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Week in the Arts - November 9th

Nov 10, 2015

  This is The Week in the Arts, an abbreviated list of the events and happenings going on in the valley in the coming days.


There are avalanches being reported in the high country already. On Saturday, a skier triggered a large slide on a mountain near Gothic. Forecasters from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center say the activity is due to new and wind-drifted snow gathering on old, weak layers from storms in October. Brian Lazar is with the Center.

Brian Lazar is the Deputy Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

Betsy Chaffin

 Anderson Ranch Arts Center is switching out its exhibits today to open a new show.

PitCo to control odor monitoring at pot grow in Basalt

Nov 9, 2015
Marci Krivonen

  Pitkin County is now in charge of the smell test at a marijuana grow facility in Basalt. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has the details.


The county’s environmental health department has assumed control of odor monitoring at High Valley Farms. The grow facility, which supplies product to the Silverpeak Apothecary in Aspen, will pay for a third party to monitor the operation.

First Draft - Bonnie Jo Campbell

Nov 9, 2015

  Bonnie Jo Campbell grew up on a small Michigan farm with her mother and four siblings in a house her grandfather Herlihy built in the shape of an H. She learned to castrate small pigs, milk Jersey cows, and, when she was snowed in with chocolate, butter, and vanilla, to make remarkable chocolate candy. When she left home for the University of Chicago to study philosophy, her mother rented out her room. She has since hitchhiked across the U.S.

Kate Lapides/Courtesy Photo

This fall, Glenwood Springs resident Kayce Anderson and members of her new nonprofit, For the Good Period, were in Kenya. The group filmed young girls talking about what they want to be when they grow up.

Walking around the gym doesn’t typically merit applause, but last week at the Aspen Club and Spa valley residents with cerebral palsy, amputated legs and severed spinal cords took their first steps in decades. Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh was present as the bionic technology was put to use and brings us this report.

Holly Gressett, the Associate Director and Programs Director at the Wyly Community Art Center, is a big advocate for art and encourages everyone to try a workshop at the Basalt-based arts center. Gressett discusses the adult, children's, and partner programs the Wyly offers. 

Learn more about workshops, classes, and programs at www.WylyArts.org

The swearing in of Seldin

Nov 9, 2015
Carolyn Sackariason

A new judge was sworn in on Monday, Nov. 9 on the Pitkin County Courthouse steps.


While Chris Seldin will officially become a judge in the 9th Judicial District Court today, the passing of the torch from his predecessor began more than a week ago. The 44-year-old former Pitkin County Assistant Attorney has been absorbing as much as he can from Gail Nichols.

She retired last month after seven years on the bench, overseeing criminal and civil matters.

Positive returns early for "Beauty and the Beast"

Nov 8, 2015
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

People flocked to the Aspen District Theatre this weekend to see the opening performances of Aspen Community Theater’s rendition of Beauty and the Beast.


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