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The tension between the U.S. and North Korea has ratcheted up in the past year.  

Go Snowmass

This week, service members and veterans will gather in Aspen and Snowmass for Challenge America’s first-ever Military Ski Week.

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Three lawmakers face formal complaints at the state Capitol alleging sexual harassment. We went to the districts these lawmakers represent to see what their constituents think about the situation. The overall message: sexual harassment shouldn’t be tolerated and there should be consequences should the allegations be proven true.

 

An annual community survey shows Aspenites are mainly satisfied with their quality of life.

TIME magazine’s Person of the Year for 2017 is the #metoo movement. The honor goes to the people behind the movement – "The Silence Breakers" – men and women who have come forward publicly with allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

Denise Bosco

Aspen Words has made public the faculty lineup for the 2018 Summer Words writing conference and literary festival.

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Dry weather statewide means many ski areas have limited terrain. Skiers and riders who want more might be looking into backcountry options. Right now, avalanche danger is low, but that could change with the next snowfall.

 

It's another week of wonder here in the Roaring Fork Valley! Welcome. 

First Draft: Jennifer Egan

Dec 11, 2017
Pieter M. Van Hattem

Jennifer Egan is the author of several novels and a short story collection. Her book, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times book prize. Also a journalist, she has written frequently in the New York Times Magazine. Her newest novel is Manhattan Beach.

  This week, National Monuments take a hit, a trail along the Crystal River becomes a dividing line, an effort continues to turn private land into a public amenity and how a federal tax overhaul would affect the valley

The the granting committee of the Basalt Education Foundation considers a grant request from a teacher or administrator, they look at a few key components. They explain how they want the students to have the best education possible.

Garfield County Coroner

The Garfield County Coroner’s office wants more money for autopsies and for the forensic pathologists who do them.

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The national nonprofit Artspace was in Carbondale last week to help the town look into creating affordable living and work spaces for artists and arts organizations.

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The Wheeler Opera House will introduce a new member, and a new alternate, for the board in January.

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Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron spent last week representing Aspen’s sustainability goals at two separate conferences, first in Chicago and then in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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The deadline to sign up for health insurance is looming. On Saturday, experts from Mountain Family Health Centers are setting up shop to help residents through the process.

It’s back to the drawing board for Basalt’s Pan and Fork property. The developer at the table, Lowe Enterprises, said Thursday it’s out after failing to see eye-to-eye with the town.

Sharen Bradford

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is taking place this weekend. It’s an annual opportunity for students to share the stage with professional dancers. It also serves as a holiday reunion for recurring members of the company’s cast.

On this snowy afternoon, hosts Christin Kay and Claire Woodcock bring you the week's biggest local news stories.

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For many years, the Aspen Thrift Shop has sold donated goods at affordable prices, distributing grants to other nonprofits in the valley. The women who run the organization demonstrate commitment to local philanthropy and towards each other.

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