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Aspen Valley Hospital

The CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital resigned Monday after two years in the position. The hospital announced the resignation, saying Bonk wanted to spend more time with his family.

Elise Thatcher

Among the busses, Audi’s, and construction vehicles that define Aspen’s busy streets is a maroon Chevy Suburban with a mission. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher bring us this report from within the notorious non profit taxi service.

courtesy Pitkin County Clerk

Pitkin County will be among a couple dozen Colorado counties adopting new state-mandated voting machines for the 2016 elections.

Lorraine Davis is a resident artist and teacher at the Red Brick Center for the Arts. She's been involved for almost four years, and shares her excitement for the art center's recent evolution. Davis is joined by painter Sue Tatem, who has been taking art classes at the Red Brick for almost two decades.

The Red Brick Center for the Arts offers Life Drawing, Still Life Painting, and Masterpiece Mine classes every week. Find class listings and events at the Red Brick Center for the Arts at www.AspenArt.org.   

Gay ski week opens

Jan 18, 2016
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Gay Ski Week has been an Aspen tradition for nearly four decades. This year’s event began over the weekend and is expected to be the biggest yet.

 

Organizers planned for nearly 4000 people this week for the 39th edition. Aspen Gay Week has grown about 20 percent each year over the last ten years. Kevin McManamon is president of Aspen Out.

 

“We’ve been working very hard these last several years marketing ourselves throughout the year, all over the country.”

 

Elise Thatcher

It’s “go” time for the Grand Avenue Bridge, and CDOT representatives say they’re doing everything possible to get the word out about the biggest regional construction project in decades.

Town of Carbondale

  Building a home or other development in Carbondale can get complicated quickly. There’s lots of rules and guidelines sprinkled throughout town laws, but the town may change that.

Patrick Fort

  Three teams completed snow sculptures on Sunday as part of Aspen Winterskol festivities, and only one came away a winner. As time began to run out, contestants made final touches to their pieces.

Elise Thatcher

  There’s a ribbon cutting this month in Carbondale for the largest new solar power array on a school with Roaring Fork School District.

Elise Thatcher

  Basalt could see some relief when it comes to affordable housing. Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon says there’s a long list of new projects on the horizon, which could alleviate some of the increasing demand for homes and apartments.

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