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Elise Thatcher

Voters in Basalt and Carbondale have until 7 p.m. to drop off their ballots.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

The current Solid Waste Hauler Ordinance was last updated in 1991. County staff says trends in waste disposal and management have changed significantly in the decades since.

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

Apr 2, 2018

Aspen Film seeks to enlighten, enrich, educate, and entertain through film. Founded in 1979 by Ellen Hunt, Aspen Film has been creating unique experiences for all audiences. Susan Wrubel, Executive Director, and Regna Jones, Director of Operations and Education detail their 27th annual Shortsfest that is taking place right now, from April 3-8, 2018. 

Club 20 is an organization of counties, communities, tribes and businesses in Western Colorado. At their quarterly meeting in Grand Junction on Saturday, discussion will center on the Gallagher Amendment and the Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), and how these laws affect the Western Slope.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Beginning Monday, traffic in and out of Aspen will be delayed and detoured, as the city works to improve its trail system. It’s the most significant construction project on city infrastructure in years, and some residents are concerned about both costs and impacts.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Government agencies across the Roaring Fork Valley are teaming to develop a valley-wide policy on e-bike use.

Mountain Edition brings you the biggest news stories from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Before Cambridge Analytica took a role in the 2016 Presidential elections they were working on midterm elections in Colorado, and, after revoking a nonprofit's lease to rent out the Aspen power plant, Aspen city council is ready to sign a lease with a new organization.

 

 

Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority

Prospective homeowners hoping to buy into the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority program will soon be required to take a homebuyer education course first.

The Rotary Club of Aspen is sponsoring the third annual extemporaneous speech contest for high schoolers on April 18.

courtesy photo / CSU’s Institute for the Built Environment

   Wednesday is the final “Aspen U” presentation from the Aspen Skiing Company this season.

Courtesy of Stay Aspen Snowmass

Thanks to a strong February, overall winter occupancy in Aspen and Snowmass Village is pacing within one percentage point of last year.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

The Mather House on Emma Open Space needs major repairs, and the funding is in sight after a long wait.

The analysis includes an overview of the current housing market, and is meant to give commissioners a better sense for what kind of housing people want and how much they’re willing to pay for it.

aspensciencecenter.org

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association will likely be housed within the city-owned old Power Plant through at least 2022.

Kerry Donovan Campaign

Colorado State Senator Kerry Donovan says she believes the controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica assisted her 2014 Republican rival.

Colorado Mountain College

Erik Weihenmayer is an author and an athlete, and is also blind. He speaks Friday at 7 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.

Jim and Jamie Dutcher/National Geographic

National Geographic photojournalists Jim and Jamie Dutcher’s exhibit “Living With Wolves” has been on display at the Aspen airport all winter. They now bring their new book “The Wisdom of Wolves” to Explore Booksellers on Monday.

Roaring Fork Pre Collegiate's mission is to provide academic and extracurricular support to motivated middle and high school students who would be the first generation in their families to graduate from college. Students in the program are leaders. David Smith, Executive Director, Jim Light, current Mentor and member of Pre Collegiate's advisory board, and Aranza Lopez, Basalt High School Senior and Pre Collegiate participant speak on the impact Roaring Fork Pre Collegiate has on these students. 

  This week on Valley Roundup: The ski season is coming to a soggy close, a curious case of illegal dumping in Basalt is no less a mystery even after an arrest, Aspen  prepares to have its own Grand Avenue Bridge on its hands, and it’s time for mid valley residents to cast their votes.

U.S. Census Bureau

On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2017 population estimates for counties across the country. Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield keep growing, even though people keep leaving.

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