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Picture a tree or two

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Talk about a shutter-bug. Self-proclaimed tree freak David Gonzales spent a day last May among aspen trees near Kebler Pass, between Crested Butte and Paonia.

By nightfall, he had amassed 1,300 frames and had begun to think of the trees like people. "Their bark kind of looks and even feels like skin," Gonzales said, "and they have these incredible eyes," he told the Jackson Hole News & Guide.

He also found some messages that were very much human scrawled into the bark of the aspen trees. His favorite; "Arky Floyd hates Colorado and is going home."

Gonzales is installing 400 of the photographs at a bagel shop in downtown Jackson.

Mayor vows to educate snowmobilers

HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS, Colo. — The town of Hot Sulphur Springs has a new mayor, Clint Roberts, and he promises to "educate" snowmobilers. Roberts tell the Sky-Hi News of complaints that snowmobile riders joyriding in the town are disrupting the general peace, to the point that children are unable to take afternoon naps.

While town code allows people to ride their snowmobiles to and from their town, "It doesn’t say you can ride your snowmobile around in circles on the streets or in the parks," he said.

Roberts also tells the newspaper that Hot Sulphur Springs, which is located between Winter Park and Steamboat Springs, will be asking voters for the authority to pave the streets. However, there appears to be no danger of stoplights anytime soon.

The town, which has about 350 people, was site of one of the first ski carnivals in the West.

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