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graphic by Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

This year Garfield County benefited more than most from the school funding available through marijuana sales taxes collected throughout the state. 

Aspen Journalism

The Aspen Skiing Company is getting a jump on a plan to replace an aging ski lift in case an update is possible before a major competition is held on one of its ski areas. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

On Being Mortal, a Community Conversation with Alison Daily Executive Director of Pathfinders, and Sean Jeung, Chaplain at the Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital.

Carolyn Sackariason / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County District Court Judge Gail Nichols is having a big week. She turned 65 on Monday and she's retiring from the bench on Friday. 

A landlord’s attempt to increase rent on an Aspen restaurant was stopped by elected officials Monday night.


A Carbondale nonprofit is getting involved in this week’s Republican presidential debate in Boulder. The True Media Foundation will aim to give youth a voice during tomorrow’s event. 

The Foundation teaches local students to produce media with positive social impact. One of its programs - Be Heard! - is spearheading the GOP effort. It’s sending two mobile production vehicles and a crew to the CU Boulder campus - the site of the debate.

Marci Krivonen

There’s growing momentum around producing local food in the Roaring Fork Valley. The new group Roaring Fork Beginning Farmers and Ranchers sprung up earlier this year. It targets mostly young people and it’s meant to help new farmers with hurdles like expensive land. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

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Oct 26, 2015


For today the Castle Creek Bridge is a suspension bridge. GET IT?!!! #aprnews

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Oct 26, 2015 at 2:22pm PDT

Elise Thatcher

  A Basalt High School teacher is one of of the best in the state, and her main focus is working with students learning English as a second language. At a surprise assembly on Monday, Colorado Education Commissioner Elliott Asp spoke glowingly about Leticia “Ticia” Guzman Ingram.

The Aspen Poets' Society was founded nine years ago with the mission to bring the written and spoken words of poetry to audiences in the Aspen area and beyond. The organization currently hosts monthly live poetry readings at Victoria's cafe in Aspen and works with local schools. Audiences are steadily growing, but as co-founders Kim Nuzzo and Lisa Max Zimet explain, it's time for the next phase of growth and expansion. 

Learn more about the Aspen Poets' Society and their monthly live poetry readings at www.aspenpoetsociety.com or 379-2136.