Daylynn Sanchez, 9, left, pulls her friend Zea Anderson, 10, right, through the water in the area known as “the beach” on the Roaring Fork River in the North Star Nature Preserve on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite his plea that he is Nobel Prize “timber” who deserves a second chance to change the world, a Woody Creek man was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for a tax-fraud scheme involving the name of pet animals.
Judge Robert E. Blackburn of U.S. District Court also ordered Mathew Zuckerman, 70, and his wife, Sandra, 67, to pay the Internal Revenue Service nearly $700,000 in restitution for failing to pay taxes. Sandra Zuckerman in addition was sentenced to three years of probation.
Members of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday offered generally positive feedback on developer Mark Hunt’s plans to rework five properties he owns in the downtown core, although one board member questioned the size of a proposed affordable lodge on Main Street.
It also was discussed at the HPC’s work session that the project in question — planned for what is now a Conoco gas station at 232 E. Main St. — would likely exceed the underlying zone district’s height and massing limits.
The first Pitkin County-issued ticket for driving a semi-truck over Independence Pass under a new law that greatly increases fines for the attempt was handed to a driver on Sunday.
Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office deputy Anthony Todaro said the vehicle had come over the pass from Lake County and that a resident reported the truck’s description to the sheriff’s office. The semi was pulled over near the roundabout on Highway 82 and the driver was issued a $1,000 ticket, along with a $157 surcharge.
Free sales tax law fundamentals seminar to be held on Sept. 30
The Colorado Department of Revenue will conduct a sales tax law fundamentals seminar in Aspen on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Rio Grande meeting room.
St. Mary Catholic Church, one of Aspen’s most historic structures, is looking to renovate and expand.
According to a memo to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission from Charles Cunniffe Architects, the Aspen firm that’s working on the plan, the 1892-built church is showing its age. The HPC held a work session on the plan on Wednesday.