Did you go Barefoot in Basalt this month? With painted feet, kids and dogs at your side? If yes, then you know that the Town of Basalt is working toward the Guinness World Record for the largest painting created purely by foot and paw prints. Whether you were part of creating hundreds of individually-designed panels or want to sideline cheer on Basalt's new quirkiest fame, come out to Willits Town Center this Saturday morning to see the painting that Basalt feet wrought. There will be refreshments, bike painting, a bike parade, an official proclamation and the first Basalt community photo. Details are
A Summer of Fun in Basalt ~ New Schedule of Events
A full slate of new and lively events is rolling out this summer for Basalt residents and valley visitors. After skyrocketing to Guinness World Record fame (we hope!), Basalt offers the June
Habitat for Humanity Community Party
in downtown Basalt. August kicks off with the "
All-In Community Country Dance
" and closes with
Motors on Midland
both on Midland Avenue. The
Chile Chili Festival
debuts September 19 in Willits Town Center. Beginning July 8, every Wednesday until August 12, music returns to Lions Park with the "
Basalt ArtsBeat & Summer Concert Series
Basalt Sunday Market
is back as of June 15, and
Basalt Bike Nights
continues every first Tuesday of the month at different restaurants downtown. Download the full 2015-2016 Basalt
, watch for updates and spread the word. Basalt is rocking!
Get the Riverwalk Buzz ~ This Friday, May 29th on Midland Avenue.
While the winter's snow melted and rain nourished spring's baby blooms, new shops were settling in at the east end of Midland Avenue in Historic Downtown. Stop by after work this Friday from 5 to 6:30pm and explore the new pop-up Designer Outlet, snazzy Saphire Rain (soon to offer "Just Men" items), Dusty Locker Kids Consignment, Salon Tulio, Cut Salon, Trendz and Tania Dibbs' new Art Studio/Gallery. You'll have a smashing good time at the top of Midland, and there's live music to boot in the Riverwalk Courtyard featuring "Wink & the Signal." Then stick around for a great meal at one of downtown's hoppin' restaurants.
Tree Farm Mixed-Use Development Proposal
Last Wednesday, I stopped by the T
he Tree Farm Open House in El Jebel to review the proposed residential and commercial project plans. There was a good crowd, with plentiful chili and bar-b-que from Sure Thing Burger and a full display of renderings and conceptual plans. If you didn't read in last week's newsletter, property owner Ace Lane, through his company Woody Ventures LLC, has revived and enlarged the sketch plan approved by Eagle County commissioners in 2009 before the recession stalled the project. The current proposal looks like this:
- 64 town homes averaging 1,688 square feet
- 46 affordable apartments averaging 1,020 square feet
- 154 rental apartments averaging 1,020 square feet
- 136 lofts averaging 1,020 square feet
- Up to 134,558 square feet with a range of uses that could include restaurants, retail and possibly a hotel.
The Tree Farm Planned Unit Development (PUD) is spread out over 71.71 beautiful mid-valley acres around a lake across from Willits Town Center and includes 41.5 acres of open space and 2.1 miles of public trails. If approved, the development team envisions building an average of 20 to 26 residential units and approximately 6,700 to 8,900 square feet of commercial space per year with full build-out expected by 2030 to 2035. According to a post on the Eagle County website, the Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission will begin their review of the PUD preliminary plan during their regular meeting on June 4, with a public hearing at 4 p.m. at the El Jebel Community Center, 0020 Eagle County Drive in El Jebel. This is the first of several anticipated hearings on the preliminary plan. To view the application and staff report and to submit comments, click
See you around Basalt!
President/CEO, Basalt Chamber of Commerce
Thank You Renewing Members!
Aspen High Tech LLC
Daly Property Services, Inc.
Designer Consignor, Ltd.
Eagle Crest Nursery
IND Ventures, LLC
Isberian Rug Co
Mauka Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies
Michael A Vernon &
Names & Numbers
Roaring Fork Cross Fit
Snowmass Creek Outfitters
St. Peters of the Valley
Terrain Land Architects
Two Leaves Tea Company
Wells Fargo Home
For a full list of Basalt Chamber of Commerce business members, visit
Saturday, May 30 ~ Willits Triangle Park
Guinness World Record Attempt
Bike Decorating ~ Bike Parade ~ Face Painting ~ Community Photo
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
MAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS
GET THE RIVERWALK BUZZ
Friday, May 29 ~ 5pm to 6:30pm
227 Midland Avenue in "Riverwalk"
Check out the jazzy new shops on Midland Avenue
Music by Wink & the Signal in the Riverwalk Courtyard
BAREFOOT IN BASALT
Saturday, May 30, 9am-10:30 ~ Willits Triangle & Field
Join the fun as Basalt attempts to qualify for the Guinness World Records.
