Week in the Arts - February 1

Feb 1, 2016

The Aspen Music Festival and School starts its Winter Recital Series on Tuesday. Cellist David Finckel and Cellist Wu Han will play pieces by Mendelssohn and Chopin at Harris Concert Hall.


Wes Magyar opens his show at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass on Tuesday.


En Hiver opens at the Red Brick Center for the Arts. The collection features pieces that represent the winter landscape, and abstract the colors and feel of the season.

Ascendigo has been operating out of the Roaring Fork Valley since 2004. Founded by Sallie Bernard, who now serves as the Board President, the autism services organization has grown from a summer sports camp to a nationally known group that offers a range of outdoor sports programs. 

Bernard is joined by Ascendigo's Clinical Coordinator, Sami Henry, M. Ed., BCBA, to discuss the organization's history and programs.  


  X Games finished up Sunday with lots of snow coming down. Athletes battled through the extra inches of the white stuff in final events ranging from Men’s Ski Slopestyle to Women’s SuperPipe.

Valley Roundup 1-29-16

Jan 29, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

Municipal elections are a few months away in towns throughout the valley and along the I-70 corridor. New Castle is entering new territory with the possibility of multiple recalls.

Roaring Fork School District


  Roaring Fork Superintendent Diana Sirko is stepping down at the end of June. The District announced today (Friday) that Sirko is planning to pursue other career opportunities.

Two premier X Games events crown champions

Jan 28, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

After two qualifying races and ten eliminated racers, a few more laps separated the athletes from their goal.

Will the city of Aspen's economy go uphill?

Jan 28, 2016
Aspen Public Radio

  In an effort to create an “uphill economy” for Aspen, elected officials are bringing in outside help. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

The municipal government has already hired a consultant who is doing research on how to build a business plan around the sport and industry, That person is Bob Schultz and is working with the state office for economic development. The Carbondale-based consultant is on a $2,000 retainer to do that work and possibly draft a request for proposals, or RFP, to hire another consultant.

Elise Thatcher

  Getting around Snowmass Village can be difficult at times, especially if you’re trying to walk from one side of a busy road to another. So town officials are narrowing down ways to improve tricky spots.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

X Games begins in Aspen this week.

Basalt turns down putting a Pan and Fork measure on the spring ballot.

Speaking of which, Carbondale voters will consider two tax measures.

Pitkin County Landfill

  A study released yesterday shows that the average Pitkin County citizen produces nearly ten pounds of trash each day. Government officials are now trying to reduce that load.