Theatre Aspen releases 2016 schedule

Jan 21, 2016
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Theatre Aspen announced its 2016 season yesterday. Three shows will be coming to The Hurst Theatre this summer. “Buyer and Cellar” by Jonathan Tolins. “Buyer and Cellar” opens on July 7, and runs through august.

Last month the company announced they’d be performing “Mamma Mia!” Theatre Aspen is one of only a few groups in the country to be performing the show. “Mamma Mia!” opens on June 24


5Point Film Festival Aspen brings changes

Jan 20, 2016
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When Julie Kennedy started the 5 Point Film festival almost a decade ago, she created something that she loved and cared for. It was her baby. But the event tonight in Aspen will be her last. She’s handing the reigns to Sarah Wood, the festival’s executive director.

The US Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Glenwood Springs resident Luis Alfonso Aragon Gallegos has pleaded guilty to twenty-two counts of creating child pornography.

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 Andy Munoz’s larger-than-life snow sculptures in the Elk Camp Meadows have become synonymous with the family-friend Ullr nights held each Friday in Snowmass Village.

David Houggy and Laura Crow of the Buddy Program talk about their recruitment for new buddies for National Mentoring Month.

Locals reflect on Glenn Frey

Jan 20, 2016
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Glenn Frey, guitarist in the rock group, The Eagles, passed away on Monday He was 67. Now the Aspen community is reflecting on his influence and presence in the town.  Barry Mason has been an icon in the Aspen music scene for decades. He came to the Aspen Public Radio studios on Tuesday to talk about Glenn Frey and his influence on the area.

Elise Thatcher

  Eagle County Commissioners are getting together to talk about big issues, and they want to do that in the Roaring Fork Valley. Housing, climate change, and early childhood development are the first topics for what are being called “Community Conversations.”

Lazy Glen bridge to Rio Grande possible

Jan 19, 2016
Roaring Fork Transportation Agency

 The Lazy Glen subdivision could soon have access to the Rio Grande Trail via a bridge over the Roaring Fork River. Pitkin County acquired adjacent riverfront property last year and is now seeking comment on its management.

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  Seth Beckton’s trip up the Loge Peak chairlift this week has now gone viral. News outlets nationwide are reporting on the incident, in which the stranger next to him threw him to the ground below.

Courtesy, the artist.

Who’s Bad, a Michael Jackson tribute band, performs at the Belly Up tonight. Joseph Bell is one of two members of the group that sings as the man himself. He goes by Jobel, so he'll be referred to as such from now on.