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The public has spoken - they want high-profile acts at the Wheeler Opera House and they are willing to pay for it.

Aspen’s elected officials are inching forward with their plans to overhaul government buildings.

 

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The U.S. Forest Service will hold a public meeting tonight to gather feedback about a plan to cut back trees in the upper Fryingpan.

Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Politics are still in play in Basalt — after two elections and the resignation of the town manager.

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 Typically, the weekend after the Thanksgiving kick-off of Aspen’s ski season, the Aspen Skiing Company has hundreds of lessons available. But, with Elk Camp Meadows the only guaranteed terrain, those are a no-go for this weekend.

While the tech industry is booming in the U.S., women’s participation in it is not.

Every year Aspen’s Hickory House opens its doors on Thanksgiving for a free community meal. That means hundreds of locals consume more than a thousand pounds of food. At the restaurant, all hands are on deck to pull off the feast. Alycin Bektesh visited the Aspen landmark’s busy kitchen, on it’s prep day.

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 A group of locals and visitors attended a cooking class at Meat and Cheese Tuesday evening. The restaurant offers one each month, and this time was, of course, Thanksgiving themed.

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  For the first time in nearly a decade, Aspen Mountain will not be open for Thanksgiving Day skiing.

Theatre Aspen announced Monday that the organization’s big summer production will be the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray.

 

Yesterday, the Basalt Town Council voted unanimously for a property tax, but they decided to hold off on the decision to pay town employees more.

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Backpackers looking to stay the night in the most popular areas of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness will soon need a permit to do so. The U.S. Forest Service recently released a plan to manage overnight visitors in the backcountry.

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Dale Will spent a beautiful last day with his daughter Eva. She’d been struggling for some time.

 

“I expect you to outlive me,” he told her, as they walked the streets of Carbondale together. "And I expect to live to 100.”

Valley Meats is a butcher shop in Carbondale, off of Highway 133. The clientele is mostly Latino. Spanish is mainly what you hear once inside.

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The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is improving its baggage screening system by enlarging the conveyor belt used to screen bags once they’re checked in.

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The U.S. Forest Service has released a draft environmental impact statement for new recreation opportunities at Snowmass ski area. The proposed projects would significantly add to summer recreation on the mountain.

First Draft - Teddy Wayne

Nov 21, 2016
Kate Greathead

Teddy Wayne is the author of the novels Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, and Kapitoil. He is the winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship as well as a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, PEN/Bingham Prize, and Dayton Literary Peace Prize. A columnist for the New York Times, he is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and McSweeney’s and has taught at Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis. He lives in New York.

Jeffrey Gorsuch has been involved with the Aspen Education Foundation, or AEF, as both a member of the board and as a parent. Gorsuch discusses the future of AEF and their goals to build an Innovation Center and expand classroom space for the Aspen School District. AEF Executive Director Brooke Bedingfield also contributes. 

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The Snowmass Town Council is set to approve a parking ordinance Monday. There will be slight name changes to the varying types of parking permits, but parking rates will remain the same. The Town of Snowmass Village now has parking software that allows for “digital permits.” Beginning Dec. 6, residents purchasing premium, limited or restricted parking passes must register their license plate number with the parking department. They will longer need a parking sticker in their window.

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Pete Maysmith was last in Aspen during the ski industry gathering “The Meeting” in October. He is the executive director of Conservation Colorado, an organization that works to elect preservation-minded policymakers. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy talked with Maysmith about the group’s successes in this year’s election and some major challenges on the national level.

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