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This week, The U.S. Forest Service accepted Aspen Skiing Company’s ideas for the future of Aspen Mountain.The plans include new terrain, expanded snowmaking, and more summer trails. This news comes as we learn that skier visits are down, not just in Aspen, but across the state. Snowmass Town Council is still grappling with questions about Base Village, and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails works on local food production.

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Wilderness Workshop has joined a lawsuit challenging the drilling of more than a hundred natural gas wells near Paonia.

 

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The city of Aspen has accepted 11 proposals from different parties who want to run the restaurant at the Wheeler Opera House. The space is currently Justice Snow's. Reporter Wyatt Orme and and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discussed the prospective tenants and selection process.

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The day after Donald Trump became the 45th U.S. president, millions demonstrated around the world.

Christin Kay and Alycin Bektesh bring you the biggest stories from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

We have a little bit of an animal theme this week. The Canada lynx was removed from the federal Endangered Species list. And, it may sound like a terrible idea to have wolves in an airport, but don’t worry, it’s just a photo exhibit, and it's actually part of a campaign to familiarize Coloradans with wolves.  

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a statement released Wednesday, said an old mine outside Minturn, a superfund site, could become the site of a future housing development.

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There’s a new generation of rock musicians in the valley, thanks to Rock and Roll Academy Roaring Fork, an after school music program for kids. On Sunday, five middle and high school level bands will show off their skills at The Temporary.

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The U.S. Forest Service has accepted Aspen Skiing Company’s long-term vision for Aspen Mountain. This means some changes could be imminent.

Marci Krivonen

  The Town of Snowmass Village currently does not allow business licenses for the sale of marijuana.

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5Point Adventure Film will present two nights of film screenings at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. This will be a primer for the 6th annual film festival taking place in Carbondale this April.

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Last Friday, the board of Colorado Mountain College (CMC) unanimously passed a resolution in support of their DREAMer students who, the resolution states, deserve a pathway to citizenship.

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Not as many people stayed in hotels in Aspen and Snowmass this December, as compared to a year ago.

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This winter, the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project has launched public awareness campaign meant to familiarize Coloradans with wolves and garner enthusiasm for reintroducing wolves in the state. They’ve teamed up with the nonprofit Living with Wolves to bring a photo exhibition to a unique setting in Aspen.

Until recently, there was no place in the Roaring Fork Valley for an adult to get an examination after a sexual assault.  

Now, Mountain West SANE (Sexual Assualt Nurse Examiners) Alliance, which certifies nurses to perform those exams, has joined Riverbridge, a child advocacy center in Glenwood Springs, to provide this service.    

Currently, three options have been laid out for building a new chairlift on the west side of Aspen Mountain.

Wednesday, as part of Aspen Gay Ski Week, a series of boutiques and galleries will participate the Fashion & Art night out from 6 to 9. For more information, visit gayskiweek.com.

 

Thursday at the Aspen Chapel, there’s the first installment of the “Create Bravely” workshop starting at 4.

 

Courtesy of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies/aspennature.org

Jasmine Finks has spent years rehabilitating injured osprey and educating people about the birds of prey. Finks was in Aspen last week as part of the Naturalist Nights speaker series and sat down with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Residents and visitors to Pitkin County produce a lot of trash — about twice the national average. On Tuesday, county commissioners will consider a plan to keep some reusable items out of the landfill.

First Draft: Kate Manne

Jan 15, 2018

Kate Manne is an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University.  She was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. She has a PhD in philosophy from MIT.

Manne focuses on moral philosophy (especially metaethics and moral psychology. feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. She also writes opinion pieces, essays, and reviews for a wider audience. Her academic/trade "crossover" book about misogyny is called Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.

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The federal government announced last week that it plans to remove the Canada lynx from the Endangered Species list.

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