Ballet ends season with new dancers, program

Aug 20, 2015
Courtesy Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

The last performance for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company is tomorrow. With new dances and dancers making their debuts this summer, representatives say the season was a successful one.

 

With three new dancers and a company learning new choreography, there were a few things that could have gone wrong, but the opposite happened.

 

As the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet closes its 2015 season, they end a summer with another schedule full of sellout crowds.

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Hunt scraps lodge project on Main Street

Aug 19, 2015

One of Aspen’s gas station will not be torn down for an affordable lodge. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Developer Mark Hunt on Wednesday officially withdrew his Base 2 lodge project, even though it was already approved by Aspen officials. Instead, he will submit a new application for a two-story commercial building. That’s to replace the Conoco on Main Street, across from Carl’s Pharmacy.

Elise Thatcher

  More than a hundred professional cyclists are getting ready to pedal out of the Roaring Fork Valley. They’re racing in the fifth year of the USA Pro Challenge. Pro riders will take off from Aspen mid morning for a demanding day back up and over Independence Pass to Breckenridge.

Jalen Lee is a recent graduate of The University of Cincinnati where she studied viola performance. She’ll be going back there this fall to get her masters.

 

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The hazy conditions in the upper Roaring Fork Valley Wednesday (8/19) were from wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest.

All day Wednesday, Aspen Environmental Health Specialist Jannette Whitcomb was checking the air quality in town. Two monitors track ozone and particulate matter. Despite the smog, the monitors recorded “good” air quality.

"The levels have gone up higher than normal because of the fires, but they’ve haven’t gotten into unhealthy ranges," she says.

Marci Krivonen

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge brings to Aspen not just professional cyclists, but visitors, vendors and infrastructure. To put on the event that spans two days, the City of Aspen relies heavily on volunteers. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Volunteers trickle into headquarters in downtown Aspen early Wednesday. At the registration table, they grab lanyards and get directions.

"It’s slow and steady right now, but everyone’s excited and it’s good," says Beth Hansen.

From the archives, Annie Denver and Karmen Dopslaff from the John Denver Aspenglow Fund at the Aspen Community Foundation.

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