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This week, there have been allegations of sexual harassment at the state Capitol. Three politicians are under fire. The City of Aspen is looking to transfer its water rights to a property in Woody Creek. Voters rejected using bonds in order to purchase this land, so the city moved to tap the Wheeler fund for the reservoir site. 

Aspen water customers can expect bigger bills next year as rates are rising for both residential and commercial users.  

At its board meeting last week, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) discussed how it’s going to keep paying for itself.

Glenwood Railroad Museum

The Glenwood Railroad Museum is closing on Nov. 27.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Christin Kay and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you the news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, is joining the Detroit Free Press early next month.

The news about rising premiums might be making some people a little sick to their stomach.  

So what’s causing premiums to go up? And what steps can someone take to negotiate the health insurance landscape?

Last month, students from across the Roaring Fork Valley gathered to discuss water. At the first-ever Youth Water Summit, teenagers presented their own white papers on everything from water rights to environmental activism.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Wednesday is the last day for the public to submit comments on alignments for a proposed trail through the Crystal River Valley. If completed, that trail would eventually connect Carbondale with Crested Butte.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

Glenwood Springs Police has yet to identify the man who robbed an Alpine Bank in West Glenwood on Thursday.

Courtesy of Justin Shoemaker, www.fws.gov

Last week, the federal agency Wildlife Services agreed to temporarily stop killing animals in a controversial "predator control plan" near Rifle until officials complete a new environmental assessment of the project.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Four trails at Sky Mountain Park will be closed starting tomorrow for an elk hunt.

Members of Women's Forum reflect on how the groups support each other with all of life's changes. Members also say that the support given by the group is invaluable with refining listening skills. Commitment and confidentially is important within the group dynamic. 

A dentist in Rifle is providing free care to veterans for the month of November.

This week, the votes are in. The Aspen School District Board of Education gets a new member, tax questions supporting Colorado Mountain College and Garfield County historical societies are shot down by voters, but taxes on tobacco and pot to help fund public health initiatives pass.

Courtesy of City of Aspen

The City of Aspen has big aspirations for climate action, and now officials think they have the tools to reach those goals.

Plenty of famous musicians, including John Denver and Jimmy Buffett, have retreated to the Roaring Fork Valley over the years. Some musicians, however, begin careers here and aim just as high as the artists with the ranches and private planes. One of them is Alec Griffith, a 20-year-old hip-hop artist from Little Rock, AR, who goes by the name “Metalecalec.”

Aspen Public Radio

The Grand Avenue Bridge is open and the 25,000. or so, vehicles that come in and out of Glenwood Springs everyday will no longer be rerouted onto Midland Avenue.

A man forced his way into the Alpine Bank branch in West Glenwood on Thursday morning. He followed an employee inside as she unlocked the door, reports suggest.

Hosts Christin Kay and Claire Woodcock bring you the news from the week in the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

 

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