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Duct tape and zombie steps: Boot packers prepare Highland Bowl for skiing

When Aspen Highlands opens Saturday, skiers and riders will have access to the most challenging in-bounds terrain in Aspen, thanks to the work of hard-core volunteers. These are the boot packers who help prepare the iconic Highland Bowl.

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Snow polo comes with a steep water bill

Carbondale lawyer Karl Hanlon is running for congress, challenging incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton.

Aspen Film is bringing a new HBO documentary to The Wheeler Opera House Saturday night. “Arthur Miller: Writer” follows the late 20th century playwright known for works like “Death of a Salesman” and “The Crucible.”

Aspen Film has released its program for the 26th annual Academy Screenings, bringing with it some of the most anticipated films of the year to town later this month.

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Republicans in Congress are closer than ever to passing a tax plan, but, as the debate rages in Washington D.C., it can be hard to imagine how our community could be reshaped by its passage.

No time for turkey-induced comas around here. Hosts Christin Kay and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from this week in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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The Aspen Institute’s next president and CEO will be Dan Porterfield.

English In Action, Writ Large and The Arts Campus at Willits are coming together to bring immigrant voices to the stage at The Temporary in Basalt on Thursday night.

  

In 1982, the City of Aspen and Pitkin County signed an agreement creating the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA). Now, in 2017, there are nearly 3,000 regulated units for sale and rent, and yet we are still in a housing crunch.

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 A memorial service has been set for valley native Collin Gibbard. He was born in Aspen, attended Basalt High School and studied at the University of Northern Colorado. He worked in the valley as a carpenter. This year he became the framing supervisor for Peak Interiors.

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This was the first year that all boats using Ruedi Reservoir were screened for invasive species of mussels. Finding funding to continue the program will be no easy task.

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Three lawmakers face formal complaints at the state Capitol alleging sexual harassment. We went to the districts these lawmakers represent to see what their constituents think about the situation. The overall message: sexual harassment shouldn’t be tolerated and there should be consequences should the allegations be proven true.

 

The National Republican Senatorial Committee and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner are urging Alabama Democrat Doug Jones, who won the state’s special election, to fill a vacant Senate seat, to vote with the GOP.

TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for 2017 is the #metoo movement. The honor goes to the people behind the movement – "The Silence Breakers" – men and women who have come forward publicly with allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

[Update 12/14/17 1:15 p.m.] No charges will be filed against Rep. Lori Saine. The news was announced Dec. 14 by the Boulder district attorney’s office. The case was passed to Boulder because Denver’s district attorney Beth McCann worked closely with Saine when they were both state lawmakers. The Boulder district attorney’s office says Saine “totally forgot the firearm was in her purse and no criminal case against Ms. Saine can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.” 

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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.