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Motorists should expect delays up to an hour at the Aspen Roundabout next Tuesday, May 24.

A harsh winter left the state-owned roundabout spotted with potholes. The Colorado Department of Transportation is responding to a request from the city of Aspen to resurface the road.

 

Elise Thatcher

A supervisor can have a bigger impact on a worker’s health than a primary care doctor. That’s according to the The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The federal office recently sent experts to Aspen to teach managers how to handle that power wisely.

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Garfield County is taking a look at broadband, and officials want to know what internet access is like for residents and business owners.

 This is from the Cross Current archives. This program takes an in depth look at the recent prescribed burn in the Hunter Creek Valley, why it was scheduled and what results can be expected.

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Four months after Aspen Valley Hospital CEO Dan Bonk resigned, the vacant position has been posted on an elite recruiting website.

  In the third episode of our our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher talks with guest BJ Miller about managing pain, and how we can change the experience of dying. Miller is senior director and advocate at the Zen Hospice Project.

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It’s official: Colorado is going to look at a simpler way of calculating health insurance rates. Gov. John Hickenlooper approved the move Tuesday.

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There are lots of plans in the works for Third Street in Carbondale. That includes new affordable housing, parking and other changes. A new collaboration to pool resources could snag more funding for those improvements.

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A historic prescribed burn in the Hunter Creek Valley was deemed successful this past weekend after several agencies coordinated under just the right conditions to ignite 900 acres — in order to rejuvenate forest health and minimize the risk of wildfire. Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts has the story.

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The Aspen School District will be interviewing finalists for the vacant elementary school principal position this week.

Mark Browning is a sculptor and an active member of the MARBLE/Marble Symposium summer crew. He runs the kitchen during the summer workshops, but finds lots of time to interact with the symposium participants and work on his own sculptures. 

Browning shares his personal experiences with the symposium and the importance of the organization for the town of Marble and greater art communities. More information about the symposiums can be found at www.MarbleInst.org.   

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Motorists in Aspen were surprised earlier this spring when parking meter charges appeared months after credit cards were used.

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  More than $36,000 in campaign spending was racked up in the Roaring Fork Valley this spring. That was for elections in Basalt, Carbondale and for Aspen Valley Hospital.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Today I am joined in the studio with Amanda Rae Busch, columnist for the Aspen Times Weekly and her editor Jeanne McGovern. Also with us is Aspen Daily News columnist Beth Brandon and her editor, Madeleine Osberger.

We are talking about women’s role in the media and how it can empower others. In the case of Beth and Amanda, both are victims of abuse. But as we have learned by reading their newspaper columns over the years, they are much more than that.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

The Hunter Creek prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled to start Saturday.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Elise Thatcher present a compilation of the week’s news.

 

Topics include:

- The end of the Colorado legislative session

- The future of Aspen’s free-market residential development

- A changing of the guard in Carbondale

- Edible marijuana manufacturing

Elise Thatcher

As the Roaring Fork School District lines up new rental affordable housing units, officials must also come up with the rules about who can live where and under what guidelines. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, the District hopes to have those regulations in place this fall.

 

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Carbondale effectively has a new mayor. Freshly elected Trustee Dan Richardson is now also leading the town’s Board of Trustees as Mayor Pro Tem.

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Construction for Basalt’s underpass could start in a little more than three months. Town Council formally approved the building contract this week.

The Little Nell is hosting a benefit dinner for the Aspen Homeless Shelter on Saturday, May 14 with food from Biju's Little Curry Shop of Denver.

 

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