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Father and son die of carbon monoxide poisoning

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The Pitkin County Coroner’s office has ruled that the father and son camping in the Maroon Wilderness area earlier this month died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Colorado Springs residents Jeffery Beard, 41, and his son, Cameron Beard, 13, were camping above Crater Lake with two other children in the family.

The circumstance of the death was the use of a camp stove in an 
enclosed space of a tent. Authorities first suspected lightning as the cause because of a burn on one of the deceased's body. That was likely a result of the stove.

Carbondale officials are considering a decision that’s critical for a proposed senior housing development. The proposed Sopris Lodge would be located near the Rio Grande Trail and Main Street. The project is in the very early stages, without a formal application before town officials just yet.

On Saturday, August 1st, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center will host its 35th annual Art Auction and community picnic. Becky Murray is a member of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center Board of Trustees and is the head of the Development Department, and Hailey Walsh is the Special Events Assistant. They discuss the history and details of the event. 

First Draft - Amina Gautier

13 hours ago

Amina Gautier is the author of two short story collections: Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Gautier has published a record number of short stories. More than eighty-five of her short stories have been published.

AMFS branches out, brings in Kishi Bashi

16 hours ago

K. Ishisbashi is an indie rock musician known for his looped and sampled music led by his violin. Ishibashi, who puts his first and last names together to create his performance name, Kishi Bashi, is somewhat of an outlier in his genre.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain talks with journalist Lesley Stahl about what’s wrong with the Obama National Security Strategy. U.S. Senator McCain, along with other leaders on the United State’s Homeland Security front, spoke during the four-day Aspen Security Forum held at the Aspen Institute.

Renee Solari is the Program Manager for Education Services at SunPower, a solar company that designs and manufactures high-efficiency photovoltaic cells and solar panels out of California. The company has a mission to provide tools and promote education to students around the country. Energetics Education, based in Carbondale, is a recipient of donated solar panels from SunPower. These panels are used by high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley to design and build solar-powered cars, or Solar Rollers. 

Elise Thatcher

  Aspen’s High School has a new principal.  45-year-old Tharyn Mulberry has been described as dramatically improving academics at the Pueblo high school where he’s principal now. Mulberry says he’s inspired to continue the already high achievement in Aspen.

Elise Thatcher

  Starting today, there’s roadwork on Highway 82, either on Main Street in Aspen or between the roundabout and the airport. It’s a paving project during Aspen’s busiest month for car traffic at the entrance to the resort community. This July there’s an average of 27,000 cars coming in or out of town each day

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain spoke in Aspen Saturday. The republican discussed the Iran deal, cyber attacks, Donald Trump and ISIS. 

McCain’s talk was part of the Aspen Security Forum. In fighting the Islamic terror group ISIS, he says the U.S. has no direct strategy.

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