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 This week on Cross Currents, Kitty Boone, Vice President, Public Programs at the Aspen Institute on this year's Aspen Ideas Festival.

We caught up with each of the candidates to hear about why they are running for Pitkin County commissioner and how long they've lived in Aspen. Watch the video below to find out more.

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We’ve reached a point in civilization where there is no place on Earth that a human hasn’t influenced. It is up to us now to keep as much as possible wild.

 

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  The Forest Service has been gearing up for the busy summer season. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher sat down with Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Karen Schroyer about changes that visitors and locals can expect this summer, besides a price increase for visiting the Maroon Bells.

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  Driving for Uber can be hit or miss in the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher took a ride with a local who’s doing that with an electric twist.

 Greg Poschman, Scott Writer and Hawk Greenway are all longtime valley residents vying for the Pitkin County commissioner seat. Aspen Public Radio has profiled each candidate and asked them where they stand on some of the biggest issues facing the county. Here's what they said.

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Wildlife experts confirmed Monday which mountain lion was involved in last week’s attack on a child in Woody Creek.

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  There’s one week to go in Colorado’s statewide primary. In the Roaring Fork Valley area, voters are largely choosing between congressional candidates and county commissioners.

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For the first time in three decades the Pitkin County Senior Services department has a new director. Chad Federwitz of Boulder was selected to replace Marty Ames who retired June 3.

  In this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elise Thatcher present a compilation of the week’s news.

3rd grade Aspen Elementary School teacher Dana Pingatore shares the importance of the Aspen Historical Society's school programs and the power of being submerged in history for her students. Nina Gabianelli, vice president of education and programs, also contributes. 

Learn more about the Aspen Historical Society and their education programs at www.AspenHistory.org

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The American Renewable Energy Institute hosts the 13th annual AREDAY summit beginning today (Monday) in Snowmass Village. The event runs through Friday and includes film and music events open to the public.

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  A long time childcare provider in Basalt has received initial approval for expanding into the Red Brick Center. An advisory board and town council have decided The Growing Years School is the best operator for the job.

Our reporters were out in the field for one of the biggest foodie weekends of the summer. Find out where they were, what they were doing and who they met.   

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The International Ski Federation has given its final blessing for Aspen Mountain to host the world cup finals in March of 2017.

With decision made, now real work begins for 2017 World Cup FinalsBreaking news: FIS makes 2017 World Cup Finals official

 

 

The International Ski Federation gave its blessing earlier this week that the west side of Aspen Mountain will be the site of the mens and womens world cup ski finals. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News, Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

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Representatives Millie Hamner and Diane Mitsch Bush are holding a town hall this afternoon at the Basalt Library.

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As visitors dole out thousands of dollars in Aspen this weekend to experience the creme de la creme of food and beverage, there are people in the valley who work to stretch $20 for an entire week of food.

 Chip Comins and the AREDay Summit in Snowmass June 20-24.

 

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A 58-year-old man died after a rafting accident in Aspen on Wednesday. The rafter died after falling from a raft into the Roaring Fork River.

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