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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.

Garfield County

In 2017, Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties all earned more than expected from their investment portfolios.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Two years ago, Colt Whitley qualified for his first cross-country skiing junior national championships in Cable, Wis. But there were some unexpected challenges.

Flickr/Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College has to give money back to two oil and gas companies that overpaid their taxes.

Courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Earlier this month, three conservation organizations sued the federal government over a plan to kill bears and mountain lions near Rifle.

Basalt Police Department

On Friday, Basalt Police arrested the man they suspect is responsible for dumping mysterious bottles in the Roaring Fork River. They initially reported his name to be Carlos Parras-Membreno. According to Basalt Police Chief Greg Knott, the correct name is Ricardo Membreno.

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. The recent and overwhelming immigration concerns impact many Pre Collegiate participants. 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. 

Denver Channel

Colorado’s senators say Grand Junction is the ideal spot for Bureau of Land Management headquarters, and they’re urging the Secretary of the Interior to visit.

 

CDOT

Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs between Colorado and Grand Avenues will be closed every weekday night for the next two weeks for crews to put in new traffic signals.

Radio LaTricolor, has been named station of the year by the Colorado Broadcasters Association, are Aspen officials skirting a public weigh-in on a new government building?, valley athletes continue to earn new neckware, and students say they do not want guns in their classrooms.

courtesy Aspen Skiing Company

This week, Aspen Skiing Company hosted a public information session regarding the master development plan for Aspen Mountain.

Garfield County

Garfield County was expecting around $1 million in investment income in 2017, so the nearly $1.9 million came as a pleasant surprise.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) announced Wednesday it has raised enough money to complete a major project at the base of Red Hill in Carbondale.

Basalt’s attorney, Tom Smith, announced his resignation to the town council on Tuesday night during an executive session.

LANDWEST Planning & Design

At their meeting Tuesday, the Garfield County Commissioners approved a zone change for a new polo club outside Carbondale.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Aspen Skiing Company will present its long-term plan for Aspen Mountain to the public Wednesday night.

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