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Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Mountain lion activity on the Rio Grande Trail near the Aspen Airport Business Center has Pitkin County officials on alert.

At a special meeting on Tuesday night, Basalt’s town council hired its second interim town manager in four months.

City of Aspen

  Less than a year after freezing all land use applications in downtown Aspen, the city’s Community Development team has accomplished nearly all it set out to do.

Aspen Public Radio News

David Myler is an attorney in Basalt; he and his partner, Bill Lamont, are currently looking into creating a regional housing authority for the Roaring Fork Valley.

Gorsuch Haus

Gorsuch Haus is a proposed 60-room lodge at the base of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain. In September, the Aspen Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-0 to advise City Council to deny approval. Since then, the developers have made some changes to the size and scale of the project.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Some of Snowmass’ oldest residents recently returned to their old stomping grounds.

Colorado Law

President Trump last night nominated Neil Gorsuch to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Prospective candidates for Aspen City Council and mayor can now throw their hat in the ring for this spring’s election.

Aspen Public Radio News

The City of Aspen has been experimenting with snow removal on the Castle Creek Bridge.

Courtesy photo / Spear Point Energy

Aspen businessman and geologist Todd Mitchell was reappointed to Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission last week.

Wilderness Workshop

Local non-profit Wilderness Workshop has a new tool for those who want to advocate for environmental conservation. The watchdog organization recently launched an email service called Capital Watch that suggests quick actions to protect public lands. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy sat down with executive director Sloan Shoemaker.

A motley crew of nonprofits and town governments wants to see affordable, electric cars in the valley.

Carole and Bob Sharp are the founders of the Hike for Hope Foundation. Their son Ian has muscular dystrophy and the Sharps raise money to put toward research for curing muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. 

Chris Tedesco / ESPN

This weekend, female skiers and snowboarders were included in Aspen’s X Games Big Air for the first time. Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh spoke with the athletes about breaking a glass ceiling on the snow.

X Games 2017 wraps up

Jan 29, 2017
Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images

More than 100,000 people attended X Games this weekend at Buttermilk.

Aspen Skiing Company

Stay updated on what's going on at the base of Buttermilk for X Games 2017.

  Joining guest host Alycin Bektesh this week are  Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Elizabeth Milias who runs The Red Ant, and Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

Carolyn Sackariason/Aspen Public Radio News

The City of Aspen and Aspen Skiing Company took advantage of cold temperatures this week to make piles of snow … in Wagner Park. City officials said this in preparation for the alpine skiing World Cup finals.

Within the last week, local “thought leaders” came together to ponder the future of commercial regulations in Aspen, and the Aspen City Council passed four ordinances they hope will redefine the resort mountain town.

Aspen Public Radio

Torin Yater-Wallace is a freeskier from Basalt who’s competing in the X Games.

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