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The Garfield County’s Sheriff Office arrested a married couple from Silt on Tuesday.

Reporter Alycin Bektesh speaks with producer Christin Kay about a mid-valley effort to strengthen fire protection.

The city of Aspen is beginning to fill up, with the Food and Wine Classic kicking off Thursday. Most businesses consider this weekend to be the unofficial start to the summer season.

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This week, Pitkin County Commissioners will consider changes to the parking area at Buttermilk.

 

Citizens working to block the development of new city offices in Aspen were handed a setback yesterday when their referendum petition was denied.

District Attorney Jeff Cheney is trying new tactics for recruiting and retaining top talent.

UPDATE June 14, 2017: The 8-year-old boy's name was released by the Garfield County Coroner's office today. His name was Noah Ragon; he was a resident of Highlands Ranch, CO.

The Republican Obamacare-replacement, the American Health Care Act, is now in the Senate after passing the House in May. Recent reports suggest Senate Republicans are hard at work on a version of the bill they hope to put to a vote before the July recess.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30pm ET today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. 

The list of Democrats wanting to be Colorado’s next governor is growing. Democratic Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder said he’ll run against his colleague Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter, along with other high profile opponents.

Friday was the last day for Gov. John Hickenlooper to sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature. He only vetoed two bills passed during the legislative session, and the final bill he signed was controversial.

The Arts Campus at Willits, or TACAW, is nearly a go with both temporary and permanent performance spaces forthcoming. The temporary space is set to open August 3.

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Roaring Fork Valley native Rickey Gates is a little over halfway through a 3,500-mile run across the country. Aspen Public Radio’s Elizabeth Stewart-Severy caught up with him on his stop-over in Aspen last week, which included a little friendly competition.

 

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Mountain Rescue Aspen received high marks in a recent assessment.

An instructor who rejects formal structure Niki Haas, of the Haas Brothers, explains  how they grew organically and what his wood working students can expect. 

This week on Curated, it’s all about the 35th annual Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. A local food writer gives us the lowdown on what to expect from the weekend. One of this year’s Best New Chefs challenges restaurants to not offer every style cuisine. Plus, a D.C.-based reggae funk band gets sentimental.

First Draft - Megan Abbott

Jun 12, 2017

Megan Abbott is the Edgar-winning author of the novels Die a Little, Bury Me Deep, The End of Everything, Dare Me and The Fever. Her most recent book is You Will Know Me, which was chosen one of Best Books of 2016 by NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Time Out NY, the Washington Post, Google, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.

A Way Out gives community members an opportunity to get help with their addictions. Addiction impacts more than just the addicted, and A Way Out provides a comprehensive family program.

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Supporters gathered inside the Wheeler Opera House to see what shots 15 locally renowned photographers were able to capture within a two week timeframe for the second annual Aspen Photo Challenge contest.

Kim Levin is the Pitkin County Medical officer. For years now, she’s been working to pull off something no one else in the state has done: Increasing the buying age for tobacco from 18 to 21.

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