machinery and construction.
* The intersection of Seventh Street and Main Street is anticipated to be closed for the duration of phase III as well . Access will remain open via Hallam Street.

The Carbondale Chamber has announced a new event, The Carbondale Business Confluence, will replace their annual business conference. The all new format will combine networking, interactive experiences and 20-minute informative and educational Conversation Streams (TEDTalk-style) presentations. The Confluence will come together at The Third Street Center on Wednesday, September 19th from 3:30 – 7 p.m. with registration beginning at 3 p.m.. Participants can hear presentations on:
– State of the Community
o Garfield County
o Town of Carbondale
– Housing & Population Demographics
o State of Demography Office
– The Roaring Fork’s State of Health: The Intersection of Wellness and Economics
o Mountain Family Health Centers
– Changing Tides in the Workplace
o Change Point Consulting with Patrick Kelly
o Local Perspectives with Andrea Stewart

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will be in Glenwood Springs thursday to discuss a number of topics with the public including allowing leashed dogs on select trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, prohibiting fishing at the ponds within the dog off-leash area at Chatfield State Park, restricting watercraft to vessels propelled by hand on the Chatfield State Park ponds The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on September 6 at Colorado Mountain College’s Morgridge Commons Meeting & Conference Center, 815 Cooper Avenue, in Glenwood Springs.

(excluding the main reservoir), removing the boating seasonal closure at Jackson Lake State Park, and defining and allowing incidental commercial use at state parks without a cooperative or special use agreement.
The Commission will also consider proposed regulations concerning the fee structure for the recently created Cameo Shooting and Education Complex, proper display of OHV permits, Colorado Springs Urban Deer Management, Northwest Region Fires Update, and the 2020 – 2024 Big Game Season Structure at its September meeting in Glenwood Springs.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on September 6 at Colorado Mountain College’s Morgridge Commons Meeting & Conference Center, 815 Cooper Avenue, in Glenwood Springs.
The September 6 meeting will include a Commission Forum: Envisioning Colorado’s Future State Parks that will be broadcast on Facebook Live from 2 – 5 p.m.
The meeting will reconvene at the same location at 8 a.m. on September 7 and will adjourn at 1 p.m.
Additional agenda items include:
• Proposed fishing regulations for 2019
• Continued discussion on application fees, preference points fees, and implementation of the Future Generations Act
• Harvest limit proposals for the November 2018-March 2019 mountain lion season
• GOCO Update
• Financial Update
• IPAWS Update
• Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program – Recommended Projects
• Executive Session
A complete agenda for this meeting can be found on the CPW website.
The commission meets regularly and travels to communities around the state to facilitate public participation. Anyone can listen to commission meetings through the CPW website. This opportunity keeps constituents informed about the development of regulations and how the commission works with Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff to manage the parks, wildlife and outdoor recreation programs administered by the agency. Find out more about the commission on the CPW website.
The next commission meeting will take place November 15 and 16 in Burlington.
The Carbondale Chamber has announced a new event, The Carbondale Business Confluence, will replace their annual business conference. The all new format will combine networking, interactive experiences and 20-minute informative and educational Conversation Streams (TEDTalk-style) presentations. The Confluence will come together at The Third Street Center on Wednesday, September 19th from 3:30 – 7 p.m. with registration beginning at 3 p.m.. Participants can hear presentations on:
– State of the Community
o Garfield County
o Town of Carbondale
– Housing & Population Demographics
o State of Demography Office
– The Roaring Fork’s State of Health: The Intersection of Wellness and Economics
o Mountain Family Health Centers
– Changing Tides in the Workplace
o Change Point Consulting with Patrick Kelly
o Local Perspectives with Andrea Stewart
During the expanded Business After Hours and Expo there will be numerous free interactive experiences including cooking and recreational demos, as well as a live painting by Majid Kahhak, owner of Kahhak Fine Arts & School, beverage & food samplings and music provided by the Roaring Fork High School Jazz Band. In addition, guests can have fun with games like balloon darts and wine ring toss for a chance to win great prizes.

Tickets are only $30 for Carbondale Chamber members and $40 for non-members and at the door. Please bring additional cash or credit cards to participate in the games, as well as for the live painting, which will be auctioned off that evening.

The Confluence is made possible through support of our Avalanche Creek and Crystal River Carbondale Chamber members.

All net proceeds from the Carbondale Business Confluence benefit the Chamber’s continued service to the community and its 475+ businesses. The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce is committed to working together with businesses and the community to provide leadership, education, and support for our members in order to make the Carbondale area a more vital and dynamic place to live, work, and visit.

For tickets, updated information and membership options, please visit Carbondale.com or call the Carbondale Chamber office at (970) 963-1890.

 

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