Powder has allowed avalanche practice
“Duck Hollow Beacon Basin” at Aspen Highlands is now open.
Ski, skin, ride, snowshoe or hike to the top of Thunder Bowl below the Golden Horn run, free and open to the public, directly above the Five Trees lift to practice beacon search skills solo or with friends at your convenience. Simulate single or multiple victim search scenarios in the “slide zone” with up to four individually buried signals.
How to fill the art museum space
The city of Aspen is soliciting feedback from residents on its “Open City Hall” web page on how to use its publicly-owned facility once the Aspen Art Museum vacates the space.
The museum will be moving from the grounds and building it occupies aroundthe fall of 2014.
The question the city is asking is what residents would like to see the property used for in the future. Ideas can be submitted by going to www.aspenpitkin.com  and click on “Open City Hall.”
High school students speak on KDNK
A new program airing today on community radio is giving local high school physics students a chance to interview world-renowned physicists.
The fourth Radio Physics program airs today at 4:30 p.m. on KDNK. Aspen High School students Caroline Boyd, Zach Kendrick and Joe Kistner will be featured for the second time, switching topics from condensed matter physics, their November topic, to biophysics.
They will be interviewing professor David Nelson of Harvard University who focuses on problems that bridge the gap between the physical and biological sciences.
This past fall, Eric Skalac and Ed Williams of KDNK, approached the Aspen Center for Physics to see if they’d be interested in producing a monthly radio show. The center saw it as an opportunity to expand their high school programs and engage students in interviewing physicists.
Radio Physics airs the fourth Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. and can be heard online or downloaded on iTunes.
Gentlemen of Aspen get their game
The Gentlemen of Aspen RFC recently wecolmed founding father Steve Sherlock to Aspen, who was in the area visiting.
Last season Aspen’s Junior Gents partnered with Grand Junction to form the “Grand Gents.” That team had a great season together, culminating in a loss in the state finals, according to rugby representatives.
This year the Junior Gents, coached by Gary Williams, have returned to their Roaring Fork Valley roots.
Earlier this month, the lads played their first game of the season against old partner, Grand Junction, running out winners by a score of 44-14.
Aspen welcomed debuts from new players Fabian Martinez, Austin Snyder, Cayden Sorenson and Josh McKee.
The Junior Gents traveled to Denver for their first official league game this past weekend.
The team still needs to enhance their roster and any interested players should contact Williams at (650) 399-5807.