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Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

Last week, federal officials discovered a major marijuana grow operation in the White River National Forest south of Carbondale and made one arrest.

Brent Gardner-Smith / Aspen Journalism

This fall, voters in Aspen will decide if they’ll approve $3 million in bonds to purchase land in Woody Creek. City Council intends to buy the land regardless of the outcome of the vote.

Aspen Skiing Company

This year’s Aspen Snowmass ski passes have a new look, designed by an owner of the Aspen Skiing Company.

Writer Tiffany Quay Tyson’s debut novel Three Rivers was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction. She’s a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and the Lighthouse Young Writers Program in Denver.

Garfield County

For the purposes of elections, counties are divided up into precincts and, on Monday, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners approved the redrawing of precinct lines in Carbondale and New Castle.

Film: Lady Bird

Aspen Filmfest starts Tuesday. It's bringing 20 feature films and documentaries to big screens in Aspen and Carbondale through Sunday. 

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The board president of the Red Brick Council for the Arts, which manages the arts center on Hallam Street, sent a letter to its tenants Monday. It detailed why they’ve received little information regarding suspected embezzlement by the council’s former executive director.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

An outdoor dance project out of Carbondale called “Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity” advocates for the protection of public lands through movement. Now the group of artists intend on getting the film in the hands of our elected officials in Washington.

 

Welcome to the beginning of the first week of snow in the Roaring Fork Valley!
 

The 39th annual Aspen Filmfest kicks off Tuesday at The Wheeler Opera House, with screenings and panel discussions also occurring at the ISIS Theatre in Aspen and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale through Sunday. For the complete schedule, visit aspenfilm.org.

 

This week's episode of Curated marks the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest. We’ll hear from an independent filmmaker trying to reach Congress through film and dance. We’ll also talk to Aspen Film’s director of programming for this week’s Aspen Filmfest. And we’ll hear from Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film’s new executive director.

First Draft: Brendan Mathews

Oct 2, 2017
Tricia McCormack

Brendan Mathews is the author of The World of Tomorrow. He was a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, where he taught in the graduate creative writing program at University College Cork.
 

His fiction has twice appeared in The Best American Short Stories and in Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, Salon, Cincinnati Review, and other publications in the US and UK. He lives with his wife and their four children in Lenox, Massachusetts, and teaches at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.

  

Aspen Community Theatre was founded in 1976. They put on one musical each year at the District Theatre in the Aspen Elementary School. This year's production opens on November 3rd. 

Courtesy of Aspen Film

Jane Schoettle first came to Aspen in 2016 for the Academy Screenings. She is an international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and served as the director of programming for the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest, which starts Tuesday. Arts reporter Claire Woodcock spoke with her about her role as curator in a digital world.

Seniors throughout the Roaring Fork Valley have an opportunity to talk about tough legal issues and receive advice from experts.

Bureau of Land Management

Fire officials hope the weather holds over the next few weeks so they can light five controlled burns, including on 1,200 acres on the Roan Plateau northwest of Rifle and on 1,200 acres north of El Jebel up Cattle Creek.

Musical storyteller Spencer Bohren has been sharing the roots of American history - and music - with over 600 students this week from Carbondale to Aspen, and he's doing so through song.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I'm Carolyn Sackariason. The Latino community makes up a sizable portion of the population in the Roaring Fork Valley. Earlier this week, the Glenwood Post Independent held the third of what’s dubbed the “Common Ground” forums. The topics was immigration.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The former director of the Red Brick Arts Center is being investigated for allegedly stealing money from the nonprofit.

U.S. Forest Service

On Thursday morning, authorities busted a pot growing operation in the White River National Forest, 16 miles south of Carbondale. The five-acre site contained 2,700 plants; authorities made one arrest.

On Tuesday, Basalt Town Council approved the Stott's Mill development, which has been more than a decade in the making.

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