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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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The Tree Farm is a 43-acre property across the highway from Whole Foods in Basalt.

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Energy development in northwest Colorado cuts roads and brings traffic into prime wildlife habitat. Researcher George Wittemyer studies how such development impacts deer populations and will speak about his work as part of the Naturalist Nights environmental speaker series this week.

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For the past 14 months, Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko have been hiking through the Grand Canyon’s rugged terrain with few trails. The two National Geographic journalists recently completed an 800-mile trek on foot. They wanted to understand this most iconic of national parks — and the development that threatens it from all directions.

Mind Springs Health

West Springs Hospital, in Grand Junction, is the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City. It has 32 beds and wants 64.

Ian Sharp, son of Carole and Bob Sharp of Aspen, has Becker muscular dystrophy. Ian's parents share some insight into what this entails, why it's important for our community to be aware of this disease and how Ian is able to thrive. 

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Aspen City Council is taking another look at a large development proposal for the base of Aspen mountain Monday night.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

The state Senate is currently debating a bill that would require law enforcement officers in Colorado to be U.S. citizens.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

  On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

A group of Roaring Fork locals will join a national day of action in support of Planned Parenthood this weekend.

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The building that housed Boogies’ Diner, one block from the Gondola in Aspen, is as classic as the milkshakes and burgers it served for decades.

The construction of the new Grand Avenue bridge is on schedule and residents in Battlement Mesa are breathing a sigh of relief. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason via Skype to update us on the week’s headlines is Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

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