Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore underwent heart surgery Friday morning, a day after a horrific crash in the freestyle event at the Winter X Games.
Moore was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital Thursday night with a concussion. While there, he developed bleeding around his heart and was flown to Grand Junction for surgery.
The 25-year-old was performing a flip when he caught the skis of his sled on the top of a jump. He went over the handlebars and the heavy machine ended up rolling over him. He walked off the course with some help.
Later in the competition, his younger brother, Colten, crashed as well. Colten Moore was taken to the hospital with a separated pelvis. He won’t need surgery.
The Moore brothers are from Krum, Texas.
Aspen Highlands’ hard-charging Battle in the Bowls competition returns this year on March 30, and registration is now open.
In the competition, teams of two will race to ski/ride the various bowls of Aspen Highlands as quickly and strategically as possible on a course designed by Aspen Skiing Co.-sponsored athlete Chris Davenport.
Course details will not be released until race day but Highland Bowl will be a mandatory component for both the competitive and recreational divisions of the event, and the course is meant to be covered in less than four-and-a-half hours. Athletes can take any route they desire as long as they complete every run listed. Flaik GPS devices track the athletes as they race across the mountain. Each team’s final time is an average of its member’s times.
Registration is now open at www.aspensnowmass.com/events-and-activities/events/battle-in-the-bowls . Registration is $90 per team of two and includes a Helly Hansen Battle in the Bowls base layer for the first 150 participants and an afterparty.
The friends and family of longtime local Robert Brown, who lost his battle with cancer last month, are hosting a fundraiser and “Remembering Robert” event tonight in Basalt, to offset Brown’s medical expenses which the family must now bear.
The event, at Stubbies restaurant and bar, will feature live music by Big Red & the Hair Experiment with guest Shawn O’Neil, and other local musicians. There is a suggested $10 donation at the door and the event is open to the public.
Food and drink specials will run all day and include a smoked pig BBQ. Raffles and prizes will include a 37-inch Vizio flat screen TV and a town cruiser bike. You do not have to be present to win.
A memorial for Robert starts at 12 p.m., and the benefit runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.