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On Tuesday, the town of Carbondale entered into an agreement with Airbnb, the popular online short-term home rental service.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

Garfield County Sheriff's office

The Garfield County’s Sheriff Office arrested a married couple from Silt on Tuesday.

Reporter Alycin Bektesh speaks with producer Christin Kay about a mid-valley effort to strengthen fire protection.

The city of Aspen is beginning to fill up, with the Food and Wine Classic kicking off Thursday. Most businesses consider this weekend to be the unofficial start to the summer season.

Aspen Public Radio News

This week, Pitkin County Commissioners will consider changes to the parking area at Buttermilk.

 

Citizens working to block the development of new city offices in Aspen were handed a setback yesterday when their referendum petition was denied.

District Attorney Jeff Cheney is trying new tactics for recruiting and retaining top talent.

UPDATE June 14, 2017: The 8-year-old boy's name was released by the Garfield County Coroner's office today. His name was Noah Ragon; he was a resident of Highlands Ranch, CO.

The Republican Obamacare-replacement, the American Health Care Act, is now in the Senate after passing the House in May. Recent reports suggest Senate Republicans are hard at work on a version of the bill they hope to put to a vote before the July recess.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Roaring Fork Valley native Rickey Gates is a little over halfway through a 3,500-mile run across the country. Aspen Public Radio’s Elizabeth Stewart-Severy caught up with him on his stop-over in Aspen last week, which included a little friendly competition.

 

Courtesy Photo/Mountain Rescue Aspen

Mountain Rescue Aspen received high marks in a recent assessment.

A Way Out gives community members an opportunity to get help with their addictions. Addiction impacts more than just the addicted, and A Way Out provides a comprehensive family program.

Kim Levin is the Pitkin County Medical officer. For years now, she’s been working to pull off something no one else in the state has done: Increasing the buying age for tobacco from 18 to 21.

Ann Mullins and Ward Hauenstein fought their way through a crowded field to be elected to Aspen City Council. Mullins was elected in the first round of voting. Hauenstein was elected Tuesday night by a narrow margin of just 29 votes in the runoff election.

Christin and Alycin Bektesh sat down to talk about sthe mood on election night, big decisions facing the council and what the new dynamic might bring.

      

Courtesy of City of Aspen

Drivers interested in going electric can test out cars today in Aspen.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Water levels on the Roaring Fork River are expected to rise next week as Twin Lakes Reservoir reaches capacity.

Courtesy of RFTA

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) reverts to its full bus schedule on Saturday. Local and express busses will run the Highway 82 corridor more frequently and express returns to weekends service.

Courtesy Go Snowmass

The overnight Ragnar running race begins Friday. The team relay event concludes on Saturday just as the Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival begins.  

After visiting Frisco and Edwards, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet will hold a town hall at the Glenwood Springs library at 5:15 p.m.. Space is limited. He will be taking questions from the audience at random.

 

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