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Summer Words programming announced

18 hours ago
Courtesy of Aspen Words

Last week, Aspen Words announced its anticipated public events schedule for Summer Words.

Tuesday, the Aspen City Council will hear a summary of public feedback regarding an overhaul to the Hyman and Cooper Avenue walking malls.

Aspen Public Radio

To address the need for more affordable housing, Garfield County recently changed their building code to allow for tiny homes.

Courtesy of Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Skiing Company

The Aspen Skiing Company announced Monday that skiers will get to enjoy last week’s winter storm. Aspen Mountain will reopen for Memorial Day weekend.  

 

Courtesy of City of Aspen Parks and Engineering

The Roaring Fork is on Colorado’s list of impaired rivers. City of Aspen officials are working on a plan to improve the health of the Roaring Fork River.

Over the last decade, the city has spent millions of dollars to reduce pollution in stormwater runoff, but some officials say that program doesn’t have the funding it needs. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been following the issue and spoke with producer Christin Kay.

Curated - May 22

May 22, 2017

This week on Curated, an improv troupe masters the art of long form storytelling, a writer and comedian finds humor in Aspen living and a professor from the University of Colorado at Boulder breaks down the behavioral psychology of humor across cultures.

First Draft - Max Winter

May 22, 2017
Olivia Sauerwein

Max Winter is the author of the novel Exes.  He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA program, and a recipient of two Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Fiction. He has been published in Day One and Diner Journal. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife and son.

Week in the Arts - May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

 

Roaring Fork High School’s annual art exhibition will be on display Monday through Wednesday from 8am to 8pm in the school’s main gym.

Dance Initiative welcomes Marielis Garcia of NYC and David Norsworthy of Toronto as Artists in Residence at The Launchpad. The dancers will give workshops Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6:15.

The dancers will also give a performance of a new work in progress Saturday, May 27 at 7:30pm.

 

CORE would like to expand their outreach into even more communities. CORE keeps their eye on a national level, yet focuses on local and state levels to do what they can. CORE started collecting energy wasting "True Confessions" from the public.

CU Boulder professor talks humor

May 22, 2017
colorado.edu

Dr. Peter McGraw is a professor in the business department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His most recent research examines what makes things funny. Claire Woodcock spoke with him on the big secret behind humor.

Courtesy of City of Aspen

A plan to widen the sidewalk on Castle Creek Bridge is on hold.

Ballots are in the mail for the Aspen City Council run-off election between Torre and Ward Hauenstein.

 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week to discuss the week’s news are Aspen Times editor David Krause, Aspen Daily News editor Curtis Wackerle and Carla Jean Whitley, features editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

 

There’s a chirping crisis in downtown Aspen that city officials are hoping will fly away.

City is looking to quell new Main Street ‘chirping’ signals

 

Today’s commercial real estate market in downtown Aspen indicates that collecting rent is not a motivator for some landlords. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle and Aspen Times Editor David Krause.

 

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m. today, which includes Carla Jean Whitley, features editor at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

 

“Citizenship Day” is Saturday at Saint Stephen Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs. Volunteer immigration lawyers will help people apply for citizenship.

Mind Springs Health

If you’re a person suffering from a mental health crisis in Colorado, you could end up in jail, even if you aren’t charged with a crime. There are only five other states where this is legal. It won’t be legal in Colorado for much longer.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Colorado is the first — and only — state in the country to dedicate a holiday to public lands, and the celebration begins Saturday.  

 

Call for local artists for the 46th annual Mountain Fair

May 17, 2017
Riley Hutchens

Applications for this year’s Valley Artists’ Booth at the annual Mountain Fair in Carbondale are being accepted through Friday.

Eagle County

Chris Lindley began his new job with Eagle County on May 1.

This spring, Karen Koenemann was hired as Pitkin County’s first public health director.

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