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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Elise Thatcher

  There’s a community meeting in Glenwood Springs tonight about what some say is a growing homeless problem. This summer, Glenwood saw more transient visitors than usual, coming to town for panhandling, hot meals, and other activities normally associated with homelessness.

One of Randy’s editorials has gone viral-- at least locally. It has to do with the term “anchor babies.”

Memorial service set for Tom Anderson

Oct 2, 2015
Photo courtesy

A memorial service has been set to celebrate the life of longtime local Tom Anderson.

Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh investigates what the loss of federal assistance to the Glenwood Springs Planned Parenthood location would mean for patients in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Colorado State Patrol has identified a Glenwood Springs man killed in a hit and run earlier this week on Interstate 70.

Carbondale residents and officials are continuing to try to herd in the cats that are allegedly killing birds in the area. Mary Harris is worried that cats are killing enough birds in the Carbondale area to cause a real problem. “I field calls all the time with people saying that... they see their neighbor’s cat killing birds,” says Harris, who’s President of the Roaring Fork Audubon Society.

Sheryl Barto

    Basalt is considering lowering affordable housing requirements for developers. Town officials have taken a step towards reducing the required number of affordable housing units in new developments. Right now the general rule is 35% of a project’s residential square footage has to be affordable housing. If approved, it would drop to 25%.


Courtesy Photo/Allison Johnson / Basalt Middle School

Basalt Middle School won a Northrop Grumman Scholarship which will finance a trip for 50 students to visit the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

The Changing Brains, Changing Lives symposium will explore the neuroscience of the developing brain.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt Town Council members want residents to know they haven’t made up their minds about the Pan and Fork land. Council members passed a formal resolution Tuesday night after residents started gathering signatures about what to do with the land.