Actor Amy Brenneman, star of the television programs “Private Practice” and “NYPD Blue,” will campaign for President Obama on Saturday in Aspen.
The Emmy-nominated Brenneman will headline a get-out-the-vote luncheon at the Red Onion from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. After the lunch, Brenneman and local Democrats will walk to the party’s campaign headquarters at 100 S. Spring St. and set out for a neighborhood canvass from there.
Colorado is a crucial swing state in the Nov. 6 presidential election. Recent polls show the race between Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney for the state’s nine electoral votes to be within the margin of error.
For more information about Saturday’s event, contact Pitkin County Democratic Party Chairwoman Blanca O’Leary at firstname.lastname@example.org  or 970 379-0033.
Waste Management opened a new recycling drop off facility in Basalt this week.
Area residents can now drop off recyclables at no charge at the facility in the Basalt Industrial Park at 15 Park Ave. in the midvalley.
Green metal bins are available along the fencing of the facility and each bin is marked to let the public know what can be dropped off. Accepted items include plastic containers (1-7), glass bottles, cardboard, paper, metal (tin/steel) cans, and milk and juice cartons. Items should be loose, dry and relatively clean. Residents are also asked to break down any large cardboard boxes to maximize container capacity.
By expanding recycling participation, the town of Basalt and surrounding communities can increase the amount of materials they recover, making collection more efficient and supporting municipality plans for sustainability. Recycling also saves valuable landfill space.
Combined, Colorado Waste Management facilities have processed an estimated 2.1 million tons of recyclables over the last 10 years, according to a press release.
The Salvation Army is asking for the community’s help to provide winter supplies for families and individuals in need. Toping the list are: blankets, sleeping bags, tents, winter gear, and stuffed animals. Bring what you can on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. only, please, to The Salvation Army office at 918 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. For more information, please call 970 945-6976.