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Basalt has three questions related to parks, open space and trails on November’s ballot. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has details about the town’s priorities and needs with this program.   

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Nick Lenio is one of 25 semifinalists for the National Grammy in the Schools Music Educator Award. To reach this point he had to make several videos showing the work he does at the school.


First Draft - Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel, Here Comes the Sun, a New York Times Editors' Choice, which has received a starred Kirkus Review and is deemed one of the best books to read this summer and beyond by New York Times, NPR, BBC, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, Bookish, Miami Herald, Elle, O Magazine, Marie Claire, Entertainment Weekly, Flavorwire, After Ellen, BookPage, Cosmopolitan, Brooklyn Magazine, among others. Dennis-Benn has also been shortlisted for the 2016 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Aspen TREE Co-Directors Eden Vardy and River Morgan share their vision for Aspen TREE in the coming years, and discuss the power of thinking positively about environmentalism. The organization has ambitious plans for growth and expansion, which includes a model for up-and-coming farmers. 

Aspen TREE Board Vice President Michael Miracle also contributes. 

Learn more about Aspen TREE, and their upcoming programs, events, and volunteer opportunities at

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue typically performs sketch comedy and small songs. This fall, they are trying something a little darker. On Friday, they opened up their production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort spoke with director John Goss about how his theatre company is changing what they do.

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Aspen City Council is scheduled to discuss renewing its contract to monitor air quality today. As Elizabeth Stewart-Severy reports, this is part of an ongoing effort to reduce pollution.

 This spring, the Pitkin County Commissioners granted a license for a marijuana-infused jerky producer in the Aspen Airport Business Center. But they weren’t happy about it.

The Aspen Skiing Company is staying out of most election decisions this year, but a few ballot measures have a direct impact on SkiCo and its employees.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Millennials were the target of a recent column penned by a baby boomer who says he’s alarmed by the statistics, which paint a weak generation.

Millenials are wimps

But a columnist who is a millennial and writes about her generation regularly, has a different viewpoint.

Platts: The damage of generalizing


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An increased budget for programming allowed the venue to bring in bigger names, and right now, it looks like that may have been achieved. The Beach Boys and comedian Kevin Smith both perform in December.

 Police continue to investigate a possible murder-suicide in Glenwood Springs.


About 50 people recently weighed in on ColoradoCare at an event hosted by KUNC and the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

Opponents for a measure that would allow terminally ill patients to take medication to end their lives launched statewide television ads Wednesday.

 Voting “yes” on Proposition 106, known as the “End of Life Options Act” would legalize the use of life-ending medicine in some cases. A “no” vote would keep it illegal to prescribe or take the drugs.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will offer 31 oil and gas leases for sale this December, but these sales will happen online.

The two candidates vying for Garfield County Commissioner discussed their positions in a debate Wednesday hosted by Aspen Public Radio.


Check the facts from the third and final presidential debate right here.


Next week is the Ken Rudin Political Junkie event from Paepcke Auditorium with Steve House, Chairperson of the Colorado Republican Committee, and Rick Palacio, Chairperson of the Colorado Democratic Committee.  

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About an hour north of Telluride is the town of Ridgway, Colo. — population 932. On one of the main streets is a shop called Billings Artworks.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has warned supporters that they are working against a rigged election process, but clerks in Colorado say that’s impossible.

The Colorado County Clerks Association sent a notice Tuesday calling this state’s election system “the best in the world.”