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Hosts Christin Kay and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from the week, here in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Crown Mountain Park

On Monday, ballots go in the mail to voters in the Crown Mountain Park and Recreation district. By May 8, they need to decide if they’re OK with a property tax increase to fund park maintenance.

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.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Snowmass Village Town Council will continue their discussion about a potential community building Monday evening.

First Draft: Robert Kurson

Apr 16, 2018

Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discovered a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. His other books include Pirate Hunters, Crashing Through, and Rocket Men.  Rocket Men tells the story of Apollo 8, the first NASA manned space mission to the moon in 1968.

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Courtesy of Emily Hornback/Western Colorado Congress

Colorado is considering expanding pollution regulations across the state, and stakeholders can weigh in at a meeting in Rifle on Tuesday.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre is made up of dancers from Palestine and the U.S.  The company uses contemporary dance to tell the stories of underrepresented communities. They’ve performed at universities, museums and U.N. refugee schools all over the world. They were in Carbondale for the past week for a residency with valley nonprofit, Dance Initiative.

Glen X is a co-working space and business incubator in Carbondale. They’re hosting an event Friday with Roaring Fork Leadership where local entrepreneurs will make their cases to investors.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio

Officials are preparing for a hot, dry summer, and with it, increased fire danger. Glenwood Springs is hosting an event Saturday to help residents prepare for wildfires.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

  Each year, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association holds a community breakfast to look back at the winter season and forward to new business and tourism projects.

Town of Carbondale

Childcare is hard to find in the Roaring Fork Valley. In Carbondale, some say the town’s zoning isn’t making it any easier.

Facebook/RFTA

The Roaring Fork Transportation Agency (RFTA) begins its spring bus schedule Monday. It’s no different than previous years, despite the Castle Creek Bridge project.

Claire Woodcock

Pottery is being created for the Latino Folk Art Garden this weekend and the community can pitch in.  

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

There have been several reports of bear activity near Aspen early this spring. Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) want humans to step up their bear awareness.

 

Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) are finishing up their public tutorials on e-bikes. On Wednesday, they’re in Glenwood Springs, and on Thursday, they will be in Basalt.

On Tuesday, the winner of the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize will be announced at a ceremony in New York City. The prize is $35,000. It also comes with a trophy, which was commissioned by one of the studio coordinators at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County officials are working to connect Carbondale to Crested Butte with a multi-use trail that would run through the Crystal Valley. Open Space and Trails staff has a draft plan in the works, and it goes far beyond the trail route.

Courtesy of Amanda Boxtel

UPDATE: Tuesday, April 10, 10:07 a.m.

An 11-member rescue team successfully recovered the body of John Galvin, who was killed in an avalanche on Maroon Bowl on Sunday.

On Tuesday, Carbondale’s Board of Trustees will discuss how the town might regulate electronic smoking devices.

Claire Woodcock

Artspace is a nonprofit that looks at the feasibility of building affordable spaces for a community’s arts and culture sector. Last week, it gave the town of Carbondale its recommendations on creating more housing for artists.  

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