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This past spring, Aspen City Council approved a new ordinance that regulates outdoor water use. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been reporting on what this means for local homeowners and landscape architects. She discusses the water efficiency for landscaping ordinance with producer Christin Kay.

CASA of the Ninth was established in the Roaring Fork Valley in 2011. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Volunteers are placed with a "CASA", which may contain 1 child, or a few children. CASA volunteers do a great service to both the abused or neglected children as well as the court system. 

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This Fall, ballots will include school board elections for the Aspen and Roaring Fork School Districts, as well as finance questions from the Carbondale Fire District and the Starwood metro district. Snowmass Village is asking voters to opt out of municipal broadband restrictions. Colorado Mountain College Aspen has candidate races and two issues to put to voters.

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Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners is meeting with Rep. Bob Rankin on Monday. Rankin represents Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. They’ll talk about health care.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Now that an affiliate of the Aspen Skiing Co. has closed on the sale of Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts, many are waiting for the equivalent of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass to be offered for the 16 ski areas we are now linked with.

And leading up to the deal, which is worth of billions of dollars, the SkiCo had its sights set on a much smaller piece of the ski industry pie.

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  As of July 31, more than 5,000 Coloradans are no longer registered to vote. They self-selected to unenroll prior to their information being sent to the Trump administration’s election integrity commission.

  This summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made a ruling that will result in longer delays at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport.

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After five months and over 3,000 miles, Roaring Fork Valley native Rickey Gates completed his run across the United States. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy caught up with him by phone just after he ended the trip in San Francisco.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Carolyn Sackariason and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

The Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers meet in downtown Glenwood Springs, and the city wants to revitalize the area.

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Interested citizens can hear updates on policy and management practices during a time of flux in the oil and gas industry on Thursday in Rifle.

 

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The Quality of Life Fund has just celebrated its 10th year. In that time, the local nonprofit  has doled out more than $1 million in grants for valley residents battling cancer.

The City of Aspen has conditional water rights to build reservoirs on Maroon and Castle Creeks.  They have not budged on their position that keeping those rights is necessary, even in the face of intense criticism from environmental groups and concerned citizens. 

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Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke last night at the McCloskey Speakers series at the Aspen Institute.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States spoke with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. 

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Last month the City of Aspen announced plans to buy about 60 acres of land in Woody Creek that would be used for a reservoir in the future. It’s part of the city’s work to explore options other than using water rights to build reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been reporting on the issue and talked with producer Christin Kay about the latest developments.

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Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo has lifted the county-wide fire ban.

After one month of restrictions, local fire chiefs now say that the danger is waning. A few weeks of July showers have brought the fuel-moisture level in the county back to near-normal levels. Aspen Fire chief Rick Ballentine said this doesn’t necessarily mean we’re out of the woods.

Motorists can expect major traffic delays at the entrance to Aspen this week.

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Beginning Aug. 7, travelers looking to fly between Denver and Aspen can use an app to book a seat on a chartered plane.

On Tuesday, Eagle County’s commissioners will discuss how best to educate voters on broadband.

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