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A supervisor can have a bigger impact on a worker’s health than a primary care doctor. That’s according to the The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The federal office recently sent experts to Aspen to teach managers how to handle that power wisely.

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Garfield County is taking a look at broadband, and officials want to know what internet access is like for residents and business owners.

 This is from the Cross Current archives. This program takes an in depth look at the recent prescribed burn in the Hunter Creek Valley, why it was scheduled and what results can be expected.

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Four months after Aspen Valley Hospital CEO Dan Bonk resigned, the vacant position has been posted on an elite recruiting website.

  In the third episode of our our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher talks with guest BJ Miller about managing pain, and how we can change the experience of dying. Miller is senior director and advocate at the Zen Hospice Project.

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It’s official: Colorado is going to look at a simpler way of calculating health insurance rates. Gov. John Hickenlooper approved the move Tuesday.

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The Nomad Gallery opens next month in its first location. For each show the gallery has, a new location is chosen, as well as new artists. That’s where the name comes from.

 

The first show will open next month at 809 Grand Ave., in Glenwood Springs, the former location of Gallery 809.

 

Nomad is currently holding an online crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the June show.

It features work by Jay Phillips and Matthew Eames.

Third Street Center

There are lots of plans in the works for Third Street in Carbondale. That includes new affordable housing, parking and other changes. A new collaboration to pool resources could snag more funding for those improvements.

Jamie Werner- Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

A historic prescribed burn in the Hunter Creek Valley was deemed successful this past weekend after several agencies coordinated under just the right conditions to ignite 900 acres — in order to rejuvenate forest health and minimize the risk of wildfire. Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts has the story.

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The Aspen School District will be interviewing finalists for the vacant elementary school principal position this week.

First Draft - Dominic Smith

May 16, 2016

Dominic grew up in Sydney, Australia and now lives in Austin, Texas. He is the author, most recently, of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, a New York Times Bestseller and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice selection.

Mark Browning is a sculptor and an active member of the MARBLE/Marble Symposium summer crew. He runs the kitchen during the summer workshops, but finds lots of time to interact with the symposium participants and work on his own sculptures. 

Browning shares his personal experiences with the symposium and the importance of the organization for the town of Marble and greater art communities. More information about the symposiums can be found at www.MarbleInst.org.   

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When Sunil Yapa was writing the first draft of his first novel, “Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist,” he was living in Chile. Unfortunately, he hadn’t backed up his manuscript anywhere and his laptop was stolen. He lost 600 pages of writing and had reached a critical juncture in his young career.

It will soon be legal for Coloradans to collect rain that falls from their roofs.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Today I am joined in the studio with Amanda Rae Busch, columnist for the Aspen Times Weekly and her editor Jeanne McGovern. Also with us is Aspen Daily News columnist Beth Brandon and her editor, Madeleine Osberger.

We are talking about women’s role in the media and how it can empower others. In the case of Beth and Amanda, both are victims of abuse. But as we have learned by reading their newspaper columns over the years, they are much more than that.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

The Hunter Creek prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled to start Saturday.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Elise Thatcher present a compilation of the week’s news.

 

Topics include:

- The end of the Colorado legislative session

- The future of Aspen’s free-market residential development

- A changing of the guard in Carbondale

- Edible marijuana manufacturing

Elise Thatcher

As the Roaring Fork School District lines up new rental affordable housing units, officials must also come up with the rules about who can live where and under what guidelines. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, the District hopes to have those regulations in place this fall.

 

Carbondale hosted the 2016 Colorado Creative Industries Summit last week. The annual event brought more than 300 people from creative fields to the town. Last year’s event was held in Fort Collins.

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Carbondale effectively has a new mayor. Freshly elected Trustee Dan Richardson is now also leading the town’s Board of Trustees as Mayor Pro Tem.

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