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Sometimes, smaller theater companies have to deal with a lack of talent, or a lack of funding. And although Theater Aspen operates on a small stage, which hides in a tent, it manages to bring the bright lights and glamor of Broadway to town.

 

 

Mark Martino is the director of Theater Aspen’s production of Cabaret. It is his sixth time directing a show with the company and says there’s something special about the challenge of working in a place that doesn’t have traditional theater amenities.

Marci Krivonen

Health care, violence and the wage gap are a few topics to be tackled at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival. The 10-day event started Thursday (6/25). 

It’s the Festival’s eleventh year and this year it looks different.

"We decided to freshen it up a little bit and change some things around, and we’re sitting in a new pavilion," she says.

Aspen Police Department

An Aspen man is being held without bond in the Grand Junction area. He faces charges after illegally having a gun at Aspen’s Post Office, where he was an employee. A Grand Junction magistrate denied fifty-six-year old Mauro Emilio Pennini bond on Thursday, saying he poses a danger to people in the Aspen area.

Garrison Keillor in his own words

Jun 25, 2015

  Here is the full interview between Aspen Public Radio News Director Carolyn Sackariason and Prairie Home Companion Garrison Keillor, who was in town on Wednesday.

Marci Krivonen

Pitkin County is fighting a national effort to transfer federal public lands to states. The county plans to send a resolution to congressional representatives in Washington DC. 

One group advocating for state control of federal public lands is the American Lands Council. It argues state control would improve access, environmental health and productivity on land managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.

Jim Salter leaves his mark on Aspen

Jun 25, 2015

By all accounts, Jim Salter was one of the smartest people who spent time in Aspen, and he had the dogs to match.

 

 

"He also had the most intelligent dogs," says Bill Stirling is a long-time resident and former mayor of aspen. His late wife, Katharine Thalberg, founded Explore Bookstore, where Stirling met Salter. "They were corgis. They were very long and low to the ground and highly intelligent which would be just the kind of dog Jim would have. You could almost speak to those dogs and expect a pretty good reply from them."

Marci Krivonen

Supporters for more protection for the Crystal River are hitting the road again. The goal is a Wild and Scenic River designation, but that takes an Act of Congress. Supporters have crafted a bill and want to get approval from local governments. And yes, they’ve already done something similar.

Elise Thatcher

Residents in the Roaring Fork Valley pedaled their support for Colorado’s bike to work day yesterday. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher stopped by a RFTA booth with fortification for riders.

Alycin Bektesh/Aspen Public Radio News

  Radio. Garrison Keillor, host of Prairie Home Companion, was in town Wednesday to deliver the keynote address at an Aspen Words benefit dinner. He stopped by the Aspen Public Radio and spoke with News Director Carolyn Sackariason about the future of his decades-long variety show.

For the full interview, tune in at 3:30 this afternoon, or check the website later today.

 

 

Linda Girvin, Aspen artist on her show Presence with Absence, showing now at the Wyly Annex, with an artist's talk Wednesday June 24th at 5:30pm.

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