Aspen (AP) Authorities in Aspen are working to make sure fans and curiosity seekers don't crash an elaborate memorial planned for late writer Hunter S. Thompson this weekend. The gonzo journalist's ashes will be blasted out of a 150–foot–tall monument this Saturday at an invitation–only event drawing celebrities like Lyle Lovett and Johnny Depp.
Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis says a security firm will be working to secure Thompson's property in Woody Creek and sheriff's deputies will be patrolling the surrounding roads.
Brian Harvey of Boise, Idaho won a chance to attend the memorial after finding the sole "golden ticket" inside one of 1,500 bottles of commemorative beers made in Thompson's honor by Denver's Flying Dog Brewery.
Copyright 2005 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.
© KKCO NBC 11 News - All Rights Reserved
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.