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Aspen Gay Ski Week celebrates 40 years

Now in its 40th year, Aspen Gay Ski week serves as an annual burst of LGBT pride on the ski slopes. It’s a time of celebration, dress-up and camaraderie. It’s a symbol of solidarity that attendees say is needed now as much as it ever was.

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Dr. Amir Levine, who heads up the Columbia University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, joins us this week on Cross Currents. His team studies the scientific facts and increased use of marijuana by youth.

courtesy photo / Aspen Valley Hospital

Aspen Valley Hospital began directly employing orthopedic surgeons one year ago, and the arm of the organization known as OrthoAspen is now hosting a popular lecture series.

It seems business was up in just about every sector during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, based on reports from the Aspen Skiing Company and the resort community. Huge records were posted in the lodging sector as well.

 

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Administrators at Aspen schools recently finished a thorough round of testing, but these tests are not for students. They are designed to see if the district’s buildings are performing as efficiently as they should be, and there is some real work to do to get smarter.

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the third-grade class at Aspen Country Day School created their own "I Have a Dream" special.

Adam McEwen is a British artist who lives in New York. His work is currently on display at the Aspen Art Museum.

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As part of ongoing efforts to extend the life of the Pitkin County Landfill, the county has announced plans to begin recycling mattresses.

Courtesy of Wilderness Workshop

John Marzluff is a professor of wildlife science at the University of Washington. He is in the valley this week to talk about his research on birds’ responses to urbanization, as part of the local environmental speaker series Naturalist Nights. He spoke with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy by phone from Washington state.

First Draft - Joshua Mohr

Jan 16, 2017

Joshua Mohr is the author of the memoir "Sirens" (2017), as well as five novels including "Damascus", which The New York Times called "Beat-poet cool." He’s also written "Fight Song" and "Some Things that Meant the World to Me," one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, as well as "Termite Parade," an Editors’ Choice in The New York Times.  His novel "All This Life" won the Northern California Book Award. He is the founder of Decant Editorial. 

City of Aspen

Aspen’s Community Development team is seeking a slight extension to a development moratorium in order to make sure no applications are submitted under the outdated land use codes.

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State News

Colorado’s new select committee on energy held its first hearing Thursday. As Bente Birkeland reports, Republicans created the committee to help handle the increased workload that could come from changes from the Trump administration.

 

One of the first contenders for the 2018 gubernatorial race in Colorado has announced his candidacy.

 

Hundreds of people filled the state capitol Wednesday for opening day ceremonies as lawmakers return to work. 

Gov. John Hickenlooper is set to deliver his second-to-last State of the State address at 11 a.m. on Jan. 12. His prepared remarks touch on many issues, including economic development, health care and marijuana.