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Francisco Cantu is Aspen Words’ Writer-in-Residence this month.  Tuesday evening, he’ll discuss his bestselling memoir “The Line Becomes A River: Dispatches from the Border.”

First Draft: David Grann

Jun 11, 2018

David Grann is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker magazine. His book, Killers of the Flower Moon documented one of the most sinister crimes and racial injustices in American history.  Killers of the Flower Moon was a finalist for the National Book Award and a winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award for best true crime book.

His previous books include, The Lost City of Z, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: YouthEntity, Week 2

Jun 11, 2018

YouthEntity seeks to engage and empower youth to discover their potential by providing real-world experiences that prepare them for future successes. The main goal of YouthEntity is to make the Western Slope of Colorado the most financially literate region in the country. Kirsten Petre McDaniel describes their programs offered to high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley.  

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

 

 

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After a series of incidents between humans and wildlife - particularly with bears -  it is now illegal to harass wild animals in the City of Aspen. The new ordinance doubles fees for harassing wildlife within city limits.

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An agreement has been reached to keep a popular trail open in the Hunter Creek Valley, resolving a years-long legal dispute.

  This week, there are moose on the loose in Snowmass Village. We check in with the locals that are making it work as entrepreneurs in Aspen. We hear some promising news after a dry year.

And we send you into the weekend with some big name events as well as off the beaten path valley fun.

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) begins its summer schedule Saturday, as well as its ban on open containers on its buses.

Hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Zoe Rom bring you the week’s news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

 

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo kicks off tonight at seven-thirty at Gus Darien Arena for a night of roping, riding and barrel racing.

 

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The City of Aspen has cut back on irrigation at most parks across town to meet a goal of reducing water consumption by 10 to 15 percent. But Wagner Park, in the city core, is managed pretty differently.

The Glenwood Springs City Council will decide Thursday if they’ll change the Ride Glenwood Springs bus service dramatically over the next few years.

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback

Jun 6, 2018

 

A “State of Education” survey is available online for Coloradans to give their input on the future of K-12 education in the state. It’s a project of the Education Leadership Council, an initiative out of the governor’s office.

Arn Menconi is a Democrat who hopes to be facing Scott Tipton for the District 3 House seat this November.

Diane Mitsch Bush is a Democrat who hopes to be facing Scott Tipton for the District 3 House Seat this November.

Karl Hanlon is a Democrat who hopes to be opposing Scott Tipton for the District 3 House seat this November. He recently sat down with Aspen Public Radio's Wyatt Orme.

  This is Spotlight Health on Aspen Public Radio, our six-part series partnering with the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Spotlight Health conference. Each week, we bring you conversations with an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts, who dive into topics of global and domestic health.

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, or CORE hosts an evening of storytelling Wednesday at Rock Bottom Ranch. "Fire in the Belly: Stories of CHANGE" is centered on moments of personal transition.

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The City of Aspen and Pitkin County have completed a plan for how to manage the upper Roaring Fork River; the goal is to keep more water flowing.

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Colorado’s top recycling experts are gathering in Snowmass Village this week to discuss solutions for Colorado’s recycling challenges.

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