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Protesters gather at Forest Service review of Thompson Divide natural gas proposal

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...
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This week on Valley Roundup:

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Giovanni Zoppé is kind of in charge of everything. The permits. The booking. The logisticky, boring of stuff.

 

But in his 49 years - all spent in his family’s circus - he says that he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

 

“I joke now...I’m 49 years old and I still never left home. I’m still here with my family and I have zero intention of going anywhere.”

 

Young director a focal point in Mountainfilm

Aug 27, 2015

James Marcus Haney is only 27 yet he has two feature films under his belt, both of which will be shown as part of this weekend’s Mountainfilm festival. But his road to success was not a traditional one. The selection of two music films at the festival wasn't either.

 

Marcus Haney was a senior in college at the University of Southern California. The lineup for Coachella in 2010 was full of big names. She and Him. Atoms for Peace. Jay-Z. Marcus was a broke college student. All of his friends were going, and so was his crush. He had to go.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Will Carbondale get a new City Market? The development proposal is laid out at a packed public meeting.

Changes are in the works for an overcrowded midvalley intersection.

The Aspen Skiing Company is hoping to attract visitors from countries where more people are spending money on winter sports, like China.

The number of hospital beds for the mentally ill is dismal, especially on the Western Slope.

A Denver-based musician known for his contemplative folk songs visits Aspen.

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The number of elderly residents getting involved in Pitkin County’s Senior Services’ offerings is growing. 

The first half of 2015 saw twice the number of new senior registrations for programs like nutrition, compared to the same period in 2014. Pitkin County Senior Services offers things like transportation, home delivered meals and exercise classes. Senior Services Director Marty Ames says the Aspen Recreation Center is also seeing more seniors.

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Aug 27, 2015

Friday, August 28th at 5:30 pm at the historic Holden/Marolt Barn in Aspen.

The Roaring Fork School District will have a bond measure on the fall ballot. The District is asking voters to fund a 122 million bond measure to pay for a long list of capital improvements. If passed, it would come out an average about $22 a month for homes worth $500,000. 

This week on CrossCurrents, Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of CCAH and Peter Gilbert, Executive Director of Dance Initiative on the new arts and rehearsal space in Carbondale, "The Launchpad", formerly the Gordon Cooper Library.

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A kayak park near downtown Basalt is one step closer to being created. The Pitkin County Commissioners agreed Wednesday (8/26/15) to purchase a strip of land necessary to develop it. 

The county will plunk down $115,000 plus closing costs, to acquire the land. The small parcel is actually underwater in the Roaring Fork, not far from its confluence with the Frying Pan River. Such a park would include a special diversion right that would put water in a stretch of river that sees low flows in drought years. 

  Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO Alan Fletcher talks with host Chris Mohr about the 2015 season and its highlights/challenges. We also chat with audience members outside the Tent.

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