SILT ECONOMY GROWING
Silt—Silt’s economy is on the upswing. Town officials report sales tax revenues are up over 60 thousand dollars from a year ago. Town Administrator Pamela Wood says so far, over 465 thousand dollars in sales taxes are in the coffers. That far surpasses what was collected this time a year ago and is more than was collected for all of 2012.
GLENWOOD WILL HAVE FIREWORKS THIS WINTER
Glenwood Springs—Better late than never. The Glenwood City Council recently agreed to team up with Sunlight Mountain Resort and shoot off the fireworks intended for the 4th of July this winter. The plan now is to do a fireworks show in conjunction with the annual Ski Spree weekend on the 8th of February. Last summer’s fireworks were canceled due to high fire danger.
ASPEN RESTAURANT WILL REOPEN THURSDAY
Aspen—Little Annie’s Eating House in Aspen will be open for business tomorrow. The local favorite had to shut down because of some 40 thousand dollars in back taxes. The company that owns the building occupied by Little Annie’s, Aspen Core Ventures, made the winning bid yesterday. Nikos Hecht is the landlord of the building and says the employees who were briefly laid off can go back to work tomorrow.
BEAR FAMILY TRASH MAN’S CAR
GOLDEN (AP) – A Colorado man who had some serious vandalism done to his car says he think he knows the culprits – a family of bears that has been roaming his neighborhood.
Bob Monzel of rural Jefferson County says he believes a mother bear and her cubs entered his Honda Element sometime late Monday or early Tuesday and went on a rampage while trying to get out. The bears clawed the car doors, smashed the plastic dashboard, and left electrical wires dangling from the ceiling. Yellow insulation is all that’s left of the seat cushions. There was no food inside, but Monzel’s family did leave a package of gum and mints in the vehicle after washing it over the weekend.
Monzel says he was “floored” by the damage. The car is insured.