No construction in Aspen during bike race
The city of Aspen is prohibiting all construction activity east of the Castle Creek Bridge and within all city limits on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23 due to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge bike race.
For those in the construction industry with questions and concerns, contact Tony Kornasiewicz, city of Aspen construction mitigation officer, on 920-5080 or at email@example.com.
Irrigation restrictions lifted in Carbondale
The town of Carbondale on Friday rescinded its mandatory water restrictions on irrigation, which had been in place since July 10.
Recent rains have increased humidity and vegetation moisture levels, making the restrictions on irrigation less critical, according to a press release by Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington.
Town officials still urge the “wise” use of water as the community continues to face a lack of availability within the Crystal River watershed.
Additional information on water conservation can be found at http://carbondalegov.org, or http://aspencore.org.
Man arrested for alleged child sex crime
A Carbondale man was arrested last week on two counts of sexual assault on a child, after authorities learned that he allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old when he was 17.
Nelson J. Orellana, 19, was arrested Aug. 10 by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities began their investigation on July 10, after they received a report that Orellana allegedly had sexual relations with a 12-year-old two years prior.
Orellana was booked into the Eagle County Detention Facility on two counts of sexual assault on a child, a class four felony, and is being held on a $20,000 bond. Orellana is in the United States illegally, and Immigration Customs Enforcement has placed an immigration detainer on him, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
— Aspen Daily News Staff