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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

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Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo has lifted the county-wide fire ban.

After one month of restrictions, local fire chiefs now say that the danger is waning. A few weeks of July showers have brought the fuel-moisture level in the county back to near-normal levels. Aspen Fire chief Rick Ballentine said this doesn’t necessarily mean we’re out of the woods.

Motorists can expect major traffic delays at the entrance to Aspen this week.

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Beginning Aug. 7, travelers looking to fly between Denver and Aspen can use an app to book a seat on a chartered plane.

On Tuesday, Eagle County’s commissioners will discuss how best to educate voters on broadband.

Roaring Fork School District

Adam Volek is the principal of Riverview School, the new K-8 school outside of Glenwood Springs that opens in September.

Courtesy of Aspen Global Change Institute

Over twenty years ago, Dr. Ben Santer was part of the team of international scientists who first published work showing climate change can be attributed to human influence. He discussed his work with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

 

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The Carbondale Board of Trustees is considering a new bill of rights — for the environment.

 

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum will see an increase in the number of flights this coming ski season.

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum will see an increase in the number of flights this coming ski season.

 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

 

Joining me in the studio this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner Smith, executive director of the nonprofit, Aspen Journalism. Then later I talk with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

 

 

Aspen City Council is setting its goals for the next two years in a multi-day retreat.

 

 

 Aspen’s elected officials are contemplating their top 10 goals for the next two years. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner-Smith, executive director of the nonprofit, Aspen Journalism.

To hear more of the conversation, which includes Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, tune in this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

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At a presentation at Elk Camp Restaurant this week, Mike Kaplan, president and CEO of SkiCo, told the crowd he is relieved that the much-delayed Base Village development is now underway. Developers East West Partners are working to build a new plaza, a Limelight Hotel and commercial and residential properties by a Nov. 1, 2018 deadline.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs is the main gateway to the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s closing on Aug. 14 for 95 days as the new bridge is completed.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Alycin Bektesh bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

We wrapped up our Summer Pledge Drive on Wednesday, July 26, thanks to support from listeners and members like you!

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  The way we eat contributes to a warmer world. An author, soil scientist and farmer will discuss “resilient agriculture” in Aspen on Thursday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency in charge of enforcing immigration law. It’s been active in the Roaring Fork Valley over the past several days.

On today's CrossCurrents, the founder and director of Represent.US, Josh Silver. Represent.US is a non-partisan grassroots effort with a mission to fix corruption in the American political system. 

Aspen Public Radio was recognized by Charity Navigator with the highest rating possible for a non-profit: 4 Stars. We are one of only 13 public media companies in the country with that rating.

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When Roaring Fork Valley residents turn on the tap, they count on high quality water. There’s a new online tool for consumers to find out what exactly is in their tap water.

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