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The Wheeler Opera House says it has curated its most diverse lineup of shows yet. 

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The Aspen Skiing Company is satisfied with the number of skiers and snowboarders who hit the slopes on Thanksgiving.

Aspen City Council is scheduled to discuss two new affordable housing developments Monday. Both require higher density zoning than their neighborhoods currently allow.

Jennifer Stenglein

Angus & Julia Stone are an award-winning folk indie pop duo from Australia. They’re bringing their North American tour to the Belly Up this weekend.

U.S. Forest Service

Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife are urging people to skip the shopping and get outside today.

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Professional skiers in a warming world find themselves in an icy position. Their livelihood relies on snow and cold temperatures, but essentials like travel and snowmaking come with an environmental cost. So, how do athletes stand by their convictions and make a living?

Air B and B

Renting out your extra room is easier than ever with online services like Airbnb and VRBO.

The Roaring Fork Swap is a Facebook group. It was created as a sort-of online garage sale for people in the valley.

Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen Skiing Company's brand-new philanthropic venture, the Caring for Community Fund, awarded $35,000 to 10 local organizations this week. Many of its recipients work throughout the Roaring Fork Valley to provide mental health services.

U.S. Forest Service

Winter season for the U.S. Forest Service starts today — and that means many roads are now closed to all vehicles with wheels, including bicycles.

One out of every four Coloradans experience a mental health or substance use disorder every year.  That’s nearly a million of us.  

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Three local environmental groups are again teaming up to present a speaker series focused on public lands and wildlife conservation. The schedule for 2018 is out.

It’s time for the public to narrow in on a preferred design for the Aspen Pedestrian Mall.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen Skiing Company plans to open Aspen Mountain and Snowmass for limited skiing on Thanksgiving Day, but there’s not much snow.

 

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

People wanting to donate supplies to those in need during the holiday season can drop off non-perishables at one of Lift Up’s seven food pantries.

The Grand Avenue Bridge is open, and the detour is over, but buses have kept to their bridge-closure-schedule the past few weeks. That changes this week.

First Draft: Carmen Maria Machado

Nov 20, 2017
Tom Storm

Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, NPR, Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, and elsewhere.  Her memoir House in Indiana is forthcoming in 2019 from Graywolf Press.

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Welcome to the beginning of a holiday week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Tuesday, the 10th annual Aspen TREE farm to table community meal starts at 5 p.m. at the Hotel Jerome.

 

Also Tuesday at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, there will be a screening of the documentary film “My Kid Could Paint That” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Schermer Meeting Hall on campus.

 

Founder of Women's Forum, Adelaide Waters, says that group dynamics, like all relationships, grow in stages. According to their website, the Women's Forum Handbook is an in-depth guide to group process, peer learning and personal growth. Adelaide Waters wrote and compiled the entire handbook.

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