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A bank has taken over an Aspen building surrounded by controversy.

City officials get ready for affordable housing building proposals.

Planned Parenthood in Glenwood Springs receives tens of thousands of dollars in donations.

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Ski Area are opening five days earlier than the traditional Thanksgiving launch of the season.

Ute building owners foreclosed on; bank makes only bid

Nov 19, 2015
Carolyn Sackariason

The embattled owners of a building in downtown Aspen were foreclosed on yesterday. 

Marci Krivonen

The Bureau of Land Management is open to canceling more than half of the undeveloped oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide. The leases in question are for Forest Service land but the BLM manages the mineral rights underneath. The BLM is reviewing the environmental impacts of what can be done with those leases, and has released the list of management options.

On this week's show Aspen TREE. They are hosting their annual free Farm to table Community Dinner at the Hotel Jerome, Tuesday Nov. 24th.

Marci Krivonen

In 2013, the head of the Pitkin County Library said she’d pursue a smaller, less expensive library renovation after voters rejected a property tax.

Torin Yater-Wallace in first round of X Games invites

Nov 17, 2015


Valley native Torin Yater-Wallace was included in the first wave of athlete invites to X Games Aspen 2016, to be held at Buttermilk Mountain from Jan. 28 through Jan. 31.

Yater-Wallace, who’s been skiing since he was a toddler, gained notoriety when he won a silver medal in the superpipe at his X Games debut in 2011 — when he was just 15 years old. He’s since won two gold medals at Winter X Games Europe, represented the United States in the Sochi Olympics and won multiple world cup events in the halfpipe.

LIFT-UP gets big boost to open larger Aspen food pantry

Nov 17, 2015

  A local nonprofit will receive a more than $28,000 increase to its county funding in order to serve families in need in the Aspen area. Morgan Neely has the details.  


With seven area food pantries, LIFT-UP, based in Rifle, provides meals for thousands of valley residents every year. And now, with the help of Pitkin County’s Healthy Community Fund, Lift-up’s upgraded Aspen center will be able to provide more food, and a better variety of food, to families and individuals in need of temporary assistance.

City of Aspen

In the midst of a housing crunch, the city of Aspen is moving forward with plans to develop three new affordable housing complexes.

Tuesday, November 17th, 6:30pm

From the Garfield County Coroner’s Office:

On Monday November 16, 2015 at 3:50am, doctors at Children’s Hospital pronounced 12-year old Amelia Bradley’s death. Amelia was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash in the morning hours of October 26, 2015.

Amelia’s mother, Lori Rink, a Rifle Elementary teacher, was pronounced dead on scene.

Amelia’s cause of death is multiple injuries and manner of death is accident. The Garfield County

Coroner’s Office offers its condolences to the family and friends of Lori and Amelia.