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Welcome to the beginning of another colorful fall week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Tuesday through Friday, The Wheeler Opera House will be hosting a series of events in commemoration of John Denver. For a complete events schedule, visit wheeleroperahouse.com.

 

Today’s episode is a broadcast of Aspen Art Museum’s recent “The Great Debate,” a forum where presenters confronted one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art today: Is there such a thing as bad art?

First Draft: Kevin McIlvoy

Oct 9, 2017

Kevin McIlvoy has taught creative writing for over twenty-five years. He  was Editor in Chief of the national literary magazine, Puerto del Sol at New Mexico State University, and has served on the Board of Directors of two national writing organizations, Council for Literary Magazines & Presses and the Association of Writers & Writing Programs. His published works include 57 Octaves Below Middle C, A Waltz, The Fifth Station, Little Peg, Hyssop, and The Complete History of New Mexico.

State lawmakers met on Friday to discuss how to promote and help young farmers.

 

Legislators are trying to consolidate all the information on loans, state and federal resources, and other help into one single location to make it easier. Nathan Weathers owns Weathers Family Farms in Yuma. He said the biggest thing Colorado could do is improve amenities that young farmers want.  

Producer Rita Hunter says that because there is a limited amount of people in the valley that have theatre experience, there is a lot of sharing and collaborating. This is ACT's 41st year, and November's production will be there 75th show.

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Max Langstaff has been a producer for The Beatles and John Denver. He joined arts reporter Claire Woodcock last week at Aspen Public Radio to discuss what it’s been like to work with his heroes.

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Pitkin County’s Open Space and Trails program leases 240 acres of agricultural land to local farmers, and now the board is considering shouldering some of the costs for tools, too.

The Aspen City Council will vote Monday on a measure recognizing the original inhabitants of the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Garfield County just released its projected budget for 2018; it’s been described as “very fiscally conservative.”

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The defendant accused of illegally growing marijuana on U.S. Forest Service land near Carbondale made his first court appearance Wednesday.

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Suicide rates in Colorado are some of the highest in the country. In the state, men are four times as likely to die by suicide than women.

 

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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This week, the annual The Meeting brings together leading content creators and strategists in the outdoor industry and beyond.

A report showing falling test scores in the Aspen School District has brought up concerns regarding local academics.

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The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) awarded more than $700,000 to local energy programs on Wednesday.

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As the Grand Avenue Bridge project nears its halfway point, Glenwood Springs is thinking about other bridges to build or repair.

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The Aspen Center for Physics can add another name to its list of Nobel Prize winning lecturers.

 

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The Temporary had its soft opening in August. It’s the new interim space from The Arts Campus at Willits and is located in one of the warehouses on Market Street. So far, it’s brought art house film screenings, Front Range comedy acts and traveling musicians to its new fan base in the midvalley.

In the past, the Aspen School District has been top rated on state and national reviews. Along with academics, it’s known for innovative extra curricular programming and high rates of graduates going on to college. But this year, the board of education received a report card of its own that shows some concern coming from community members, staff and parents.

Ridership on Glenwood Springs' bus system, Ride Glenwood Springs, has decreased over the past five years.

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