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  In a closed executive session on Monday, the Aspen Valley Hospital board of directors solidified a contract bringing Dave Ressler back in as chief executive officer.

Hospital officials were initially hesitant to release Ressler’s taxpayer funded compensation, but the returning executive acknowledged that he has shared the information in the past. His base salary is $402,000 a year. He and his wife will also move into the hospital-provided housing.

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The University of Colorado Boulder has launched a brand new Space Minor program for undergraduate students.

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The Motherlode Volleyball Classic begins its 44th year today. The tournament takes place in multiple parks throughout Aspen and features over 500 teams.

 

The beach volleyball event attracts teams from across the country, including both professionals and amateurs. Some participants are as old as 60.

 

Proceeds from concessions will support the Snowmass Rodeo, and the Aspen High School Girl’s Volleyball Team will be hosting a fundraiser during the tournament.

The event runs through Monday.

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Morgan Williams, the fourth and fifth grade teacher at Glenwood Spring’s Two Rivers Community School took his students on a multi-disciplinary field trip last week. An adventure at the South Canyon Landfill served as an environmental lesson, as well as an opportunity to work on writing.

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Firefighters in Eagle and Garfield counties plan to ignite two prescribed burns in the upcoming weeks.

 

The fires will be on Bureau of Land Management lands in the coming weeks if the weather cooperates to keep conditions safe and to blow smoke away from local communities.

Analog Son is a Denver-based funk group making their JAS Labor Day experience debut this weekend. They’re opening for the R and B legend, Stevie Wonder. One of the group’s members, Jordan Linit, spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort about this opportunity and what it means to them.

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 After spending almost nine months applying for grants from federal and state food assistance programs, Basalt Sunday Market manager Jimmy Dula has expanded the offerings of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the valley.

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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Politics is heating up in Basalt and now that the town manager up and resigned, the government  and its elected leaders are facing heavy scrutiny.

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Shakespeare in the Park has been an Aspen staple for a decade. “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s more fantastical plays, and is this year’s work of choice from the Bard. But rather than using more fantastical tropes like in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “As You Like It” is described as a pastoral comedy.

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Government transparency, civil discourse and what to do now that the town manager has quit are issues facing the town of Basalt. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times, Cindy Hirschfeld, editor of Aspen Sojourner Magazine and Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt.

You can hear more of the conversation which includes Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle at 3:30 p.m. on Aspen Public Radio news.

 

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A scheduled draining of Harvey Gap Reservoir and the corresponding fish salvage has been postponed at least a year because of a leaky ditch.

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  Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump showed up about three hours late to his own party in Aspen last night.

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In an attempt to clarify Colorado law regarding rentals, lawyers presented at an event hosted by the Aspen Young Professionals on Tuesday.

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Local photographer and filmmaker Peter McBride will be featured tonight as part of the MountainSummit: Mountainfilm festival.

 This week on Cross Currents, The Little Nell Hotel is hosting a BBQ cookoff with top Aspen chefs to benefit the Aspen Homeless Shelter Thursday.

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When Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson returned from their tours of duty in Iraq, they came back changed men. They were dealing with moral injuries, more than physical ones. Both were dealing with post traumatic stress disorder.

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Summer in downtown Aspen is bright with colorful flowers and green parks, and many of those spaces are also working hard to clean up runoff from storms before it hits the river.

  The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is resurrecting a program for sexual assault victims in the valley. The SANE program, which stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, has been dormant for four years. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with District Attorney Sherry Caloia about the effort.

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More than 70 Park City business people, government officials and nonprofit leaders are planning a visit to Aspen next month as part of their annual pilgrimage to other ski resort towns.

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductor Manfred Honeck chats with APR host Chris Mohr about the three-concert series being presented by the Orchestra this week. Call Aspen Public Radio today at 920-9000 if you would like to make a $100 gift to support classical music on Aspen Public Radio, and we will have one pair of tickets at Will Call for you for their concert Wednesday evening, August 24. Only one pair of tickets available, valued at $85 per ticket! 

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