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Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Two of the Roaring Fork Valley’s premier conservation organizations, the Wilderness Workshop and Aspen Valley Land Trust, are celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year. They threw a joint party in Carbondale last Friday, where Aspen Public Radio’s Elizabeth Stewart-Severy caught up with Michael McVoy, who has served on the boards of both organizations.

 

Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Pitkin County is releasing plans Tuesday for a new parking area and trail at Prince Creek in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police Department

A man was found dead in Carbondale on Saturday night. Police are investigating what they’re tentatively calling an accident.

First Draft - Chavisa Woods

Jun 5, 2017

Chavisa Woods is the author of Love Does Not Make me Gentle or Kind, The Albino Album, and Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country.  Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction. Woods was the recipient of the 2009 Jerome Foundation Award for emerging writers.

Courtesy of Community Office for Resource Efficiency

This will be the first full summer that Colorado residents can legally use rain barrels to conserve water. Local organizations are helping people learn how.

A Way Out's mission is to support people in drug and alcohol crisis with the treatment they need. Since Aspen is a resort destination, the issues of how substance abuse negatively impacts someone's life are kept out of the public eye. 

Week in the Arts - June 5, 2017

Jun 5, 2017

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Tuesday, Explore Booksellers presents Harriet Levin Millan, the author of the novel How Fast Can You Run, published last year on the story of a South Sudanese refugee. Millan will read from and sign copies of the book starting at 5:30 p.m.

Aspen Fringe Festival

Aspen Fringe Festival begins Friday. Arts reporter Claire Woodcock spoke with the festival’s artistic director David Ledingham who  says that the recent election cycle has become the festival’s focal point.

Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District held graduation ceremonies this past Friday and Saturday. Some schools saw dramatic increases in graduates, like Bridges High School, an alternative school in Carbondale.

Andrew Harnik/AP

The United States will withdraw from the international climate agreement known as the Paris accord, President Trump announced on Thursday. He said the U.S. will negotiate either re-entering the Paris agreement or a work on a new deal that would put American workers first.

Aspen City Council candidates Torre and Ward Hauenstein were in the hot seat during this week’s “squirm night” hosted by the local papers.

Courtesy Photo/Grassroots TV

The runoff election for the remaining open Aspen City Council seat concludes Tuesday.

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President Trump’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement hit close to home.

Holy Cross Energy

Holy Cross Energy is one of the electric utilities serving much of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Public valley art gets the roundabout treatment

May 31, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

In the valley, people are passionate about their roundabouts. Along with improving safety and traffic flow, roundabouts are also used as defacto gallery spaces. But with new public art popping up in these places so are questions and complaints.

New guidelines have been approved regarding asset caps for those applying for Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority residences.

Aspen Public Radio

On Thursday night, Eagle County commissioners will see updated plans for a mid-valley housing development. Woody Ventures is the developer on the proposed Tree Farm.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County’s plan for dealing with natural hazards is due for an update. The 2017 edition will consider climate change impacts.

One of the most significant pieces of legislation to come out of this year’s legislative session was signed into law Tuesday. Senate Bill 267 avoided deep cuts to hospitals and put about 2 billion dollars into road funding. 

 

Joan Valentine

Esteemed jazz musician Ron Carter is conducting a residency at the Aspen Middle School this week.

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