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Eagle Airport practices emergency response

The Eagle County Regional Airport held an emergency response drill on Wednesday. This happens once every three years. In a prepared scenario, 80 volunteers littered the runway, all with fake injuries. First responders then had to react.

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Jane Schoettle first came to Aspen in 2016 for the Academy Screenings. She is an international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and served as the director of programming for the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest, which starts Tuesday. Arts reporter Claire Woodcock spoke with her about her role as curator in a digital world.

On Oct. 2, members of Colorado’s legislature are set to gather for a special session.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has been clear on why he thinks a special legislative session is needed. Some tax revenues, he said, are not going to places like the Denver Zoo and museums because of a mistake in a bill he signed earlier this year.

Seniors throughout the Roaring Fork Valley have an opportunity to talk about tough legal issues and receive advice from experts.

Bureau of Land Management

Fire officials hope the weather holds over the next few weeks so they can light five controlled burns, including on 1,200 acres on the Roan Plateau northwest of Rifle and on 1,200 acres north of El Jebel up Cattle Creek.

Musical storyteller Spencer Bohren has been sharing the roots of American history - and music - with over 600 students this week from Carbondale to Aspen, and he's doing so through song.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I'm Carolyn Sackariason. The Latino community makes up a sizable portion of the population in the Roaring Fork Valley. Earlier this week, the Glenwood Post Independent held the third of what’s dubbed the “Common Ground” forums. The topics was immigration.

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The former director of the Red Brick Arts Center is being investigated for allegedly stealing money from the nonprofit.

U.S. Forest Service

On Thursday morning, authorities busted a pot growing operation in the White River National Forest, 16 miles south of Carbondale. The five-acre site contained 2,700 plants; authorities made one arrest.

On Tuesday, Basalt Town Council approved the Stott's Mill development, which has been more than a decade in the making.

On Tuesday, Gov. Hickenlooper appointed Rep. Bob Rankin of Carbondale to the Education Leadership Council, which aims to improve the state’s education system. Rankin wants Colorado’s young people to be better suited for the workplace.

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November election ballots are being mailed to voters across Colorado this week. There’s no statewide ballot question this year.

Amazon

The Denver region is submitting its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Monday. The giant internet company announced last summer that it was building a second headquarters outside of Seattle.

Colorado’s Senators are weighing in on the possibility that President Trump will decertify the Iran nuclear deal this week in favor of a tougher policy.

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Lawmakers examining state water issues are wrapping up their work ahead of next year’s legislative session.

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