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Mountainfilm in Aspen starts Wednesday at The Wheeler Opera House. This year’s festival will be the biggest yet.

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Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon is one of Colorado’s most popular hikes, and overuse is causing degradation to the fragile ecosystem. The U.S. Forest Service released a plan yesterday for how to manage visitors at the trail. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy discusses details of the plan with producer Christin Kay.

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Two bodies were recovered from the north face of Capitol Peak Tuesday. The climbers were young locals.

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The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners heard an update Tuesday about the potential environmental impacts from a proposed expansion at the airport.

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Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners met on Monday to discuss their lack of a detox facility.

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The final Festival Showcase program of the season is a wrap-up interview with Alan Fletcher and Asadour Santourian. What were the highlights for them of the season? What were some of the challenges? I asked them to spill the beans about what we can look forward to in 2018, and they obliged.

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Gov. John Hickenlooper launched a new initiative this year. It’s called Take Note Colorado, and its aim is to give every kindergarten through 12th grade student in the state access to musical instruments and education.

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Last week, Pitkin County public health officials warned of an increase in bat activity after 11 were found dead in Snowmass. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy reported on the story and talked with producer Christin Kay about why bats can pose a public health concern.

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More than 500 people lined up in front of the Pitkin County Library hours before the eclipse reached its peak at 11:43 a.m. Most were looking for the special glasses that filter out nearly all visible light, as well as the UV and infrared light that damages the eye. The Aspen Science Center handed out 500 pairs.

There are three women sitting in a small apartment in Glenwood Springs. They’re calm, but all fight back tears.

This week on Curated, we explore Mountainfilm in Aspen: The documentary film festival bringing nonfiction features and shorts that cover environmental, cultural, political and social justice to the valley.

First Draft - Claire Messud

Aug 21, 2017
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Claire Messud is the author of six novels and one book of novellas including The Woman Upstairs, When the World Was Steady, THe Last Life, and The Emperor’s Children, which was a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Messud has been awarded Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and children. Her latest novel is called The Burning Girl.

Welcome to the beginning of another sunny week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Tuesday, essayist Tyler Dunning will give a talk at Explore Booksellers in conjunction with his Mountainfilm presentation later this week. That event begins at 5:30 p.m.

Also Tuesday, Aspen Public Radio has its event “Resurgent Russia in the Time of Trump” with NPR’s former bureau chief in Moscow Corey Flintoff in Paepcke Auditorium at 6 p.m.

Vice president of CASA's board, Resa Hayes, explains how she has seen the non-profit evolve since it's establishment in our community in 2011. A volunteer CASA does not need a specific skill set to provide assistance to a child or children in need. 

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Millions of Americans will see a rare solar eclipse today, and here's the scoop on what to expect in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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  The Snowmass Village Town Council is scheduled to consider two long-range arts policies  Monday.

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Dr. Daniel Levitin is a cognitive neuroscientist, professor, writer and musician. He’s known for several bestselling books, including “This is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession.” His latest book is called “Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era.” Claire Woodcock sat down with him last week to discuss the ongoing conversation about fake news.

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On Monday, from coast to coast, people can watch what’s being called “The Great American Eclipse.” Scientists are calling on those millions of spectators to provide data and observations. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy checked in with researchers who are using the latest technology to learn about a full sensory experience, for all creatures on earth.  

The final week of the Aspen Music Festival attracted a large array of musicians to this week's High Notes with Alan Fletcher, including cellist Alisa Weilerstein and singers for the upcoming production of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust, the final concert of the season with over 350 musicians performing onstage! Here is Alan in conversation with a number of musicians who are helping bring the 2017 season of the Aspen Music Festival to a rousing close.

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It is no longer illegal to break into a hot vehicle to rescue a child or dog. A new law went into effect earlier this month that waives liability for a good Samaritan.

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