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A shuttle ride took me up to the Aspen high school parking lot. Staged there were two tents, and two oddly shaped vehicles.. the Toyota i - ROAD.

“If you look at where cities are going, we think there is going to be a change in mobility needs," says Jason Schulz, the business developer and partnerships manager for Toyota. He says the car will be good for urban areas. "If you look at things like population increases, that has an affect on parking availability, on congestion.”

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A Florida development company wants to build a new Four Seasons Hotel near Aspen’s “S” curves, but there’s a major hurdle first. Miami-based Cisneros Real Estate wants to annex nearly seven acres of County land at the base of Shadow Mountain in a residential neighborhood.

Twitter/Carrie Morgridge

  Former residents Carrie and John Morgridge have their names on a lot of buildings, including the Colorado Mountain College campus in Aspen and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The former Aspen residents live on the Front Range now and are prolific philanthropists. Mrs. Morgridge recently penned the book “Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World.”

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The real estate industry in Aspen is about to enter its busiest time of the year. Andrew Ernemann is a broker with Aspen/Snowmass Sotheby’s. He says July and August are the busiest months in the resort town, where real estate sales exceed $1 billion dollars annually. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen caught up with Ernemann:

Enrique Martinez Celaya has been coming to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center for over a decade. He is an established contemporary artist and a board member of the Ranch. Martinez Celaya discusses his work, inspirations, and challenges.

He will be leading a multi-year advanced workshop for serious artists looking to expand and improve their portfolios, and recently published a new book on his reflections and experiences at the ranch, On Art and Mindfulness

JAS sees steady attendance for June

Jun 29, 2015

Fans waited outside of the Benedict Music tent on Friday for an extra half an hour after production issues delayed the start of the Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Experience.



Jim Horowitz, founder of Jazz Aspen says the delays weren’t anything to worry about.

“Other than making some people stand outside a little bit longer waiting to get in than we intended, there was no damage done,” Horowitz said.


Featured speakers: Ben Rhodes, Jeffery Goldberg

Benjamin J. Rhodes and Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, discuss the worldview of President Obama, focusing on Cuba, the Iran talks, and the continuing crisis across the broader Middle East.

Painter and sculptor Spar Street will have his latest work, titled “The Heart of Peace”, on display at Gallery 1949 in Aspen. The former world-ranked skier’s work was chosen as the symbol of the International Heart of Peace Award given out by the World Peace One Foundation. Street spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort.

First Draft - Saeed Jones

Jun 29, 2015

Saeed Jones was born in Memphis, TN and raised in Lewisville, Texas. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Rutgers University – Newark. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University where he won the Jim Wayne Miller Award for Poetry. His collection Prelude to Bruise was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2014 and the winner of the 2015 Pen Literary Award for Poetry. Jones is also the literary editor for BuzzFeed.

Marci Krivonen

Friday’s Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage a right in all 50 states, was cause for celebration in Aspen. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen caught up with revelers at a party at the base of Aspen Mountain.

The feeling at Ajax Tavern Friday was one of relief. Kevin McManamon of the non profit AspenOUT helped organize the party.

"This is very impromptu. We didn’t know if it was going to be a celebration or a wake, we weren’t sure, but we’re very pleased it’s a celebration," he says.


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