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Elise Thatcher

  Like other towns and counties up and down the Roaring Fork Valley, the town of Basalt is hammering out its budget for next year. But first it’s also trying to shore up its 2015 funds. This year’s budget was supposed to be about $7 million. Now Town Council is considering adding more than $2.2 million more dollars to pay for unanticipated expenses.

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World Cup ski racing hits Aspen today. Some of the fastest women will fly down the slopes of Aspen Mountain. Vail native Mikaela Shriffin is a favorite to win. And there’s talk of a new chairlift being put in in advance of the World Cup finals in 2017. Aspen Daily News contributing editor Madeleine Osberger spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason about her coverage.




Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

  This week Aspen City Council approved a rate increase on both the electric and water utilities run by the municipal government. 

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One of the U.S. women competing at the World Cup races in Aspen is coming back from a knee injury. This season Resi Stiegler of Jackson Hole is working to again be among the best racers in the world. 

Stiegler will race in slalom over the weekend. It’s among her first competitions after ACL surgery following a crash during a January training run. Last season, her best competition was at the World Cup in Aspen, where she placed eleventh. She says the Aspen race course is one of her favorites with its rolling hills and curves. She wants a solid race here.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Battlement Mesa residents hope to convince Garfield county commissioners that drilling in a residential area is a bad idea.

Get-out-the-vote efforts fell flat in getting young people to the polls for the fall election.

Finishing touches are wrapping up on a World Cup race course at Aspen Mountain.

And, we talk to the head of alpine racing for the U.S. Ski Team about who he thinks will win.

While many people will be feasting this Thanksgiving, others struggle to put food on the table. One nonprofit is helping.

Elise Thatcher


  Glenwood Springs City Council will review whether to hire a familiar face for its new interim City Manager. In a press release put out Wednesday night, Glenwood Springs announced that elected officials are looking at choosing Andrew "Drew" Gorgey to temporarily carry out the City Manager’s position.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Starting today passengers will be able to line up in front of the new building that includes a heated waiting room and upgraded bathrooms — they just won’t be able to go inside.

This week on Cross Currents: The Aspen Youth Center.

Madeleine Osberger

The U.S. athletes competing in the World Cup races in Aspen this week have a good shot at winning. That’s according to the head of the alpine program for the U.S. Ski Team. Patrick Riml has been traveling with the team to training camps and races. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen caught up with Riml Wednesday, ahead of the start of competition Friday.

Patrick Riml directs the alpine program for the U.S. Ski Team. 

Low voter turnout among young voters in tri-county area

Nov 25, 2015

  Final numbers from the this fall’s election are in, and voter turnout among young people remains low. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Supporters of the failed Base 2 lodge project in downtown Aspen relied heavily on get out the vote efforts for people between 18 and 35. They believed young people would be like minded and check the yes box. But the ballot measure went down in flames.