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Carbondale is host to this year's Colorado Creative Industries Summit May 4-6. 

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Maggie DeWolf, who was 87, passed away at Aspen Valley Hospital this past weekend. Tage Pedersen died on Tuesday in Ashland, Oregon. He was 90.

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Two Aspen Hall of Famers known for their big hearts and how much they gave back to the community passed away this week. Maggie DeWolf, who was 87, passed away at Aspen Valley Hospital this past weekend. Tage Pedersen died on Tuesday in Ashland, Oregon. He was 90.

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Earlier this year, the group Aspen Meatless Mondays gathered in a private home for a screening of the documentary "Cowspiracy".

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Aspen Hall of Famer Tage Pedersen passed away Tuesday in Ashland, Oregon. He was best known for his dedicated work in fitness and rehabilitation with the U.S. Ski Team over four decades.

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Putting on a world-class event takes an enormous amount of work — a year out from hosting the FIS World Cup finals the Aspen Skiing Co. is preparing for events on and off the mountain.

Roughly 10 percent of the total ballots mailed to Pitkin County voters have been returned so far in this spring’s Aspen Valley Hospital board election. Aspen Public Radio News interviewed the doctors who are running for a board seat.

 

 

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Representatives from the Wilderness Workshop and Thompson Divide Coalition had harsh words Tuesday for a proposed oil and gas lease swap. Meanwhile, Pitkin County commissioners expressed frustration that their input wasn’t considered in the latest proposal. Morgan Neely has more.

County officials received praise from conservationists in yesterday’s session for their work on protecting the Thompson Divide. Those same activists directed criticism towards a bill coming from Congressman Scott Tipton’s office. It would allow drilling in Delta County instead of the Divide.

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James Brundige felt that the time was right to film his documentary “Wild Ways: Corridors to Life”, when he realized that the National Park System wasn’t sufficient to maintain wild species.

Three of the seven candidates running for two seats on the board of directors

Election results for the next Aspen Valley Hospital board of directors will be decided one week from today. With seven people vying for two open seats, their campaign issues surrounding the publicly-funded facility are many.

 

First Draft - Igoni Barrett

Apr 25, 2016
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A. Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1979. He is the author of Blackass, as well as a winner of the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition, the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency. His short stories have twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Nigeria.  

Andrew Vick is the President of the Board of Directors for the Roaring Fork Center for Community Leadership. He's proud of where the organization is going, but there are challenges. Vick shares his vision for the future of the organization, including the building of a physical space.

Learn more about Roaring Fork Center for Community Leadership, and find the application for the class of 2017 at www.rfleadership.org.   

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Carbondale officials have been grappling with a concentration of marijuana businesses just off Highway 133. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, Carbondale trustees will soon consider specific ways to beef up pot regulations.

The Upper Valley’s June schedule just got a little busier.  The American Renewable Energy Institute’s AREDAY Summit starts on June 19th. The event typically would start in August.

 

Now the event lines up closely along with the Food and Wine Classic, the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Aspen Ideas Festival, among others.

 

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The man who pushed a local snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands in January is pleading not guilty to attempted first degree assault by reason of insanity. But he still needs to be examined by a psychiatrist.

 Aspen Highlands chairlift pusher enters insanity plea

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Antonio Rocha faces the challenge of trying to appease everyone in the room. As a storyteller, he has to make sure that what he is saying works for the young and old, men and women, and people from different cultures and backgrounds. One time, in India, he started telling a story in which a cow is killed. In India, of course, the cow is sacred.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced Thursday that Basalt’s underpass will receive funding from the department’s Safe Routes to School Program. Only seven projects were approved for funding out of 21 communities who applied.

Basalt will receive $264,500, which will go towards the pedestrian underpass at the intersection of Highway 82 and Basalt Avenue. Leslie Feuerborn, who manages CDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, said the goal is to get more kids to walk or bike to school.  

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Colorado Mountain College is holding off on a plan to raise prices for ESL and GED classes.

It’s an especially tough time of year for homeless folks in the upper valley.

Five Point is back in Carbondale this weekend, with a lot more films by women.

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  Taking a GED or ESL class at Colorado Mountain College costs about $40 right now. Starting this summer, school officials were planning on charging twice as much, but now that price increase is on hold until the fall.

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  This week the American Lung Association, or ALA, released its review of air quality around the country. The national organization says Glenwood Springs has dangerously high levels of pollution.

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