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 Some of the most popular mountain biking trails have been closed so five lucky hunters can attempt to bag an elk. Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

 

Aspen will once again become a dead-end town.

 

More Republicans voted in Colorado’s presidential election compared to Democrats or Unaffiliated voters, according to the latest figures.

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Pitkin County commissioners approved spending an additional $85,000 on preservation efforts in Thompson Divide on Tuesday.

Eagle County

After more than a year of review, Eagle County staffers have changed their minds tentatively and are recommending the controversial Fields subdivision proposal in the mid-valley be approved.

Wilderness Workshop

Pitkin County’s Healthy Rivers board has drafted a letter asking commissioners to oppose the city of Aspen’s conditional water rights on Maroon and Castle creeks. Aspen Public Radio environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy sat down with commissioner Rachel Richards, who is heavily involved in local and statewide water issues.

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Thrift store rejects may yet see another life. The Pitkin County landfill has started a textile recycling program.

 

Governor John Hickenlooper presented his $29 billion budget proposal to lawmakers on the joint budget committee Monday. He said some cuts are necessary to close a shortfall. 

First Draft - Robert Bausch

Nov 14, 2016

Robert Bausch was born in Georgia, at the end of World War II, and was raised in the Washington, D.C., area. He has worked as a salesman--of automobiles, appliances, and hardware--a taxi driver, waiter, production planner, and library assistant. He was educated at George Mason University, earning a BA, an MA and an MFA, and he says he has been a writer all his life. He has written eight novels, the most recent is called The Legend of Jesse Smoke.  www.robertbausch.org

Dear Community Member,

Whatever your politics, the results of the 2016 election have shown us all how divided we are. Both as a nation, but also in our own community.

Dr. Kathy Klug is the college counselor at Aspen School High. She discusses the importance of giving students options for life after high school. The Aspen Education Foundation (AEF) funds the college counseling program at Aspen High School, and as a result of the program's success, dedicated college counseling programs are appearing in schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. 

State lawmakers and the Governor are still coming to terms with Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win, and wondering how his administration and the new Congress could impact policies in Colorado.

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It’s been weeks since it has snowed, and hikers are wearing shorts and t-shirts. In the middle of this unusually warm November, environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy sat down in the sunshine at the base of the gondola with Aspen Skiing Company’s Jeff Hanle, longtime weather-watcher Jim Markalunas and meteorologist Cory Gates.

 


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Welcome to a Valley Roundup.

 

The results are in from Tuesday’s election. We talk nationally, regionally and locally about how ballot issues and candidate races shook out.

Local 2016 election results are in 

So, what does a Donald Trump presidential win mean for the Roaring Fork Valley?

Impact of Trump’s election echoes around the valley

Valley View hospital in Glenwood Springs is opening two labs to improve care in the Roaring Fork Valley. One of them has a robot arm.

First Draft - Patrick Ryan

Nov 11, 2016
Denver Butson

Patrick Ryan is the author of The Dream Life of Astronauts and Send Me, as well as three novels for young adults: Saints of Augustine, In Mike We Trust, and Gemini Bites. His fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Tin House, One Story, Catapult, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review, The Yale Review and elsewhere. His nonfiction has been published by Granta and has appeared in Tales of Two Cities and other anthologies.

 

Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup to discuss how the presidential race went in the state are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 this afternoon.

This weekend, the curtains will rise on the Aspen Community Theatre (ACT) stage for the 40th year. The production is a retrospective of the many songs performed by valley amateurs, and their stories of how the organization allowed them to become - at least for a weekend - a star.

  In late October, the Roaring Fork School District added a community organizer to its staff. Janeth Niebla’s job is to listen.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management released environmental information this week about potential oil and gas development in northwest Colorado.

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