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The Reporter Two-Way: County investment income

In 2017, Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties all earned more than expected from their investment portfolios.

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Changes to the Basalt whitewater park are nearly complete, just in time to protect fish.

On Tuesday, Democrats and Republicans gathered to caucus. It’s the first step in determining who will be on the ballot this November.

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Adrienne Brodeur is Aspen Words’ executive director. She has a new memoir in the works. Brodeur gave Claire Woodcock a sneak peek into her writing process and what the new autobiography is all about.

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The Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza opens tonight at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center. The event features volunteer fashion models who walk the runway in original designs that incorporate reused materials. The show is a big hit in Carbondale, selling out five years in a row. Claire Woodcock went to the first, full-cast rehearsal to get a behind-the-scenes peak.


At their meeting Thursday morning, the board of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will vote on a resolution, which would ban alcohol consumption on buses.

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On Thursday, the Little Nell hosts a viewing party for the 'Top Chef' finale. The TV show's competition took place in the hotel, though it’s hard to recognize.

Last week, Aspen School District raised teacher salaries by more than 5 percent. The district said this is meant to improve teacher retention and, ultimately, students’ experience in the classroom.

In a nonbinding straw poll, Democrats gave Cary Kennedy a decisive victory in caucuses for Colorado governor. She took 50 percent of the vote. Congressman Jared Polis came in second with 33 percent and former state senator Mike Johnston finished a distant third with 8 percent.

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At a meeting Tuesday, Pitkin County Commissioner Greg Poschman said he’d like to see real efforts to eliminate plastic.

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On Wednesday, the Carbondale Public Arts Commission will discuss the finalists for the annual “Art Around Town” public art exhibition.



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Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik said she has filed a formal workplace sexual harassment complaint against a fellow senator, Daniel Kagan, alleging that he was inside a restroom designated for female legislators and staff multiple times.

Colorado’s public pension system needs more money to remain viable. The Public Employees Retirement Association, or PERA, is the retirement benefit for teachers and other public employees. Right now, it’s only 58 percent funded. Senate Bill 200 is starting its journey through the legislature and it will need bipartisan support if it is going to pass.

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Brian Eason of the Denver Post and Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal about the bill, and what’s at stake.

As word came this week that yet another round of layoffs were planned for The Denver Post's newsroom, lawmakers at the Capitol worried about what the future would look like with less news. Among those concerned about the fate of news is Rep. Larry Liston, who for years has clipped articles from newspapers to keep track of what's going on. 

More than 100 Senate staff, aides and interns have been warned against speaking to journalists about workplace issues, including sexual harassment, and the trainings aimed at preventing it.

At issue are two emails obtained from Senate sources that say it is a violation of the chamber's policies for workers to grant interviews to reporters. A third email, sent directly to us by the top Senate administrator, asked us to tell members of other news organizations not to approach aides and interns for interviews, but rather to speak with communications secretaries. We didn't act on that request because it's not our role to direct the reporting of other news organizations. 

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