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A 29-year-old man identified as Ryan Becvarik was found in an irrigation ditch near Sopris Park in Carbondale Sunday night, according to Garfield County Coroner Robert Glassmire.

 

This week on Audio Canvas I sit down with Andrea Wallace, chair of the Internship Program, to discuss the importance that this new generation of helping hands has on the Ranch. This weeks episode has been produced by APR intern Matt Kendrick. 

First Draft - Helen Schulman

Aug 15, 2016

Helen Schulman is an American novelist, short story, non-fiction, and screenwriter. Her fifth novel, This Beautiful Life, was an international bestseller, and was chosen in the 100 Notable Books of 2011 by the New York Times Book Review.  Schulman has taught in graduate programs at Columbia University, New York University. She teaches at the New School University where she is the Fiction coordinator at the Writing Program and a tenured Professor of Writing.

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) Board Chair Charlie Eckart and Executive Director Mike Pritchard explain how the organization balances their mission of maintaining and creating the best mountain bike trails in the Roaring Fork Valley with multiple local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, as well as concerns of sustainability and equitable access. Also, Jim Neu of Glenwood Springs started the Two Rivers Trails, who shares his work with RFMBA to advocate for the construction of new trails in the Glenwood Springs area. 

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Governor John Hickenlooper’s book “The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics” was released earlier this year. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio arts reporter Patrick Fort before a book signing in Aspen last week.

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As homeowners build, renovate, and expand their properties, the leftover construction materials head right to the dump. Monday night, Aspen City Council will looking at how to address the growing amount of waste created by the construction industry.

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 The McCloskey Speaker Series on Aug. 12 was titled Democratic Governors Panel: Leading from the State Level. Democratic governors discussed how to lead a nation by facing the challenges of energy, education and citizens’ rights among other priorities at the state level. It featured Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Gov. Dannel Malloy of Connecticut,  in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson. Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington were unable to make it at the last minute.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Vail Resorts bought Whistler this week for $1 billion. How that will affect attracting guests to Aspen/Snowmass is a question industry observers are asking.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The news that the Bureau of Land Management plans to cancel 25 oil and gas leases on the Thompson Divide has all sides reacting.

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How Aspen/Snowmass will compete against Vail Resorts now that the conglomerate bought Whistler is on the minds of many. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and Snowmass Sun and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

 

You can hear more of the conversation at 3:30 p.m. right here on Aspen Public Radio news.

The Aspen Skiing Co. has released its 2016-17 season pass price structure.

 

Most pass prices rose slightly with skiers and riders paying between $30 and $50 more than last year. The Premier Pass, providing unlimited skiing and riding on all four mountains, costs $1,799 if purchased before Sept. 9. The same pass with a chamber of commerce discount is $1,299. Prices go up after the super early season deadline.

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The Pitkin County Republicans announced yesterday that presidential candidate Donald Trump will be in Aspen Aug. 25. The event will be a fundraiser held at a private home. Tickets range from $2,700 for individual attendance to $25,000 for a couple, which would get them a VIP meeting and photo with him.

Rain Barrels Legal

Aug 11, 2016

 Rain barrels will be legal in Colorado starting Wednesday. State lawmakers passed a bill last legislative session to let people capture rain that falls from their roofs. 

Composer Mike Mills, formerly of the rock band R.E.M., is a childhood friend of AMFS Alumnus and violinist Robert McDuffie. Mike and Bobby talk about their collaboration and the creation of Mills's Violin/Rock Band/Orchestra concerto. AMFS President Alan Fletcher joins the two musical icons in a High Notes conversation the day before their August 11 performance at the Tent.

  

     

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The City of Aspen will hold its first “Citizens Academy” this fall. Municipal governments from across the country have used similar programs to help residents get to know the inner-workings of their local government, and Aspen is now following suit.

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The Snowmass Concert series finishes tonight on Fanny Hill. This summer, most of the shows have avoided the anecdotally present rain that seems to have interfered in previous seasons. The series featured music industry veterans like Taj Mahal and newcomers like Jamestown Revival.

Colorado Department of Transportation

The I-70 Glenwood Canyon will be open today due to early completion of rock fall mitigation work.

    Interviews with two music students and a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to bring the Pittsburg Symphony to Aspen August 23-25.

After three years away from his post, Dave Ressler, the former CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital, is taking his old job back, because like many who move to Aspen and then leave, he realizes that life is good here. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason asked him what drove his decision to return.

 

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Pitkin County developed a dirty reputation earlier this year when it was revealed that the average citizen produces 10 pounds of waste per day. In response, officials have launched a campaign to change people’s trashy behavior.

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