Aspen Square Daily News
Next Monday and Tuesday, August 18 and 19, the USA Pro Challenge returns to Aspen. Nearly 140 pro cyclists will take part in the first two stages of the 2014 race through the mountains of Colorado. There will be road closures on both days, so if you are arriving or departing from Aspen Square either day, please note:
-From 1pm - 5pm Hwy 82 will be closed in both directions
-RFTA buses will continue to run in and out of Aspen during the race
-Motorists should plan to travel before 1pm or after 5pm
Thousands of bright yellow rubber duckies racing down the Roaring Fork River, bouncy houses for the kids, lots of food and fun for the entire family are the hallmarks of the Ducky Derby, which takes place tomorrow, August 9 in Rio Grande Park. The Rotary Club of Aspen puts on the Ducky Derby every year to raise funds to benefit local non-profits, youth groups, annual youth scholarships and Rotary International projects. What better way to support the valley’s kids and have a blast at the same time? For details, visit www.aspenrotary.org.
The skies have been clearing over Aspen this afternoon, just in time for an ideal summer day ender - the Aspen Science Center's Star Gazer Ice Cream Social. Beginning tonight at 7:30, high-tech ice cream will be whipped up by a physicist using liquid nitrogen and the kids will enjoy hearing stories about the heavens told by local Spellbinders and astrophysicists. Be sure to bring your binoculars and a blanket to lay on as you gaze up at the night sky. The event takes place at the Aspen Center for Physics at 700 Gillespie St.