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A researcher with the U.S. Forest Service will speak this week about the sociology and psychology of fire management.

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Aspen Public Radio’s arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

The two men suspected of robbing a convenience store in Carbondale on Thursday are currently being hunted near Basalt by law enforcement. The search for Nicholas Alexander Ameral and Benjamin Weeks, both 19, began when a RFTA driver identified the two men on his bus around 9:30 a.m. and notified authorities.

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Pitkin County has hired Janine Barth as its new veterans services officer.

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Aspen Public Radio’s morning host and operations manager Morgan T. Neely explained why he’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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Immigrants who are new to Roaring Fork Valley schools often come from warm, tropical countries. A partnership between Basalt High School and the Roaring Fork Conservancy aims to help students understand their new environment.

Hike for Hope's founders discuss the importance of muscular dystrophy awareness for our community members. The Sharp family will continue to keep moving forward, remain grateful, and do what they can to be part of curing genetic diseases. 

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Aspen Public Radio’s executive director Carolyne Heldman explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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The Pitkin County Landfill is filling up, but officials hope to make it last an extra 10 years with an expansion.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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During the winter months, an all-women’s soccer league plays in Carbondale on Friday and Saturday nights. The skill levels range, and the ages do, too. Passion for the game, though, is pretty consistent.

Developers are hoping to reach the final frontier of mountain base development in Aspen with a controversial proposal that’s in front of elected officials now.

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Earlier this week, Colorado’s snowpack hit 100 percent of average. Experts think this bodes well for this summer’s water supply.

  The Roaring Fork School District announced yesterday that around 30 teachers could be cut from the system this year.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

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Aspen City Councilman Bert Myrin wants to know why the new police department building is slated to run on natural gas.

 The Gorsuch Haus development proposal brought scores of public comment to the Aspen City Council this week. There are those in favor of the new hotel and chairlift, others object to the size of the development.

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This past week, immigration authorities arrested hundreds of undocumented people across the country. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said this is nothing out of the ordinary.

On today's show Ascendigo Autism Services, the history of the organization, their philosophy and the benefit event this weekend in Aspen. 

Occupancy records were again set last month in Aspen and Snowmass, but that streak is slowing down as the winter wears on.

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