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Carbondale is officially a Colorado Creative District. The announcement came yesterday. The town joins 12 existing creative districts in the state.

The International Ski Federation gave its blessing earlier this week that the west side of Aspen Mountain will be the site of the mens and womens world cup ski finals. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News, Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

It may seem that all the buzz in the valley is coming from the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, as well as the Heritage Fire and Grand Cochon events in Snowmass Village. But Glenwood Springs is hosting one of the longest running events in the area this weekend.

Millie Hamner

Representatives Millie Hamner and Diane Mitsch Bush are holding a town hall this afternoon at the Basalt Library.

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As visitors dole out thousands of dollars in Aspen this weekend to experience the creme de la creme of food and beverage, there are people in the valley who work to stretch $20 for an entire week of food.

If you compare the great chefs of 30 years ago to today, what is the difference? For one, there are the tattoos. In addition to that, the competitive nature of the culinary world is even more transparent today than ever before. Nowadays, chefs have to be more than just their food. They have to be personalities as well.

“A person could be a very skillful chef, but if they don’t have the personality … they’re not going to be a very good cooking show host at all,” said Kathleen Collins. She wrote a book called “Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows”.

 Chip Comins and the AREDay Summit in Snowmass June 20-24.

 

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A 58-year-old man died after a rafting accident in Aspen on Wednesday. The rafter died after falling from a raft into the Roaring Fork River.

Elise Thatcher

  Fracking can produce air pollution, but many more emissions likely happen during the next stage at a natural gas well.

Carolyn Sackariason

On Wednesday, Carbondale Trustees will hear about new data on students and drug use, after the town government helped fund a survey.

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Hawk Greenway is one of three candidates for Pitkin County commissioner. Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh sat down with Greenway as part of our series of conversations with the candidates.

In addition to high-profile speakers, the artistic components of the Aspen Institute has upped its game.

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Brush Creek Village resident Greg Poschman is one of three candidates for Pitkin County commissioner. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with him at two places he says are at the heart of why he is running.

CDOT

  The Colorado Department of Transportation is asking for public input, with telephone town hall meetings around the state. That includes one in the Roaring Fork Valley area.

The Food and Wine Classic in Aspen is three days away. Around town, businesses are preparing for one of the busiest weekends of the summer.

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Thanks to a wet spring, the Roaring Fork River in the coming days will see even bigger flows than this past weekend’s peak runoff levels. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

 

The Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Company has notified local governments that the Twin Lakes Reservoir will reach capacity on Wednesday, which means there will be no diversions to the Front Range starting today.  

April Long, the city’s clean river program manager, said higher flows could last up to three weeks, which is a good thing.

This week on Audio Canvas we  meet with the executive director of Anderson Ranch,  Wilhelms  to understand just how embedded the center is in the Snowmass community and history. Nancy explains what to expect this summer.

Visit AndersonRanch.org  for more information.

First Draft - Lauren Holmes

Jun 13, 2016
Beowolf Sheehan

Lauren Holmes grew up in upstate New York. She received a BA from Wellesley College and an MFA from Hunter College, where she was a Hertog Fellow and a teaching fellow. Her work has appeared in Granta, where she was a 2014 New Voice, and in Guernica. Holmes lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.  Her short story collection is called Barbara the Slut.

Nina Gabianelli is the Vice President of Education and Programs at the Aspen Historical Society. You may have seen her sporting a Victorian-era costume at one of the historical society's properties or giving a walking tour around town. 

Gabianelli describes the summer programs and tours offered by the historical society, and discusses the organization's archives, which is comprised of over 50,000 objects, photographs, documents, and records. 

A conversation with Pitkin County commissioner candidate Scott Writer

Aspen resident Scott Writer is one of three candidates for Pitkin County commissioner. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher sat down with Writer as part of our series of conversations with the candidates.

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