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

 

Tuesday through Friday, The Wheeler Opera House will be hosting a series of events in commemoration of John Denver. For a complete events schedule, visit wheeleroperahouse.com.

 

Today’s episode is a broadcast of Aspen Art Museum’s recent “The Great Debate,” a forum where presenters confronted one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art today: Is there such a thing as bad art?

First Draft: Kevin McIlvoy

Oct 9, 2017

Kevin McIlvoy has taught creative writing for over twenty-five years. He  was Editor in Chief of the national literary magazine, Puerto del Sol at New Mexico State University, and has served on the Board of Directors of two national writing organizations, Council for Literary Magazines & Presses and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. His published works include 57 Octaves Below Middle C, A Waltz, The Fifth Station, Little Peg, Hyssop, and The Complete History of New Mexico.

State lawmakers met on Friday to discuss how to promote and help young farmers.

 

Legislators are trying to consolidate all the information on loans, state and federal resources, and other help into one single location to make it easier. Nathan Weathers owns Weathers Family Farms in Yuma. He said the biggest thing Colorado could do is improve amenities that young farmers want.  

Producer Rita Hunter says that because there is a limited amount of people in the valley that have theatre experience, there is a lot of sharing and collaborating. This is ACT's 41st year, and November's production will be there 75th show.

Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Max Langstaff has been a producer for The Beatles and John Denver. He joined arts reporter Claire Woodcock last week at Aspen Public Radio to discuss what it’s been like to work with his heroes.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Pitkin County’s Open Space and Trails program leases 240 acres of agricultural land to local farmers, and now the board is considering shouldering some of the costs for tools, too.

The Aspen City Council will vote Monday on a measure recognizing the original inhabitants of the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Garfield County just released its projected budget for 2018; it’s been described as “very fiscally conservative.”

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The defendant accused of illegally growing marijuana on U.S. Forest Service land near Carbondale made his first court appearance Wednesday.

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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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