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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Tatjana Soli is the author of three published novels. She is in town this month as the Writer in Residence for Aspen Words.

Marci Krivonen

On Tuesday, residents of Rifle voted on new council members and retail pot questions.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council reviewed an updated application for Stott’s Mill, the proposed development, across from Basalt High School.

There have been eight backcountry deaths in Pitkin County so far this summer, and Mountain Rescue Aspen (MRA) is taking stock. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy attended a meeting last week where the all-volunteer team discussed the need for more summer backcountry education.

A New Castle man faces manslaughter and other charges after a deadly car crash that killed a Carbondale teacher last month.


On Friday, an arrest warrant was issued for 31-year-old Jeffrey Burk. He’s also charged with attempting to influence a police officer and second-degree assault, according to Garfield County Sheriff spokesman Walt Stowe. Burk turned himself in. His bond was set at $100,000.00.



The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley does not receive any funding from the National umbrella. All chapters function independently. Junior Achievement emphasizes the importance of their volunteers. 

During a busy — and deadly — summer season, officials with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs are reminding hikers and climbers to pitch in for rescue costs.

Eagle County

There’s an election coming up in November, and, across Garfield and Eagle counties, voters will decide on everything from pot taxes to historic preservation.

Another year of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' Labor Day Experience is in the books. With these photos, we remember three solid days of good music, lively performances and celebratory crowds.

Locals have several opportunities this weekend to reconnect and celebrate the off season.

Dan Bayer / Aspen Skiing Company

The Aspen Skiing Company wants the world to know a more accepting Aspen. On Thursday, it announced an ad campaign that boldly states their stance on a variety of political issues.

Flickr user, Hiroaki Protagonist

The Grand Avenue Bridge project in Glenwood Springs has caused a lot of anxiety for businesses downtown.

This week on Cross Currents, Snowmass Rotary President Rob Cairncross and Barb Wickes from Sundance Drug & Liquor.

This election season, Pitkin County’s only contested race is for the Aspen School District’s Board of Education.

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The legal battle over a local trail continues, as attorneys have filed a new complaint aimed at preserving the Verena Mallory Trail.

A Mountain Rescue Aspen helicopter team rescued a stranded climber from Capitol Peak on Wednesday.

Elise Thatcher

A networking event Thursday focuses on ways the local business community can work together in Aspen.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Smoke from large fires in several western states is settling in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The U.S. Forest Service has a plan to clear cut some sections of the Upper Fryingpan Valley, beyond Ruedi Reservoir. As the agency assesses the environmental impacts of the project, some neighbors are preparing for a fight.