Elise Thatcher

  Supporters of the Roaring Fork School District’s bond measure spent tens of thousands of dollars last month. But it’s not clear how much has been raised-- or spent-- by a committee supporting a bond measure for the Carbondale area fire district ballot question.

  Eighth graders are deciding between different professions, as part of a new career mentoring program with Glenwood Springs Middle School and a Carbondale-based nonprofit. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher attended a career expo for the program and has this story.

Blue Horizon - Oct. 31, 2015

Oct 31, 2015

Blue Horizon presents it's annual Halloween show.  Featured artists include Buddy Guy, Otis Spann, Mike Zito, Mavis Staples, Big Bill Morganfield, Michael Burks and more. The show has all the ghoulish blues tunes to get your mojo working into a haunting mood!

Colorado River Water Conservation District

Ahead of a deadline to finalize the Colorado Water Plan, elected leaders from the Western Slope are emphasizing their opposition to transmountain diversions. The plan aims to find ways to supply water to the state’s growing population. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Valley Roundup 10-30-15

Oct 30, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Aspen Times columnist Andy Stone, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun.


Residents in Battlement Mesa are putting up a fight against an oil and gas company wanting to drill near their homes.

Valley Roundup on Morning Edition

Oct 30, 2015

  Here's a short snip it. The full roundtable discussion will air at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and again on 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Day of the dead arrives alongside Halloween

Oct 29, 2015

Dia de los muertos is being celebrated in Carbondale tonight as part of a partnership between local groups.


The Valley Settlement Project, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities and the Thunder River Theatre Company are coming together again to celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Launchpad and Third Street Center in Carbondale.  

  A state senator is hoping to help people in the Roaring Fork Valley who have to get a new insurance plan for next year. About seven thousand residents in the Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield and Summit counties will have to shop for new health coverage, after the state dropped the ax on the health insurance carrier Colorado HealthOp.

A local conservation group has launched a fundraising campaign to preserve a piece of land used by the Aspen School District. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the Marble Basecamp is at risk of being sold.

Aspen’s ghosts come alive on this local’s tour

Oct 29, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Halloween brings the spookiness out in people...those who are among the living anyway.

But there does exist a local who brings to life some of the more spine-tingling stories of the dead, and his name is Dean Weiler.