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Roaring Fork School District

    

  Roaring Fork Superintendent Diana Sirko is stepping down at the end of June. The District announced today (Friday) that Sirko is planning to pursue other career opportunities.

Two premier X Games events crown champions

Jan 28, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

After two qualifying races and ten eliminated racers, a few more laps separated the athletes from their goal.

Will the city of Aspen's economy go uphill?

Jan 28, 2016
Aspen Public Radio

  In an effort to create an “uphill economy” for Aspen, elected officials are bringing in outside help. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

The municipal government has already hired a consultant who is doing research on how to build a business plan around the sport and industry, That person is Bob Schultz and is working with the state office for economic development. The Carbondale-based consultant is on a $2,000 retainer to do that work and possibly draft a request for proposals, or RFP, to hire another consultant.

Elise Thatcher

  Getting around Snowmass Village can be difficult at times, especially if you’re trying to walk from one side of a busy road to another. So town officials are narrowing down ways to improve tricky spots.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

X Games begins in Aspen this week.

Basalt turns down putting a Pan and Fork measure on the spring ballot.

Speaking of which, Carbondale voters will consider two tax measures.

Pitkin County Landfill

  A study released yesterday shows that the average Pitkin County citizen produces nearly ten pounds of trash each day. Government officials are now trying to reduce that load.

Snowboarding photos raise money for breast cancer

Jan 27, 2016
Andy Wright

Boarding 4 Breast Cancer will be at the X Games opening event tonight. The group is celebrating its 20th year in 2016. To pull out all the stops, the group’s executive director wanted something big.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt’s elected leaders have voted down ballot measure proposals about the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

  If you’ve noticed changes at traffic lights in the El Jebel area, you’re not imagining things. The Colorado Department of Transportation has finished tweaking four Highway 82 signals.

Alison Bechdel on her rising fame

Jan 25, 2016

Alison Bechdel wrote “Fun Home” for almost ten years. It is an autobiography that tells the story of growing up with a difficult father who turns out to be gay. He dies in a car accident that seems like a suicide. A few years ago, “Fun Home” was adapted into a musical. The show made it to Broadway last year. Alison Bechdel speaks at Aspen Words Winter Words series on Wednesday.

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