Japanese artist’s work graces 2015 lift tickets

The work of Takashi Murakami has been chosen to be printed on Aspen Snowmass lift tickets this fall. The Japanese artist is known for his bright pop-art stylings and anime and manga style. His characters, KaiKai and Kiki, are just two personalities that are featured in the four brightly colored portraits that will be seen on the slopes this year. Pom, a brown and white terrier, sits proudly under a blue sky. Dozens of smiling daisies stare back at you, reminiscent of an intense psychedelic...
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Marci Krivonen

Officials with the White River National Forest told elected leaders in Pitkin County Tuesday (10/13) a government shutdown is a “very real possibility.” 

If a government shutdown comes as a result of disagreement over a budget in Washington, the public likely won’t notice. Forest Service staff would be laid off in December, when fewer jobs are filled. And, even though some ski resorts operate on Forest Service land, White River District Ranger Karen Schroyer says skiers and riders won’t be affected.

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Lyrics Born is a Berkeley, California-based rapper whose latest album “Real People” came out earlier this year. He will be playing at Aspen’s Belly Up tonight. “Real People” was crowdfunded, and relied on the donations of his fans to help him produce his album. But his big goals for his album had him coming back to his roots as an independent artist.

Aspen Global Change Institute


An expert in urbanization and land use change is speaking in Aspen Tuesday. She has advice for land use planners in Aspen.


Karen Seto is a professor at Yale. She studies why cities are growing, how they grow and how their growth impacts the environment. People are moving to cities at a more rapid pace than ever before. And, urban areas generate three-quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions. She says urbanization increases demand for resources.


First Draft - Jesse Goolsby

Oct 12, 2015

  Jesse Goolsby is an Air Force officer and the author of the novel I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them . His fiction and essays have appeared widely, to include Narrative, The Kenyon Review, Epoch, The Literary Review, Salon, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Greensboro Review, and Redivider.

Join APR Tuesday at 5:30 for a live broadcast of a Town Hall meeting from the Belly Up on the proposed Base 2 Lodge development. Moderated by APR news director Carolyn Sackariason, the Town Hall meeting will feature opponents Ward Hauenstein and Maurice Emmer and proponents Dwayne Romero and Mark Hunt. The event is free and open to the public


  Glenwood Springs and Garfield County could see a new detox center. But it all depends on finding a place to put it. There hasn’t been one for the last few years, and that’s been hard for people struggling with substance abuse.

A few years ago, the Aspen Poets' Society published A Democracy of Poets of the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond, a book that features poems by local poets. Marjory DeLuca, member of the society and owner of Aspen Graphic Solutions, helped design and publish the book. She says the response has been great and they're onto their second printing. DeLuca shares the process of creating the book, and the expansion of poetry in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Kim Nuzzo, co-founder and president of the Aspen Poets' Society, and Cam Scott, member of the society, also contribute. 

Learn more about the Aspen Poets' Society and their monthly live poetry readings at www.aspenpoetsociety.com or 379-2136.  

Pitkin County

Pitkin County residents will be registering their cars and voting in a different location soon.

The Pitkin County Clerk and Recorder’s office is planning to move into three different locations next year so the annex building it currently occupies can be remodeled. County staff on Wednesday will ask the commissioners to approve three leases that combined will cost the county nearly $19,000 a month in rent. That’s almost a half a million dollars over the 2 years the departments will be in their temporary offices. That doesn’t factor in altering the new spaces. Janice Vos Caudill is Pitkin County’s clerk and recorder.

Town of Snowmass Village

The Snowmass Town Clerk has received nearly 500 ballots so far in a recall election of a town council member. It’s the first time ever the town has held such an election.

The turnout so far isn’t unexpected. Town officials thought between 600 and 800 ballots would be returned. By election day Tuesday, the votes may total that. In a typical election for town council, about 900 people vote. But, this election isn’t typical. A citizen led effort got the recall question on the ballot after councilman Chris Jacobson was arrested and jailed for drunk driving. Organizers of the petition said Jacobson’s actions were “unworthy of a town council member.”

Valley Roundup 10-9-15

Oct 9, 2015
Marci Krivonen

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me for the first part of the show are Madeleine Osberger, reporter for the Aspen Daily News and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News. Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, will join the conversation later.

The Snowmass community is reeling from the surprise announcement that the developer of Base Village is walking away from the project and plans to sell its assets to a Vail-based company.


Base 2 Lodge Debate

APR presents a live panel discussion at The Belly Up in Aspen

Tuesday, October 13th. Doors open at 5pm, broadcast begins at 5:30pm. Moderated by news director Carolyn Sackariason.

Arts & Culture

Week in the Arts - October 12th

It’s a big week at the Belly Up in Aspen this week. Three notable acts are coming through. For you Dead-heads, Dark Star Orchestra plays on Thursday. Reggae more your thing? UB40 comes into town on Saturday. For a more “underground” option, there is Berkeley-based rapper, Lyrics Born, on Tuesday. Author Moira Crone comes to the Wood Creek Community Center on Thursday for a reading and public talk about her work. In addition to her newest book, “The Ice Garden”, she has been published in The...
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Valley Roundup brings together a panel of guest journalists who provide additional insights, analysis and context to the news.

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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.