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Aspen Music Festival and School moves back to campus

After months of construction, the $70 million update to the Aspen Music Festival and School’s Bucksbaum Campus is nearly complete. Next week, staff will be returning to newly renovated administrative offices. Thirty six of 38 staff members will be moving back in. The other two are based at Harris Concert Hall.
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  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Elected officials in the town of Carbondale are considering an attempt to regulate the free market by not allowing some residential units to be rented to tourists.

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  Two local governments are joining other Colorado cities and counties to collectively lobby for climate change legislation.

SEASON 2 | LAUNCH PARTY

 JUNE 16 | 1PM HOOCH | Aspen 

BELOW MEAT AND CHEESE  

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC    

Celebrate the return of Invisibiliia with the first-of-its-kind National Listening Event! Bring a lunch from upstairs or a brown bag, grab a drink below and cozy up to hear Episode One of Invisibilila, Season 2 before the official drop June 17. On a single day – June 16, 2016 – member stations and listeners across the country will gather for fun, intimate Listening Parties. Join us! The bartender will be waiting.

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

 This week's show features artist Nancy Lovendahl and her mentee, Cheyenne Meyers of Basalt from the ArtBase Claudette Carter Art Mentors Program.

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Directors of the Aspen Power Plant (APP) met behind closed doors with the Aspen City Council this week to hash out the details of their lease for the publicly-zoned old powerhouse on Aspen’s northside.

 

Hanging Lake will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for trail maintenance.

In the fourth episode of our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher talks with two guests about the value of truly being yourself, even when it’s challenging or dangerous.

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  Republican congressional candidate Alex Beinstein has been crisscrossing the state in preparation for his challenge of incumbent U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton in the June primary.

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  The Aspen Skiing Company said Aspen Mountain will be open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day, in a press release that came out Monday.

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Curated - May 23rd

This week on Curated, we speak with artist Sam Durant, author Dana Spiotta and we explore the Valley's cycling culture.
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It will soon be legal for Coloradans to collect rain that falls from their roofs.

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Despite widespread support from Democrats and Republicans as well as legislative leaders, two separate attempts to move Colorado back to a presidential primary have failed in the final days of the session.

Republicans in the Senate have defeated one of the Governor’s top priorities for the legislative session.

Oil and gas companies pay a tax to the state for the minerals they extract out of the ground. Colorado then gives some of that money back to local communities impacted by the drilling process. But a recent state Supreme Court ruling says companies have been overpaying these severance taxes – and now Colorado owes the industry tens of millions of dollars. Bente Birkeland has more.

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