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Thanks to a wet spring, the Roaring Fork River in the coming days will see even bigger flows than this past weekend’s peak runoff levels. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

 

The Twin Lakes Reservoir and Canal Company has notified local governments that the Twin Lakes Reservoir will reach capacity on Wednesday, which means there will be no diversions to the Front Range starting today.  

April Long, the city’s clean river program manager, said higher flows could last up to three weeks, which is a good thing.

This week on Audio Canvas we  meet with the executive director of Anderson Ranch,  Wilhelms  to understand just how embedded the center is in the Snowmass community and history. Nancy explains what to expect this summer.

Visit AndersonRanch.org  for more information.

First Draft - Lauren Holmes

Jun 13, 2016
Beowolf Sheehan

Lauren Holmes grew up in upstate New York. She received a BA from Wellesley College and an MFA from Hunter College, where she was a Hertog Fellow and a teaching fellow. Her work has appeared in Granta, where she was a 2014 New Voice, and in Guernica. Holmes lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.  Her short story collection is called Barbara the Slut.

Nina Gabianelli is the Vice President of Education and Programs at the Aspen Historical Society. You may have seen her sporting a Victorian-era costume at one of the historical society's properties or giving a walking tour around town. 

Gabianelli describes the summer programs and tours offered by the historical society, and discusses the organization's archives, which is comprised of over 50,000 objects, photographs, documents, and records. 

A conversation with Pitkin County commissioner candidate Scott Writer

Aspen resident Scott Writer is one of three candidates for Pitkin County commissioner. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher sat down with Writer as part of our series of conversations with the candidates.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips’ first collection of poetry, “The Ground”, came out in 2012 — more than a decade after he started seriously writing.

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

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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week on Valley Roundup are Jill Beathard, outgoing editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Gavin Dahl, the new news director at KDNK community radio.

The Aspen City Council’s decision to scrap plans to put for-profit businesses in the old powerhouse has many layers of politics in play.

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One of the biggest trends in the restaurant industry right now isn’t some new flavor or technique. It’s the practice of tipping —  or for that matter — taking away the tip.

Jimmy Yeager, the owner of Jimmy’s and Jimmy’s Bodega, is changing the way his business works.

 

“What we’re planning on doing is moving towards the more European model where the service is included into your check,” said Yeager

Drawing isn’t necessarily the flashiest of the visual arts, but a new show at The Art Base in Basalt is looking to change the opinions of people who see it.

Richard Carter, James Surls, Chris Hassig and Jody Guralnick are part of the show simply  called, Drawings.

It’s a show that takes the four artists out of their regular media. None of them are drawers by trade.

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  Buses to the Maroon Bells will be up and running Saturday for the summer season, but tickets and parking will be more expensive.

This week on Cross Currents, learn about the eightth annual Aspen Fringe Festival. Guests are David Ledingham, Brian Kusic, Anjali Austin and Mo Lamee.

To learn more, click here.

 

  Two candidates for Pitkin County commissioner have raised money so far in this month’s primary race. Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

Greg Poschman has raised nearly $8,000. His opponent, Hawk Greenway, says he has raised just over $1,500. The third candidate, Scott Writer, turned in a campaign finance report on Tuesday, reporting zero dollars raised or spent.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

  The jury trial for a El Salvadoran man continues in Glenwood Springs Thursday and likely through much of next week.

Is Aspen worth it?

Jun 8, 2016
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

As the largest employer in the valley, the Aspen Skiing Company has a lot of heft when it comes to local issues. From endorsing ballot measures, to providing housing, to driving the economy, the character of the resort is in many ways synonymous with the company. Now, SkiCo is working to fully understand the community it defines.

City of Aspen

Aspen City Council’s decision this week to pull the plug on letting a for-profit company operate in the old powerhouse is tied to controversy surrounding the idea of building a new $48 million City Hall. Carolyn Sackariason caught up with Mayor Steve Skadron as he was a boarding a plane. He says there were too many issues to carry the Aspen Power Plant proposal forward.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

In an abrupt move Tuesday night, Aspen City Council ended lease negotiations with the group it chose over a year ago to operate in the historic powerhouse building.

Jose Alonzo Serrano, age 61, was airlifted to Denver after an accident in Carbondale Tuesday morning.

    

In the last episode of our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher

talked with neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt about the short and long term effects of going on a diet.

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