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Barbara Platts

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials said they are on schedule to open all lanes in Glenwood Canyon the first week of May and the highway shouldn’t fully shut down again in the meantime.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

If you ask Manik Sakya, the owner of Nepal Restaurant in Glenwood Springs, what he values the most, he’ll tell that it’s culture, cuisine and nature.

This week on Mountain Edition:

Winter is coming…… don’t let these spring days fool you.

The city of Aspen has a new community development director — a veteran city employee.

The launch of a cooking school and a weekend of cocktails are keeping residents on their culinary toes.

And big news, there is road work in Glenwood Springs.

Jessica Cabe used to cover art for the Post Independent in Glenwood Springs. After seeing and working in the arts community, she wanted to be a part of it. So in the fall she decided to create her own traveling art gallery - “Nomad”.

An old Rifle icon turns town into a cultural center

Mar 2, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Rifle isn’t exactly a place that you would think of as a cultural center, but through the work of a group of residents, that’s about to change. Nearly two years after the reopening of the Ute Theater, the town is coming back to life, and it’s becoming a cultural center.

Week in the Arts - February 29

Feb 26, 2016

  The exhibit “Dreaming About Thinking” closes at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs today. The artists uses ceramics and mixed media to create surreal pieces.

Glenwood Canyon open to nighttime driving

Feb 22, 2016
Colorado Dept. of Transportation

  Glenwood Canyon has been partially reopened after being shut down a week ago due to multiple rockslides. Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

The Colorado Department of Transportation opened one lane at 6 o’clock last night and will keep it open until 9 a.m. today. For the next several days, the canyon will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. so crews can continue removing loose rock, repairing the road and installing fencing to stabilize the rockwall.

  After years of preparation and hashing out the details, work is beginning on a new Grand Avenue Bridge. CDOT and contract workers will be focusing on the area underneath the bridge downtown, from 7th street.

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue hosts its holiday show this weekend, and among all of the things going on this weekend, one of the hottest tickets in town is its holiday show.

A local couple plays the part at Christmas

Dec 23, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

  Editor’s Note: This story has sensitive Santa information; if you have children reading over your shoulder, navigate away now!

All across the country, kids are sending letters to Santa. They're sitting on his lap telling him what they want. Santa is hearing those requests at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Mountain Edition - December 10th, 2015

Dec 10, 2015

Glenwood Springs city government is experiencing a change at the top. We speak with the city manager on his last day.

Homeowners in Battlement Mesa say they didn’t know about an oil and gas agreement when they purchased their house.

Colorado’s marijuana industry has created some interesting jobs. We’ll introduce you to the latest - an odor ranger.

A new building for police in Aspen may improve their mental health.

And, much of the materials recycled in the Roaring Fork Valley are ending up across the Pacific.

Jeff Hecksel

Friday was the last day on the job for former Glenwood Springs City Manager Jeff Hecksel. He served as manager for more than a decade and was involved in projects he says improved residents’ quality of life. His departure comes after some members of city council worked to end his contract early. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with him on his last day.

Jeff Hecksel spoke with Marci Krivonen on his last day as Glenwood Springs City Manager, Friday. An interim manager - Andrew Gorgey - will replace him.

Valley Roundup 12-4-15

Dec 4, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

A local development group has unveiled its plans for the base of Aspen Mountain’s westside. Will it include a new chairlift that reaches town?

Gorsuch Haus hotel unveiling draws a packed house

Two key planners in the city of Aspen are leaving their jobs to start their own consulting business. The future of development policy will be shaped by their replacements.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

The Glenwood Springs Fire Department had a surprising holiday last Thursday. On Thanksgiving Day, a small winter wildfire broke out near Walmart, which is extremely unusual for the area.

Elise Thatcher

    

  Glenwood Springs City Council will review whether to hire a familiar face for its new interim City Manager. In a press release put out Wednesday night, Glenwood Springs announced that elected officials are looking at choosing Andrew "Drew" Gorgey to temporarily carry out the City Manager’s position.

Glenwood Springs Fire Department

  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is joining the review into what caused a fire in a garage in Glenwood Springs on Sunday. Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson says bringing in the CBI doesn’t mean the fire was an arson, but it is a way to definitively rule out whether that played a role.

Valley Roundup 11-20-15

Nov 20, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

The Bureau of Land Management is poised to cancel oil and gas leases in the coveted Thompson Divide, angering the industry and giving a sigh of relief to environmentalists.

 BLM proposes to cancel most Thompson Divide leases

 

Construction of the Grand Avenue Bridge is happening sooner than expected, with causeways being built over the river beginning in January.

When winter comes, so do changes for the arts scene

Nov 18, 2015
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Lots of people are coming into town now that skiing is back. Hotels are going to be running at full capacity soon enough, but the arts scene also has to ramp up for the high-season.

Valley Roundup 11-13-15

Nov 13, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me this week are Snowmass Sun editor Jill Beathard, Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.

The Aspen Skiing Co. is earning bragging rights of being one of the first ski resorts in the state to open early.

Ajax to open early

Website details how climate change will alter forests

Nov 11, 2015
forestforecasts.org

The look of the forests in the Roaring Fork Valley may be dramatically different in the future. High elevation forests could be replaced with lower growing species like aspens. A new website shows how forests in the American West will look different under climate change. The local nonprofit Aspen Center for Environmental Studies worked with scientists to develop the site.

Jamie Werner is Forest Program Director at ACES. Her laptop’s propped open and she’s clicking around the site, forestforecasts.org.

"So here we have Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands…”

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