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Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff tries to stay humble after recent success

Denver-based singer Nathaniel Rateliff released his first album with his band The Night Sweats last week. Known more for his contemplative folk songs, his new LP is a shout out to the soul records of the ‘60s and ‘70s. He will be playing at the Belly Up this weekend as a part of the Mountain Summit: Mountainfilm festival.
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Pitkin County is looking to share 911 dispatchers with the Town of Vail to deal with a shortage of workers. 

Pitkin County Undersheriff Ron Ryan told county commissioners Wednesday the dispatch center is in “crisis mode.” 911 call centers typically experience difficulty in hiring, but for Aspen it’s especially tough because of its small staff. Just eight people are fully trained. That's about half of a full staff.

This week on Cross Currents, Kent Reed on the Hudson Reed Ensemble's 10th anniversary event.

Suspected pot robber back in Aspen

Aug 12, 2015

  The Aspen man accused of robbing a local pot dispensary is back in Pitkin County. He was being held in St. Louis, after he fled from police.

A paperwork mix up in St. Louis County landed Hayden May in the custody of Roaring Fork Valley local authorities. Authorities in Missouri never served him the warrant related to the high speed chase he led police on and the resulting head-on collision with an officer. That meant he could no longer be in the custody of St. Louis County.

Bank looks to foreclose on Ute building on Hopkins Avenue

Aug 12, 2015
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  Foreclosure proceedings have begun on a high-profile building in downtown Aspen. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

 

Alpine Bank has started foreclosure proceedings against the owners of a downtown Aspen building that has been the subject of several lawsuits, including one brought by the city government.

 

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  Basalt officials hit the pause button Tuesday on a preliminary review of development options for a controversial parcel. How—or whether— to develop the land could go to a public vote.

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  A new Colorado law might make life a little safer in the Roaring Fork Valley. If someone is caught driving drunk for the fourth time, a new statewide law makes a that a felony offense.

Aspen Public Radio's coverage of AREDay 2015 continues with a discussion about divesting in fossil fuel technology. Moderated by John Powers, President of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.

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There are differing opinions about whether a Gold King mine disaster could happen in Aspen’s backyard. The spill, accidentally triggered by an Environmental Protection Agency team, let loose 3 million gallons of contaminated water into the Animas River in southwest Colorado. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explored whether such a catastrophe could happen here.

The spill turned the Animas bright orange and halted river access in an area known for rafting.

  Host Chris Mohr interviews pianist Vladimir Feltsman about his recitals honoring Russian composers inspired by Scriabin and Shostakovich whose works were suppressed by the Stalin regime and are relatively unknown in the West. 

AREDay: Solutions from China: B to B

Aug 11, 2015

Aspen Public Radio's coverage of AREDay 2015 begins with a presentation by Huang Ming of Himin Solar. 

  Ming has been a major player in the solar energy industry in China for years. He explains his goals and methods.

After, he is joined by Chip Comins, the founder of AREDay and Daniel Fung of the USDP Peace and Development Foundation to discuss how to involve China in the changing world of environmental isses.

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Festival Showcase - August 25, 2015 - Alan Fletcher Wrapup

Aspen Music Festival and School President and CEO Alan Fletcher talks with host Chris Mohr about the 2015 season and its highlights/challenges. We also chat with audience members outside the Tent.
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