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After a series of incidents between humans and wildlife - particularly with bears -  it is now illegal to harass wild animals in the City of Aspen. The new ordinance doubles fees for harassing wildlife within city limits.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 1

Feb 2, 2018

Aspen Words is an essential non-profit in our community. Jamie Kravitz, the Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains their growth and expansion. 

Jack Bender's artwork at Taylor Daine Goulet Gallery +

Dec 27, 2017
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Jack Bender is a prolific television director and executive producer, with credits from HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “The Sopranos” to ABC’s “Lost.” When he’s not with actors and crew, he’s working on new paintings and sculptures. His work is on display this winter at a new gallery in downtown Aspen.

Aspen Community Theatre provides scholarships to graduating seniors who are pursuing an education in theatre. Producer, Rita Hunter, says the best wat to get involved with ACT is to go to a show, and Monty Python's Spamalot is just around the corner. 

President of the board of directors for Aspen Community Theatre, Lynette Schlepp, says that ACT's shows are there to lighten things up when there's a lot going on in the world. Monty Python's Spamalot is a big undertaking, especially when it comes to the set. 

Producer Rita Hunter says that because there is a limited amount of people in the valley that have theatre experience, there is a lot of sharing and collaborating. This is ACT's 41st year, and November's production will be there 75th show.

CASA of the Ninth was established in the Roaring Fork Valley in 2011. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Volunteers are placed with a "CASA", which may contain 1 child, or a few children. CASA volunteers do a great service to both the abused or neglected children as well as the court system. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: A Way Out, Week 1

Jun 5, 2017

A Way Out's mission is to support people in drug and alcohol crisis with the treatment they need. Since Aspen is a resort destination, the issues of how substance abuse negatively impacts someone's life are kept out of the public eye. 

Spring Board Aspen is looking to expand both their membership and outreach. They want the community to know that students pursuing college who are experiencing financial barriers as well as potential members can have access to them. Spring Board Aspen encourages those interested to be proactive and reach out to them. 

Spring Board Aspen Members not only learn how to be future philanthropic leaders, they also collaborate with schools in the valley to help alleviate the financial burden of high school students wanting to further their education. 

Courtesy of Katherine LeGrand Custom Goldsmith

An Aspen jewelry store was selected to showcase some of its pieces at the National Museum of Women in the Arts later this month.

Spring Board Aspen members learn how to be future philanthropic leaders. Established in 1997 under the Aspen Community Foundation, there has been a great deal of reshaping and rebranding over the past 20 years. 

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: EcoFlight, Week 4

Mar 27, 2017

EcoFlight says that becoming a member of the environmental air force is being a part of an organization that is actually making a difference. EcoFlight offers a different, bird's eye view of the landscape.

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On Feb. 9, an online threat closed down-valley schools and sent Aspen High School into a lockout. Later that day, the FBI said it was a scam, and so the story went, until two weeks ago.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: EcoFlight, Week 1

Mar 6, 2017

Bruce Gordon, the founder and president of EcoFlight, blends the love of the land with the love of flying to provide a birds-eye perspective on how the lands that surround us are changing. 

Ian Sharp, son of Carole and Bob Sharp of Aspen, has Becker muscular dystrophy. Ian's parents share some insight into what this entails, why it's important for our community to be aware of this disease and how Ian is able to thrive. 

Schools reopen after threat is deemed noncredible

Feb 9, 2017

 

The Roaring Fork School District has lifted the lock out placed on area schools early this morning.

Bob and Carole Sharp started this organization when they learned of their son's muscular dystrophy prognosis. A new, advance technology, Crispr- Cas9, has brought hope to those with genetic diseases. 

A motley crew of nonprofits and town governments wants to see affordable, electric cars in the valley.

Carole and Bob Sharp are the founders of the Hike for Hope Foundation. Their son Ian has muscular dystrophy and the Sharps raise money to put toward research for curing muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. 

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