Aspen Daily News Staff Report
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Governor Hickenlooper to speak at Roaring Fork Leadership event
In celebration of its 25-year anniversary, Roaring Fork Leadership will host Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday, March 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Base Village Conference Center in Snowmass Village.
During the community event, “Hickenlooper 2.0: Leadership in Action,” the governor will discuss how a recovering geologist, who once owned a brewpub and was goaded into running for mayor of Denver in 2003, became an engaged civic leader for the state of Colorado. It will be an informal dialogue about leadership in today’s world. The cost of the event is $35 in advance or $45 at the door, and includes appetizers and a beverage. All proceeds from the event will go to Roaring Fork Leadership’s 25th Anniversary Fundraiser Fund.
Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL) is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and organizations build effective leaders through training, practice and application. The 10-month leadership training program immerses individuals in experiential learning to shift conversations from “right/wrong” to “what works/doesn’t work.” Upon completion of the program, leaders are connected to opportunities to serve local communities valley wide through another RFL program, Leadership Connect. RFL has over 600 alumni of which approximately 80 percent still live in the Roaring Fork Valley.
For more information, call 970-922-6035 or go to www.rfleadership.org.
Bove-Buttermilk uphill set for Sunday
This year’s Chris Bove Memorial Uphill on Buttermilk Mountain is set for Sunday, March 3, with a start time at 7:30 a.m. The beneficiaries of this family-friendly event will be Challenge Aspen’s local scholarship program and the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program of Denver (CHIP). The race is once again dedicated to the memory of Chris Bove, a well-loved friend, ski instructor and strong supporter of Challenge Aspen who lost his life on the eve of the 2007 event.
Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to tackle the 1,800-vertical-foot climb up Buttermilk Mountain. Anything goes for the race: snowshoes, stabilizers, telemark skis or skinny skis. All participants are invited to the post-race celebration at the Cliffhouse for a pancake breakfast and prize giveaways.
Registration is $50 for adults or $35 for 18 and under. To register for the Chris Bove Uphill visit www.challengeaspen.org/fundraising-events, download and complete the form and fax to (970) 923-7338.
‘Limelight Dialogues’ begin today
The Limelight Hotel in Aspen is offering a new, complimentary lecture series to the public. The Limelight Dialogues are held on select Wednesdays and are moderated by Jenny MacArthur of Aspen/Snowmass Ski and Snowboard Schools and occasionally by Auden Schendler, vice president of sustainability at Aspen Skiing Co.
The first dialogue is today and will feature a chat with Thomas Crum, a local who is known throughout the world as an author and presenter in the fields of conflict resolution, peak performance and stress management. His best-selling books and inspiring presentations help people become more centered under conflict, resourceful when facing challenges, and effective under stress.
For more than 35 years, Crum has taught Aikido, a graceful martial art which uses energy rather than force to resolve conflicts. Crum also founded “The Magic of Skiing,” SkiCo’s longest-running program that teaches skiing as a vehicle for self-awareness, consciousness, appreciation and inner peace.
Upcoming dialogues include: March 13 — Klaus Obermeyer, Aspen legend, founder of Sport Obermeyer, former Aspen ski instructor; March 27 — Dale Paas, former owner of the Limelight Lodge (now The Limelight Hotel).
The Limelight Dialogues begin at 5 p.m. for mixing/mingling/drinking, with the presentations beginning at 5:30 p.m. The dialogues usually end at 7 p.m.