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At least 114 deleted Basalt text messages between Whitsitt, Schilling

The Town of Basalt has released key information in a recent lawsuit and open records request.
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  In this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elise Thatcher present a compilation of the week’s news.

 This week's show features artist Nancy Lovendahl and her mentee, Cheyenne Meyers of Basalt from the ArtBase Claudette Carter Art Mentors Program.

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Directors of the Aspen Power Plant (APP) met behind closed doors with the Aspen City Council this week to hash out the details of their lease for the publicly-zoned old powerhouse on Aspen’s northside.

 

Hanging Lake will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for trail maintenance.

In the fourth episode of our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher talks with two guests about the value of truly being yourself, even when it’s challenging or dangerous.

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  Republican congressional candidate Alex Beinstein has been crisscrossing the state in preparation for his challenge of incumbent U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton in the June primary.

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  The Aspen Skiing Company said Aspen Mountain will be open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day, in a press release that came out Monday.

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This morning’s delays should be no more than 20 minutes as crews set up head-to-head traffic lanes around the circle. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recommends drivers take a detour via Mclain Flats and Cemetery Lane, unless travelers need to get to Maroon Creek or Castle Creek roads.

If you visit the town of Marble this summer, tucked into the woods right off the main road, you'll notice a flurry of marble dust, the roar of power tools, and over 60 artists working on marble sculptures. This is the MARBLE/Marble Symposium and Joshua Weiner, a professional sculptor, has been actively involved for 23 years.

Weiner discusses the culture of the organization and the easygoing nature of the symposiums, and how his time spent with the symposium has transformed his own work. 

 The annual Aspen Police Department bike auction raised a record amount of money for the city.

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Curated - May 23rd

This week on Curated, we speak with artist Sam Durant, author Dana Spiotta and we explore the Valley's cycling culture.
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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.

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It will soon be legal for Coloradans to collect rain that falls from their roofs.

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Despite widespread support from Democrats and Republicans as well as legislative leaders, two separate attempts to move Colorado back to a presidential primary have failed in the final days of the session.

Republicans in the Senate have defeated one of the Governor’s top priorities for the legislative session.

Oil and gas companies pay a tax to the state for the minerals they extract out of the ground. Colorado then gives some of that money back to local communities impacted by the drilling process. But a recent state Supreme Court ruling says companies have been overpaying these severance taxes – and now Colorado owes the industry tens of millions of dollars. Bente Birkeland has more.

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