America’s Uphill will be held on Saturday at 7 a.m. on Aspen Mountain.
With a combination of steep inclines and mellow plateaus, the race to the finish is a challenge. Attracting hundreds of racers each year, the race brings together snowshoers, Nordic skiers, telemark skiers and Randonee skiers for a 2.5-mile trek up Aspen Mountain. The America’s Uphill begins at the base of Little Nell and climbs 3,267 feet up Aspen Mountain, finishing at the Sundeck Restaurant at an elevation of 11,212 feet.
Registration is now open online at www.active.com . For complete event details please visit www.aspenrecreation.com.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on 53 livestock grazing permit renewals administered by the Colorado River Valley Field Office.
The grazing permits cover lands in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties. Thirty-one permits are up for renewal in 2014 and 22 permits are up for renewal in 2015. A map and a list of the grazing permits involved are available on-line at http://on.doi.gov/14tra1F .
If residents have any information or concerns, or wish to be considered as an interested member of the public for the permit renewals, contact Isaac Pittman at firstname.lastname@example.org  or (970) 876-9069 to be put on a mailing list. Specific information about conditions observed on any of these allotments or about concerns related to resources found within specific allotments would be helpful. BLM will accept scoping comments through Sept. 30.
The 567,000-acre Colorado River Valley Field Office currently administers 143 grazing permits covering 191 allotments.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment — including your personal identifying information — may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the federal agency in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, the BLM cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
The Aspen Backcountry Marathon will be returning for its third year on Saturday, June 29. The Aspen Backcountry Marathon showcases some of Aspen’s most coveted trails while challenging even well-trained athletes.
Last year the race sold out at 250 racers. Race cost is $75 before May 1 and $90 after.
Free group training runs sponsored by Aspen Alpine Guides are available for those local runners wishing to race. Additional personal training plans also are available.