The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) brings performing arts to the mid-valley. Their current venue on Market Street is aptly named "The Temporary." On Tuesday, Basalt’s Planning and Zoning Commission will visit the site of their permanent location.
YouthEntity seeks to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world experiences that prepare them for future successes. The main goal of YouthEntity is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. Kirsten Petre McDaniel describes their programs offered to elementary and middle school students in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Rep. Scott Tipton will be in Grand Junction on Friday, along with Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah. The two are attending a hearing for the House Natural Resources Committee, examining natural gas and oil shale opporunties in Western Colorado.
A local conservation organization wants to be sure that everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley has a voice in public lands issues. Wilderness Workshop has announced a new outreach program called “Defiende Nuestra Tierra,” which translates to Defend Our Land. It’s goal is to mobilize the Latino community around public lands advocacy. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy spoke with Alicia Zeringue, community organizer for Wilderness Workshop.
The kickoff party for Defiende Nuestra Tierra is this Saturday from one to three at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.
This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health conference. Each week, we bring you conversations with an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts, who dive into topics of global and domestic health.
This week: It’s all about housing…A Valley Round Up special in depth look into one of the valley’s most talked about issues. Joining host Alycin Bektesh are Bill Stirling, whose recent op ed in the Aspen Times and the Aspen Daily News addressed this issue head-on. Bill served four consecutive terms as mayor of Aspen from 1983 until 1991, as well as Curtis Wackerle, Editor of the Aspen Daily News.
If an oil and gas company pays too much in tax, it can get a refund, called an “abatement.” Garfield County might see one or two of these each year, and it’s the libraries, hospitals and school districts, among others, who refund the money.
After nine deaths in the Elk Mountain backcountry last summer, Mountain Rescue Aspen wanted change. The organization has teamed up with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office and the U.S. Forest Service on a new campaign aimed at helping prepare people for backcountry adventures.