Tragedy strikes Basalt high school community over the weekend.
Tyler Ribich, a 16-year-old junior at Basalt High School, was killed Friday night after the car he was in lost control and rolled off a road in Missouri Heights, law enforcement and school officials said Saturday.
Cpl. Ivan Alvarado, a State Patrol spokesman, said five teenagers were in the vehicle and alcohol likely was involved with the 18-year-old driver, The 18-year-old driver was identified and charge with numerous offenses, Jesse Lloyd, of Carbondale been charged with vehicular homicide, drug possession and drunken driving. Llyod suffered minor injuries in the accident and was booked into the Garfield County Jail , according to Colorado State Patrol spokesperson Ivan Alvarado
In a letter to parents Saturday afternoon, Basalt High School principal Peter Mueller said Ribich was the passenger who died.
“He was just elected to serve as one of two head students in his senior year, having given an election speech to the entire student body last week,” according to a post on the school’s Facebook page. “He brought down the house as Jack Scott in the school’s production of ‘High School Musical’ this winter. He sang in Men’s Chorus, and rapped in front of hundreds during Choir Coffeehouse last December.”
Mueller wrote that grief counselors would be at the school today.
Aspen residents are trying to figure out a wa to to keep landmark Paradise Bakery in the same location it has been for four decades.
Mark Patterson, who owns Paradise Bakery said they have been told to vacate in 30 months. The reason for its departure, Patterson said, is because neighbor Loro Piana, a luxury Italian clothing boutique, plans to expand its operation into the bakery’s 1,600 square feet of space.
Landlords of the Volk Plaza building told them they would not be extending their lease.