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Elise Thatcher

Carbondale, lab ask state to enforce marijuana rules

The Town of Carbondale and a marijuana testing lab are asking the state for help. They want Colorado to crack down on a testing requirement for retail marijuana. Carbondale-based GreenHill Laboratories made headlines earlier this year when it decided to test marijuana for microbial contaminants. The state started requiring such testing earlier this year, so owner Hilary Glass and her colleague Jessica Olson opened up the lab, the first of it’s kind on the Western Slope.
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A new water agreement will send additional water from Ruedi Reservoir near Basalt, to endangered fish in the Colorado River. 

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The 43rd annual Motherlode Volleyball Tournament takes over Aspen this weekend. Lots of visitors means lots of trash, but this year the event has committed to reducing its environmental impact.

This week on Cross Currents, Kerry Ach and Meghan Hurley of River Bridge Regional Center along with their new facility dog, Frasier, who assists children who have suffered physical abuse.

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Today’s Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees meeting includes a session reviewing a draft of a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan aimed at the changing demographic of the schools students and surrounding communities.

The Pitkin County Board of commissioners gave their unanimous support last night for a ballot measure that would allow government distribution of telecommunication services including cable TV and high-speed internet.

Marci Krivonen

The Forest Service was met by protesters Tuesday (9/2/15) in a remote area in the Thompson Divide, southwest of Carbondale. The agency is starting a review of a proposal to drill an exploratory well. But, the group gathered doesn’t want any natural gas drilling. They say the area’s natural environment is too valuable. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

It’s tough to imagine coming up here for anything other than peaceful moments in the great outdoors. But about 40 people Tuesday maneuvered mud-caked roads to protest drilling. Some even slept over.

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The field of candidates to fill a vacant judge post that serves the Roaring Fork Valley, has been narrowed down. 

Elise Thatcher

Construction is underway for a second compressed natural gas station in Glenwood Springs. When finished, the CNG filling stop will be the first in Glenwood that's open to the public.  Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher examines the economics behind natural gas cars and trucks, and who might use such a station.

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A lawsuit was filed Monday (8/31) in an effort to keep a popular connector trail open. It links up to the Hunter Creek trail in Aspen’s backyard. 

Marci Krivonen

The first day of school for students at a public charter school near Woody Creek meant more than new teachers and textbooks. Kids at the K-through-8 Aspen Community School spent their first day in a new school building. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

Students plopped in a semi-circle on the floor of the new Aspen Community School cheer loudly. It’s the first all-school assembly and Principal Jim Gilchrist is laying down ground rules.

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