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ASFB premieres 'Eudaemonia' this weekend

Feb 14, 2017
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The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is in its 20th season, and Saturday marks the world premiere of a new ballet from commercial choreographer Cherice Barton.

Occupancy records were again set last month in Aspen and Snowmass, but that streak is slowing down as the winter wears on.

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The Tree Farm is a 43-acre property across the highway from Whole Foods in Basalt.

The state Senate initially passed a bill on Monday that would require law enforcement officers in Colorado to be U.S. citizens. The debate touched off a broader discussion on immigration.

Matthew Morrison performs in Aspen

Feb 14, 2017

The Wheeler Opera House and Theatre Aspen are co-presenting “An Evening with Matthew Morrison” tonight. Aspen Public Radio’s Claire Woodcock spoke with the onstage and onscreen actor about this evening’s presentation.

Expert promotes ‘Art as Medicine’

Feb 14, 2017

An expert on the relationship between the arts and medicine is in town to discuss how families can introduce art therapy into their own communities.

For those living with a chronic illness, or who have a friend or family member who struggles with one, Elizabeth Auer has an easy prescription to fill: art.

Auer is the assistant director of performing arts for the University of Florida. She will be in Aspen making the case for caregivers to incorporate music, dance or the visual arts into a patient’s every day treatment plan.

 

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For the past 14 months, Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko have been hiking through the Grand Canyon’s rugged terrain with few trails. The two National Geographic journalists recently completed an 800-mile trek on foot. They wanted to understand this most iconic of national parks — and the development that threatens it from all directions.

Mind Springs Health

West Springs Hospital, in Grand Junction, is the only psychiatric hospital between Denver and Salt Lake City. It has 32 beds and wants 64.

First Draft - Anuk Arudpragasam

Feb 13, 2017

Anuk Arudpragasam is from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and graduated with a BA from Stanford University in 2010. His first novel is called The Story of a Brief Marriage.  He is also working on his PhD in Philosophy from Columbia University about the theorization and idealization of the individual in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, and John Dewey.

Ian Sharp, son of Carole and Bob Sharp of Aspen, has Becker muscular dystrophy. Ian's parents share some insight into what this entails, why it's important for our community to be aware of this disease and how Ian is able to thrive. 

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Aspen City Council is taking another look at a large development proposal for the base of Aspen mountain Monday night.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

The state Senate is currently debating a bill that would require law enforcement officers in Colorado to be U.S. citizens.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

  On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

A group of Roaring Fork locals will join a national day of action in support of Planned Parenthood this weekend.

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The building that housed Boogies’ Diner, one block from the Gondola in Aspen, is as classic as the milkshakes and burgers it served for decades.

The construction of the new Grand Avenue bridge is on schedule and residents in Battlement Mesa are breathing a sigh of relief. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason via Skype to update us on the week’s headlines is Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

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The citizen group Colorado Wild and Public Lands has won a request to delay the closing of a controversial land exchange.

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Snowmobilers and backcountry skiers can no longer park along Woody Creek Road near Lenado, a Pitkin County District Judge ruled.

 

The Roaring Fork School District has lifted the lock out placed on area schools early this morning.

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