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EcoFlight president and founder, Bruce Gordon, explains why it's important for the people of the Roaring Fork Valley to understand the concept of an EcoFlight. 

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A wildfire along Lower River Road yesterday threatened one home and burned about 6 acres near the Roaring Fork River. High winds spread a burning debris pile across private land. Though flames reached within 50 feet of a home, no buildings were damaged.

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The City of Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission will look to protect five landmarks this week, in an effort to “lead by example.”

The Red and Yellow Brick buildings in Aspen’s West End, the original Aspen Mountain Rescue headquarters, a log cabin on Cooper Street and the downtown pedestrian malls are all being considered for the “Aspen Modern” designation.

A renowned mountaineer and kayaker speaks Monday in Aspen, but this adventure story has a twist.

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The 2017 World Cup Finals featured all the traditional races, and one that will make its Olympic debut next year. The Alpine Team Event is starting to carve out a niche in the elite ski racing world.

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Before his performance at the World Cup Village in Wagner Park last weekend, musician Michael Franti stopped by the Aspen Public Radio studio for a "tiny desk concert" and interview with arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock. 

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Garfield County officials are deliberating on what sized homes they’re willing to allow.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Aspen is in full swing with the World Cup finals hosting the best skiers in the world for five days. And there’s been some fast skiing, which means some gnarly crashes, too.

And it’s obvious that these athletes who are flying down the mountain at 80 miles per hour aren’t in it for the money. They do it because they love it.

80 years of ski racing history in 60 minutes

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Law enforcement officials are confirming that President Trump’s kids will be visiting Aspen beginning this weekend.

Ivanka, Donald Junior and Eric are expected, along with their children and dozens of secret service agents.

In recent weeks, the family and their representatives have been in contact with ski patrol and other local officials to set up the visit, which reportedly begins on Saturday.

Aspen has been reenergized this week as thousands of people watch the best skiers in the world fly down the World Cup course on Ajax. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason about the races, the sport itself and the buzz around town are Madeleine Osberger and Curtis Wackerle from the Aspen Daily News and Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt.

You can hear more of the conversation, which includes Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m.

 

Basalt’s town council voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution, declaring the town a “safe harbor” for immigrants.

In 2016, 60 percent of Americans didn’t see the dentist. The problem gets worse in rural areas, and, if you’re poor, it gets even harder.

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As temperatures rise into the sixties this week, World Cup officials are concerned about degrading course conditions. But so far, firm snow is holding, thanks in part to a variation of table salt.

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  The FIS World Cup Finals are in Aspen for the first time ever this week, but for nearly 70 years, Aspen’s place among the international ski racing circuit has defined the world-renowned resort.

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One of the 4,500 or so groups organized in response to Trump’s election met this past Sunday in Carbondale.

FIS World Cup Finals are taking place all this week in Aspen.

Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, announced Tuesday that he  is resigning. He will leave his post at the end of the year. In January, he will permanently move to his native New Orleans to become a professor of the history department at Tulane University.

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It’s an idyllic scene out of a ski resort ad: After a long day skiing, return home and warm your bones by the roaring fire. Donnie Lee, general manager at the Gant, knows the appeal this has for visitors.

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Alongside the swag, food, and festivities at World Cup Village at Wagner Park, ski racers and fans alike will have a chance to take political action.

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Eagle County’s Board of Commissioners met behind closed doors on Tuesday. One issue they discussed was  Tree Farm, a controversial development proposal in El Jebel.

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