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Last month, students from across the Roaring Fork Valley gathered to discuss water. At the first-ever Youth Water Summit, teenagers presented their own white papers on everything from water rights to environmental activism.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Wednesday is the last day for the public to submit comments on alignments for a proposed trail through the Crystal River Valley. If completed, that trail would eventually connect Carbondale with Crested Butte.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

Glenwood Springs Police has yet to identify the man who robbed an Alpine Bank in West Glenwood on Thursday.

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Last week, the federal agency Wildlife Services agreed to temporarily stop killing animals in a controversial "predator control plan" near Rifle until officials complete a new environmental assessment of the project.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Four trails at Sky Mountain Park will be closed starting tomorrow for an elk hunt.

Members of Women's Forum reflect on how the groups support each other with all of life's changes. Members also say that the support given by the group is invaluable with refining listening skills. Commitment and confidentially is important within the group dynamic. 

A dentist in Rifle is providing free care to veterans for the month of November.

This week, the votes are in. The Aspen School District Board of Education gets a new member, tax questions supporting Colorado Mountain College and Garfield County historical societies are shot down by voters, but taxes on tobacco and pot to help fund public health initiatives pass.

Courtesy of City of Aspen

The City of Aspen has big aspirations for climate action, and now officials think they have the tools to reach those goals.

Plenty of famous musicians, including John Denver and Jimmy Buffett, have retreated to the Roaring Fork Valley over the years. Some musicians, however, begin careers here and aim just as high as the artists with the ranches and private planes. One of them is Alec Griffith, a 20-year-old hip-hop artist from Little Rock, AR, who goes by the name “Metalecalec.”

Aspen Public Radio

The Grand Avenue Bridge is open and the 25,000. or so, vehicles that come in and out of Glenwood Springs everyday will no longer be rerouted onto Midland Avenue.

A man forced his way into the Alpine Bank branch in West Glenwood on Thursday morning. He followed an employee inside as she unlocked the door, reports suggest.

Hosts Christin Kay and Claire Woodcock bring you the news from the week in the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

The City of Aspen and Pitkin County are in the final stages of drafting a management plan aimed at cleaning up the Roaring Fork River. Officials are preparing the public for some difficult trade-offs.

This week, the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority submitted a budget seeking funding to update its entire information system.

On Wednesday, the Aspen School District moved up a notch in the Colorado Department of Education's rankings.

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An expanded version of the Aspen Brewing Company will re-open in what was formally Peach's Cafe. The new setup, tentatively being called Aspen Tap, will include food and cocktails, along with 15 beers on draft.

Relationships are hard work, but Lori Kret and Jeff Cole believe that work is one of the most important things people can do. They are both licensed psychotherapists and board certified coaches. Together, they began Aspen Relationship Coaching.

Check out the results for ballot measures in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties. We also bring you analysis from our news team on what the election results mean.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

After a season where nearly 9 million acres of land nationwide have burned in wildfires, federal agencies are getting a jump on recruiting wildland firefighters.

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