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The U.S. Forest Service has received 11 formal objections to its draft decision to log up to 1,800 acres in the Upper Fryingpan Valley.

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Live from the Belly Up, moderator Alycin Bektesh leads a panel to discuss the question, “What Can Cities and Towns Do To Address The Affordable Housing Crisis?”

The panel features Aspen mayor Steve Skadron and assistant city manager Barry Crook, and Snowmass Village mayor Markey Butler and town manager Clint Kinney.

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is thinking of asking voters for a new property tax this November.

This week on Mountain Edition, Christin Kay and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you all the news from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

More details were released about the permitting system for Conundrum Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs is looking to fill an open council seat, and it’s winter Bike to Work day tomorrow.  

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

On Dec. 28, 2017, the police and EMTs in Carbondale responded to two calls within 90 minutes of each other.

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Aspen Public Radio hosts the second in a series of Town Halls on housing in the valley Wednesday night.

 

Ahead of that, we’ve heard from valley residents about their own living experiences, concerns, and hopes for the future of affordable housing.

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Campers headed to Conundrum Hot Springs will be able to purchase a permit beginning in mid-April.

City of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is currently taking applications to fill the vacant city council seat left by Kathryn Trauger, who recently resigned due to conflicts she had with her new job with Pitkin County.

Reporter Alycin Bektesh speaks with host Elizabeth Stewart-Severy about the employee housing system in Snowmass Village.

Christina Baker Kline’s novel Orphan Train spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list.  

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The U.S. Forest Service has released a proposal to mitigate wildfire hazards on nearly 300 acres of national forest land in the Crystal River Valley. The plan includes mechanical treatments, like hand-cutting vegetation, at five locations in the valley and using prescribed fire near Marble.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

A bill that would allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to raise fees on hunting and fishing licenses was introduced in the state legislature last week. It would also increase state park entrance fees.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 1

Feb 2, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, the Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains their growth and expansion. 

Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Christine Benedetti, editor of Aspen Magazine, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, and Auden Schendler, author of Getting Green Done. His article How to fix the mountain town housing crisis was recently published in Outside Magazine.

John Sarpa, developer of the W Hotel on Durant Ave, gives a preview of the building, which includes a rooftop public pool.Credit Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio NewsEdit | Remove

This week at the Aspen Business Luncheon, the development community got a summary of the highs and the lows of the 2017 real estate market.

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Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment wants to raise awareness about the depression and anxiety that can accompany pregnancy and new motherhood.

On Monday, the Glenwood Springs Historical Society is asking Garfield County’s commissioners for money to buy gravestones for veterans buried at Glenwood Springs' Rosebud and Rifle's Rosehill cemeteries.

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Wilderness Workshop and Colorado Mountain Club are hosting a backcountry film festival tonight in Carbondale.

 

Dr. Temple Grandin is an expert on animal behavior and also an advocate for those with autism. She’s this year’s keynote speaker at Garfield County’s Ag Expo.

Christin Kay and Claire Woodcock bring you the biggest local news stories of the week.  

Carbondale approved a contract to acquire land at the base of a popular hiking area. We check in on what avalanche conditions are like in this low snow year with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

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