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Where the Board of Education candidates stand on the issues

This November, three spots are up for election on the Aspen School District's Board of Education. Reporter Alycin Bektesh talked with all five candidates.

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November election ballots are being mailed to voters across Colorado this week. There’s no statewide ballot question this year.

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) wants to make up for diminishing revenue by tinkering with property taxes. Voters have the final say this November.

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Local fire agencies plan to set a prescribed burn this week near El Jebel.

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Wildfires across the west have forced thousands of people to evacuate and destroyed homes in suburban areas. Jennifer Balch, the director of CU Boulder’s Earth Lab, has studied the human impacts on the fire season and the expansion of the wildfire territory. She spoke with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

Welcome to the beginning of another colorful week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

On Monday, Carbondale Arts’ Rosybelle Mobile Maker Space presents a Beyond the Street Sew Class: Creations, Costumes and Accessories, at 3:30 p.m. on 4th Street in town.

 

This week on Curated, we take a tour of The Temporary on Honky Tonk night. We discuss the music of white nationalist movements with an ethnomusicologist with the University of Colorado Boulder. And, Dr. Daniel Levitin, a cognitive neuroscientist, shares tips from his field guide to combating fake news. Plus, music from Colorado singer-songwriter Andrew Sturtz. 

First Draft: Jon McGregor

Oct 16, 2017

Jon McGregor is a British novelist and short story writer. In 2002, his first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, was long listed for the Booker Prize as its youngest contender. His second book, So Many Ways to Begin, and fourth novel, Reservoir 13, were long listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2006  and 2017 respectively.

President of the board of directors for Aspen Community Theatre, Lynette Schlepp, says that ACT's shows are there to lighten things up when there's a lot going on in the world. Monty Python's Spamalot is a big undertaking, especially when it comes to the set. 

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The Denver region is submitting its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Monday. The giant internet company announced last summer that it was building a second headquarters outside of Seattle.

Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District got students' PSAT and SAT test results back from last spring. Math scores are keeping up with the state average. Reading and writing, however, are not, which concerns the district's superintendent, Rob Stein.

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November election ballots are being mailed to voters across Colorado this week. There’s no statewide ballot question this year.

Amazon

The Denver region is submitting its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Monday. The giant internet company announced last summer that it was building a second headquarters outside of Seattle.

Colorado’s Senators are weighing in on the possibility that President Trump will decertify the Iran nuclear deal this week in favor of a tougher policy.

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Lawmakers examining state water issues are wrapping up their work ahead of next year’s legislative session.

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