The annual Aspen Ski Swap is one of the most anticipated events of the fall off season. The community gathers to look for deals on ski and snowboard equipment, winter clothing and gear and generally catch up with friends and neighbors. The Swap is back for its 60th anniversary next Saturday, October 18, at the Aspen Middle School. Proceeds will again benefit the Aspen School District Outdoor Education Program. If you want to try to sell equipment, drop it off on Friday from 4-6pm. The Swap will take place from 9:30am to 1:3pm on Saturday - don't miss it! Details at www.aspenskiswap.com.
It's October, so that means homecoming! Aspen High School is celebrating its homecoming this weekend. A lively pep rally was held in town a few nights ago, and tonight, the Skiers football team takes the field against traditional rival Battle Mountain in the big game.The kickoff is at 7pm at the lighted field on Maroon Creek Rd. and a big, excited crowd is expected. Come cheer on the hometown team!
On Saturday, October 11, the Aspen Fire Department will hold an open house from 10am to 2pm at their station on Hopkins Avenue. A variety of fire safety activities will be offered for adults and children, including fire safety presentations every 30 minutes, how to use a fire extinguisher, how to squirt water from a fire hose, fire truck rides, station tours and refreshments. For more information about the event, call (970) 925-5532.