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

A newspaper editor in Glenwood Springs is catching heat for cutting off vulgar comments on his Facebook’s community forum page. Those censored argue their right to freedom of speech is being violated.

30 years ago, the Aspen Hall of Fame held its first introduction  banquet, Jeanette Darnauer founder and co-president of the Aspen Hall of Fame says if there's one event in town that's still able to connect the communities of Aspen and Snowmass, it's the banquet.

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Last week’s wet storms brought fresh powder up high, but left Aspen’s streets flooded and then frozen.

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The offerings along Aspen’s shopping strips aren’t exactly what you would find on the weekend chore list; a new Tesla showroom on the Cooper Avenue Mall comes to mind.

The days between Christmas and New Year’s were the busiest in Aspen Skiing Company’s history. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with SkiCo president and CEO Mike Kaplan about the numbers and the carrying capacity of town.

Applications are in for Carbondale’s Board of Trustee seat. Current trustees opted for an application process, over an election.

 An all-day forum has been set for next week when participants plan to develop a proposal to restrict chain stores in downtown Aspen. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Wendle Whiting, columnist for the Aspen Daily News, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

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Local skiers will be carrying solar-powered torches down Little Nell before Aspen’s annual Winterskol fireworks display. Those lights will go on to power a community in Fiji.

The nonprofit corporation that sank millions of dollars into the controversial Pan and Fork property in Basalt wants its money back.

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The 37th annual Valley Visual Art Show begins Friday night at The Launchpad in Carbondale.

Hundreds of people filled the state capitol Wednesday for opening day ceremonies as lawmakers return to work. 

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The annual “toast to winter” celebration — known as Winterskol —  is underway in Aspen. And on Thursday night, it’s going to get extreme at the Wheeler Opera House.

 

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) Board of Directors meets Thursday. Among the topics they will discuss is a contract with the federal government.

This week is all about Winterskol. Jennifer Albright Carney, vice president of event marketing, and Erik Klanderud, director of member services at the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, with the details.

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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is starting the planning process for a trail that will connect Carbondale and Crested Butte. The first chance for public comment is Thursday.

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The so-called Snowmastodon site at Ziegler Reservoir in Snowmass is the largest fossil discovery in Colorado history. Scientists from across the world are still working to understand the changing environment in which those plants and animals lived. Stephanie Lukowski is the Ice Age Discovery Center’s paleontologist. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy met with her outside of the Discovery Center in Snowmass.

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The Roaring Fork Valley is a biking wonderland in the summer months, rife with world-class singletrack trails and scenic, quiet roads. But in the winter, it’s a different landscape. Local mountain bikers are working to change that.

Improving roads, easing traffic congestion and making broadband available to all parts of Colorado are some of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s top priorities for the upcoming legislative session that begins Wednesday.

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A heavy, wet winter storm has brought lots of snow and statewide avalanche warnings.

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Aspen’s annual celebration of winter starts tonight with the Helen K. Klanderud Winterskol Awards Dinner at the St. Regis.

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