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Elise Thatcher

  The coroner’s office is getting its first full time position. The office now is a hodgepodge. The coroner and his employees are all part time. That can make handling a multitude of tasks difficult. Commissioners have approved paying for a full time deputy coroner.

 

Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room." speaks with FBI Director James Comey, in town for the Aspen Security Forum. Blitzer questions Comey about the recent attack in Chattanooga, TN, relations with China, Russia, and Iran, and cybersecurity.

 

  Just when we thought that Al Qaeda was all but defeated, ISIL has risen to take its place. And, this terror organization is so brutal that even Al Qaeda has distanced itself from it. In this session, the Homeland Security Secretary will explain DHS’ role in combating ISIL.

Marci Krivonen

To make way for a new home in Aspen’s west end neighborhood, the property owner recently cut down several trees. That kind of removal must pass muster with the City of Aspen, which considers the trees in town a “community forest.” Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with city forester Ben Carlsen about when removing a tree is permitted.

Ben Carlsen is the City of Aspen Forester. He says the tree mitigation costs for the home on Aspen Street reached nearly $40,000.

  On CrossCurrents this week - David Smith on the Roaring Fork Valley School District's Pre-Collegiate Program, and Dr. Joshua Gordon on the latest research and treatment of depression.

Recall underway for Snowmass councilman

Jul 22, 2015
Carolyn Sackariason

  The citizen who initiated a recall effort of an elected official in Snowmass Village is a former mayor of that town. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Longtime Snowmass Village resident Jim Hooker this week filed an affidavit to initiate a recall of town councilman Chris Jacobson. Last month, Jacobson was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk and accused of tearing up the Pitkin County Jail, causing over $14,000 in damage.

  Republican governors gather to discuss their solutions to the issues of health care, the economy, immigration and other areas that are pressing in their states. 

Marci Krivonen

The $7.5 million dollar sale of Aspen’s Smuggler Mine Friday marks another chapter for a piece of land rich with history. The limited liability company Aspen Green Mountain purchased the 29-acre parcel from a group of friends whose connection with Smuggler includes heartache and hard work. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Dana Knight loads a trailer on a cloudy, rainy day. The now former owner of the Smuggler Mine property ran an auto repair shop on it for years, not far from the mine’s entrance.

flickr: Center for American Progress

 The Aspen Security Forum begins this evening, bringing top Homeland Security officials and national security experts to town.  Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh speaks with the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program Executive Director Clark Ervin about this year’s gathering.

FBI Director James Comey speaks on "The Complexity of Today’s Global Threat Environment" with moderator Wolf Blitzer as part of the Hurst Lecture Series, from the Aspen Institute. Airing live on Aspen Public Radio from 6-7pm.

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