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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Every summer since 2004, Ascendigo has brought children with autism to the Roaring Fork Valley to participate in an overnight sports camp. 

Fans react to Broncos victory

Feb 7, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

When Broncos running back C.J. Anderson scored a touchdown with three minutes left, the fans watching the game at Aspen’s HOPS Culture knew it was all but over.

Valley Roundup 02-05-16

Feb 5, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

 

Two candidates who sit on opposite sides of development are running for the mayor’s seat in Basalt. Unlike previous elections in that town, candidates’ positions are clearly different.

Differences abound among Basalt mayoral candidates Whitsitt and Stevens

 

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Government leaders from the Roaring Fork Valley are meeting with top state officials in Glenwood Springs today to speak about the future of transportation in the region.

Naturalist talks in Carbondale get heated

Feb 4, 2016
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Naturalist Nights speaker series is put on by the Wilderness Workshop and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. This year’s series started with controversy when presentations on wolves and mountain lions at the Third Street Center in Carbondale turned contentious.

Basalt Community Design Center

  A couple of landscape architects hope to start a new way for talking about the Pan and Fork parcel in Basalt.

Elise Thatcher

  Local food organizers are tackling a burning question about the Carbondale Farmer’s market. They’re looking at whether there is a way to change the time or extend when it’s open.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Consultants are checking which parts of Pitkin County have the slowest internet connection.

Habitat for Humanity is building affordable housing in Basalt.

Gaffe allowed free parking at airport

Feb 4, 2016

  Thousands of people were able to park for free at the Aspen airport for nearly two months, and now the county is going after the company that’s responsible for the massive revenue loss. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is out almost $58,000 in revenue that was lost starting on Nov. 11. That was the day that an employee at Nebraska-based TSYS Merchant Solutions accidentally deleted the airport as a customer in its software system.

Roger Adams

  It’s been just under a week since Diana Sirko announced her amended plans to leave the Roaring Fork School District. Superintendent Sirko is now stepping down this summer instead of waiting until the end of June 2017.

The Aspen Science Center is opening The Aspen STEAM Center at the Crystal Palace on February 14th. President David Houggy is our guest.

http://aspensciencecenter.org/

Habitat for Humanity planning to build teacher housing

Feb 3, 2016
Aspen Journalism

  Plans are in the works to build as many as 40 affordable homes behind Basalt High School, half of which would be dedicated for local teachers. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

New research presented in Aspen shows that THC can have detrimental effects on developing adolescent brains. Marijuana use can cause lifelong anxiety, depression and apathy.

X crowds keep law enforcement on watch

Feb 1, 2016
Carolyn Sackariason

With over 100,000 people attending this past weekend’s Winter X Games, law enforcement questioned hundreds of people related to everything from intoxication to marijuana possession. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.

Ascendigo has been operating out of the Roaring Fork Valley since 2004. Founded by Sallie Bernard, who now serves as the Board President, the autism services organization has grown from a summer sports camp to a nationally known group that offers a range of outdoor sports programs. 

Bernard is joined by Ascendigo's Clinical Coordinator, Sami Henry, M. Ed., BCBA, to discuss the organization's history and programs.  

School Closures

Feb 1, 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd   

  • All schools within the Aspen School District are closed.
  • All schools within the Roaring Fork School District are closed.
  • All schools within the Garfield RE-2 School  District are closed.
ESPN

  X Games finished up Sunday with lots of snow coming down. Athletes battled through the extra inches of the white stuff in final events ranging from Men’s Ski Slopestyle to Women’s SuperPipe.

 Living in rural Pitkin County may no longer mean living without Internet.

Valley Roundup 1-29-16

Jan 29, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

Municipal elections are a few months away in towns throughout the valley and along the I-70 corridor. New Castle is entering new territory with the possibility of multiple recalls.

Roaring Fork School District

    

  Roaring Fork Superintendent Diana Sirko is stepping down at the end of June. The District announced today (Friday) that Sirko is planning to pursue other career opportunities.

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