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Courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Wildlife Services to kill bears, lions

Mule deer may seem ubiquitous in the Roaring Fork Valley, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife say numbers of the species are below its target in some key areas near Rifle. The state agency plans to kill mountain lions and bears in an effort to help grow the deer population.
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While many state lawmakers are busy with campaign season, that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about some of the future policies they’ll be crafting. 

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

While the public has been subjected to a year of presidential “election season” already, the races for state positions are just heating up. This Saturday, candidates made public appearances before attending private fundraisers.

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A 29-year-old man identified as Ryan Becvarik was found in an irrigation ditch near Sopris Park in Carbondale Sunday night, according to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire.

 

This week on Audio Canvas I sit down with Andrea Wallace, chair of the Internship Program, to discuss the importance that this new generation of helping hands has on the Ranch. This weeks episode has been produced by APR intern Matt Kendrick. 

First Draft - Helen Schulman

Aug 15, 2016

Helen Schulman is an American novelist, short story, non-fiction, and screenwriter. Her fifth novel, This Beautiful Life, was an international bestseller, and was chosen in the 100 Notable Books of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review.  Schulman has taught in graduate programs at Columbia University, New York University. She teaches at the New School University where she is the Fiction coordinator at the Writing Program and a tenured Professor of Writing.

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) Board Chair Charlie Eckart and Executive Director Mike Pritchard explain how the organization balances their mission of maintaining and creating the best mountain bike trails in the Roaring Fork Valley with multiple local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, as well as concerns of sustainability and equitable access. Also, Jim Neu of Glenwood Springs started the Two Rivers Trails, who shares his work with RFMBA to advocate for the construction of new trails in the Glenwood Springs area. 

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Governor John Hickenlooper’s book “The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics” was released earlier this year. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio arts reporter Patrick Fort before a book signing in Aspen last week.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

As homeowners build, renovate, and expand their properties, the leftover construction materials head right to the dump. Monday night, Aspen City Council will looking at how to address the growing amount of waste created by the construction industry.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

 The McCloskey Speaker Series on Aug. 12 was titled Democratic Governors Panel: Leading from the State Level. Democratic governors discussed how to lead a nation by facing the challenges of energy, education and citizens’ rights among other priorities at the state level. It featured Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut,  in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington were unable to make it at the last minute.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Vail Resorts bought Whistler this week for $1 billion. How that will affect attracting guests to Aspen/Snowmass is a question industry observers are asking.

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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.

State News

Access to something as simple as a doctor can be near impossible in the more rural parts of Colorado. The issue is especially pronounced along the Eastern Plains, leading state officials to embark on a new training program. The objective is to recruit and train more family practice physicians in places like Sterling, a city of about 15,000 people that’s 130 miles northeast of Denver.

 A bipartisan committee of lawmakers met Tuesday to begin crafting water policy that could be introduced during next year’s legislation session.

While many state lawmakers are busy with campaign season, that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about some of the future policies they’ll be crafting. 

Rain Barrels Legal

Aug 11, 2016

 Rain barrels will be legal in Colorado starting Wednesday. State lawmakers passed a bill last legislative session to let people capture rain that falls from their roofs.