Aspen Daily News Staff Report
Construction begins this summer on new mountain-side building

Timbers Residence Club is launching its second and final phase of its Dancing Bear building in downtown Aspen. 

In May 2012, Timbers Resorts was appointed to launch the initial sales and marketing for the residences’ first building, acquired by Sunrise Co. in February 2012, according to a company press release.

Construction will start later this summer. While construction is underway, the building site will be surrounded with public art created by Aspen Community School students. 

The mural contains 94 art pieces featuring dancing bears that were created by kindergarten through sixth-grade students as part of a spring art project to help raise awareness of the school’s “I Believe” campus fundraising campaign.

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse hires two new brokers

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse has hired Kim Coates and Susan Plummer as new broker associates.

Coates was raised in Aspen and educated both here and abroad. She has been a part of real estate, property management and development since her family moved here in 1968, according to a press release. She worked at the family business until she went on to create her own luxury villa rental business which she sold in 2008.

Plummer has worked in real estate at the architectural, design and building level for 15 years.

Auto Glass Safety council signs off on Cracks & Racks

The Auto Glass Safety Council has announced that Cracks & Racks of Aspen successfully completed an on-site independent validation audit of the company.

The Auto Glass Safety Council is a nonprofit safety group dedicated to the proper installation of replacement auto glass. It publishes the ANSI/AGRSS Automotive Glass Safety Standard and manages a registration program.

Cracks & Racks has been a locally-owned, independent auto glass shop in Aspen since 1996, and is a specialty retailer of automotive racks and accessories.

Stirling Peak Properties adds new broker associate

Jay Wright will join local real estate firm, Stirling Peak Properties, as a broker associate. Wright has luxury property knowledge after spending a number of years with one of the leading design-build home technology firms in the country, according to a press release.

Stirling Peak Properties was formed in 2012 from two of Aspen’s real estate firms — Stirling Homes and Peak Properties of Aspen. Stirling Peak Properties handles real estate sales and vacation rentals from Aspen to Carbondale.