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Air B and B

Renting out your extra room is easier than ever with online services like Airbnb and VRBO.

The Roaring Fork Swap is a Facebook group. It was created as a sort-of online garage sale for people in the valley.

Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Skiing Company's brand-new philanthropic venture, the Caring for Community Fund, awarded $35,000 to 10 local organizations this week. Many of its recipients work throughout the Roaring Fork Valley to provide mental health services.

U.S. Forest Service

Winter season for the U.S. Forest Service starts today — and that means many roads are now closed to all vehicles with wheels, including bicycles.

One out of every four Coloradans experience a mental health or substance use disorder every year.  That’s nearly a million of us.  

Courtesy of aspennature.org

Three local environmental groups are again teaming up to present a speaker series focused on public lands and wildlife conservation. The schedule for 2018 is out.

It’s time for the public to narrow in on a preferred design for the Aspen Pedestrian Mall.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Skiing Company plans to open Aspen Mountain and Snowmass for limited skiing on Thanksgiving Day, but there’s not much snow.

 

The Grand Avenue Bridge is open, and the detour is over, but buses have kept to their bridge-closure-schedule the past few weeks. That changes this week.

Founder of Women's Forum, Adelaide Waters, says that group dynamics, like all relationships, grow in stages. According to their website, the Women's Forum Handbook is an in-depth guide to group process, peer learning and personal growth. Adelaide Waters wrote and compiled the entire handbook.

Mind Springs Health

Mind Springs Health will ask Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners to help fund both local substance abuse treatment, and the psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction, at the commissioners' meeting on Monday.

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission voted last week to increase testing for methane emissions from oil and gas development.

This week, there have been more allegations of sexual harassment at the Colorado statehouse.

The City of Aspen has some work to do to prove that it should hold on to conditional water rights on Castle and Maroon Creeks, and is considering pulling funding from the Wheeler’s stockpile to buy land in Woody Creek. The school district is also interested in the Wheeler’s excess funds.

Aspen water customers can expect bigger bills next year as rates are rising for both residential and commercial users.  

At its board meeting last week, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) discussed how it’s going to keep paying for itself.

Glenwood Railroad Museum

The Glenwood Railroad Museum is closing on Nov. 27.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Christin Kay and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you the news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, is joining the Detroit Free Press early next month.

The news about rising premiums might be making some people a little sick to their stomach.  

So what’s causing premiums to go up? And what steps can someone take to negotiate the health insurance landscape?

Last month, students from across the Roaring Fork Valley gathered to discuss water. At the first-ever Youth Water Summit, teenagers presented their own white papers on everything from water rights to environmental activism.

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