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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.

Two premier X Games events crown champions

Jan 28, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

After two qualifying races and ten eliminated racers, a few more laps separated the athletes from their goal.

Will the city of Aspen's economy go uphill?

Jan 28, 2016
Aspen Public Radio

  In an effort to create an “uphill economy” for Aspen, elected officials are bringing in outside help. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

The municipal government has already hired a consultant who is doing research on how to build a business plan around the sport and industry, That person is Bob Schultz and is working with the state office for economic development. The Carbondale-based consultant is on a $2,000 retainer to do that work and possibly draft a request for proposals, or RFP, to hire another consultant.

Elise Thatcher

  Getting around Snowmass Village can be difficult at times, especially if you’re trying to walk from one side of a busy road to another. So town officials are narrowing down ways to improve tricky spots.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

X Games begins in Aspen this week.

Basalt turns down putting a Pan and Fork measure on the spring ballot.

Speaking of which, Carbondale voters will consider two tax measures.

X Games 2016

Jan 28, 2016

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Aspen's Alex Ferreira competing for more than gold

Jan 28, 2016
Patrick Fort

  21-year-old Alex Ferreira is a two-time bronze medalist in the mens' ski super pipe event at the Winter X Games. He will compete tonight and is going for gold. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio about how growing up here has boosted his abilities.

X Games start today

Jan 27, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The battle for X Games gold starts today. And for athletes in the hunt, it’s another year in which the boundaries are being pushed even further. With more and more spins.

Elise Thatcher

  Longer work hours and a bonus for finishing early could make a difference when it comes to building a highway underpass in Basalt.

Pitkin County Landfill

  A study released yesterday shows that the average Pitkin County citizen produces nearly ten pounds of trash each day. Government officials are now trying to reduce that load.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt’s elected leaders have voted down ballot measure proposals about the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

  If you’ve noticed changes at traffic lights in the El Jebel area, you’re not imagining things. The Colorado Department of Transportation has finished tweaking four Highway 82 signals.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

City officials are contemplating a sixteen million dollar investment in the affordable housing program as a stop-gap for dwindling reserve accounts and deteriorating structures.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

The Advocate Safehouse Project is the only resource in the Roaring Fork Valley that provides housing for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. This weekend the Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit hosted Luna Fest, a film festival of short films by, for, and about women. The goal was to spread awareness about domestic abuse in the valley.

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