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This election season, Pitkin County’s only contested race is for the Aspen School District’s Board of Education.

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The legal battle over a local trail continues, as attorneys have filed a new complaint aimed at preserving the Verena Mallory Trail.

A Mountain Rescue Aspen helicopter team rescued a stranded climber from Capitol Peak on Wednesday.

Elise Thatcher

A networking event Thursday focuses on ways the local business community can work together in Aspen.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Smoke from large fires in several western states is settling in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The U.S. Forest Service has a plan to clear cut some sections of the Upper Fryingpan Valley, beyond Ruedi Reservoir. As the agency assesses the environmental impacts of the project, some neighbors are preparing for a fight.

Aspen Public Radio

 A crowd of several dozen gathered Tuesday night at the Glenwood Springs Colorado Mountain College (CMC) campus to protest the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA — the law giving temporary protection to so-called “dreamers.”

On Friday, John Oates of Hall and Oates came by the studio for an interview and performance as part of Aspen Public Radio's Tiny Couch video series. 

Roaring Fork School District

Schools in the Roaring Fork School District begin Tuesday, Sept. 5. The district said 133 more kids are enrolled this year compared to last.

Aspen Public Radio

A cluster of horses jostled each other across a perfectly manicured field. From hundreds of feet away, many in the crowd could still see the animals’ muscles working.

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Pitkin County is planning a trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte, and the public can check out route options this week.

Courtesy of Colorado Mountain College

Gov. John Hickenlooper recently appointed Glenwood Springs resident Dr. Carrie Hauser to the state’s Parks and Wildlife Commission. This board sets rules and oversees state parks and wildlife programs.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy sat down with Hauser to talk about the appointment.

Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. They believe that they are creating business leaders of the future.

Voter’s within Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) tax district will be asked to weigh in on the institution’s finances this fall.

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The Aspen School District resumed classes last week. Reporter Alycin Bektesh stopped by the office of superintendent John Maloy, who spoke about the stellar-start to the year and the launch of some new programs.

Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District has three open seats on their board. Applicants can submit their materials until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.

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Discussions and negotiations for a new City Market in Carbondale have gone on for a decade, and the grocery chain keeps kicking the can down the road.

Courtesy of Colorado Mountain College

Glenwood Springs resident Carrie Hauser has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission.

Valley Roundup, Sept. 1, 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

My guests this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent speaking via Skype, along with Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, David Cook, co-owner of the Aspen Daily News and Rick Carroll, managing editor of the Aspen Times.

 

 

 

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

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