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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Elise Thatcher

A committee comprised of upvalley elected officials has agreed to help fund the Grand Avenue Bridge replacement project in Glenwood Springs. 

Since last year the Colorado Department of Transportation has been working to get local communities to pony up millions of dollars, arguing the bridge replacement is important for the entire Valley. Pitkin County and Aspen punted the request to the Elected Officials Transportation Committee, a board that represents Pitkin, Aspen and Snowmass Village.

The upright bass is big, heavy and often times inconvenient. But under a tall tree, next to a pond, Will Langlie-Miletich doesn’t seem to mind any of that.

 

Will comes from what would be an unconventional background in comparison to many of his peers at the school. His parents were fans of Bruce Springsteen. The Boss. He began playing the guitar in the third grade.

This summer’s repertory cast of Theatre Aspen will debut the musical, Peter and the Starcatcher.

 

Peter and the Starcatcher is the prequel to Peter Pan and explores how Peter became enemies with Captain Hook. Audiences also discover how the salty pirate earned his hooked namesake.

 

Paige Price, executive artistic director of Theatre Aspen says the returning cast members add a fun local dynamic to the shows.

Elise Thatcher

To replace the aging Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, the Colorado Department of Transportation needs more money. On Thursday (7/16) CDOT will request funding from the Elected Officials Transportation Committee. 

Carolyn Sackariason

 The Aspen community lost a longtime veterinarian this week. As Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports, Dr. Scott Dolginow bid farewell to the Aspen Animal Hospital after nearly 30 years.

Dressed in blue scrubs, Scott Dolginow performs his last surgery on a small, 15-year-old poodle named Ginger, who likely has cancer.

“I’m closing up an incision and removing that tumor over there on the table. It’s almost as big as the dog. Dog’s how many pounds? 13 pounds. 13 pounds. Probably a 1 pound tumor,” he says.

 

Host Carolyne Heldman speaks with Ira Bedzow, Director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program  New York Medical College on the upcoming talkWhen Life Nears Death, a Conversation of Medical and Social Issues presented by the Aspen Center of Social Values at the Jewish Community Center, July 20th, 5:30pm.

aspenpitkin.com

The City of Aspen is in the throes of deciding where to put government offices in the future. Tuesday afternoon (7/14) council narrowed three options to two. 

City departments like police and engineering are currently in leased space that before long, will become unavailable. City council is examining two solutions. Both include building new structures and have price tags above $48 million.

Phone photography on display at gallery opening

Jul 14, 2015

A new art show opening at the Aspen Chapel Gallery opens tonight. Entitled “I-Show - Photographs from Phones” features pictures taken from phones.

 

In the basement of the Aspen Chapel hang about forty photos taken solely on cell phone cameras. Subjects range from beaches to horses on television racing at the Belmont Stakes.

  Summers Moore, the curator of the show, says part of her inspiration for the exhibit was that people often think art can’t come from the device inside of their pocket.

Devotchka warms up for CSO while in Aspen

Jul 14, 2015

“Devotchka” in Russia means “little girl”. When someone says the word “devotchka” in Colorado, it means the Grammy-nominated band from Denver.

 

The band, known for their work on the soundtrack for the film Little Miss Sunshine, has been described as “gypsy-rock” and burlesque. That’s not a mistake. The band got their start as a backing group for burlesque shows.

 

Devotchka will find themselves right at home at the Belly Up, but things will change when they perform next week with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks.

Elise Thatcher

It’s a cloudy summer day, and man named Paul is dropping off some cans and glass bottles at Basalt’s recycling site. He declines to give his last name, but shares a few thoughts about the drop off site. Like, “stay open later so the working man can get here.”

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