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Pitkin County officials are still scratching their heads about why the federal government has threatened one of their funding sources.

Pitkin County Sheriff, Joe DiSalvo, was recently contacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. He learned the county is on a list with five others in Colorado who allegedly are going to lose federal funding.

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Each summer, world leaders and innovative thinkers gather in Aspen for the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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The statewide non-profit Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) has launched a new effort to get kids outside.

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On Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions narrowed the definition of “sanctuary jurisdictions.” They are now places that “willfully refuse to comply” with federal immigration law. Pitkin County is one of them.

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The numbers are in on how the Aspen Snowmass resort did this past winter season. And it wasn’t too bad, despite lackluster snowfall. Aspen Public Radio News Director Carolyn Sackariason covers the ski industry and breaks down the numbers for us. Listen here.

 

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Representatives from 27 Colorado communities took a pledge last week in Aspen to act aggressively on climate change.

Summer Words programming announced

May 23, 2017
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Last week, Aspen Words announced its anticipated public events schedule for Summer Words.

Tuesday, the Aspen City Council will hear a summary of public feedback regarding an overhaul to the Hyman and Cooper Avenue walking malls.

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To address the need for more affordable housing, Garfield County recently changed their building code to allow for tiny homes.

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The Aspen Skiing Company announced Monday that skiers will get to enjoy last week’s winter storm. Aspen Mountain will reopen for Memorial Day weekend.  

 

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The Roaring Fork is on Colorado’s list of impaired rivers. City of Aspen officials are working on a plan to improve the health of the Roaring Fork River.

Curated - May 22

May 22, 2017

This week on Curated, an improv troupe masters the art of long form storytelling, a writer and comedian finds humor in Aspen living and a professor from the University of Colorado at Boulder breaks down the behavioral psychology of humor across cultures.

First Draft - Max Winter

May 22, 2017
Olivia Sauerwein

Max Winter is the author of the novel Exes.  He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA program, and a recipient of two Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowships in Fiction. He has been published in Day One and Diner Journal. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with his wife and son.

Week in the Arts - May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

 

Roaring Fork High School’s annual art exhibition will be on display Monday through Wednesday from 8am to 8pm in the school’s main gym.

Dance Initiative welcomes Marielis Garcia of NYC and David Norsworthy of Toronto as Artists in Residence at The Launchpad. The dancers will give workshops Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6:15.

The dancers will also give a performance of a new work in progress Saturday, May 27 at 7:30pm.

 

CORE would like to expand their outreach into even more communities. CORE keeps their eye on a national level, yet focuses on local and state levels to do what they can. CORE started collecting energy wasting "True Confessions" from the public.

CU Boulder professor talks humor

May 22, 2017
colorado.edu

Dr. Peter McGraw is a professor in the business department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His most recent research examines what makes things funny. Claire Woodcock spoke with him on the big secret behind humor.

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A plan to widen the sidewalk on Castle Creek Bridge is on hold.

Ballots are in the mail for the Aspen City Council run-off election between Torre and Ward Hauenstein.

 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week to discuss the week’s news are Aspen Times editor David Krause, Aspen Daily News editor Curtis Wackerle and Carla Jean Whitley, features editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

 

There’s a chirping crisis in downtown Aspen that city officials are hoping will fly away.

City is looking to quell new Main Street ‘chirping’ signals

 

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