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There have been some unusual arrests lately, fueled by meth. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup to discuss this growing epidemic are Jason Auslander, crime reporter for the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News. You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m. today on Aspen Public Radio news.

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After sitting on prime Aspen real estate for years, the city council is making moves to develop new affordable rental units in town.

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Gov. John Hickenlooper at the state capitol Thursday to announce a decision that protects the Thompson Divide, but leaves other areas open to drilling.

Colorado will be part of a new pilot program to create a digital driver’s license.

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The nonprofit organization Carbondale Arts is trekking ahead with their mobile maker space, a yellow school bus that will travel to schools from Aspen to Parachute to provide art education.

This week on Cross Currents is Aspen International Mountain Foundation president Karinjo Devore along with board member Eric Smith.

Jenny Stuber rode on a plane for the first time to come visit her dad in Aspen. It wasn’t just any private plane, it was John Denver’s private plane.

S ome of the most popular mountain biking trails have been closed so five lucky hunters can attempt to bag an elk. Carolyn Sackariason has the details.

Aspen will once again become a dead-end town.

More Republicans voted in Colorado’s presidential election compared to Democrats or Unaffiliated voters, according to the latest figures.

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Pitkin County commissioners approved spending an additional $85,000 on preservation efforts in Thompson Divide on Tuesday.

Eagle County

After more than a year of review, Eagle County staffers have changed their minds tentatively and are recommending the controversial Fields subdivision proposal in the mid-valley be approved.

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Pitkin County’s Healthy Rivers board has drafted a letter asking commissioners to oppose the city of Aspen’s conditional water rights on Maroon and Castle creeks. Aspen Public Radio environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy sat down with commissioner Rachel Richards, who is heavily involved in local and statewide water issues.

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Thrift store rejects may yet see another life. The Pitkin County landfill has started a textile recycling program.

Governor John Hickenlooper presented his $29 billion budget proposal to lawmakers on the joint budget committee Monday. He said some cuts are necessary to close a shortfall.

First Draft - Robert Bausch

Nov 14, 2016

Robert Bausch was born in Georgia, at the end of World War II, and was raised in the Washington, D.C., area. He has worked as a salesman--of automobiles, appliances, and hardware--a taxi driver, waiter, production planner, and library assistant. He was educated at George Mason University, earning a BA, an MA and an MFA, and he says he has been a writer all his life. He has written eight novels, the most recent is called The Legend of Jesse Smoke. www.robertbausch.org

Dear Community Member, Whatever your politics, the results of the 2016 election have shown us all how divided we are. Both as a nation, but also in our own community.

Dr. Kathy Klug is the college counselor at Aspen School High. She discusses the importance of giving students options for life after high school. The Aspen Education Foundation (AEF) funds the college counseling program at Aspen High School, and as a result of the program's success, dedicated college counseling programs are appearing in schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

State lawmakers and the Governor are still coming to terms with Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win, and wondering how his administration and the new Congress could impact policies in Colorado.

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It’s been weeks since it has snowed, and hikers are wearing shorts and t-shirts. In the middle of this unusually warm November, environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy sat down in the sunshine at the base of the gondola with Aspen Skiing Company’s Jeff Hanle, longtime weather-watcher Jim Markalunas and meteorologist Cory Gates.

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