Elise Thatcher

  Carbondale Trustees are getting ready tackle the affordable housing question again. Trustees are considering key questions: What is the town government’s role in dealing with affordable housing? What are median and average prices of homes in Carbondale, and how are current policies are affecting housing affordability?

Grand River Health

The Garfield County Coroner’s office said Wednesday that an emergency department physician has died after a hiking accident near Glenwood Springs. Dr. William Bevins tripped while hiking the Grizzly Creek Trail in Glenwood Canyon on Monday.

Carolyn Sackariason

  City of Aspen officials want to have more parking available in front of shops and businesses downtown. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, it appears to be working.

The Grand Avenue Bridge project in Glenwood Springs is on time, after chugging along for more than five months. A key goal now for the Colorado Department of Transportation is making sure river users know about upcoming closures.

Elise Thatcher

  Health insurance companies have submitted what coverage they want to offer in 2017. Only one carrier, Anthem, wants to sell individual plans in the Roaring Fork Valley through the state’s online marketplace.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt may look at allowing marijuana businesses in a few more locations around town, after officials tightened up restrictions last summer.



A fire north of the Roaring Fork Valley is getting lots of attention. The Beaver Creek Fire is near the Wyoming border and the town of Walden. Firefighters from Carbondale and Aspen are hoping to help put the blaze out. Crews from Aspen and Carbondale left Wednesday and Thursday after receiving a call for assistance.

Elise Thatcher

  The Forest Service has been gearing up for the busy summer season. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher sat down with Aspen-Sopris District Ranger Karen Schroyer about changes that visitors and locals can expect this summer, besides a price increase for visiting the Maroon Bells.

Elise Thatcher

  Driving for Uber can be hit or miss in the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher took a ride with a local who’s doing that with an electric twist.

Michael Buglione / Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

Wildlife experts confirmed Monday which mountain lion was involved in last week’s attack on a child in Woody Creek.

Elise Thatcher

  There’s one week to go in Colorado’s statewide primary. In the Roaring Fork Valley area, voters are largely choosing between congressional candidates and county commissioners.

  In this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elise Thatcher present a compilation of the week’s news.


  A long time childcare provider in Basalt has received initial approval for expanding into the Red Brick Center. An advisory board and town council have decided The Growing Years School is the best operator for the job.

Millie Hamner

Representatives Millie Hamner and Diane Mitsch Bush are holding a town hall this afternoon at the Basalt Library.

Elise Thatcher

  Fracking can produce air pollution, but many more emissions likely happen during the next stage at a natural gas well.

Carolyn Sackariason

On Wednesday, Carbondale Trustees will hear about new data on students and drug use, after the town government helped fund a survey.


  The Colorado Department of Transportation is asking for public input, with telephone town hall meetings around the state. That includes one in the Roaring Fork Valley area.

Elise Thatcher

  Eagle County residents support raising sales taxes to fund more affordable housing and child care. If approved, such services also could get beefed up in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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  Buses to the Maroon Bells will be up and running Saturday for the summer season, but tickets and parking will be more expensive.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

  The jury trial for a El Salvadoran man continues in Glenwood Springs Thursday and likely through much of next week.