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Elise Thatcher

Learning how to meditate can be difficult, and developing something called mindfulness can be just as tricky. Now a Carbondale couple aim to make those activities a little easier to achieve.

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 Three judges from the Colorado Court of Appeals visit Glenwood Springs High School this morning as part of the Colorado Judicial Branch’s Courts in the Community, an outreach program established 30 years ago.

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A man is calling Roaring Fork Valley residents, claiming to be a Pitkin County Sheriff  and then asking for money.

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The nonprofit designation of Aspen Power Plant was questioned by attendees of a community meeting held last week.

Elise Thatcher

  Buying and using health insurance can be time-consuming and complicated. A statewide nonprofit recently reviewed data on complaints, and found a top issue has to do with which doctors a patient can see.

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  There’s a long-held view in conservation that management to help big game is also good for other wildlife. But that may or may not be the case. The new research could affect what managers are doing to help mule deer near Meeker.

About 200 people gathered in Elk Camp on Snowmass Mountain Friday to celebrate Aspen skiing legend Stein Eriksen, who passed away in December.  Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts has more.

The Roaring Fork Center for Community Leadership is best known for their year-long program, Roaring Fork Leadership, where individuals go through 10 months of classes and training with the end goal of becoming better leaders and more engaged citizens. Andrea Palm-Porter is the Executive Director of the organization. 

Learn more about the Roaring Fork Center for Community Leadership at www.rfleadership.org, or find the application for the class of 2017. 

 Seasonal transportation changes are coming  - the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority limits service beginning today and the public can weigh in on a hike in summer parking fees.

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  Congressman Scott Tipton will face a challenger from his own party before the fall election. That's one of the local results after Republicans gathered in Colorado Springs this past weekend.

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

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Next Tuesday, Eagle County Commissioners will consider a proposal to build approximately a hundred homes near El Jebel. But the development, called The Fields, now has two recommendations against it.

On Monday the Senate Judiciary committee will consider a bill that would put stricter regulations on emotional support animals that are not actually classified as service dog animals.  

 

The three leaders of the organization Aspen Power Plant hosted a community meeting this week in response to vocal opposition to the future use of the site.

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This weekend, snowboarder Chris Klug, and Starwood developer Edgar Stern  are being inducted into the United States Ski and Snowboard Hall of fame. Though the actual hall is in Michigan, the ceremony is happening in Aspen - Klug’s hometown.

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Spring elections bring fresh faces to the Basalt Town Council and Carbondale Board of Trustees, but voters shot down two new tax proposals in Carbondale.

Aspen is mourning the passing of Hansi Brenninger.

Congressman Scott Tipton holds a listening session today in the upper valley.

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  Voters in Parachute have decided to keep Town Trustees who support growing marijuana businesses in town. The spring election ended Tuesday with a record turnout of more than two hundred ballots turned in.

The Brenninger Family

  Family and friends are planning to honor Hansi Brenninger at a gathering next week. A celebration of life is planned for next Friday, April 15th.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association hosted the annual “state of the community” breakfast yesterday with updates and insights from city leaders.

Coming up on Cross Currents, part 1 of Dr. Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver's Joseph Korbel School of Middle Eastern Studies on the Isis Crisis: How the World Should Respond. Dr. Hashemi spoke at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale in February.

 

 

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