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Connect One Design is excited to be working on this project! The Basalt Center Circle – former home to City Market/Clark’s Market/Restore – is prime downtown space. We can’t wait to see it healthy and vibrant again! 😊 Redevelopment envisioned for prime site in Basalt
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A Modest Proposal
February 2018 — 5280
The High Lonesome Ranch in western Colorado is big enough to be a national park, but its owners, led by Paul Vahldiek Jr., don’t take their cues from the government. Instead, they’ve developed a unique approach to land management that could revolutionize the conservation movement for both private and public open spaces.
Colorado’s Coolest Pools and Tallest Falls Aspen Magazine
In the landlocked Rockies, the chance to swim somewhere other than a frigid mountain lake or to enjoy the sound of water near one’s home is especially welcome. Add in the opportunity to go beyond the traditional pool design or garden fountain, and the pleasure gets kicked up a notch, or three. This trio of water features—two pools and a series of waterfalls—stand out for the feats of engineering and technological prowess required to create them, and for their seamless integration of the raw and refined.
An Aspen Abode Masters Landscape and Interior Design Luxe Interiors + Design
When a couple from Iowa were ready for a change, they made it a big one. After selling a business they had owned for more than 30 years, the pair set out on an adventure to look for a new home. “We decided to pursue a lifelong dream of living out West,” the wife says. That dream led them to the Roaring Fork Valley, where they landed on a 50-acre ranch overlooking Mount Sopris. “We traveled all over the West and wound up in this valley,” the husband says of the picturesque locale near Carbondale. “It feels like we’re in a very remote setting, yet we’re only 15 minutes from culture and dining. It’s the perfect balance.”
A Redesigned Traditional Palladio Home Luxe Interiors + Design
When architect Donald H. Ruggles walked into a house in Aspen’s historic West End that a client was thinking of acquiring and renovating, something felt, well, right. It inspired him. It spoke to him. It whispered: “Palladio.” “I realized that the underlying notion was really strong, and that the fundamentals were there; they were just covered up by a lot of remodels and decor,” Ruggles recalls. It turns out the original home, designed by Colorado Springs architect Stan Mathis and built by Aspen-based Thomas Daly, in fact had traces of Andrea Palladio’s nine square grid arrangement. “It occurred to me that we could enrich and expand it,” says Ruggles.
Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Laying Giant Eggs
May 21, 2013 — The Aspen Times
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority is laying giant eggs at its bus stations. The oversized eggs are a nod to VelociRFTA, the name of RFTA’s bus-rapid-transit service, scheduled to debut this fall. Bus stations that will serve the speedier, new bus system are under construction along Highway 82 between Aspen and Glenwood Springs; the eggs are a recent addition. They’ve been stockpiled at the new park-and-ride lot being built in El Jebel and have started popping up at various stations, emerging from the ground like paleontological surprises.
New Elk Camp Restaurant Debuts
November 20, 2012 — The Aspen Times
The new $12.9 million Elk Camp restaurant opens for business at the Snowmass ski area on Thanksgiving Day. Located next to the terminus of the Elk Camp gondola, the new restaurant replaces Cafe Suzanne and extends the Aspen Skiing Co.’s master plan for the east side of the Snowmass ski area. “Completing Elk Camp is part of our 10-year, $30 million master plan for our company restaurants,” said Dave Corbin, vice president of planning and development for Skico. “We started this process three years ago with the replacement of the Sam’s Knob restaurant, continued it two years ago with the major remodel of the Merry Go Round restaurant at Highlands, and then proceeded last summer and this summer with the construction of Elk Camp.”
Progress in The Park
November 7, 2012 — Post Independent
BATTLEMENT MESA – Backers of an elaborate and ambitious public park planned in Battlement Mesa scored a victory on Oct. 31, when they received a $350,000 grant from the recently established Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District. Backers of the park, to be located on Sipprelle Drive next to Grand Valley Middle School, say the grant will allow them to take initial steps toward construction. “The first phase is to get surveying done,” said Jerry Mohrlang of the Battlement Mesa community group “Common Ground,” which has been a major player in the park’s conception and design. “We’ve got a long way to go, even with this grant.”
Feds Move Aspen into Warmer Climate Zone
February 24, 2012 — Aspen Daily News
Federal agriculture officials recently released new national climate designations for the United States, confirming for Aspen what you may have already noticed: winter is getting warmer around here. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month released revised zones for “plant hardiness.” It’s the first update since 1990. The zones are effectively used to guide farmers and gardeners on what plants can survive in each area. It’s scientifically based on the average minimum winter temperature between 1976 and 2005. The scale includes 13 zones in the U.S., with 1 being the coldest and 13 the hottest.
Recess About to Get More Fun at Aspen Elementary School
September 17, 2011 — The Aspen Times
After years of talk and months of negotiations, bids and fundraising, Aspen Elementary School kids are just weeks away from spending recess on a brand-new playground. “We are almost there,” said parent Lynne Seeman, who has led the charge for the new playground along with fellow PTO member Stacey Greene. “This is the final push.” The “final push” is both figurative and literal. Seeman and Greene hope hundreds will turn out Sunday for the second annual AES Run for Funds to benefit the playground. A 5K run and one-mile family walk (with a barbecue to follow), the event’s aim is to raise money for the playground wish list, as well as raise awareness. (http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20110917/NEWS/110919862)
2011 Pitkin County Volunteer Awards
June 2011 — The City of Aspen and Pitkin County
The goal of the Pitkin County Volunteer Awards is to honor individuals in Pitkin County for their outstanding service, leadership and civic involvement. There are several award categories including: Children and Youth, Seniors, Health, Community Pride, Education, Good Samaritan, Centennial, Environment.
The 2011 award winners in Education category: Stacey Greene, Lynne Seeman, and Gyles Thornely for their tireless work for the past three years designing, raising funds and building the new Aspen Elementary School playground, in addition to countless hours of additional volunteering in the school. (www.aspenpitkin.com/Portals/0/docs/Pitkin%20County%20Cares%20Winners.doc)
Race to Raise Funds to Improve Aspen School Playground
May 22, 2010 — The Aspen Times
Every week, Aspen Elementary School kids spend approximately 33 hours in school. Some weeks, they get to run and play around two hours total; when it’s PE week, add another 50 minutes to that amount. That’s a lot of learning, which is a good thing. But it’s not much time for burning the energy that all kids have, and that can be challenging. Adding to the challenge at the school is the playground itself, which is outdated (it hasn’t been updated or improved in 13 years), poorly designed for drainage (the city of Aspen had to stop holding soccer games there a few years back because of the mud and muck), and simply is in need of a complete overhaul. But it won’t be like this for long if the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization has anything to do with it. “We all realized something needed to be done about the playground,” said parent Lynne Seeman, who is leading the charge with PTO president Stacey Greene. “And we also realized we were going to have to take charge and make it happen.” (http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20100522/NEWS/100529946)