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Colorado’s senators say Grand Junction is the ideal spot for Bureau of Land Management headquarters, and they’re urging the Secretary of the Interior to visit.

 

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Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs between Colorado and Grand Avenues will be closed every weekday night for the next two weeks for crews to put in new traffic signals.

Radio LaTricolor, has been named station of the year by the Colorado Broadcasters Association, are Aspen officials skirting a public weigh-in on a new government building?, valley athletes continue to earn new neckware, and students say they do not want guns in their classrooms.

courtesy Aspen Skiing Company

This week, Aspen Skiing Company hosted a public information session regarding the master development plan for Aspen Mountain.

Garfield County

Garfield County was expecting around $1 million in investment income in 2017, so the nearly $1.9 million came as a pleasant surprise.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) announced Wednesday it has raised enough money to complete a major project at the base of Red Hill in Carbondale.

Basalt’s attorney, Tom Smith, announced his resignation to the town council on Tuesday night during an executive session.

LANDWEST Planning & Design

At their meeting Tuesday, the Garfield County Commissioners approved a zone change for a new polo club outside Carbondale.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Aspen Skiing Company will present its long-term plan for Aspen Mountain to the public Wednesday night.

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Garfield and Eagle are among five counties in northwest Colorado that are working together to reduce their trash, and the first step is learning what’s now in the garbage.

Aspen Public Radio

Garfield County Commissioners met with members of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) on Tuesday to discuss a bus service to Parachute and Battlement Mesa.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Students in Aspen will be taking to the streets Wednesday afternoon to advocate for stricter gun control. They are joining a nationwide day of action, but instead of walking out of classes, they will host a march after school, and hope the whole community will join.

Crown Mountain Park

The board and staff of Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel say the park is between a rock and a hard place, financially speaking.

Denver Public Library and Dale Will

 

Pitkin County has released a draft plan for its proposed trail through the Crystal River Valley. It could eventually connect to Crested Butte.

Courtesy of Maureen Poschman

Two local middle school students are showing their passion for big cats by bringing Cheetah Night to the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

Roaring Fork Pre Collegiate's mission is to provide academic and extracurricular support to motivated middle and high school students who would be the first generation in their families to graduate from college. There are expectations of both Mentors and students in the program. Pre Collegiate has many local partners that give students in the program opportunities to travel to colleges and spend time on their campuses. 

  This week: a midvalley park needs more money, and wants property owners to supply it, Snowmass Village is prepping for summer, and Carbondale will announce new public art this month.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

As spring approaches and fire season returns, public lands managers have released plans for prescribed burns.

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Colorado’s snowpack is hovering at about three-quarters of average, which could mean low spring runoff.

 

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