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With summer season warming up, area wildlife agencies are reminding people to respect trails that remain closed.

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As of Tuesday, the state’s oil and gas operators should have inspected their pipelines within 1,000 feet of occupied buildings. In Garfield County, it’s unclear how many of those there are.

Curated - May 29

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This week on Curated, a sculpture was installed in Carbondale’s roundabout. The artist looks back and gives insight into the process for other sculptors. Plus, Basalt unveils a new series of temporary public art installations as a symbol of unity to the community.

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Memorial Day services to honor local fallen service members will be held this Monday.

Veterans’ Park in Aspen is currently under construction so this year’s ceremony is in Connor Park, beginning at 11 a.m. The event includes a candle lighting, laying of a memorial wreath by Aspen Boy Scout Troop #201 and a roll call of Roaring Fork Valley men killed in action. The public is invited to stay for a community barbecue after the program, hosted by Aspen Elks Lodge #224.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the state’s roughly $26 billion budget into law on Friday. 

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Liz Chapman from the Aspen environmental health department has been appointed to a state commission that regulates trash and hazardous waste.

President Trump’s assault on the media has prompted strong reaction from journalists and those who support a free press all over the country. This morning, we hear a rebroadcast of Valley Roundup recorded 40 days into Trump’s presidency.

Pitkin County officials are still scratching their heads about why the federal government has threatened one of their funding sources.

Pitkin County Sheriff, Joe DiSalvo, was recently contacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. He learned the county is on a list with five others in Colorado who allegedly are going to lose federal funding.

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Each summer, world leaders and innovative thinkers gather in Aspen for the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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The statewide non-profit Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has launched a new effort to get kids outside.

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On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions narrowed the definition of “sanctuary jurisdictions.” They are now places that “willfully refuse to comply” with federal immigration law. Pitkin County is one of them.

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The numbers are in on how the Aspen Snowmass resort did this past winter season. And it wasn’t too bad, despite lackluster snowfall. Aspen Public Radio News Director Carolyn Sackariason covers the ski industry and breaks down the numbers for us. Listen here.

 

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Representatives from 27 Colorado communities took a pledge last week in Aspen to act aggressively on climate change.

Summer Words programming announced

May 23, 2017
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Last week, Aspen Words announced its anticipated public events schedule for Summer Words.

Tuesday, the Aspen City Council will hear a summary of public feedback regarding an overhaul to the Hyman and Cooper Avenue walking malls.

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To address the need for more affordable housing, Garfield County recently changed their building code to allow for tiny homes.

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The Aspen Skiing Company announced Monday that skiers will get to enjoy last week’s winter storm. Aspen Mountain will reopen for Memorial Day weekend.  

 

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The Roaring Fork is on Colorado’s list of impaired rivers. City of Aspen officials are working on a plan to improve the health of the Roaring Fork River.

Curated - May 22

May 22, 2017

This week on Curated, an improv troupe masters the art of long form storytelling, a writer and comedian finds humor in Aspen living and a professor from the University of Colorado at Boulder breaks down the behavioral psychology of humor across cultures.

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