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Sandra Lopez, who’s in sanctuary in Carbondale with her young daughter, hasn’t stepped outside in four months. The two are living in the parsonage belonging to the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Lopez will remain there for however long, feeling she has no choice.

Anne Marie Panetta

New research from the University of Colorado-Boulder has established a link between a warming climate and extinction of a common mountain wildflower.

'A$pen The Series' premieres tonight on GrassRoots

Feb 28, 2018
Courtesy of Allyn Harvey

A sitcom about the quirks of life in our community premieres tonight on GrassRoots TV.

Emmy-award winning journalists and New York Times best-selling authors John Donvan and Caren Zucker wrote In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, which is now being developed into a documentary.  Donvan and Zucker speak to building community for those with autism.


Carbondale Parks & Recreation

On Wednesday evening, Carbondale residents can say their piece about the prospect of a new town pool. The current pool is 40 years old...and acts like it.

Art class offers space for healing and hope

Feb 26, 2018
Courtesy of Sheri Gaynor

The Art Base in Basalt offers a variety of exhibitions and classes for children and adults. One of the organization’s newer courses is “The Art of Healing and Hope." It’s an art therapy class for cancer patients and people experiencing trauma and grief.

Roger Adams

This week, Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron will meet with Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Banff Film Festival heads to Aspen

Feb 26, 2018
Courtesy of Banff Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is stopping in Aspen this week as it makes its way around the world.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 4

Feb 26, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director, Suzanne Bober, President of the Advisory Board, and Denny Vaughn, former President of the Board, explain what Aspen Words means to them. 

Week in the Arts: February 26, 2017

Feb 25, 2018


On Monday, SIRO A: A Techno Circus will perform at the Wheeler Opera House starting at 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday and Wednesday, the Banff Mountain Film Festival will make a two-day stop at the Wheeler. Screenings start at 7 p.m.


Also on Tuesday, singer-songwriter Miguel will perform at the Belly Up. That show starts at 9 p.m.


How comedian Mike Birbiglia got his start in radio

Feb 25, 2018
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Mike Birbiglia loves telling jokes, as he says in his new Netflix special “Thank God For Jokes.” He was in town this weekend for the Aspen Laugh Festival. But he’s also a longtime storyteller for “The Moth” and “This American Life.” He talks about working with public radio figure Ira Glass.

Colorado has never hosted an Olympics or Paralympics. Eagle County Commissioners meet Tuesday with a representative from the Olympic Exploratory Committee, who is taking the temperature of communities in the state, especially those in the mountains along I-70.

This week, host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor for the Aspen Daily News, David Krauss, editor of the Aspen Times, and Cindy Hirschfeld, editor-in-chief of Aspen Sojourner magazine.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio News

John DeDakis is a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” and recently penned the novel Bullet In The Chamber. He’s speaking tonight at Explore Booksellers about how the book deals with the loss of his son.

It was around when DeDakis became an editor at CNN that he started experimenting with other forms of writing, like biography, before moving to fiction.

“That’s not easy when it’s ground into you that making stuff up is a firing offense," he said.


Ruthie Brown

Aspen native cross country skier Simi Hamilton recently took sixth in the Olympic team sprint. Just minutes before his race, the US women made history, winning the gold medal in that event.

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees are discussing an array of options to keep bears out of trash cans.

Paula Poundstone headlines Aspen Laugh Festival

Feb 22, 2018
Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

Paula Poundstone is a stand-up comic and a longtime panelist on NPR’s quiz show “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!” She performs in Aspen tonight as part of the Aspen Laugh Festival.

Christin Kay and Wyatt Orme bring you all the news from the week here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

We have stories about the federal decision to delist the Canada lynx, a training from Indivisible Roaring Fork meant to help people bridge the partisan divide and the recommendation from the Pitkin County commissioners for what should move into Justice Snow’s space.


Local farmers may soon be able to rent and share tools, as local governments are working on an agricultural equipment library.

Garfield County

Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior Secretary, is open to relocating the BLM headquarters to the Western U.S.