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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Elise Thatcher

Hundreds of area residents attended a health insurance forum in Basalt on Thursday night. The last-minute event was co-coordinated by State Senator Kerry Donovan and the state’s health exchange, after thousands of locals found out this fall that their coverage will end in January.


Elise Thatcher

  Garfield County’s Clerk and Recorder will be in Denver on Friday, to report back about new election machines. The County is one of several testing out machines that could be used in next year’s general election.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Aspen Mountain will open early thanks to recent storms.

Hundreds honor veterans at an annual ceremony in the upper valley.

One in ten kids in Pitkin County is living in poverty.

Marci Krivonen

About 200 people packed into the Aspen firehouse Wednesday (11/11) for an annual ceremony honoring veterans. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.


  District Attorney Sherry Caloia is cracking down on fraud. She’s hired and trained an investigator who’s focused on sniffing out embezzlement and other white collar crime. Caloia is no stranger to the issue. Before she was District Attorney, an employee at her private practice stole tens of thousands of dollars in the late 2000’s, and also used Caloia’s office to launder money from the Town of Marble.

Ajax to open early

Nov 11, 2015
Courtesy of Aspen Skiing Co.

  Mother Nature has come through enough for Aspen Skiing Co. to start the season 12 days earlier than scheduled. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.



The look of the forests in the Roaring Fork Valley may be dramatically different in the future. High elevation forests could be replaced with lower growing species like aspens. A new website shows how forests in the American West will look different under climate change. The local nonprofit Aspen Center for Environmental Studies worked with scientists to develop the site.

Jamie Werner is Forest Program Director at ACES. Her laptop’s propped open and she’s clicking around the site, forestforecasts.org.

"So here we have Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands…”

City of Glenwood Springs

Of the many government websites in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Glenwood Springs portal has the most clunky in recent years. Like other entities trying to get on the cutting edge, namely the Town of Basalt and Pitkin County, Glenwood is putting in tens of thousands of dollars to catch up.

Hunt submits hotel plan for Crystal Palace building

Nov 10, 2015

    Downtown developer Mark Hunt has submitted redevelopment plans for the Crystal Palace building on Hyman Avenue. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

GrassRoots TV screenshot

GrassRoots TV is broadcasting twenty-four hours of veteran interviews to celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday. The conversations have been recorded over the last several years as part of the Roaring Fork Veterans History Project, which started in 2007 and has included more than sixty veterans.