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  Radio. Garrison Keillor, host of Prairie Home Companion, was in town Wednesday to deliver the keynote address at an Aspen Words benefit dinner. He stopped by the Aspen Public Radio and spoke with News Director Carolyn Sackariason about the future of his decades-long variety show.

For the full interview, tune in at 3:30 this afternoon, or check the website later today.

 

 

Linda Girvin, Aspen artist on her show Presence with Absence, showing now at the Wyly Annex, with an artist's talk Wednesday June 24th at 5:30pm.

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Basalt officials are working with the District Attorney’s office regarding a pending marijuana business deal in that town. Officials are trying to figure out what business arrangements may be behind a Craigslist ad that appeared late last month. It was for marijuana "medical and recreational permits and license for sale."

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The number of ethnic minorities involved in environmental organizations across the country is dismally low and it’s the same in the Roaring Fork Valley. Some statewide groups have noticed the problem and are creating programs for the Latino community. They say reaching this population is an important step toward reducing carbon emissions. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Dulce Saenz immigrated with her family to Colorado from Mexico when she was a toddler. She says she heard the term “carbon footprint” for the first time last year.

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In Aspen’s busy summer season, about 1500 vehicles move through downtown intersections each day. To make streets safer, city council made it a priority, creating the “Rethink the Streets” program. It includes a temporary project at the corner of Galena and Hopkins. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen met City Engineer Trish Aragon there. Here's their interview:

Trish Aragon is City Engineer in Aspen. The city is holding an ice cream chat to take feedback on the downtown street project Wednesday afternoon, starting at 4 pm outside of city hall.

On Tuesday night, Carbondale elected officials began discussing a proposed new City Market in town. Town Trustees decided to waive a layer of community review of the project.

For 25th Anniversary, JAS Founder Reflects

Jun 23, 2015

This weekend is the 25th year of Jazz Aspen Snowmass. In addition to a June lineup that includes Chicago, the Count Basey Orchestra, Maceo Parker and Rodrigo y Gabriella, Labor Day brings in acts like No Doubt. Jim Horowitz, the founder of the event sat down with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort to talk about the festival and the challenges it faces today.

On how the festival scene has changed... 

Aspen Public Radio’s full coverage of of former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, as the kick off to this season’s McCloskey Speaker series.

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  Health insurance rates for the Roaring Fork Valley area will increase again next year. But for most companies, monthly fees are not going up by as much as they have in the past. That’s according to the Denver nonprofit, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.

Snowmass government wants to hear how its doing

Jun 23, 2015

  Town of Snowmass Village officials want to know how it’s doing, so they are asking residents for their opinions. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.

Earlier this year, the Town Council made improving communication with the community one of its top priorities. Yesterday, the town sent out a survey for residents, guests and business owners. Questions range from satisfaction with Town services to preferences for slowing down traffic.

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