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Glenwood Springs special election right after Labor Day

Ballots are due Tuesday, September 8th, for a Glenwood Springs special election. Voters are deciding whether City officials can consider selling or trading a chunk of property. The land is home to Glenwood’s Recycling Center, and could be a key part of revamping the neighboring Glenwood Springs Elementary School.
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Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.Protesters greet the Forest Service as the agency reviews a drilling proposal.

Glenwood Springs extends foot patrols after concerns about more transients spending long hours in town.

Pitkin County residents will vote on a broadband question this fall.

Elise Thatcher

  The Town of Carbondale and a marijuana testing lab are asking the state for help. They want Colorado to crack down on a testing requirement for retail marijuana. Carbondale-based GreenHill Laboratories made headlines earlier this year when it decided to test marijuana for microbial contaminants. The state started requiring such testing earlier this year, so owner Hilary Glass and her colleague Jessica Olson opened up the lab, the first of it’s kind on the Western Slope.

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A new water agreement will send additional water from Ruedi Reservoir near Basalt, to endangered fish in the Colorado River. 

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The 43rd annual Motherlode Volleyball Tournament takes over Aspen this weekend. Lots of visitors means lots of trash, but this year the event has committed to reducing its environmental impact.

This week on Cross Currents, Kerry Ach and Meghan Hurley of River Bridge Regional Center along with their new facility dog, Frasier, who assists children who have suffered physical abuse.

This weekend’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience will be the twenty-first year for the event. It’s also one of the festival’s largest lineups including veteran acts like Lenny Kravitz and No Doubt.

One band making its debut at the Labor Day Experience is a Colorado band. The Fray is a Denver-based band known for its 2005 hit, “Over My Head (Cable Car)”.

Joe King, guitarist and co-founder of the group says playing Colorado is special because of the band’s connection to the state.

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Today’s Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees meeting includes a session reviewing a draft of a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan aimed at the changing demographic of the schools students and surrounding communities.

The Pitkin County Board of commissioners gave their unanimous support last night for a ballot measure that would allow government distribution of telecommunication services including cable TV and high-speed internet.

Marci Krivonen

The Forest Service was met by protesters Tuesday (9/2/15) in a remote area in the Thompson Divide, southwest of Carbondale. The agency is starting a review of a proposal to drill an exploratory well. But, the group gathered doesn’t want any natural gas drilling. They say the area’s natural environment is too valuable. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

It’s tough to imagine coming up here for anything other than peaceful moments in the great outdoors. But about 40 people Tuesday maneuvered mud-caked roads to protest drilling. Some even slept over.

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The field of candidates to fill a vacant judge post that serves the Roaring Fork Valley, has been narrowed down. 

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