For the last 14 years, Specialty Sports Venture (SSV) has raised funds for local charities over the holidays with its Adopt-A-Cause campaign. Throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, this year’s campaigns benefit Mountain Rescue Aspen, the Sunlight Winter Sports Club and the Roaring Fork Conservancy.
Kicking off at Thanksgiving, local SSV stores have raised more than $2,000, with the campaign stretching through Jan. 6. Vail Resorts Echo, the company’s sustainability program, will match 50 cents for every dollar donated.
Shoppers can support Mountain Rescue Aspen, the Sunlight Winter Sports Club and the Roaring Fork Conservancy, as well as the Adopt-A-Cause program at the following stores: Aspen Sports, The North Face, Mountain Sports Outlet and Taylor Creek Fly Shops.
For more information, go to www.vailresortsecho.com .
Heidi Hat has opened its flagship store in Aspen, which carries the line’s yoga, ski and head wear. Located at 520 E. Cooper Ave., the shop is the country’s first outlet to exclusively carry Heidi Hat.
Heidi Wade, a former ski professional, and her daughter Kelly Wade, founded the company 10 years ago to cater to the active and fashion-forward lifestyle of Aspen women.
All of Heidi Hat products are designed and produced in by hand in Colorado. The line also is available online at www.heidihat.com , and at retail shops throughout the nation.
Crystal River Meats (CRM), offering USDA-certified natural, grass-fed and finished meats from the Crystal River and Roaring Fork valleys, has relocated its country store to the historic 689 Main Street building in downtown Carbondale.
The store opened last Friday and will hold special hours throughout the holidays. To celebrate the new location, CRM is offering a 15 percent discount on tenderloin roasts.
Crystal River Meats stocks all of their meat products at the Carbondale location and select beef products will be available fresh, never frozen. In addition, the store offers local eggs and dairy, grocery products from several local and regional vendors, as well as organic regional produce from throughout the West.
The CRM country store will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Today, Dec. 24, the store will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m..
For more information, visit CrystalRiverMeats.com.
KUUR, Aspen’s locally-owned radio station, is bringing American Christmas music to Bethlehem.
Every year, for one week leading up to Christmas, KUUR plays all Christmas music on 101.1 FM in Aspen, and 96.7 FM in Carbondale/El Jebel and Glenwood Springs.
This year, by special arrangement, KUUR’s Christmas music is heard in Bethlehem via Radio Mawwal 101.7 FM. The station typically airs world and pop music from around the world. This year they are airing the same Christmas music that is featured on KUUR, along with messages from morning DJ Larry Thompson wishing listeners, “Merry Christmas from Aspen, Colorado.”
Ski Butlers has started a new program called Round-Up, to raise money for local nonprofits. Customers will be given the option to “round-up their bill” to the nearest dollar, or donate a flat amount of $5, $10, or $20. All 10 Ski Butlers locations will be participating, and the Aspen operation will be supporting the C.A.M.O program (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities).
C.A.M.O provides recreational, cultural and wellness experiences for wounded warriors with cognitive or physical disabilities. Through this program, veterans and their family will experience ongoing support and life-long possibilities.