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Meet Glenwood's at-large candidates

Next week, Glenwood Springs residents will choose one of the four at-large city council candidates. They are Rick Davis, Shelley Kaup, Jonathan Gorst and Charlie Willman.

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Forest Service says new plan will improve wilderness

Currently, there are a handful of proposed developments in the Basalt area. The mid-valley is a desirable place to live, and the demand for housing has sparked fierce debates. Aspen Public Radio’s Wyatt Orme recently attended a meeting for The Tree Farm development, which is currently under review by Eagle County. He discussed the meeting, along the broader context of increased housing and business development in the mid-valley, with producer Christin Kay.

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The Grand Traverse backcountry ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen begins Friday at midnight. Two-person teams will make the overnight, 40-mile trek over the Elk Mountains, with the fastest teams sliding to the base of Aspen Mountain around 7 a.m.

Consensual Improv returns to Carbondale

Mar 23, 2017
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Thunder River Theatre Company presents an evening of comedy with Consensual Improv this Friday.

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Warm temperatures have accelerated snowmelt, and local fire officials are advising caution with any kind of burning.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Self-driving vehicles could soon be tested in Colorado under a bill that passed in the state senate Wednesday. The measure would also make it illegal for local communities to ban the vehicles. 

A measure that would provide additional mental health training and support for police officers is moving through the state legislature.

State lawmakers want to curb the suspension rate among young children in pre-school through third grade. A bi-partisan measure to address the issue is making its way through the state house.

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The latest economic forecast shows state lawmakers will need to close a budget gap that’s close to $700 million this session.

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 Real estate sales fell 30 percent in Aspen and Snowmass in 2016, but overall was still a $1.45 billion industry.

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Lawmakers have reached the point in their annual 120-day session where they take up the budget. It grew by roughly 4 percent compared to last year - but it still doesn’t keep up with state expenses. 

A proposal to get more money for Colorado’s aging and congested transportation system is on its legislative journey. The bipartisan bill, a top priority for legislative leaders and the governor, would send the question of a sales tax increase to voters and allow the state to borrow $3.5 billion for roads and infrastructure. The first committee hearing lasted about seven hours.  

New oil and gas drilling operations would have to be built further away from schools than they are now. That's according to a bill that advanced in the House on Wednesday. Democrats backed it after a seven-hour hearing in a packed room at the Capitol.

Self-driving vehicles could soon be tested in Colorado under a bill that passed in the state senate Wednesday. The measure would also make it illegal for local communities to ban the vehicles. 

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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.