Congratulations and kindness (August 22, 2021)

Lacrosse season, a team effort

The Aspen Men’s Lacrosse program just ended its summer season and it was amazing! We were able to do 18 races on the field with referees. We have almost 80 members and about 66 have played on all three league teams during the summer. We play a summer league that ends with an intramural championship called The Green Cup (Remembering Owen Green, who we lost in an avalanche with Mike Goerne in 2019). We played the regular season games at Willits Lacrosse Field and the Championship at Lower Moore in Aspen. These events brought together 30 to 50 people each week. None of this would be possible without the City of Basalt Parks and Recreation Department, which takes impeccable care of our facilities.

Last weekend we were able to host the Goerne Cup, an open division men’s tournament involving teams from Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Performed in honor of Mike Goerne, a longtime resident of the Valley and a mainstay of not only the lacrosse community but many others as well. This event was an amazing way to end the season, with picturesque views of the Highlands, Maroon Bells and Shadow Mountain, Lower Moore and Iselin fields were phenomenal. The event was attended by a Goerne family and was a highlight of the men’s season! The tournament final brought together more than 100 people.

The Aspen men’s team would like to thank Sandra Doebler and the city events, Desiree Whitehead and Aspen Parks for making the Goerne Cup so amazing. We would also like to thank our restaurant sponsors, Home Team BBQ, Mi Chola and Mezzaluna Willits for always making room for the team. We would like to thank ANB Bank, Woody Creek Distillers, Beer Nuts and Good Earth Land Scapeing for their additional support. Finally, we would like to thank Michelob Ultra for being our first sponsor !! We would also like to recognize a few club members who have done their best this year to help with the season, Alex Thomas, Jeff King and Dave Miller have made this season possible. We would also like to thank former member Nick Spicer for his service.

Aidan Wynn

President, Aspen Men’s Lacrosse Team

A certain appreciation for delivery drivers

Despite all the traffic problems on I-70, Independence Pass, Highway 82, etc., truck drivers deliver their cargo to the Roaring Fork Valley. Just take a moment and look around and realize that almost everything you see has been trucked in here. These men and women are mostly overlooked when we consider our situation; but, they deserve our thanks and recognition. I’m sure they would appreciate a smile and a wave the next time you meet a driver.

Bob fike

Snow mass village

Three out of four congratulations, it’s not bad

Congratulations to :

• Aspen Chapel 5 x 5 show. It is fabulous.

• Matt Kuhn of Open Space and Trails for keeping the Marolt property as it is.

• Britta Gustfason, Snowmass Sun, for explaining how outdoor education in eighth grade is one, if not the most memorable part of educating children in Aspen public schools.

Thorns to 7908 for their article on a $ 325 meal when most locals can’t afford to go out to eat.

Ruth harrison


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