SCUTTLEBUTT Thank the academy Remote or not, 5Point still provided the perfect opportunity to honor some of the best adventure films. Best of Festival went to “United States of Joe’s,” directed by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen. “Pedal Through,” directed by Aly Nicklas and Analise Cleopatra took Spirit of Adventure; Chris Burkard’s “Unnur” garnered Best Cinematography; Nick Martini won Best Director for “North Country”; Alex Massey’s “One Star Reviews: National Parks” earned Pure Joy and the Hayden Kennedy 5Point Award was presented to Dana Frankoff for “Voice Above Water.” Visit 5pointfilm.org for on-demand viewing through Nov. 1.
Living dead The Ghost Walk at Linwood Cemetery — One of Glenwood Springs’ signature events — is going virtual this year. Visit glenwoodhistory. com and donate at least $5 to stream the event at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.
Driven batty The Arts Campus at Willits and Crown Mountain Park are back with one last drive-in: a Halloween extravaganza for kids and families. Beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 24, catch a socially-distanced pumpkin patch, prepackaged trick-or-treat bags, a scare squad and a dress-up-your-car costume contest with prizes. When the sun
sets, a screening of “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the WereRabbit” will cap off the spooky and fun-filled evening. Visit tacaw.org for tickets.
COVID closures The City of Aspen and Pitkin County Public Health are closing the Aspen Rec. Center (ARC) and Aspen Youth Center after a Pitkin County resident and ARC visitor tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 14. The first weekend of Fall Face-Off will be canceled while the facilities undergo a deep clean. Meanwhile, residents of the Garfield County Criminal Justice program in Rifle are in a 14day quarantine period following two residents and two staff members testing positive for COVID-19.
Pumpkin planting This year for Halloween, the folks at Engel & Völkers are giving back. Through Oct. 30, they’ll have pumpkins available for $5 each — via cash or Venmo — at their locations in Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale. Each dollar spent on pumpkins will plant one tree in the White River National Forest in an effort to restore the damage done by the Grizzly Creek Fire.
Pat on the back The new Parachute Area Transit System (PATS) is in full operation, connecting commuters from Parachute and Battlement
Mesa with the City of Rifle and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) Hogback bus service.Services operate from 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and stops are located throughout Parachute, Battlement Mesa and Rifle.
So long The Carbondale Creamery had its last day of business on Oct. 18 after four years of operation. During the pandemic, it’s been hard to tell which operations are shuttered temporarily and which are gone for good, so please let us know if it’s time to say goodbye!
Immigrant voices English In Action’s signature storytelling experience provides a unique opportunity for six immigrant community members to raise their voices and share a part of their lives with an online audience. Tune in at englishinaction.org and Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Oct. 25.
A new challenge After four years at the helm of Challenge Aspen, one of the Roaring Fork Valley’s most recognized non-profits, Jeff Hauser is voluntarily stepping down as the organization’s CEO to focus on personal pursuits. Hauser will remain with the organization for several more months while the Board of Directors leads a national search for his replacement.
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Emily Piper and her dog, Finnley, led the Oct. 17 PawAthon 5k walk along the Glenwood Springs bike path. This inaugural event raised money for Epic Experience, a cancer survivorship nonprofit that provides a sense of community and adventure for cancer survivors through adventure trips, virtual happy hour and a "Beyond Cancer" series — visit epicexperience.org for more information. Photo by Paula Mayer
Up and down As an avid trail runner and endurance enthusiast, Elissa Rodman has always been drawn to physical challenges and tests of mental grit. This year, in search of something bigger than just a personal sufferfest, she plans to continuously hike and run Red Hill from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 29 to raise funds for the Aspen Hope Center. She is hoping to raise $1,500. Visit tinyurl.com/12RedHill to donate.
They say it’s your birthday Folks celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Lisa Quint (Oct. 22); Heidi Hendricks (Oct. 21); Olivia Savard, Jeremy Cerise, Dave Kodama, Alicia Zeringue, Mary Kenyon and Ron Speaker (Oct. 24); Jocelyn Murray and Crystal Beltz (Oct. 25); John Runne (Oct. 26); Katrina Nelson, Ellen Stapenhorst, Chip Brotzman, Julie Lang and Kay Schaefer (Oct. 27) and Gina Murdoch (Oct. 28).