APR Local News

Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

This week, Alycin Bektesh is joined by Curtis Wackerle, editor for the Aspen Daily News, Jason Auslander, reporter with the Aspen Times, and Samuel Bernal, of Radio LaTricolor.    

The Aspen School District has announced a new salary structure for teachers that raises pay by more than 5 percent for the upcoming school year.


Beginning next month, traffic in and out of Aspen will be delayed and detoured as the city works to improve a popular bike path.

Metzly Esparza / Aspen Art Museum

On Sunday, the Aspen Art Museum will host an afternoon of activities entirely in Spanish. 

Garfield County

Garfield County is working to drum up support for a new natural gas facility on the Western Slope.

Christin Kay and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you all the news from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron meets with our neighbors to the north about climate action, and we’ll hear an update on Sandra Lopez, the woman currently in sanctuary in Carbondale.

Aspen Public Radio

Sandra Lopez, who’s in sanctuary in Carbondale with her young daughter, hasn’t stepped outside in four months. The two are living in the parsonage belonging to the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Lopez will remain there for however long, feeling she has no choice.

Anne Marie Panetta

New research from the University of Colorado-Boulder has established a link between a warming climate and extinction of a common mountain wildflower.

Emmy-award winning journalists and New York Times best-selling authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker wrote In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, which is now being developed into a documentary.  Donvan and Zucker speak to building community for those with autism.


Carbondale Parks & Recreation

On Wednesday evening, Carbondale residents can say their piece about the prospect of a new town pool. The current pool is 40 years old...and acts like it.

Roger Adams

This week, Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron will meet with Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 4

Feb 26, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director, Suzanne Bober, President of the Advisory Board, and Denny Vaughn, former President of the Board, explain what Aspen Words means to them. 

Colorado has never hosted an Olympics or Paralympics. Eagle County Commissioners meet Tuesday with a representative from the Olympic Exploratory Committee, who is taking the temperature of communities in the state, especially those in the mountains along I-70.

This week, host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor for the Aspen Daily News, David Krauss, editor of the Aspen Times, and Cindy Hirschfeld, editor-in-chief of Aspen Sojourner magazine.

Ruthie Brown

Aspen native cross country skier Simi Hamilton recently took sixth in the Olympic team sprint. Just minutes before his race, the US women made history, winning the gold medal in that event.

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees are discussing an array of options to keep bears out of trash cans.

Christin Kay and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

We have stories about the federal decision to delist the Canada lynx, a training from Indivisible Roaring Fork meant to help people bridge the partisan divide and the recommendation from the Pitkin County commissioners for what should move into Justice Snow’s space.


Local farmers may soon be able to rent and share tools, as local governments are working on an agricultural equipment library.

Garfield County

Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior Secretary, is open to relocating the BLM headquarters to the Western U.S.

Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service has released its draft decision to limit the number of daily visitors to Hanging Lake.