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Colorado’s Republican Party Chairman said Donald Trump’s views on immigration are evolving, and he thinks the Republican nominee has so far made a strong law and order case on the issue. 

Aspen Public Radio News

For the first time in about 15 years, the Aspen-area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife may live in the Aspen area.

Grassroots TV

The Basalt Town council approved a pair of public land ballot measures after debating the specific language of the questions late into the evening Tuesday night.

Question 2A asks voters to approve a purchase of property along the Roaring Fork River currently owned by the Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation.

Question 2B will ask voters if the town can take on debt to make that purchase.

Ross Daniels

The Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority board will hear an update regarding a lawsuit against Burlingame resident Lee Mulcahy during their meeting today.

Mulcahy said he will attend the board meeting even though the discussion of the case will be held in closed session. The lawsuit against Mulcahy surrounds his residential and employment status. To live in his Burlingame home he needs to live and work full time in Pitkin County. Mulcahy said he doesn’t know if he will have a chance to speak today, and he doesn’t feel like he has had a chance to make his case.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio

Cyclists and runners along the Rio Grande Trail are seeing a different kind of wildlife this month. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has hired a herd of goats to eat weeds along the path from Glenwood Springs to Emma.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Don “Slim” Waechtler founded Slim’s Taxidermy in Glenwood Springs in 1981. In his house, he has what he calls his man cave. It has some of the essentials, like a pool table and flat screen TV, but the decorations are a little more nontraditional. You’ll find the heads of moose, elk and bighorn sheep, as well as a full-sized grizzly bear in the corner.

Courtesy of mybicycleroutes.com

The investigation into the death of 49-year-old Longmont resident Matthew Barz, who was found Monday on McClure Pass, has shown that he died of trauma from an accidental fall.

Today marks the start of the fall schedule for the Roaring Fork Valley Transportation Authority. This means that local valley bus services will reduce in frequency and will not run as late at night and on weekends.

Hubbard Cave outside of Glenwood has been closed to humans since 2010, and officials with the White River National Forest are proposing keeping it this way for the next three years. The move is an effort to prevent White Nose Syndrome, which has killed more than 6 million bats in the eastern United States.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Off season hits Aspen in full force beginning today and the traffic delays and closings are here to prove it.

In 1967 three local Aspen women, Joy Caudill, Dottie Fox, and Connie Harvey, came together with two goals: 1. to designate the Hunter-Fryingpan  Wilderness and Collegiate Peaks areas as wilderness, and 2. to double the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area. 

 Lisa Singer’s interpretations of stormy weather are on display at the Art Base in Basalt starting Friday. She spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about what creating these paintings does for her state of mind.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Although the ground soaked many shoes through the course of the weekend, closing headliners Duran Duran and Stevie Wonder played to a bustling crowd in Snowmass.  The popular rock band, The Killers, played Saturday night, performing one of their hits, “All These Things That I’ve Done”.

Courtesy of Western Adventures, Inc.

The U.S. Forest Service released a draft decision to reissue a permit for Western Adventures to lead guided snowmobile tours on public land outside of Lenado.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Barbara Platts present a compilation of the week’s news.

Construction on Glenwood Spring’s Grand Avenue bridge will take a pause for the holiday weekend and then hit the ground running with a new phase of the project next week.

Basalt’s town attorney acknowledges that it may look like he had a conflict of interest when representing his boss at a legal proceeding earlier this summer.

Tom Smith, who is contracted to legally represent the town and its citizens, appeared with Mayor Jacque Whitsitt when she was questioned during a criminal investigation by the District Attorney’s Office.

Aspen Public Radio obtained the audio of the July 1 interview with Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown and his investigator:

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Colorado has the most creative people in the country, according to a nationwide study from the National Endowment for the arts. 65 percent of Coloradans “personally perform or create artworks,” according to the research.

Right now, multiple groups are trying to convince city government that they should be allowed to use the empty library space for offices. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts had its main location flood earlier this summer. YouthZone, another nonprofit, found out it would have to leave its current location after a land swap agreement put its building in control of the city, which has other plans for it (affordable housing).

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