Officials from the state of Colorado’s Division of Insurance (DOI) will hold a question-and-answer meeting on Wednesday in Glenwood Springs, focusing on differing premiums across the state.
Commissioner of Insurance Marguerite Salazar and other DOI officials will discuss geographic ratings, which allow insurance carriers to vary premiums among regions. Other health insurance coverage topics will also be addressed.
“With all that is happening with health insurance, we want to answer questions and start a discussion on this topic,” Salazar said in a press release.
A meeting was previously held in Greeley. There will be a similar meeting in Frisco on Dec. 5, with later meetings in the Denver area.
The Glenwood meeting will take place on Dec. 4 between 6 and 7 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado’s Devereux Ballroom, at 526 Pine St. For more information, call the DOI at 1-800-930-3745.
Summit for Life, featuring two days of events including a nighttime uphill race on Aspen Mountain to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation, returns to Aspen this weekend.
The 8th annual Summit for Life kicks off with Wine & Dine for Life in Memory of Judith Hoffberger on Friday from to 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Sky Hotel. The Party for Life follows at 39 Degrees Lounge. The party is open to the public for a $5 donation.
Saturday is the main event, as hundreds will take to the foot of Aspen Mountain for a 2.5-mile, 3,200-vertical-foot climb to the Sundeck under the night sky. The recreational start is at 5 p.m., with the competitive start at 6 p.m. Participants must raise at least $100, and prizes will be awarded for larger fundraising hauls. The top five fundraisers who raise over $3,000 will win a Caribbean stay from Elite Island Resorts.
For those who don’t want to hike, a smaller donation will get you on the gondola for the post-race party catered by The Little Nell and featuring live music from the Mile Markers.
Summit for Life this year will honor Caleb Moore, an X Games athlete who passed in January 2013 following a snowmobile crash during competition. Moore’s family agreed to donate his organs during that difficult time, so that others could live. Caleb’s parents, Michele and Wade, will be guests at this year’s event.
Summit for Life is a production of the Chris Klug Foundation, established by local Olympic medallist and liver transplant recipient Chris Klug. Early registration is encouraged, since the event sold out in the last three years.
Visit the website at www.summitforlife.org to learn more about the event, register to participate, or make a donation. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org  or call 970 205-9176.
Ryno’s Pies and Pints is hosting a fundraiser for the Aspen Youth Center on Friday, Dec. 6.
Between 5:30 and 9 p.m., customers who donate any amount to the youth center will get 50 percent off their bill, excluding alcohol.
The fundraiser and promotion is in conjunction with Ryno’s one-year anniversary.
Aspen Youth Center provides programs for area kids and teenagers focusing on after-school-hours activities.