Local Rafting guide dies in off road accident

local rafting guide, and  artist Ethan Turner.  Died late Monday night after a rollover accident on the Transfer Trail four-wheel-drive road north of Glenwood Springs. HE was 25

According to the Colorado State Patrol, Turner,a  Rifle resident , was traveling  north on the backcountry access road 2 miles north of Glenwood around 11:30 p.m. Monday when the wreck happened.

CSP said  Turner was driving a black Toyota Forerunner when he drove off the left side of the road on a sharp curve and rolled the vehicle several times down the embankment.

The Aspen Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that Matthew and Kay Bucksbaum, Jon Busch and Dr. Barry Mink will be inducted at the annual banquet on Jan. 19.

The January inductions ceremony will be held at the Hotel Jerome . The banquet is open to the public and sells out quickly.

Details on the organization and a complete list of all inductees since 1987 are available on the organizations website — aspenhalloffame.org.

• The Bucksbaum couple served as chairs of the Aspen Music Festival and School board, endowed the “New Horizons” program that provided scholarships to music students to attend the music school, and funded the Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Campus on Castle Creek Road. They also have been Aspen Institute fellows and supporters of the Aspen Center for the Environment and Anderson Ranch.

• Busch, known around town as the “Movie Man,” has managed the Wheeler Opera House Film Series and served as technical director for Aspen Film. He currently runs a specialty film program for the Pitkin County Library. Busch has advocated LGBTQ civil rights and was instrumental in passing Aspen’s gay rights ordinance, the first such ordinance passed in Colorado. In 1974, Busch was one of the founders of Aspen Gay Ski Week, the first event of its kind in the United States.

Fedral transportation Authority Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams was in aspen yesterday and left a nice check for RFTA in the form of a , federal grant in the form of $2.2 million heading the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s way.

According to an FTA news release, “The award will enable the nation’s largest rural transit agency to modernize buses in its bus rapid transit (BRT) service.”