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Roaring Fork School District
5:43 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Reading Test Scores Up

Dr. Diana Sirko, Superintendent; Roaring Fork School District
Credit Roger Adams

 Third grade reading scores from statewide standardized testing were released today (Tuesday 5-6-2014) and there is good news for the Roaring Fork School District.   Three quarters of third graders in the district are proficient or advanced in reading comprehension.  That, says superintendent Diana Sirko, shows continued improvement.

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Oil and Gas
6:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Oil, Gas Advocates: Leases Should Not Be Cancelled

This Bureau of Land Management map shows the oil and gas leases under review by the BLM. They're shaded in purple.
Credit Bureau of Land Management

A set of meetings on how to manage dozens of oil and gas leases in Western Colorado wrapped up last week, and opinions vary wildly. The Bureau of Land Management held the meetings in April and May to solicit public feedback.

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APR Local News
8:43 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Spotlight Health: Understanding Alzheimer's

Dr. Huntington Potter
Credit Globaldownsyndrome.org

 

 

One of the researchers trying to better understand how Alzheimer's works is Dr. Huntington Potter. He’s a researcher and Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. Dr. Potter recently spoke with APR’s Elise Thatcher, as part of a series with health experts. She asked him what we know now about treating Alzheimer’s.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Carbondale Clay Center, Part 1

Carbondale Clay Center has been a fixture in Carbondale's art community for 17 years. Founding Director, Diane Keanie, and Advisor to the Board of Directors, Doug Casebeer, share the history of the clay center and how the center has become an asset to the community. 

To learn more about the history and programs of the Carbondale Clay Center, visit their website: www.carbondaleclay.org.

Education
6:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Aspen Schools' Musician In-Residence Resurrects Jazz

Professor Ron Carter plays saxophone with middle and high school students in Aspen. He visited the Aspen School District this spring as the school's first ever musician in-residence.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The music department at the Aspen School District is growing, despite the odds. The budget for music is minimal compared to schools in other states. Last week though, the school welcomed its first ever musician in residence who taught middle and high school students jazz. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen visited band practice and filed this report.

Band practice is in full swing on a Wednesday afternoon. Students with saxophones, trumpets and drums tap their feet as the piece they’re playing reaches a crescendo.

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