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Paonia chosen over Carbondale, Crested Butte for Space to Create initiative

On Thursday, a big announcement was made regarding a statewide effort to bring more affordable housing to artists in rural mountain towns. Colorado Creative Industries has selected Paonia over Carbondale to receive money for the state’s northwest region.

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Welcome to the beginning of September! Here's a list of some events for the week:

 

Wednesday, Bonobo returns to play Belly Up, Aspen. The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

 

The annual Snowmass Balloon Festival begins at 7 a.m. on Friday, with events happening throughout the weekend. For the full list, visit gosnowmass.com.

 

First Draft - Lily Tuck

Sep 4, 2017
Julie Thayer

Lily Tuck is an American novelist and short story writer whose novel The News from Paraguay won the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction. Her novel Siam was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She has published five other novels including her most recent Sisters as well as a collection of short stories, and a biography of Italian novelist Elsa Morante.

Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. They believe that they are creating business leaders of the future.

Voter’s within Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) tax district will be asked to weigh in on the institution’s finances this fall.

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The Aspen School District resumed classes last week. Reporter Alycin Bektesh stopped by the office of superintendent John Maloy, who spoke about the stellar-start to the year and the launch of some new programs.

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John Oates of the musical partnership Daryl Hall and John Oates is headlining tonight’s Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience. Oates stopped by Aspen Public Radio this morning for our Tiny Couch video series. He played a few tunes and spoke with arts reporter Claire Woodcock about his solo work.

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The Roaring Fork School District has three open seats on their board. Applicants can submit their materials until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.

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Discussions and negotiations for a new City Market in Carbondale have gone on for a decade, and the grocery chain keeps kicking the can down the road.

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For only the second time during his tenure as governor, John Hickenlooper is calling lawmakers back to the Capitol outside of their regular session. He wants them to fix an error that is keeping thousands of dollars from getting to the Denver Zoo and regional transportation districts.

But a special session may not lead to a simple fix.

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New figures from the non-partisan Colorado Health Institute say close to 95 percent of Coloradans have health insurance. But getting to 100 percent will be difficult.

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Colorado lawmakers are headed back to the state capitol much sooner than expected. Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for the first special legislative session in five years. It’s to fix an error on a bill that prevented cuts to rural hospitals and set aside money for roads.

Merchandising giant Amazon wants to open a second headquarters – called Amazon HQ2 -- outside of Seattle. Colorado is pulling together what it hopes is a winning bid, but it’s a competitive venture.

“This has gotten the attention of the nation for that matter -- and North America, so we’re competing internationally,” said J. J. Ament, the CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.

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