The city of Aspen will transition to its summer transit schedule next week. The changes include the return of regular hours for bus routes, paid parking on Saturdays and the Cross Town Shuttle.
Aspen free busses like the Hunter Creek and Castle/Maroon routes begin summer operations on Saturday, June 16. The Cross Town Shuttle begins June 14. It operates daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Riders should watch for extended evening service (until 11 p.m.) during special events this summer including: Elvis Costello, June 16; Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival, June 22-24; Aspen Ideas Festival, June 27-July 3; Fourth of July and select Aspen Music Festival events.
Visit www.aspenpitkin.com/transportation  for a full listing of Cross Town Shuttle late-night service dates.
Saturday paid parking is in effect as of today. Sundays and holidays remain free.
Today through Sunday, crews will crack seal pavement on Second, Third and Fourth streets, as well as Garfield and Euclid avenues in Carbondale. Parking is not allowed on paved sections of these streets during the project. And beginning on Monday, June 11, chip sealing will be done on North Bridge Drive, Crystal Bridge Drive and River Valley Ranch Drive in River Valley Ranch. After the completion of those streets, Colorado Avenue, Second Street, Third Street, Fourth Street, Garfield Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Sopris Avenue from Third Street to Snowmass Drive, and Capital Drive from Second Street to Third Street will be completed. Parking will not be allowed on those streets during the project.
Pitkin County Library’s “Dream Big: READ!” free summer reading program kicked off Friday at the Wish Upon A Star party in Plaza Park behind the library. Programs include Read-To-Me for families; “Dream Big: READ” for students entering grades one through four; and a tween program for students entering grades five through eight.
Sign-up for the program continues through July. As part of the reading program, the library offers free weekly age-specific events until Aug. 10, ranging from movie nights to music and storytelling, to nature and science presentations. Students entering grades one through four meet every Tuesday; students entering fifth through eighth grades meet every Friday; and students entering high school meet on Wednesday evenings. For specific days and times and additional information call the library at 429-1900, or visit the website at pitcolib.org.
There will be a “Pine Ridge Community Garage Sale” on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pine Ridge Townhomes are located off Highway 82 and Original Road, across from Mid-Valley Medical and Willits in Basalt.