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Dandelion Days in Carbondale


A Carbondale springtime tradition, Dandelion Days returns to Sopris Park tomorrow, May 10. Since the Town of Carbondale decided to end its spraying of herbicides on its parks and playgrounds, Carbondale has celebrated this lowly but pretty flower every year with a festival of sustainability. To find out about the day's schedule of events, visit

Frying Pan River Cleanup


If fly fishing is a favorite activity and you treasure our Gold Medal fishing on the Frying Pan River in Basalt, tomorrow you can help out. Beginning at 8:30am in Basalt's Lions Park, you can help out with the 16th annual Frying Pan River Cleanup Day. One of the most-visited stretches of river in the country, the Frying Pan is a treasure, and it needs volunteers of all ages to pitch in. For details on getting involved, visit or call (970) 927-1290.

Gondola Plaza Construction

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As the ski season comes to a close, the construction season begins. For visitors to Aspen, please note that on Monday, April 21, the city is starting an improvement project on the Gondola Plaza intersection on Durant Street, across from the Aspen Square Hotel. Construction will take place Monday through Friday, and the intersection of Durant and Hunter will be closed for the duration of the work, scheduled to be completed in early June. For details, contact the Engineering Department at (970) 920-5080.

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