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Changing faces and roles in new Thunder River production

Corey Simpson became the executive artistic director of Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre Company this past summer. Since then he’s had to wear many hats. The group is producing their first play of the season, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’.
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SkiCo grants available for environmental projects

 On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy present a compilation of the week’s news.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A massive illegal pot grow near Rifle got busted up this week and over a dozen Chinese nationals working the crop were arrested. Police think they may be the victims of slave labor.

3,000 pot plants seized in illegal Garfield County grow

And in nearby Battlement Mesa, residents are trying to stave off a wastewater injection well from being put in their backyards.

Carbondale Clay Center

 The Carbondale Clay Center was awarded a grant from Colorado Creative Industries Wednesday.


The $6,500 grant will be used for operational expenses for year round programming.

The center’s executive director Angela Bruno said the nonprofit hopes to expand programming in Carbondale’s Creative District.

The replacement for a local judge has been narrowed down to three candidates. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

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An overcast afternoon didn’t stop visitors from going to the Maroon Bells Tuesday. Many were hiking and taking pictures, but a small assembly of photographers were present waiting for the right light to capture Aspen’s changing leaves.

Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service, www.fs.usda.gov

Candidates running for local, state, and national offices speak tonight in Carbondale about management and funding of public lands.

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Despite moderate growth in Colorado, non-partisan state legislative economists say the risk of a recession is rising here and across the nation. 

 

For the nearly half million people in Colorado who buy health insurance on the individual market, prices are increasing drastically this next year. 

David Hiser / Snowmass/Capitol Creek caucus

A recent split in a citizen’s group in Pitkin County is a bad sign for local democracy, according to one of the founders of the caucus system.

 The Colorado End of Life Options Act, Proposition 106, is discussed this week on Cross Currents. Guests include proponent Randi Lowenthal and opponent Carrie Ann Lucas, along with Rabbi David Segal.

 

 

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Curated - Sept 19.

Today on Curated, we speak with Joe Seo from the film "Spa Night". We go to Ruggerfest, and profile the executive director of The Art Base.
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Despite moderate growth in Colorado, non-partisan state legislative economists say the risk of a recession is rising here and across the nation. 

 

For the nearly half million people in Colorado who buy health insurance on the individual market, prices are increasing drastically this next year. 

 Supporters of a ballot question that would make it harder to change Colorado’s constitution have raised close to $3 million.

Colorado has one of the highest rates of opioid abuse in the country, and state and federal officials are asking Congress for more money to try to expand public awareness and hire more healthcare workers.