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Eight wildfires now burn in Colorado, and Roaring Fork Valley communities are under fire restrictions because of hot, dry, windy conditions.

Wednesday evening, Aspen Valley Hospital and Pitkin County are hosting an Opioid Crisis Community Forum.  This event brings together medical experts and law enforcement to discuss addiction and treatment strategies for the valley.

  The City of Aspen will be buying real estate downtown as a permanent solution to their ongoing need for office space.

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On Tuesday night, Jazz Aspen Snowmass CEO and President Jim Horowitz will present plans to Aspen City Council for a public-private partnership to give J-A-S a home in downtown Aspen.

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Basalt’s Planning and Zoning commission is hosting a site visit to the contentious Pan and Fork parcel. The public will be able to visit the location of a newly proposed “river park.”

 

Courtesy of Thunder River Theatre Company

The Thunder River Theatre Company has been nominated for four Henry Awards, Colorado’s highest honors for theater productions.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: YouthEntity, Week 3

Jun 18, 2018

YouthEntity seeks to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world experiences that prepare them for future successes. The main goal of YouthEntity is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. Kirsten Petre McDaniel describes why it is important to be aware of YouthEntity and how you can get involved. 

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At their meeting last week, the board of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) heard from consultants about the appetite the Roaring Fork Valley has for a property tax to help the authority expand.

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The 2018 AREDAY Summit kicks off today, and it includes conversations about setting aside half of the world for nature.

 

  This week, Pitkin County officials are in no rush to annex Basalt and El Jebel, Fire restrictions  are in effect throughout the valley, Pitkin County land managers are Using science to protect habitat, governments are putting money toward electric busses, the Aspen School Camp for the Deaf  is working to revitalize a community gathering, and, there just might be a way to get through the Food and Wine Classic calmly and peacefully.

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A handful of middle and high school students from across the Roaring Fork Valley spent the week learning about climate change and making films.

 

Honor Flag Arrives In Aspen

Jun 15, 2018

The U. S. Honor Flag will fly from Aspen Fire Department Saturday. The flag commemorates police officers, firefighters, first responders and military personnel who have died in the line of duty.

 

Mountain Edition: June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

This week, hosts Zoe Rom and Christin Kay bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

A new exhibit at the Aspen Historical Society commemorates Hunter S Thompson’s controversial campaign for Sheriff.

Roaring Fork Transit Authority

The union representing the drivers of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) has negotiated a new three-year contract for its drivers. It goes to the board Thursday, and, if approved, will be effective beginning in 2019.

At a meeting Thursday, elected officials will discuss two ways to improve alternative transportation near Aspen.

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  Tonight the Carbondale Board of trustees will consider raising the purchase age of tobacco products while still complying with Colorado laws.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Stage one fire restrictions went into effect Tuesday in Pitkin and Eagle Counties because of dry conditions and high temperatures.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council adopted changes to the town’s community housing guidelines.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

People, plants and animals all enjoy the nearly 5,000 acres of land owned by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. To make sure the shared space remains a thriving ecosystem, Open Space and Trails is turning to data collected on site.

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