Aspen Square Daily News

Aspen Valley Marathon


The Aspen Valley Marathon is this Saturday, July 19. Participants will run on the Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Basalt, through beautiful river scenery and an elevation change of 1,418 feet. Most of the race is on paved trail, with just 20% on hard-packed dirt. This race is a Boston Marathon qualifier, so be prepared for some fast times! For details, visit

Cool Jobs at the Aspen Science Center

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The Aspen Science Center presents wonderful programs for kids and their parents and this week's presentation, "Cool Jobs," is no exception. A panel of experts from all walks of life and work-from architecture, polar expedition guide and aerospace engineering to oncology, race car driving and particle physics-discuss their jobs from 5pm to 7:30pm. The talk takes place at the Aspen Center for Physics, next to the Benedict Music Tent. Details at

Stewart Oksenhorn Photographer

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Stewart Oksenhorn, the late arts editor for the Aspen Times, was a terrific photographer, in addition to his prodigious writing abilities. Tonight, from 5-7pm at the Wyly Arts Annex in Basalt, you can view images of his long career covering the arts in Aspen and the Valley. For details, call (970) 927-4123 or email

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