Three young athletes from the Aspen area have been chosen to take part in the Olympics in Sochi next month. Elite Nordic skiers Noah Hoffman and Simi Hamilton, both of whom graduated from Aspen High School, and skiing halfpipe competitor Torin Yater-Wallace of Basalt will represent the US and Colorado. Congratulations to all of them for reaching the heights of their respective sports!
X Games concerts are returning this weekend to Wagner Park for the first time in several years. Saturday afternoon the band Phoenix and duo Matt & Kim will headline. Sunday is highlighted by performances by Axwell and renowned DJ, Tiesto. Expect plenty of dancing and energy! Both concerts begin at 3pm and tickets may be purchased by visiting www.bellyupaspen/Xgames.
Carbondale's annual 5Point Film Festival has become a valley-wide favorite event. This winter 5Point Film has been touring around the country and is arriving back at the Wheeler Opera House tomorrow night, January 18, for a special fundraising event. A sampling of short films and special guests Chris Davenport, Sally Francklyn and Ryan Hudson will headline the evening. The start time is 6pm with food provided by Big Wrap and New Belgium Beer. The movies and guest speakers take to the stage at 7pm. For details, visit www.5pointfilm.org.