October 5, 2023
In Temporary: RFTA goes digital with tickets

RFTA goes digital with tickets

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and Masabi will launch RFTA Tickets on Nov. 21, a cellular fare cost system powered by Masabi’s Justride platform aimed toward making buying fares simpler and to extend entry to RFTA providers.

The RFTA Tickets cellular app will allow riders to buy tickets anytime, anyplace, and have them accessible on the click on of a button — making it extra handy for riders and rushing up the boarding course of, officers mentioned. Riders should buy single one-way and round-trip tickets at a reduced price of 25% off throughout all RFTA regional routes, 30-day zone passes for routes to and from the Metropolis of Aspen, and Seasonal Zone Passes.

Passengers can pre-purchase tickets for future use and activate as they trip, or they’ll buy a ticket on the day of journey. When ready to board the bus, riders ought to activate their tickets or passes after which scan their activated tickets on the ticket validation machines aboard the buses, officers mentioned.

“Introducing this new cellular fare cost system makes utilizing our providers safer, simpler, and extra environment friendly for everybody,” mentioned Dan Blankenship, chief govt officer at RFTA. “We’re delighted to be going cellular and dealing with Masabi — not simply to make RFTA a greater service for our locals, however a extra environment friendly method of connecting our area.”

RFTA will proceed to just accept present Saved Worth Playing cards, 30-day Zone passes and money aboard all buses. As well as, passengers will nonetheless be capable to buy discounted playing cards at Ticket Merchandising Machines and present gross sales shops all through its service space. 

To study extra about RFTA Tickets go to http://www.rfta.com. Questions, contact RFTA Communications Supervisor, Jamie Tatsuno at 970-384-4864, or [email protected].

Theatre Aspen College presents ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

Theatre Aspen College pronounces their fall youth manufacturing of the Tony Award-winning musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” directed by Vanessa Strahan, with music course by Dory Gentle, and choreographed by Jameson Osborne, with a solid of 25 college students from the Roaring Fork Valley.

Performances will happen on Thursday, Nov. 10, by way of Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. on the Aspen Black Field Theatre on the Aspen College District Campus. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for college students and Roaring Fork Valley lecturers and can be found at TheatreAspen.org.

In response to director Vanessa Strahan: “This present is a 90-minute infusion of laughter. Whether or not you’re a fan of musical theater or not, the over-the-top caricatures and farcical mix-ups are really lose-your-breath humorous. These younger actors have labored so onerous to place collectively a really spectacular present.”

Crimson Brick seeks paintings for Metropolis Corridor

The Crimson Brick Middle for the Arts is accepting submissions for paintings that will likely be on show in Aspen’s Metropolis Corridor. Chosen artworks will likely be exhibited for a two-year interval between Might 2023 and April 2025. The deadline for submission is Dec. 2.

Artworks are chosen by the Crimson Brick Middle for the Arts Gallery Committee and should meet particular standards, together with and never restricted to:

  • Items have to be created by artists who presently reside in Colorado.
  • Mediums have to be paint, print, pictures, drawing, textile, collage, bas-relief, ceramic, mosaic, and/or metallic.
  • Works have to be geared up to be held on a wall and have an eight-inch most depth.

As well as, artworks ought to encourage an inclusive illustration of experiences and voices and current a broad vary of inventive and cultural expressions. Particular consideration will likely be given to items that loosely relate to a number of key ideas such because the native and regional atmosphere and connectivity. Extra info, together with a press release of labor, is required with every submission.

Chosen artists will likely be notified in January 2023 and will likely be awarded a stipend for his or her participation.

Wildfire Collaborative has emblem design contest

The Roaring Fork Valley Wildfire Collaborative introduced a graphic design emblem inventive competitors open to highschool college students within the Roaring Fork Valley.

The collaborative works to scale back wildfire threat by figuring out, prioritizing, and implementing plans and initiatives aimed toward creating hearth resilient landscapes and fire-adapted communities whereas specializing in group engagement, schooling, and inclusion.

This contest strives to have interaction highschool college students with the subject of wildfire mitigation. mitigation. The winner will obtain a $250 prize.


  • College students have to be enrolled in highschool within the Roaring Fork Valley
  • Just one entry per pupil.
  • The submission deadline is Friday, Dec. 16 by 5 p.m.
  • Entries ought to be submitted to [email protected] with the topic line “Emblem Contest.”
  • Entries have to be submitted in .png format with a white or clear background.
  • Logos will be any form however ought to match inside 1200×1200 px with a decision of 300ppi.
  • The perfect emblem will likely be easy and converse to all communities.
  • Theme: Wildfire mitigation within the Roaring Fork Valley retains our communities protected, our forests wholesome and resilient, and our rivers and ingesting water protected.

For extra info, contact Ali Hager Hammond, director of group wildfire resilience, Aspen Hearth, at [email protected] 

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