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Kodah the Dog

Kodah on the Trail

I was adopted from the Aspen Animal Shelter by my mom and dad in 2009 when I was just 8 weeks old. I have lived with them ever since.  They think I am a Border Collie, Lab, Pyrenees mix, but it doesn't really matter since I'm so cute!

Kodah's 5 Favorite Things To Do in Summer:

  1. I just love walking on the Rio Grande Trail. I have to wear my leash because there are so many bikers.  Trust me, it's scary to get tangled up with one of those! As soon as I get to Stein Park at the base of Cemetery Lane I can run around and play with other dogs, and sniff out the people's picnics!
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  2. I get pretty hot in the summer time so my parents take me to the John Denver Sanctuary to swim & cool off. There is a great swimming hole there. I love to dry off on the grass while my dad reads his book. 
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  3. I also like to hike Smuggler with my friend Nell, she is a Golden Retriever. We don't need to wear our leashes on that hike because we listen to our moms really well. Once we get to the top of Smuggler we hike back into the Hunter Creek Trail, but as soon as we hit the meadow we have to put on our leashes - it's the rule mom says! 
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  4. My family goes to the Saturday Market each week. I usually wait for them under a tree in the shade because walking through the market is hot, hot, hot on my paws! Learn more
  5. Aspen is one pet-friendly town! Hotels, restaurants, retailers and even local banks all have amenities specific to dogs traveling with their owners, making Aspen a heavenly spot for man's best friend. Click here for more information on traveling with your pets!

Kodah's 5 Favorite Things To Do in Winter:

  1. I like to walk around town and greet all the guests and visit my favorite spots that giveaway dog treats, the visitor center and the bank, just to name a few.  Feel free to pet me if you see me around town.
  2. I love to ski! My parents like to go skinning up Buttermilk. Sometimes we go before work, or sometimes we go at night on a full moon. Dogs are only allowed when the ski hill is closed. I follow them up the mountain on our hike, but the fun part is the way down running fast and sliding on the snow, while they ski behind me.
  3. I like to hike Smuggler Mountain at any time of year, and winter is especially fun because I can roll around in the snow on the side of the trail. My mom wears her yak-tracks when it is really snowy and slippery. 
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  4. Bernese Boulevard isn’t limited to just Bernese Mountain Dogs! I’m a mutt and have tons of fun over there. There is over 70 km of free trails in the Aspen Nordic trail system and there are 3 dog-friendly trails, so my mom puts on her skis and I just chase after her. It’s probably the only time that I have to run really fast to keep up with her. 
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  5. Aspen is one pet-friendly town! Hotels, restaurants, retailers and even local banks all have amenities specific to dogs traveling with their owners, making Aspen a heavenly spot for man's best friend. Click here for more information on traveling with your pets!

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4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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