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Valley View Hospital

Hospitals are scientific places. Doctors order tests, do exams and use machines. At Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, however, there’s a team of chaplains also ready, at a moment’s notice, to tend to any patient’s spiritual needs.

Eagle County

The Roaring Fork Valley Regional Planning Commission (RFVRPC) is examining how land-use decisions are made in the mid-valley. The public is encouraged to weigh in at their meeting on Thursday.

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The Carbondale Public Arts Commission is seeking fifteen new outdoor street sculptures for the annual “Art Around Town” program.

Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth is a German artist who began as a painter and musician before transitioning into photography. His series on Israel and Palestine is currently on display in full for the first time at the Aspen Art Museum. As he tells arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock, the collection is the result of six trips he made to the area between 2009 and 2014.

Prominent Aspenite Carl Bergman passed away over the weekend. He was 85 years old. He and his wife Katie bought Matthews Drug on the corner of Monarch and Main Street in 1965 and renamed it Carl’s Pharmacy. The drugstore remains an Aspen icon, along with the Bergmans’ second operation, the Miners Building. Both business have remained locally-serving through the years, providing affordable household goods, cosmetics, and craft supplies. Carl was a history buff, serving as president of the Aspen Historical Society.

www.avalanche.co.us

Aspen's snowpack is about two thirds of average, and while skiers everywhere are hoping for more snow, those headed into the backcountry rely on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) for data about avalanche conditions.

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Six local skiers from three disciplines will represent the United States at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. Freeskiers Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace will compete in half-pipe; Wiley Maple and Alice McKinnis have qualified as alpine racers; and Simi Hamilton and Noah Hoffman will race in cross country events.

City of Aspen

Mayor Steve Skadron and the city’s climate action department launched the Compact of Colorado Communities last May. They are now partnering with the governor’s office to host a symposium on climate preparedness and clean energy. Governor John Hickenlooper has since recognized it as the leading network of local governments working on climate.

Garfield County Assessor

Garfield County will see $7 million more in property taxes this year compared to last, the bulk of which is for a hospital.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The Town of Carbondale approved a contract last week to acquire land at the base of Red Hill from the Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT). AVLT purchased the property in January and has been raising money to build new trails and improve safety. The idea is to move the trailhead closer to the parking area.

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State News

Colorado lawmakers are working on several high priority issues including human trafficking, updating a driver’s license program for undocumented immigrants and responding to the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Jesse Aaron Paul of the Denver Post and Marianne Goodland with ColoradoPolitics about the issues they are covering under the gold dome.

In 2014, the Colorado River did something it hadn’t done in decades. For a few short weeks that spring, the overdrawn, overallocated river reached the Pacific Ocean.

Instead of diverting the river’s last bit of water toward farm fields, the final dam on the Colorado River at the Mexican border lifted, and water inundated nearly 100 miles of the dry riverbed. It was called the pulse flow, meant to mimic a spring flood.


Funding for Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission and the Division of Civil Rights is uncertain following a vote in the legislature Thursday, Feb. 8. The Joint Budget Committee deadlocked in a 3-3 vote – which effectively shuts off funding to the agencies starting July 1. Gov. John Hickenlooper criticized the decision, saying it “sends the wrong message to Coloradans and businesses looking to move here.”

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Marianne Goodland of Colorado Politics and Ed Sealover of the Denver Business Journal about the politics behind the vote, and how it may impact other business at the capitol.

Sen. Larry Crowder, R-Alamosa, is the latest lawmaker to be named publicly in allegations of sexual misconduct.

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