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On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council adopted changes to the town’s community housing guidelines.

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People, plants and animals all enjoy the nearly 5,000 acres of land owned by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. To make sure the shared space remains a thriving ecosystem, Open Space and Trails is turning to data collected on site.

This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health conference. Each week, we bring you conversations with an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts, who dive into topics of global and domestic health.

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Basalt is working on strengthening its requirements for sustainable building as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: YouthEntity, Week 2

Jun 11, 2018

YouthEntity seeks to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world experiences that prepare them for future successes. The main goal of YouthEntity is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. Kirsten Petre McDaniel describes their programs offered to high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley.  

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After a series of incidents between humans and wildlife - particularly with bears -  it is now illegal to harass wild animals in the City of Aspen. The new ordinance doubles fees for harassing wildlife within city limits.

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An agreement has been reached to keep a popular trail open in the Hunter Creek Valley, resolving a years-long legal dispute.

  This week, there are moose on the loose in Snowmass Village. We check in with the locals that are making it work as entrepreneurs in Aspen. We hear some promising news after a dry year.

And we send you into the weekend with some big name events as well as off the beaten path valley fun.

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) begins its summer schedule Saturday, as well as its ban on open containers on its buses.

Hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Zoe Rom bring you the week’s news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo kicks off tonight at seven-thirty at Gus Darien Arena for a night of roping, riding and barrel racing.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The City of Aspen has cut back on irrigation at most parks across town to meet a goal of reducing water consumption by 10 to 15 percent. But Wagner Park, in the city core, is managed pretty differently.

The Glenwood Springs City Council will decide Thursday if they’ll change the Ride Glenwood Springs bus service dramatically over the next few years.

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback

Jun 6, 2018

 

A “State of Education” survey is available online for Coloradans to give their input on the future of K-12 education in the state. It’s a project of the Education Leadership Council, an initiative out of the governor’s office.

Arn Menconi is a Democrat who hopes to be facing Scott Tipton for the District 3 House seat this November.

Diane Mitsch Bush is a Democrat who hopes to be facing Scott Tipton for the District 3 House Seat this November.

Karl Hanlon is a Democrat who hopes to be opposing Scott Tipton for the District 3 House seat this November. He recently sat down with Aspen Public Radio's Wyatt Orme.

  This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health conference. Each week, we bring you conversations with an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts, who dive into topics of global and domestic health.

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The City of Aspen and Pitkin County have completed a plan for how to manage the upper Roaring Fork River; the goal is to keep more water flowing.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Colorado’s top recycling experts are gathering in Snowmass Village this week to discuss solutions for Colorado’s recycling challenges.

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