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Nowhere to go but up for Vaudeville Revue

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue was founded in 2009. Almost seven years later, its founder is reflecting on what’s been done so far and ambitions for the coming years. Tonight is the Revue’s spring opening.
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  Seth Beckton’s trip up the Loge Peak chairlift this week has now gone viral. News outlets nationwide are reporting on the incident, in which the stranger next to him threw him to the ground below.

Courtesy, the artist.

Who’s Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute band, performs at the Belly Up tonight. Joseph Bell is one of two members of the group that sings as the man himself. He goes by Jobel, so he'll be referred to as such from now on.

Aspen Valley Hospital

The CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital resigned Monday after two years in the position. The hospital announced the resignation, saying Bonk wanted to spend more time with his family.

Elise Thatcher

Among the busses, Audi’s, and construction vehicles that define Aspen’s busy streets is a maroon Chevy Suburban with a mission. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher bring us this report from within the notorious non profit taxi service.

First Draft - Sunil Yapa

Jan 18, 2016

Sunil Yapa holds a BA in economic geography from Penn State University, and received his MFA in Fiction from Hunter College in New York City in 2010, where he worked with two-time Booker Prize winning author Peter Carey, and the 2009 National Book Award winner (Let the Great World Spin) Colum McCann.

courtesy Pitkin County Clerk

Pitkin County will be among a couple dozen Colorado counties adopting new state-mandated voting machines for the 2016 elections.

Glenn Frey, co-founder of The Eagles, dies at 67

Jan 18, 2016
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Glenn Frey passed away Monday at the age of 67.

 

He helped to create on of the most-loved rock bands of all time, The Eagles.

 

Frey passed away in New York from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.

 

Frey and Eagles co-founder Don Henley had homes in the Aspen area for a while. The group got their start during a month-long stint at Aspen’s Gallery Club in 1971.

 

Lorraine Davis is a resident artist and teacher at the Red Brick Center for the Arts. She's been involved for almost four years, and shares her excitement for the art center's recent evolution. Davis is joined by painter Sue Tatem, who has been taking art classes at the Red Brick for almost two decades.

The Red Brick Center for the Arts offers Life Drawing, Still Life Painting, and Masterpiece Mine classes every week. Find class listings and events at the Red Brick Center for the Arts at www.AspenArt.org.   

Gay ski week opens

Jan 18, 2016
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Gay Ski Week has been an Aspen tradition for nearly four decades. This year’s event began over the weekend and is expected to be the biggest yet.

 

Organizers planned for nearly 4000 people this week for the 39th edition. Aspen Gay Week has grown about 20 percent each year over the last ten years. Kevin McManamon is president of Aspen Out.

 

“We’ve been working very hard these last several years marketing ourselves throughout the year, all over the country.”

 

Elise Thatcher

It’s “go” time for the Grand Avenue Bridge, and CDOT representatives say they’re doing everything possible to get the word out about the biggest regional construction project in decades.

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Colorado could be the next state to allow hunters to wear florescent pink. A Democratic proposal to give hunters the option of wearing pink – in addition to the traditional safety orange – has passed the Republican controlled Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

"I hunt because it's a treasured time with my dad and my brothers," said Senator Kerry Donovan (D-Vail), a big game hunter and sponsor of Senate Bill 68 [.pdf]. "And the stories that happen in hunting camp are the stories that my family tell over and over again."

A bill to expand a state program to offer driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants in Colorado will be introduced at the state capitol later in February. The original law [.pdf], which Democrats passed when they controlled both chambers in 2013, allows undocumented immigrants who have lived in Colorado for at least two years and have paid taxes to get a license, if they pay an extra fee.

"I want to know when I'm driving that the people driving next to me know the same rules as I do. Especially when you come from a different country, road signs might look different," said Rep. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont), sponsor of a new bill that would expand the program to 32 driver's license offices across the state.

"They deserve the opportunity to show that they are willing to be a part of our community, willing to play by the rules."

Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his sixth State of the State address to the state Legislature Thursday. In his speech he highlighted the need for people from all political stripes to work together to fix the state's big budget problems and discussed Colorado's economic gains and challenges.

"We're one of the top states for economic growth," Hickenlooper said. "One of the best places for business and careers, for quality of life, for health and tourism."

The Colorado capitol had a back to school vibe Wednesday, with families and friends joining lawmakers in the chamber for the opening of Colorado's annual legislative session. The building hummed with activity — and the usual pomp and ceremony and opening day speeches — after the eight month interim. Isaac Slade, the lead singer of the Denver-based rock band The Fray, sang the national anthem in the Senate.

But it wasn't all fun, the first bills are introduced on opening day, and lawmakers begin to outline their priorities for the next four months.