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Terminal designs for expanded airport released

Pitkin County officials hosted an open house last night to present the latest iteration of conceptual plans for an expanded airport. Carolyn Sackariason has more.
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 U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez visited Colorado on Wednesday to campaign for a ballot measure increasing the state’s minimum wage. 

This week on Cross Currents is a segment from the archives with photographer Andrea Booher, who was one of two photojournalists who documented Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

 It’s been nearly three years since Pitkin County implemented the 9-1-1 text messaging system. Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts visited the county’s dispatch center to learn more about this emergency communication option.

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A section of the Roaring Fork River is closed to boaters and anglers as crews start building two recreational waves above the Town of Basalt. Pitkin County attorney John Ely said the project is intended as a safeguard against drought.   

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Corbett and Grace Lunsford have been on the road for six months, without ever leaving their home. Their mobile living space serves as a model for efficient and sustainable buildings. This week, they parked their home in Carbondale to give tours.

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  The Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation has agreed to take a loss in selling land to the Town of Basalt. The CDC owns land along the Roaring Fork River that the town is eyeing to turn into a community park. A ballot measure posed to the voters this fall will ask if the town should buy that land for the appraised value  - $2.9 million. Currently, the CDC owes more than that amount on the land, and would be taking a loss.

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  Just months after completing a $14 million renovation, the Pitkin County Library will spend another half-million dollars on a new roof.

Prior to the Nov. 8 election, Colorado voters will receive a booklet of information about the measures that will show up on their ballots. This is the last week for the public to submit statements to be included in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights “blue book.”

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Kidney expert Dr. Richard Johnson discusses how climate change relates to the evolution of mankind tonight as part of the Aspen Global Change Institute’s public speaker series.

 

Johnson, who is the chief of the renal division and hypertension at the University of Colorado, researches kidney disease, diabetes and obesity, and he has found connections to climate change in his studies.

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The state approved 22 oil and gas wells in a Battlement Mesa residential community late last week.

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Curated - Oct. 3

Today on Curated we talk with two arts leaders about upcoming ballot issues, we profile poet Wade Newsom and talk with author Lev Grossman.
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Valley Roundup brings together a panel of guest journalists who provide additional insights, analysis and context to the news.

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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.

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Several dead voters are casting ballots in Colorado, according to a recent report from CBS 4 in Denver.

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 Not surprisingly, reaction to the first U.S. presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton largely depends on party affiliation.

Colorado is among a handful of states where voters will decide if the minimum wage should be increased. If approved, Colorado’s wage would go up each year until it reaches $12 an hour by 2020.

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Despite moderate growth in Colorado, non-partisan state legislative economists say the risk of a recession is rising here and across the nation.