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On this snowy afternoon, hosts Christin Kay and Claire Woodcock bring you the week's biggest local news stories.

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Congress is currently ironing out their differences on a tax overhaul.

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Aspen Highlands won’t open this week as planned. Instead, it’ll open Dec. 16.

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Local conservation watchdog group Wilderness Workshop will celebrate the Antiquities Act Wednesday night at the Third Street Center gym in Carbondale.

The Pitkin County Board of Health got a primer on opioid use Tuesday. The nationwide health crisis has not left the valley untouched.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy

The City of Aspen has plans to buy land in Woody Creek that could one day become a reservoir, and officials hope to fill that reservoir using water rights the city has owned on Castle and Maroon creeks since 1971. But major questions remain about if this is possible — or necessary.

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Local immigrant rights activists are holding a rally at Glenwood Springs High School on Tuesday. They want Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican, to commit to the undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. as children, otherwise known as DREAMers.

Laura Hadar was a professional freeride snowboarder for a decade until she retired in 2015. Now, she aims to become the first woman to ride all of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks on a splitboard.  

The Basalt Education Foundation serves the Basalt public schools. Between the elementary, middle and high school, they serve about 1600 students. The non-profit when through major strategic planning in 2013 and 2015 and now offer "administrator grants" to teachers and administrators in the schools.

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Eagle County’s Commissioners will review the proposed 2018 budget on Tuesday. The county said, in 2018, it’ll spend almost $40 million less than it did in 2017.  

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The Aspen Institute announced last week that Dan Porterfield will succeed Walter Isaacson as president and CEO of the think tank. Porterfield is currently the president of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

This week, we talk with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, about some of the biggest stories he's covered in his time in the Roaring Fork Valley. Essex is leaving his post for the Motor City, where he will be senior content director for business and auto news at the Detriot Free Press. 

 

Carbondale lawyer Karl Hanlon is running for congress, challenging incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton.

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Republicans in Congress are closer than ever to passing a tax plan, but, as the debate rages in Washington D.C., it can be hard to imagine how our community could be reshaped by its passage.

No time for turkey-induced comas around here. Hosts Christin Kay and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from this week in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Michael Miville

The Aspen Institute’s next president and CEO will be Dan Porterfield.

  

In 1982, the City of Aspen and Pitkin County signed an agreement creating the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA). Now, in 2017, there are nearly 3,000 regulated units for sale and rent, and yet we are still in a housing crunch.

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 A memorial service has been set for valley native Collin Gibbard. He was born in Aspen, attended Basalt High School and studied at the University of Northern Colorado. He worked in the valley as a carpenter. This year he became the framing supervisor for Peak Interiors.

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This was the first year that all boats using Ruedi Reservoir were screened for invasive species of mussels. Finding funding to continue the program will be no easy task.

HaitiChildren provides care and education to abandoned, orphaned and disabled children in Haiti. The organization operates a rehabilitation and therapy center, schools and water projects and works to employ Haitians at all its facilities.  

Today on Cross Currents, Susie Krabacher, co-founder and CEO of HaitiChildren, and Robin Hamill, president of the nonprofit, sit down with host Christin Kay.

 

 

      

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