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Notes from Pyeongchang: Skiathlon and training

Feb 10, 2018
Ruthie Brown

Today’s event was the Skiathlon with high hopes for Jessie Diggins to potentially medal. We had a few adventures trying to figure out the bus system and getting between venues. 

This week, host Alycin Bektesh is joined in the studio by Aspen Times reporter Rick Carroll and Aspen Public Radio’s Wyatt Orme. She also checks in with Aspen Daily News Columnist Mick Ireland.

Notes from Pyeongchang: Pre-competition days

Feb 9, 2018
Ruthie Brown

EDITOR'S NOTE: We are excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.         

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The U.S. Forest Service has received 11 formal objections to its draft decision to log up to 1,800 acres in the Upper Fryingpan Valley.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Live from the Belly Up, moderator Alycin Bektesh leads a panel to discuss the question, “What Can Cities and Towns Do To Address The Affordable Housing Crisis?”

The panel features Aspen mayor Steve Skadron and assistant city manager Barry Crook, and Snowmass Village mayor Markey Butler and town manager Clint Kinney.

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is thinking of asking voters for a new property tax this November.

Courtesy of Yarni Poland

Saturday, The Wheeler Opera House will host "PostSecret: The Show." The play navigates the personal stories people often keep to themselves.

This week on Mountain Edition, Christin Kay and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you all the news from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

More details were released about the permitting system for Conundrum Hot Springs, Glenwood Springs is looking to fill an open council seat, and it’s winter Bike to Work day tomorrow.  

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

On Dec. 28, 2017, the police and EMTs in Carbondale responded to two calls within 90 minutes of each other.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Lynn Goldsmith is a conceptual artist, best known for her work photographing celebrities. For almost twenty years, she’s been a part-time resident in Old Snowmass, and she’s had her personal collection of rock photography on display at The Lynn Goldsmith Gallery in Basalt.

Next year, she’s packing it all in and heading to Nashville.

Craig Turpin / Aspen Daily News

Aspen Public Radio hosts the second in a series of Town Halls on housing in the valley Wednesday night.

 

Ahead of that, we’ve heard from valley residents about their own living experiences, concerns, and hopes for the future of affordable housing.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Campers headed to Conundrum Hot Springs will be able to purchase a permit beginning in mid-April.

City of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is currently taking applications to fill the vacant city council seat left by Kathryn Trauger, who recently resigned due to conflicts she had with her new job with Pitkin County.

Reporter Alycin Bektesh speaks with host Elizabeth Stewart-Severy about the employee housing system in Snowmass Village.

Christina Baker Kline’s novel Orphan Train spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list.  

Courtesy of Aspen Music Festival and School

The Aspen Music Festival and School has released details on its 70th summer program. There will be more than 400 events to choose from.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The U.S. Forest Service has released a proposal to mitigate wildfire hazards on nearly 300 acres of national forest land in the Crystal River Valley. The plan includes mechanical treatments, like hand-cutting vegetation, at five locations in the valley and using prescribed fire near Marble.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

A bill that would allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to raise fees on hunting and fishing licenses was introduced in the state legislature last week. It would also increase state park entrance fees.

Tuesday, there will be a screening of the documentary film “Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste” at The Temporary in Basalt beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aspen Public Radio is hosting a second town hall forum at Belly Up Aspen. The conversation starts at 6 p.m.

 

Courtesy of Theater Masters

Theater Masters and the Aspen Institute are hosting a panel discussion on theater and politics this week. The Aspen Institute and Theater Masters will discuss theater’s role in the current cultural moment.

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