9:00am ~ Bike Decorating at Willits Triangle Park
9:45am ~ Bike Parade from Triangle Park to the Willits Field
10:00am ~ Guinness World Record Official Proclamation
10:15am ~ Town of Basalt Community Photos!
Plus, face painting for the kids, coffee & goodies and commemorative freebies (while supplies last).
For all the details, download the Barefoot In Basalt
BASALT BIKE NIGHTS
June 2, 5pm +, Tuesday at the Brick Pony Pub
Motorcyclists and bicyclists welcome! Monthly schedule
BASALT CHAMBER MAY BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Join us for an after-hour mini-block party at with refreshments, appetizers
Hosted by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty,
Ann Korologos Gallery, SolarGlass Windows & Doors and Terrain Land Architects
June 18, 5:30 to 7pm ~ Thursday
door prizes and more.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FUN-FILLED FAMILY DAY
June 14, Sunday, 1-5pm in Lions Park
Kid's Crafts, Bouncy House, Obstacle Challenge, Scavenger Hunt, Live Music & Prizes
BASALT PAN & FORK LEMONADE DAYS
Saturday, June 27, 11am to 3pm ~ Downtown Basalt
Lemonade Stands, Parade, Music & Local Restaurant Specials
11am ~ Lemonade Days Parade
12noon ~ Big Dog & the Midnight Badger Street Musicians
Recurring Events and Social Connections
Coffee With Mayor Jacque Whitsitt
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at Saxy's in downtown Basalt
Please check the Town Calendar to confirm.
Coffee with Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry
Every 2nd Wednesday around 8:15 am at Cafe Bernard's in downtown Basalt. Please check to confirm schedule
Download the Basalt Calendar here
To view a more complete calendar of Basalt events, visit the Chamber website
To download an updated list of the Chamber's monthly Business After Hours, click here
For the Town of Basalt's meetings & events schedule visit their website here and click "Calendar"
BASALT IN THE NEWS
& OTHER NEWS AROUND THE STATE
"Basalt-based Conservancy connects people to watershed"
Aspen Times 5/26/15
"Real Estate Transactions Recorded May 4 - May 8" Aspen Daily News 5/18/15
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UPDATE: RMI INNOVATION CENTER CONSTRUCTION
Why Compassion is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness.
Construction at The Rocky Mountain Institute Innovation Center is progressing nicely. The building has been "topped-off" (exterior structure is complete) and the super energy-efficient windows are being installed. The new blue color is due to the exterior spray applied water and air barrier which will keep the building dry.
Excavation along Two Rivers Road will connect the Center and future Roaring Fork Conservancy building to the Town of Basalt's water line. Interior electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems are being installed. Some preliminary grading has been done around the perimeter of the building between recent rain storms.
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ADVOCATING FOR TRUST AND ETHICS
Today & with Tomorrow's Workforce: Both Online & Offline
Wednesday, May 27, 11:30am
The Gathering Center on Snowmass Drive, Carbondale
The Carbondale Chamber and Oni Butterfly, Business Relations Director of the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming, invite Roaring Fork Valley Chamber members and their guests to this special quarterly business lunch with guest speaker Carrie Rossman, Director of the Better Business Bureau's Institute for Marketplace Trust.
Discussion topics include: safeguarding customer information, internet safety, building trust and instilling ethnics, and more. Lunch provided by the Village Smithy. Cost: $20 in advance, $30 day of event.
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The FISHING REPORT
On The Fly:
The itch to fish clashes with river's high water levels
Early summer is an exciting time in the Roaring Fork Valley. The skis are finally hung up, and the fly rod seems like the perfect way to get out in the sunshine. The weather is warm, and rarely do we see the monsoonal thunderstorms often experienced in July, August and Septembert.... read the rest of the story here.
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This Month In Basalt
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