Claire Woodcock

Arts and Culture Reporter

Claire got her start with her hometown station, North Country Public Radio, where she worked for nearly two years on both the digital and broadcast ends of the shop. She earned her B.A. in English from SUNY Fredonia in 2015, with concentrations in Journalism, Audio/Radio Production and Gender Studies.

After graduating, Claire worked as a congressional correspondent with Talk Radio News Service in Washington D.C., covering the 2016 presidential primary campaigns. Then she took off on a backpacking trip spanning eight European countries with her recorder before relocating to Colorado. 

Claire has since produced stories for KGNU Community Radio, copy edited and freelanced for Boulder Weekly and has reported on music from the Front Range with BolderBeat. Both in backdrop and artistry, working for Aspen Public Radio has brought Claire back to her roots. 

When not at the station, Claire can be found at a show or exhibition, at the yoga studio or enjoying nature. 

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Graphic: Aspen Art Museum

On Thursday, the Aspen Art Museum will host The Great Debate, a forum where presenters will confront one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary art.

Courtesy of Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar

Last Wednesday, Lindze Letherman noticed the first letter “O” on the sign of the bar she manages - Hooch - was missing. She said this isn’t the first time letters from the sign have been stolen.

This week on Curated, we take a tour of Owl Farm, longtime home of the late gonzo writer Hunter S. Thompson, in Woody Creek, Colorado. His widow Anita Thompson shares her plans to turn his home into a museum, and his friends recall the time he ran for Pitkin County Sheriff in 1970. 

 

Welcome to the beginning of a new fall in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Wednesday, blues funk band Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will play Belly Up, Aspen with Lightnin Malcolm at 8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday in Carbondale, Studio for Arts and Works or SAW will have an open house starting at 5 p.m.

 

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Last week, Colorado Creative Industries, a state division in the governor's Office of Economic Development, announced it's going with Paonia over Carbondale for the region’s Space to Create initiative.

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Aspen Film has named Susan Wrubel its new permanent executive director.

Jon Stahl

On Thursday, a big announcement was made regarding a statewide effort to bring more affordable housing to artists in rural mountain towns. Colorado Creative Industries has selected Paonia over Carbondale to receive money for the northwest region's initiative.

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On Wednesday, the Carbondale Chamber’s Annual Business Conference brought roughly 60 locals together to discuss issues facing the region’s workforce.

Elle Logan

A new partnership between the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) and the AmeriCorps program has brought five music teachers to the valley.

 

Welcome to the beginning of the first official week of fall in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Tuesday at Hooch Cocktail Bar, this month’s Aspen Words writer-in-residence Tatjana Soli, a L.A. Times Book Prize Finalist and New York Times Notable Author, will be giving a talk and reading at 5:30 p.m.

 

This week on Curated, a local artist creates a sculpture out of found materials with a rich history. Plus, The New Yorker's writer Adam Gopnik talks his latest book and the art of storytelling. 

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Garfield County Libraries reduced their hours across all branches this month for the second time since last December.

Josue Rivas

The Los Angeles based Latin alternative band Chicano Batman is coming to Belly Up-Aspen Saturday.

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The 50th annual Ruggerfest charges into Aspen today, bringing with it a storm of international rugby players.

Tuesday at 7 p.m., act 1 of The Mad Show runs at The Wheeler Opera House.

 

Tuesday writer Andrea Thome will sign copies of her second book in her Hesse Creek romance series, Seeds of Intention, set partially in Aspen at 5:30 p.m. at Explore Booksellers.

 

Wednesday Marble Distilling Co. presents “vodka and Van Gogh" with the Carbondale Creative District starting at 7 p.m.

On this week's episode, "The Mad Show," a new musical from the minds behind Mad Magazine and Mad TV, tests its jokes on Aspen audiences this week. Former Key & Peele writer Rich Talarico and musical composer T.J. Shanoff discuss the project. 

Local printmaker Curt Carpenter’s exhibition “Woodcuts of the Roaring Fork River” went up Friday night at The Art Base in Basalt. This exhibition is a scavenger hunt of sorts.

Another year of Jazz Aspen Snowmass' Labor Day Experience is in the books. With these photos, we remember three solid days of good music, lively performances and celebratory crowds.

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The 42nd annual Snowmass Balloon Festival launches Friday morning.

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Renowned sculptor Randy Cooper first cast his shadow in Aspen galleries more than two decades ago.

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