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Activists are trying to get the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) to prohibit drilling, unless companies can prove there’ll be no public health risk. On Tuesday night, both Carbondale and Basalt are considering formally supporting the effort.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Glenwood Valley Athletics (GVA) is in its fifth year. It’s a cheer squad, but not the kind with chants and pompoms: At GVA, the cheerleaders are the athletes.

Eagle County

Housing in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys is tight. Data is currently being collected to learn just how tight it truly is.

This week on Valley Roundup, a prominent developer is getting out his wallet, Snowmass Village is moving forward with a new shopping center, where does co-housing fit in the affordable-housing discussion? And will a valley lawsuit create precedent in Colorado’s judicial system?

Friday is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado. It was the deadliest in U.S. history, until 17 people were killed in Parkland, Fla. this February. Students at Aspen High School are joining walkouts around the country to protest continuing gun violence.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio

5 Point Film Festival is underway in Carbondale, and the offerings go beyond adventure films.  On Saturday, 5 Point will co-host a discussion about the impacts of backcountry rescue missions.

This week, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Christin Kay bring you the biggest stories from the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, but celebrations kick off in Aspen on Thursday.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

For the first time, backpackers headed to Conundrum Hot Springs this summer will need a permit to camp in the area. Those go on sale starting Wednesday morning.

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Last-minute bookings saved what looked like a declining tourism economy in the valley this winter.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails protects more than 20,000 acres of public land in the Roaring Fork Valley. These properties are used for recreation, to protect wildlife and for agriculture. The open space program leases out some of its properties to local farmers and ranchers. Two Roots Farm is the newest lessee at Emma Open Space.

Eagle County

On Tuesday, the Eagle County Commissioners approved a two-month extension to the existing zone change moratorium.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Film, Week 2

Apr 17, 2018

Aspen Film seeks to enlighten, enrich, educate, and entertain through film. Founded in 1979 by Ellen Hunt, Aspen Film has been creating unique experiences for all audiences. Susan Wrubel, Executive Director, and Regna Jones, Director of Operations and Education detail their collaborations and partnerships that allow Aspen Film to function as it does. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Film, Week 3

Apr 17, 2018

Aspen Film seeks to enlighten, enrich, educate, and entertain through film. Founded in 1979 by Ellen Hunt, Aspen Film has been creating unique experiences for all audiences. Susan Wrubel, Executive Director, and Regna Jones, Director of Operations and Education detail the other programs they offer besides Shortsfest. 

Hundreds of teachers demonstrated at the state capitol Monday, urging lawmakers to adequately fund public education.

Hosts Christin Kay and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from the week, here in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Crown Mountain Park

On Monday, ballots go in the mail to voters in the Crown Mountain Park and Recreation district. By May 8, they need to decide if they’re OK with a property tax increase to fund park maintenance.

Courtesy of Emily Hornback/Western Colorado Congress

Colorado is considering expanding pollution regulations across the state, and stakeholders can weigh in at a meeting in Rifle on Tuesday.

Glen X is a co-working space and business incubator in Carbondale. They’re hosting an event Friday with Roaring Fork Leadership where local entrepreneurs will make their cases to investors.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio

Officials are preparing for a hot, dry summer, and with it, increased fire danger. Glenwood Springs is hosting an event Saturday to help residents prepare for wildfires.

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