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Garfield County has a plan to improve their broadband, and the first priority is to reach the remotest parts of the county, where Internet is slowest.  

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme bring you compilation of the week's news. 

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  As wildfires burn across the west and communities regroup after devastating hurricanes in the south, Pitkin County officials discuss how to prepare for and prevent natural disasters.

The Reporter Two-Way: Transit report suggestions released

Sep 13, 2017

After 15 months, a 31-member task force has come up with a plan to significantly reduce traffic in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Tatjana Soli is the author of three published novels. She is in town this month as the Writer in Residence for Aspen Words.

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On Tuesday, residents of Rifle voted on new council members and retail pot questions.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council reviewed an updated application for Stott’s Mill, the proposed development, across from Basalt High School.

There have been eight backcountry deaths in Pitkin County so far this summer, and Mountain Rescue Aspen (MRA) is taking stock. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy attended a meeting last week where the all-volunteer team discussed the need for more summer backcountry education.

Man charged after crash kills a Carbondale teacher

Sep 11, 2017

A New Castle man faces manslaughter and other charges after a deadly car crash that killed a Carbondale teacher last month.

 

On Friday, an arrest warrant was issued for 31-year-old Jeffrey Burk. He’s also charged with attempting to influence a police officer and second-degree assault, according to Garfield County Sheriff spokesman Walt Stowe. Burk turned himself in. His bond was set at $100,000.00.

 

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The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

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The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

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The City of Rifle has an election Tuesday, Sept. 12. Voters will elect new council members and will have a say in allowing the sale of recreational marijuana.

Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley does not receive any funding from the National umbrella. All chapters function independently. Junior Achievement emphasizes the importance of their volunteers. 

During a busy — and deadly — summer season, officials with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs are reminding hikers and climbers to pitch in for rescue costs.

Eagle County

There’s an election coming up in November, and, across Garfield and Eagle counties, voters will decide on everything from pot taxes to historic preservation.

Another year of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' Labor Day Experience is in the books. With these photos, we remember three solid days of good music, lively performances and celebratory crowds.

Locals have several opportunities this weekend to reconnect and celebrate the off season.

Dan Bayer / Aspen Skiing Company

The Aspen Skiing Company wants the world to know a more accepting Aspen. On Thursday, it announced an ad campaign that boldly states their stance on a variety of political issues.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge project in Glenwood Springs has caused a lot of anxiety for businesses downtown.

This week on Cross Currents, Snowmass Rotary President Rob Cairncross and Barb Wickes from Sundance Drug & Liquor.

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