Week In Review
U.S. Ski Team members announced
The U.S. Ski Team was officially named for the 2014-15 season.
This year’s team naming ceremony was especially significant for the U.S. Ski Team athletes and their fans, as many of the athletes named will also compete on home snow at the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek in February.
After making their way through a tunnel of fans to the stage at the base of the public ski area at Copper Mountain, Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Mikaela Shiffrin, Ted Ligety and Andrew Weibrecht spoke to the crowd about the significance of the 2014-15 season.
Former deputy pleads not guilty
A former Eagle County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a Gypsum woman.
Timothy Joseph Hay and his attorney, Lawson Wills, scheduled their trial for March 23. Wednesday’s appearance was Hay’s first before District Court Judge Paul Dunkelman.
Graffiti suspect grabbed
Avon police officers and Eagle County sheriff’s deputies arrested Edwards resident John Benjamin Hernreich, 25, on suspicion of a string of graffiti taggings that occurred during the past year in Eagle County.
Mobile home park redevelopment
Lowe Enterprises has signed an agreement to pursue development possibilities on about 2.6 acres of prime vacant ground owned by the nonprofit Roaring Fork Community Development Corp.
The developer is ready to start crunching numbers to see what kind of project would work on the former site of the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park, said Lowe Enterprise President James DeFrancia, of Aspen.
Lowe Enterprises will explore a mix of housing and a “boutique hotel.”
Mountain Rescue Aspen
Mountain Rescue Aspen, a nonprofit that serves Pitkin County, handled 71 incidents so far this year, including several hairy operations on the dangerously unstable rock of the Maroon Bells.
Garfield County rescues were down, but lack of preparation was the common denominator.