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Eagle County is creating a new citizen advisory committee on housing.

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The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) beat out two other local organizations for a $3,000 grant from Aspen Trail Finder.

President Trump’s assault on the media has prompted strong reaction from journalists and those who support a free press all over the country.

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The City of Aspen is working to retain conditional water rights to build reservoirs on Maroon and Castle Creeks, and the court battle could get expensive.

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Aspen Public Radio’s new producer, Christin Kay, explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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Carbondale environmental and community groups are applauding a bill that would permanently protect Thompson Divide from oil and gas development.

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Aspen Public Radio’s reporter and All Things Considered host Alycin Bektesh explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

Between 2015 and 2016, sales tax revenue in Glenwood Springs rose by over 4 percent,  thanks largely to record-setting tourism.

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Recent genetic studies on native cutthroat trout in Colorado revealed a previously unrecognized subspecies in the Roaring Fork Valley — one that is so new it still doesn’t have a name. As part of the Naturalist Nights environmental speaker series, Kendall Bakich with Colorado Parks and Wildlife will discuss how understanding the history of these trout can help preserve species diversity.

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Roaring Fork Valley native and professional runner Rickey Gates begins a 5-month journey across America today — on foot. Gates has raced on the European mountain running circuit, but last week he slowed down for a walk along the Rio Grande Trail with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy to talk about his 3,500-mile run across the country.

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Aspen Public Radio’s sales director Debbie Welden explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

 Pitkin County Health and Human services director Nan Sundeen has been in her position for 25 years.

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Local ski mountaineering racers are competing at the world championships in Italy and finishing with some of the strongest results for American skiers in the sport’s history.

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Aspen Public Radio’s news director Carolyn Sackariason explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

  Faced with the need for an additional 100 beds a year over the next decade, the Aspen Skiing Company hired a specific project manager just to work on solutions for housing employees.

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Aspen Public Radio’s membership director Elise Fitzsimmons explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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Aspen Public Radio’s downvalley reporter Wyatt Orme explained why he’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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Last week, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners publicly endorsed President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A manhunt for two fugitives who are accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint in Carbondale ended peacefully with their arrests this week. But the nearly two-day search had many valley residents on edge.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle and Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon. I speak with them first about the manhunt in Basalt.

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