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Town of Carbondale

Carbondale is calling for submissions for the 2017 “Art Around Town” exhibition. Sculptors anywhere and everywhere can apply.

On Tuesday, Garfield County renewed a contract with a consulting firm to audit the local oil and gas industry.

 

Writer and Aspenite Maria Semple’s latest novel “Today will be Different” appeared on many “Best of 2016” lists. She spoke to Carolyne Heldman about the book.

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The Naturalist Night lecture series kicks off Wednesday evening in Carbondale, beginning another season for a Roaring Fork Valley staple.

Courtesy of Kevin Grantham

Republican Sen. Kevin Grantham will lead the state Senate in 2017, where his party held onto its one-seat majority. He represents district 2 and says he’s the first rural senate president in over four decades.

Republican Patrick Neville is only serving his second term in office, but he recently rose to the highest position in his caucus —  house minority leader.

Courtesy of Mark Duff

The U.S. Forest Service has taken initial steps to sell two properties totaling about 70 acres of land adjacent to Crown Mountain Park and the Roaring Fork River in the mid-valley. The move comes as the agency works to reduce costs amid funding cuts.

Aspen Public Radio News

A busy holiday season in Aspen had more people than ever moving through the airport.

First Draft - Garrard Conley

Jan 2, 2017

Garrard (pronounced without the final 'r;' a family oddity) Conley is the author of the memoir, Boy Erased. His work can be found in TIME, VICE, CNN, Buzzfeed Books, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Elizabeth Kostova Foundation Writers' Conferences and has facilitated craft classes for Catapult, Grub Street, Sackett Street Writers Workshop, and the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown. 

 The City of Aspen is beginning the official review process to develop a 37,000-square-foot building near Rio Grande Park.

Jeanette Darnauer is the founder and co-president of the Aspen Hall of Fame. She discusses the organization's origin from in the 1986 / 1987 ski season, and how the it has evolved into what it is today. 

Crisanta Duran will serve as the top lawmaker in the state House of Representatives next session, leading the 65-member chamber as speaker of the house. She will also be the first Latina to serve in that role in state history.

Carolyn Sackariason

Tucked away on the far east side of town is one of the largest commercial developments Aspen has seen in quite a while. The overhaul of the Aspen Club and the construction of a new wellness campus is an $80 million project. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason walked the site with club owner Michael Fox, who gives us this update.

The Garfield County Sheriff's office is reporting a hike in phone scams. Their advice to the public is to stay calm and carry on.

Courtesy of Wilderness Workshop

The last day to formally challenge the City of Aspen’s conditional water rights on Maroon and Castle creeks was Dec. 31. At least 10 people and organizations are opposing the city in court.

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

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Christmas trees that have passed their prime may see another life at area landfills.

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It’s been a year full of news and local issues like transportation, development and politics dominated the headlines. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Curtis Wackerle and Madeleine Osberger, editors of the Aspen Daily News, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m. on Aspen Public Radio news, or at aspenpublicradio dot org.

 

The National Audubon Society has been overseeing Christmas Bird Counts for 117 years - the longest running citizen science program in the world.

Courtesy Photo / Aspen Police Department

A member of the Kennedy family was arrested in Aspen Thursday morning. 22-year-old John Conor Kennedy was arrested outside of the nightclub, Bootsy Bellows.

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