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A researcher with the U.S. Forest Service will speak this week about the sociology and psychology of fire management.

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Pitkin County has hired Janine Barth as its new veterans services officer.

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Aspen Public Radio’s morning host and operations manager Morgan T. Neely explained why he’s so passionate about supporting public media.

First Draft - Sarah Manguso

Feb 20, 2017

Sarah Manguso is the author of seven books including 300 Arguments, a genre-defying work of nonfiction; Ongoingness, a meditation on motherhood and time; The Guardians, an investigation of friendship and suicide; The Two Kinds of Decay, a memoir of her experience with a chronic autoimmune disease, and Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, a collection of very short stories.

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Immigrants who are new to Roaring Fork Valley schools often come from warm, tropical countries. A partnership between Basalt High School and the Roaring Fork Conservancy aims to help students understand their new environment.

Hike for Hope's founders discuss the importance of muscular dystrophy awareness for our community members. The Sharp family will continue to keep moving forward, remain grateful, and do what they can to be part of curing genetic diseases. 

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Aspen Public Radio’s executive director Carolyne Heldman explained why she’s so passionate about supporting public media.

Laugh Fest brings big comics to Aspen

Feb 19, 2017

Aspen Laugh Fest kicks off Tuesday night with local and national comedians stepping up to the mic throughout the week.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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During the winter months, an all-women’s soccer league plays in Carbondale on Friday and Saturday nights. The skill levels range, and the ages do, too. Passion for the game, though, is pretty consistent.

Developers are hoping to reach the final frontier of mountain base development in Aspen with a controversial proposal that’s in front of elected officials now.

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Earlier this week, Colorado’s snowpack hit 100 percent of average. Experts think this bodes well for this summer’s water supply.

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg returning to Aspen

Feb 16, 2017
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg returns to The Aspen Institute this weekend as part of the Hurst Lecture Series.

On Sunday, the philanthropist and founder of Bloomberg L.P. will join business executive and institute emeritus chairman Robert Steel onstage.

The discussion will include a new initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Aspen Institute. It involves experts and major cities worldwide preparing for the future of autonomous vehicles.

  The Roaring Fork School District announced yesterday that around 30 teachers could be cut from the system this year.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Anderson Ranch student wins World Press Photo Contest

Feb 16, 2017
Amber Bracken

A student of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center has won the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest.

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Aspen City Councilman Bert Myrin wants to know why the new police department building is slated to run on natural gas.

 The Gorsuch Haus development proposal brought scores of public comment to the Aspen City Council this week. There are those in favor of the new hotel and chairlift, others object to the size of the development.

On today's show Ascendigo Autism Services, the history of the organization, their philosophy and the benefit event this weekend in Aspen. 

Lawmakers serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear a measure to repeal Colorado's death penalty Wednesday. 

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