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This week, host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor for the Aspen Daily News, David Krauss, editor of the Aspen Times, and Cindy Hirschfeld, editor-in-chief of Aspen Sojourner magazine.

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John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” and recently penned the novel Bullet In The Chamber. He’s speaking tonight at Explore Booksellers about how the book deals with the loss of his son.

It was around when DeDakis became an editor at CNN that he started experimenting with other forms of writing, like biography, before moving to fiction.

“That’s not easy when it’s ground into you that making stuff up is a firing offense," he said.

 

Ruthie Brown

Aspen native cross country skier Simi Hamilton recently took sixth in the Olympic team sprint. Just minutes before his race, the US women made history, winning the gold medal in that event.

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees are discussing an array of options to keep bears out of trash cans.

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Paula Poundstone is a stand-up comic and a longtime panelist on NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!” She performs in Aspen tonight as part of the Aspen Laugh Festival.

Christin Kay and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

We have stories about the federal decision to delist the Canada lynx, a training from Indivisible Roaring Fork meant to help people bridge the partisan divide and the recommendation from the Pitkin County commissioners for what should move into Justice Snow’s space.

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Local farmers may soon be able to rent and share tools, as local governments are working on an agricultural equipment library.

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Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior Secretary, is open to relocating the BLM headquarters to the Western U.S.

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The U.S. Forest Service has released its draft decision to limit the number of daily visitors to Hanging Lake.

 

Notes from Pyeongchang: Coastal cluster

Feb 20, 2018
Ruthie Brown

We ventured down to the Gangneung Coastal Cluster for a day of touring. The city is about 45 minutes from the Mountain Cluster, which is the center for all the skating events. We rented e-bikes and negotiated our way for miles in both directions up and down the coast before going to short track.  

 

 

This surprisingly beautiful coastline is only 10 minutes from the Olympic venue.

 

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

David Anderson is the director of the Colorado Natural History Program, which gathers data on Colorado's habitat that is used for conservation efforts and land management. 

David is in town for Naturalist Nights.  He'll speak at the 3rd Street Center in Carbondale on February 21 and at ACES in Aspen on February 22.  

Ahead of those events, he talked to Christin Kay about the importance of protecting rare species. 

 

Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

The week-long Aspen Laugh Festival starts today and it features local and national talent.

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Voters in Basalt can meet their town council candidates Tuesday evening.

 

Ruthie Brown

We ventured out beyond Jimbu to the Dongbedoldang National Park and the Woljeongsa Temple in the mountain region of Pyeongchang.

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.

 

Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.

 

On a recent Saturday, a dozen or so people gathered at the Glenwood Springs Library to learn how to agree to disagree. The training, called “Crossing the Divide,” was put on by Indivisible Roaring Fork, the local chapter of a national political group, formed in opposition to the Trump administration.

Courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine

The 36th annual Food & Wine Classic has released its talent lineup.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 3

Feb 19, 2018

Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains the importance of their new Literary Prize, which launched last year. 

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After a lengthy selection process, City of Aspen staff will recommend the Aspen Public House to rent the restaurant space in the Wheeler Opera House.

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