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A new exhibit at the Aspen Historical Society commemorates Hunter S Thompson’s controversial campaign for Sheriff.

Roaring Fork Transit Authority

The union representing the drivers of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) has negotiated a new three-year contract for its drivers. It goes to the board Thursday, and, if approved, will be effective beginning in 2019.

At a meeting Thursday, elected officials will discuss two ways to improve alternative transportation near Aspen.

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  Tonight the Carbondale Board of trustees will consider raising the purchase age of tobacco products while still complying with Colorado laws.

 

First Draft: Tom Rachman

Jun 13, 2018

Tom Rachman is the author of four works of fiction: his bestselling debut, The Imperfectionists , which was translated into 25 languages; the critically acclaimed follow-up, The Rise & Fall of Great Powers ; a satirical audiobook-in-stories Basket of Deplorables ; and his most recent novel set in the art world, The Italian Teacher. 

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Stage one fire restrictions went into effect Tuesday in Pitkin and Eagle Counties because of dry conditions and high temperatures.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council adopted changes to the town’s community housing guidelines.

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People, plants and animals all enjoy the nearly 5,000 acres of land owned by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. To make sure the shared space remains a thriving ecosystem, Open Space and Trails is turning to data collected on site.

Anderson Ranch

Artist Esteban de Valle is giving a talk at Anderson Ranch Thursday called “Makin’ It.” It’s about fulfilling the dream of becoming a full-time artist, which hasn’t been without its challenges for him.  

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.

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Basalt is working on strengthening its requirements for sustainable building as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

On the first episode of Audio Canvas, we go behind the scenes at Anderson Ranch Arts Center to talk with Executive Director, Nancy Wilhelms, about all of the ways the ranch is enriching lives with art, inspiration, and community this summer. 

Aspen Words

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.

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