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Elise Thatcher

Basalt may ask voters to pay for a Pan and Fork park this fall. Town Council decided Tuesday night to start nailing down how much the land is worth and other preparations.

Mercedez Holtry is a 22-year-old poet from New Mexico. Her writing talks about her identity as a woman and her race. She is currently teaching poetry workshops for youth around the valley ahead of Aspen Words’ Youth Poetry Slam this weekend.

Eagle County Times

  Two Carbondale residents are moving forward with their campaigns against two members of Colorado’s congressional delegation.

Hunt advances on Hopkins

Feb 8, 2016
City of Aspen

  Plans for a new building on Hopkins Avenue advanced Monday night. Elected officials gave their blessing on developer Mark Hunt’s project. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

The building at 517 E. Hopkins Ave. will be torn down and replaced with a smaller one but it will have more uses. Aspen City Council reviewed the project after the Historic Preservation Commission approved it conceptually last month.

First Draft - Adam Johnson

Feb 8, 2016

Adam Johnson was born in South Dakota and raised in Arizona. He earned a BA in Journalism from Arizona State University in 1992; a MFA from the writing program at McNeese State University, and a PhD in English from Florida State University in 2000.

Jane Bachrach

For four years now, Aspen Words has been sending poets into local schools to teach kids about the art.

 

That trend of putting poets in schools is continuing this year, with the third annual Youth Poetry Slam.

Every summer since 2004, Ascendigo has brought children with autism to the Roaring Fork Valley to participate in an overnight sports camp. 

Valley Roundup 02-05-16

Feb 5, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

 

Two candidates who sit on opposite sides of development are running for the mayor’s seat in Basalt. Unlike previous elections in that town, candidates’ positions are clearly different.

Differences abound among Basalt mayoral candidates Whitsitt and Stevens

 

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Government leaders from the Roaring Fork Valley are meeting with top state officials in Glenwood Springs today to speak about the future of transportation in the region.

Naturalist talks in Carbondale get heated

Feb 4, 2016
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Naturalist Nights speaker series is put on by the Wilderness Workshop and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. This year’s series started with controversy when presentations on wolves and mountain lions at the Third Street Center in Carbondale turned contentious.

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