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Law enforcement officials are confirming that President Trump’s kids will be visiting Aspen beginning this weekend.

Ivanka, Donald Junior and Eric are expected, along with their children and dozens of secret service agents.

In recent weeks, the family and their representatives have been in contact with ski patrol and other local officials to set up the visit, which reportedly begins on Saturday.

Aspen has been reenergized this week as thousands of people watch the best skiers in the world fly down the World Cup course on Ajax. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason about the races, the sport itself and the buzz around town are Madeleine Osberger and Curtis Wackerle from the Aspen Daily News and Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt.

You can hear more of the conversation, which includes Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m.

 

Wagner Park: Home of the World Cup Village

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Aspen’s biggest post World Cup Finals party continues with more events, including the 2017 Bud Light Hi-Fi free concert series.

Saturday, the Aspen Figure Skating Club will present two performances of “Beauty and the Beast on Ice.”

Basalt’s town council voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution, declaring the town a “safe harbor” for immigrants.

In 2016, 60 percent of Americans didn’t see the dentist. The problem gets worse in rural areas, and, if you’re poor, it gets even harder.

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As temperatures rise into the sixties this week, World Cup officials are concerned about degrading course conditions. But so far, firm snow is holding, thanks in part to a variation of table salt.

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  The FIS World Cup Finals are in Aspen for the first time ever this week, but for nearly 70 years, Aspen’s place among the international ski racing circuit has defined the world-renowned resort.

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One of the 4,500 or so groups organized in response to Trump’s election met this past Sunday in Carbondale.

FIS World Cup Finals are taking place all this week in Aspen.

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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.

Valley Roundup brings together a panel of guest journalists who provide additional insights, analysis and context to the news.

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