The Naturalist Nights speaker series is put on by the Wilderness Workshop and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. This year’s series started with controversy when presentations on wolves and mountain lions at the Third Street Center in Carbondale turned contentious.
Thousands of people were able to park for free at the Aspen airport for nearly two months, and now the county is going after the company that’s responsible for the massive revenue loss. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.
The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is out almost $58,000 in revenue that was lost starting on Nov. 11. That was the day that an employee at Nebraska-based TSYS Merchant Solutions accidentally deleted the airport as a customer in its software system.
It’s been just under a week since Diana Sirko announced her amended plans to leave the Roaring Fork School District. Superintendent Sirko is now stepping down this summer instead of waiting until the end of June 2017.
Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his sixth State of the State address to the state Legislature Thursday. In his speech he highlighted the need for people from all political stripes to work together to fix the state's big budget problems and discussed Colorado's economic gains and challenges.
"We're one of the top states for economic growth," Hickenlooper said. "One of the best places for business and careers, for quality of life, for health and tourism."
The Colorado capitol had a back to school vibe Wednesday, with families and friends joining lawmakers in the chamber for the opening of Colorado's annual legislative session. The building hummed with activity — and the usual pomp and ceremony and opening day speeches — after the eight month interim. Isaac Slade, the lead singer of the Denver-based rock band The Fray, sang the national anthem in the Senate.
But it wasn't all fun, the first bills are introduced on opening day, and lawmakers begin to outline their priorities for the next four months.
According to state and federal census figures, Colorado's population is expected to grow by an additional 2.3 million people by 2040. That's going to significantly impact the way we live – from traffic congestion, to water, to quality of life.
Most noticeably will be a shift to an older population.