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Non-Profit in the Spotlight: YouthEntity, Week 3

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YouthEntity seeks to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world experiences that prepare them for future successes. The main goal of YouthEntity is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. Kirsten Petre McDaniel describes why it is important to be aware of YouthEntity and how you can get involved. 

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At their meeting last week, the board of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) heard from consultants about the appetite the Roaring Fork Valley has for a property tax to help the authority expand.

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The 2018 AREDAY Summit kicks off today, and it includes conversations about setting aside half of the world for nature.

 

  This week, Pitkin County officials are in no rush to annex Basalt and El Jebel, Fire restrictions  are in effect throughout the valley, Pitkin County land managers are Using science to protect habitat, governments are putting money toward electric busses, the Aspen School Camp for the Deaf  is working to revitalize a community gathering, and, there just might be a way to get through the Food and Wine Classic calmly and peacefully.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

Aspen Words

Author Heather Harpham’s memoir “Happiness: The Crooked Little Road to Semi-Ever After” is about her infant daughter’s life-threatening illness.  Harpham speaks Monday night on an Aspen Words’ Summer Words panel.

Food and Wine

It’s glitz and glamour this weekend in Aspen for the annual Food and Wine Classic... but, as one visiting restaurateur has seen, many workers in the industry are just one unexpected crisis away from having unpaid hospital bills pile up or from being evicted.

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A handful of middle and high school students from across the Roaring Fork Valley spent the week learning about climate change and making films.

 

Honor Flag Arrives In Aspen

Jun 15, 2018

The U. S. Honor Flag will fly from Aspen Fire Department Saturday. The flag commemorates police officers, firefighters, first responders and military personnel who have died in the line of duty.

 

Heritage Fire returns to Snowmass Village on Saturday.  The culinary festival features cooking whole animals over open flames. The focus is also on locally raised meat and produce.

Mountain Edition: June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

This week, hosts Zoe Rom and Christin Kay bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

A new exhibit at the Aspen Historical Society commemorates Hunter S Thompson’s controversial campaign for Sheriff.

Roaring Fork Transit Authority

The union representing the drivers of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) has negotiated a new three-year contract for its drivers. It goes to the board Thursday, and, if approved, will be effective beginning in 2019.

At a meeting Thursday, elected officials will discuss two ways to improve alternative transportation near Aspen.

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  Tonight the Carbondale Board of trustees will consider raising the purchase age of tobacco products while still complying with Colorado laws.

 

First Draft: Tom Rachman

Jun 13, 2018

Tom Rachman is the author of four works of fiction: his bestselling debut, The Imperfectionists , which was translated into 25 languages; the critically acclaimed follow-up, The Rise & Fall of Great Powers ; a satirical audiobook-in-stories Basket of Deplorables ; and his most recent novel set in the art world, The Italian Teacher. 

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Stage one fire restrictions went into effect Tuesday in Pitkin and Eagle Counties because of dry conditions and high temperatures.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council adopted changes to the town’s community housing guidelines.

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People, plants and animals all enjoy the nearly 5,000 acres of land owned by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. To make sure the shared space remains a thriving ecosystem, Open Space and Trails is turning to data collected on site.

Anderson Ranch

Artist Esteban de Valle is giving a talk at Anderson Ranch Thursday called “Makin’ It.” It’s about fulfilling the dream of becoming a full-time artist, which hasn’t been without its challenges for him.  

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