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Aspen puts finishing touches on World Cup course

Some of the fasted ski racers in the world will take on Aspen Mountain this weekend, when the resort once again hosts the women’s FIS Ski World Cup. We stopped by on Tuesday to see how the course is coming along.
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Hungry residents give thanks for food baskets

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Local artists featured in World Cup

This week on Cross Currents: The Aspen Youth Center.

Madeleine Osberger

The U.S. athletes competing in the World Cup races in Aspen this week have a good shot at winning. That’s according to the head of the alpine program for the U.S. Ski Team. Patrick Riml has been traveling with the team to training camps and races. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen caught up with Riml Wednesday, ahead of the start of competition Friday.

Patrick Riml directs the alpine program for the U.S. Ski Team. 

Low voter turnout among young voters in tri-county area

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  Final numbers from the this fall’s election are in, and voter turnout among young people remains low. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Supporters of the failed Base 2 lodge project in downtown Aspen relied heavily on get out the vote efforts for people between 18 and 35. They believed young people would be like minded and check the yes box. But the ballot measure went down in flames.

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Pitkin County is drawing up comments for the Forest Service on a proposed replacement of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain. 

Colorado population predicted to grow by 40 percent

Nov 24, 2015

“Colorful Colorado” may need to be changed to “Crowded Colorado” with the number of people expected to move here by 2040. All that growth will take a toll on the state's infrastructure as well as water and other natural resources. As part of a series that were calling “Changing Colorado” – Capitol Correspondent Bente Birkeland looks at the current population trends and which areas will be impacted the most.

Blue Horizon - Nov. 21, 2015

Nov 23, 2015

Blue Horizon features Tommy Castro's new CD on Alligator Records, Method To My Madness.  Tommy will be performing at the Ute Theater in Rifle, CO on Fri., Nov. 27, 2015. 

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  Pitkin County has been spending millions of dollars on medical care for its workers. That’s dropped dramatically in recent years. Pitkin County is projected to spend more than $3.6 million in the 2015 calendar year, a significant drop from previous years.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is joining the review into what caused a fire in a garage in Glenwood Springs on Sunday. Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson says bringing in the CBI doesn’t mean the fire was an arson, but it is a way to definitively rule out whether that played a role.

First Draft - Michelle Brafman

Nov 23, 2015

Michelle Brafman is the author of Washing the Dead.  She earned an MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University where she now teaches.  Her writing has appeared in Slate, The Washington Post, Tablet, Lilith Magazine and The Los Angeles Review of Books


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