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On Monday, from coast to coast, people can watch what’s being called “The Great American Eclipse.” Scientists are calling on those millions of spectators to provide data and observations. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy checked in with researchers who are using the latest technology to learn about a full sensory experience, for all creatures on earth.

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On Thursday, the board of directors for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) met to decide on the future of e-bikes on the Rio Grande Trail, the 42-mile trail stretching from Glenwood Springs to Aspen.

The City of Aspen has been working toward building a new city facility on Rio Grande Plaza for years – now comes paying for it. Last month, the Aspen City Council decided in a work session that it would be too risky to send a question to voters this fall about financing the building.

AMFS President Alan Fletcher in conversation with a trio consisting of violinist Augustin Hadelich, cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and pianist Martin Helmchen.

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The U.S. Forest Service will be closing Difficult Campground on Tuesday, Aug. 15, for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Trump protest takes place throughout downtown Aspen

Aug 9, 2017

In response to one of President Trump’s main fundraisers speaking at the Aspen Institute, nearly 100 locals came together yesterday to protest the administration’s policies.

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Streets in downtown Glenwood Springs were repainted Wednesday night to get ready for Monday morning, when the Grand Avenue Bridge closes.

This week is a special edition of CrossCurrents. Host Carolyne Heldman speaks with Joe Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, on the nuclear threats around the world today.

Pianist Nicha Stapanukul will be part of this Friday's Piano Project Liszt marathon. It's free, and starts at 8:30 pm at Harris Concert Hall. She asked for a selfie after the interview, and said some amazing things about Franz Liszt the womanizer as well as Liszt the pianist/composer.

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  This summer, the Aspen Skiing Company is partnering with two University of Colorado at Boulder graduate students to study housing in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Luis Yllanes, 43, is Carbondale’s newest trustee. He’s lived in Carbondale for two years and throughout the valley for eight.

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An effort to better track drugged driving arrests in Colorado is now in effect. The measure requires law enforcement to document what substances are contributing to DUI’s beyond alcohol.

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The head of the Democratic National Committee joined Colorado leaders – including Gov.John Hickenlooper – in calling for universal health care and putting forward a united front on health care reform. It’s part of a national bus tour called Drive for Our Lives. The bus is stopping in states where members of Congress, for instance, Sen. Cory Gardner, voted to repeal Obamacare. 

Colorado lawmakers want to improve how public schools integrate digital learning in and outside of the classroom. A report released Monday highlights priorities and says combining technology with traditional teaching improves test scores and engages students.

After President Trump tweeted that the U.S. military would no longer “allow or accept” transgender people to serve, troops on the ground were left with uncertainty. Military leaders say the policy won’t change until top Pentagon officials figure out how to implement it.

Emma Shinn is a 41-year-old Coloradan and veteran. She served in the Marine Corps for 20 years before retiring in 2014. When she served there was a ban on transgender people. Last year, she transitioned.  

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