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A program to help sexual assault victims get adequate physical care in the tri-county area has been resurrected after four years.

One of the last efforts Sherry Caloia has made before she steps down as the district attorney for the Ninth Judicial District next month is re-establishing the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner — or SANE —program.

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The number of visitors to Aspen and Snowmass hit its peak yesterday and will stay there for the next few days.

Aspen Film’s Academy Screenings are in their 25th year. The series was originally a way for local members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to experience nominated films on the big screen before casting their vote.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The week between Christmas and New Year's is one of the busiest of the year at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. And, due to weather, it’s also one of the most dangerous.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

  Aspen High School’s Circle of Friends service club pairs students with senior citizens. There’s an annual bingo game, knitting circles and monthly technology sessions.

 

Although Carbondale Arts has been around since 1974, they're not slowing down. The organization is developing some exciting projects. Executive Director Amy Kimberly and Board Chair Pam Rosenthal discuss the organization's upcoming plans.  

Carolyn Sackariason

Lifting a moratorium on development in downtown Aspen and dealing with the decades-old problem of bottleneck traffic coming into town are on the top of the to-do list for mayor Steve Skadron. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason caught up with him in the Silver Queen gondola to talk about what 2017 looks like for him and his constituents.

Garfield County

Atlantic Aviation runs the Rifle airport, and they’re sinking some serious money in for upgrades.

Pitkin County

The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners approved a $102 million budget this month. Total spending is down from last year, when a large amount went to new facilities for government offices.

The 100 or so inmates jailed on both ends of the valley will enjoy holiday meals.

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

The Aspen Skiing Company and two firms closed on the sale of Snowmass Base Village Thursday.

 

Carolyn Sackariason

Aspen’s mayor is hoping to be re-elected in the spring.

 

Eagle County’s Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday. They discussed sidewalks, recycling and discrimination.  

Barbara Platts

The Pitkin County Emergency Dispatch Center hired a new communications director this month, but they are still operating with only half of a staff.

A groundbreaking ceremony today kicks off a two-year overhaul of Pitkin County government offices.
 

Artists from all over the country, and all over the world, come to Snowmass Village for residencies at Anderson Ranch. There’s a wide body of work to take in, from previous residents and current ones.

Amy Kimberly, executive director of Carbondale Arts, and Regna Jones, member of the Carbondale Arts' Board of Directors, discuss the organization's events and programs. 

courtesy photo / Aspen Valley Hospital

  The Colorado End of Life Options Act was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper last week. Monday, the Aspen Valley Hospital board of directors will hold a special meeting to decide if they will opt in to the physician-assisted suicide program.

Snowmass Village has the best advanced bookings heading into the winter tourism season, even when compared to Aspen, Vail, Park City and Jackson Hole.

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