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Pitkin County says ICE is singling them out for pro-immigrant stance

Pitkin County officials are still scratching their heads about why the federal government has threatened one of their funding sources.

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President Trump’s assault on the media has prompted strong reaction from journalists and those who support a free press all over the country. This morning, we hear a rebroadcast of Valley Roundup recorded 40 days into Trump’s presidency.

Pitkin County Sheriff, Joe DiSalvo, was recently contacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. He learned the county is on a list with five others in Colorado who allegedly are going to lose federal funding.

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Each summer, world leaders and innovative thinkers gather in Aspen for the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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The statewide non-profit Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has launched a new effort to get kids outside.

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On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions narrowed the definition of “sanctuary jurisdictions.” They are now places that “willfully refuse to comply” with federal immigration law. Pitkin County is one of them.

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The numbers are in on how the Aspen Snowmass resort did this past winter season. And it wasn’t too bad, despite lackluster snowfall. Aspen Public Radio News Director Carolyn Sackariason covers the ski industry and breaks down the numbers for us. Listen here.

 

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Representatives from 27 Colorado communities took a pledge last week in Aspen to act aggressively on climate change.

Summer Words programming announced

May 23, 2017
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Last week, Aspen Words announced its anticipated public events schedule for Summer Words.

Tuesday, the Aspen City Council will hear a summary of public feedback regarding an overhaul to the Hyman and Cooper Avenue walking malls.

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To address the need for more affordable housing, Garfield County recently changed their building code to allow for tiny homes.

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CDOT will need ten times the $1.88 billion dollars awarded this legislative session for infrastructure projects around the state, says executive director Shailen Bhatt. That money was approved by lawmakers in a last minute deal after a sweeping transportation bill failed at the statehouse last month

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State lawmakers may come back to the capitol sooner than expected. Gov. John Hickenlooper is considering calling a special legislative session to, among other things, address transportation funding.

Despite some setbacks, Colorado lawmakers are praising the now completed 2017 legislative session. Lawmakers avoided major funding cuts to hospitals and took a step toward jump-starting condominium developments. But they failed to send a measure to voters that sought to raise the state’s sales tax to fund road infrastructure repair.

Bente Birkeland spoke with Democratic Speaker of the House Chrisanta Duran about some of the major pieces of legislation that passed through the Democratic House and Republican Senate.

A last-minute bill to require oil and gas companies to map information on all of their flow lines and gathering lines is making its way through the statehouse. It’s in response to a house explosion that killed two people in Firestone.

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Mountain Edition is Aspen Public Radio's weekly newsmagazine. The show focuses on news, analysis, and commentary about Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.