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Aspen Public Radio’s sales director Debbie Welden explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

 Pitkin County Health and Human services director Nan Sundeen has been in her position for 25 years.

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Local ski mountaineering racers are competing at the world championships in Italy and finishing with some of the strongest results for American skiers in the sport’s history.

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Aspen Public Radio’s news director Carolyn Sackariason explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

  Faced with the need for an additional 100 beds a year over the next decade, the Aspen Skiing Company hired a specific project manager just to work on solutions for housing employees.

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Aspen Public Radio’s membership director Elise Fitzsimmons explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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Aspen Public Radio’s downvalley reporter Wyatt Orme explained why he’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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Last week, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners publicly endorsed President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A manhunt for two fugitives who are accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint in Carbondale ended peacefully with their arrests this week. But the nearly two-day search had many valley residents on edge.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle and Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon. I speak with them first about the manhunt in Basalt.

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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has started the intensive process to complete a trail that will span the Crystal River Valley.  

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Aspen Public Radio’s development associate Laura Crow explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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Aspen Public Radio’s environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

  Tonight may be the public’s only chance to weigh in in person about a proposed chain store ordinance in Aspen.

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  Diversifying the economy is one of the top 10 goals for the City of Aspen. Mayor Steve Skadron sees the increased popularity of “uphilling” – both done in the winter on skins and snowshoes, and in the summer on bicycles – as a way to add new local industry, without requiring new development.

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A researcher with the U.S. Forest Service will speak this week about the sociology and psychology of fire management.

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Aspen Public Radio’s arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

The two men who are suspected of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint last week in Carbondale have safely been taken into custody.

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Pitkin County has hired Janine Barth as its new veterans services officer.

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Aspen Public Radio’s morning host and operations manager Morgan T. Neely explained why he’s so passionate about supporting public media.

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Immigrants who are new to Roaring Fork Valley schools often come from warm, tropical countries. A partnership between Basalt High School and the Roaring Fork Conservancy aims to help students understand their new environment.

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