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  Basalt could see another new office hub, and it’s tied to the ongoing debate about what can be built on the Pan and Fork parcel.

First Draft - Lauren Groff

Dec 28, 2015

  Lauren Groff is the author of the novel The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award.  Her latest novel is Fates and Furies, which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

 

"With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism" - Malala Yousafzai

Executive Director Jodi Fischer and Board Co-Chair Chelsea Dillon discuss the future of the Marshall Direct Fund and their long-term goals. 

Learn more about the Marshall Direct Fund and how you can get involved at www.MarshallDirectFund.org

Aspen planners reflect on developments

Dec 28, 2015

  Aspen community development director Chris Bendon and senior planner Sara Adams are starting their own consulting business. They spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason.

Ticket sales high for Aspen Film Academy Screenings

Dec 28, 2015

Aspen Film kicked off its 24th year of Academy Screenings last week, and about half of the tickets have been sold.

 

Executive Director John Thew said he was concerned about attendance after the Wheeler Opera House had to delay its opening. The screenings were moved as a result.

 

“You know I thought we might experience a little bit of a downtick after we moved it from the Wheeler over to Harris Hall, and we’re actually at almost the identical place that we were last year.

Elise Thatcher

  Residents in Eagle County are eligible for health care insurance with Kaiser Permanente next year, but that could mean traveling to the Front Range for some procedures. Eagle and Summit counties are in Kaiser’s network in 2016, which is the carrier’s first foray into the mountains.

Summit County TV 10

The town of Basalt has gotten a lot of attention in the Roaring Fork Valley for considering sharing sales taxes with a developer. At least two other mountain communities in Colorado have done something similar. But, there’s a key difference.

Valley Roundup 12-25-15

Dec 25, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is offering $10,000 signing bonuses for new hires.

And a citizen-based planning commission in Eagle County is recommending denial of a residential project near El Jebel.  

But in Snowmass, a massive Base Village plan has been approved - after 16 years of back and forth.

There’s a new county manager in Garfield County.

Blue Horizon - Dec. 19, 2015

Dec 24, 2015

Blue Horizon Show presents its annual Christmas program.  The show features Christmas classics as well as modern carols.  One song you will hear only on Blue Horizon as it was given to Cheryl by the artist following his performance at the Belly Up in Aspen.  This is Paris Delane's live rendition of Silent Night.

Carry the Future

  Parents in the Roaring Fork Valley area are sending carriers to Europe. New Castle resident Sylvia Ringer and others have collected more than thirty such carriers from drop off sites up and down the Valley and nearby towns.

  Carbondale’s police department is searching for leads in a major burglary case. About $45,000 in equipment was stolen from Carbondale Wagner Rents.

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue hosts its holiday show this weekend, and among all of the things going on this weekend, one of the hottest tickets in town is its holiday show.

Elise Thatcher

Carbondale businessmen Doug Stenclik and Randy Young are getting attention from around the world. They’re owners of the Cripple Creek Backcountry shop, and their podcast is especially popular. 

EcoFlight

  The Thompson Divide Coalition is adjusting its course. The nonprofit is shifting from crafting legislation to supporting a pending BLM decision.

Carolers sing at the Hotel Jerome

Dec 23, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The 12 Days of Christmas are alive and well in Aspen. The snow is falling, and the carolers are out. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort brings you a glimpse at one of the events at the Hotel Jerome, yesterday.

A local couple plays the part at Christmas

Dec 23, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

  Editor’s Note: This story has sensitive Santa information; if you have children reading over your shoulder, navigate away now!

All across the country, kids are sending letters to Santa. They're sitting on his lap telling him what they want. Santa is hearing those requests at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Aspen Ski Company

All 80 riders of Buttermilk’s Tiehack ski lift have been evacuated after the lift became inoperational around 11am Wednesday.

 

This week on Cross Currents,  Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron and Chip Comins, the Executive Director of ARE Day just returned from the COP 21 conference in Paris. 

pitkincounty.com

The director of the 911 dispatch center in Pitkin County is no longer at the helm. Bruce Romero’s last day was in early December. He took a job with the Colorado 911 Resource Center in Denver. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen caught up with Romero after his departure.

Bruce Romero is the former Emergency Dispatch Director for the Pitkin County Dispatch Center. He’s now based in Denver. The local dispatch center has an interim director until the position is filled.

Aspen in the environmental spotlight worldwide

Dec 23, 2015

  Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron was recently at the climate talks in Paris. One of the takeaways was that the Aspen community may be small on the world stage but its environmentalism has the spotlight.

Skadron says he was surprised by how many leaders knew not only about Aspen but were familiar with its environmental initiatives. Skadron says Aspen’s Canary Initiative, transportation plan and affordable housing program all serve as efforts more easily done on a local level than on a national one.

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