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The City of Aspen has agreed to move water rights for storage out of Castle and Maroon Creeks.

 

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The Snowmass Arts Advisory Board is working on a new public art piece to honor Snowmass’ 50th anniversary.

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Imagine the tools you typically find in an art class.  Pens, pencils, brushes... small, safe items.  For John Bozza’s “Power of Tools” class, the first items students need are eye protection and a face mask. They learn to use electric saws and drills, and to find art in the things that they can’t control.

This week, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Christin Kay bring you the week’s news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

Roger Adams

If an oil and gas company pays too much in tax, it can get a refund, called an “abatement.” Garfield County might see one or two of these each year, and it’s the libraries, hospitals and school districts, among others, who refund the money.

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The community is invited to help create a mosaic picnic table for the Latino Folk Art Garden on the Rio Grande Trail in Carbondale.  

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

After nine deaths in the Elk Mountain backcountry last summer, Mountain Rescue Aspen wanted change. The organization has teamed up with the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office and the U.S. Forest Service on a new campaign aimed at helping prepare people for backcountry adventures.

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Earlier this month, Aspen city council declared a "stage one" drought. This means the city is asking residents to voluntarily cut back on irrigation and water consumption and is requiring that city government do the same.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

A new exhibit at Anderson Ranch invites visitors to interact with photography, sculpture and even puppets.

This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health Conference.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

On Tuesday, Aspen City Council will discuss how to spend the Wheeler Opera House’s surplus revenue. The extra funds come partially from a voter-approved real estate transfer tax (RETT).

Courtesy of Bluegreen Aspen

On Tuesday, Pitkin County commissioners and Basalt town council members will hear an update on plans to upgrade the areas surrounding the whitewater park.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Film, Week 4

May 21, 2018

Aspen Film seeks to enlighten, enrich, educate, and entertain through film. Founded in 1979 by Ellen Hunt, Aspen Film has been creating unique experiences for all audiences. Susan Wrubel, Executive Director, and Regna Jones, Director of Operations and Education detail what Aspen Film means to them. 

Canine Outreach Care & Rescue seeks to ensure that as many dogs as possible avoid suffering and injury. Dedicated to helping needy families pay for life threatening and emergency veterinary expenses, Canine Outreach Care & Rescue provides funds to pay for veterinary care. Co-founders Sarah Simms and Sandro Torres explain where they see their non-profit in the future, and the importance of awareness in our community. 

Elise Thatcher

A group hoping to change the date of Aspen’s municipal elections is holding a public meeting Tuesday evening.

Courtesy of the Wilderness Workshop

Last week, the Wilderness Workshop announced that executive director Sloan Shoemaker was stepping down after 21 years with the conservation organization. Will Roush, who has been with Wilderness Workshop since 2009, will take over the position in September. They both spoke with Aspen Public Radio environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy about the organization and the transition.

Courtesy of CLEER

Ed Mazria founded the organization Architecture 2030, with the goal that all new buildings will be carbon-neutral by 2030. Last week, he spoke at a symposium in Carbondale that was hosted by local energy efficiency organizations.

This week, a judge in Glenwood Springs decided there’s enough evidence to try the couple accused of stealing more than $1 million from the ranch they managed for more than three decades. In Aspen, the interested parties seem to agree on where a new Lift 1 on Aspen Mountain should go and some of the arts events coming up this summer will focus on social issues, like the refugee crisis.

Hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme bring you highlights of the week in news in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

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