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  Garfield County's Manager is out, and there’s already a replacement. At a meeting this morning, Commissioners and outgoing Andrew “Drew” Gorgey formalized what’s being called “mutual separate agreement.” He’s officially finished as of 5pm this evening.

You may not recognize Cameron Carpenter’s name, but quickly he is becoming one of the most divisive and influential figures in classical music right now. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort spoke with Cameron, 34, about why he chose to play the organ and his place in music.

Councilman likely to be charged for trashing jail

Jul 1, 2015
Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

  A Snowmass Town Councilman could end up behind bars again, because he allegedly trashed the Pitkin county jail so badly last week. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Councilman Chris Jacobson was arrested early Friday for allegedly driving drunk. Once in jail, he also allegedly damaged two different rooms. Officials say Jacobson ruined a vanity, ripped equipment off walls, including a stainless steel mirror, sound insulation, plus molding off the floor. Jacobson was put in a restraint chair that he then unbolted from the ground.

Pete McBride

Incentives from the federal government for farmers who grow crops like cotton are contributing to the depletion of the Colorado River. A Propublica report this spring investigated the issue. The article’s author was at the Aspen Ideas Festival Tuesday (6/30). Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Featured speakers: Katie Couric, Ted Sarandos

Is "netflix-ing" the way of our future? Wall Street sure thinks so.

Featured speakers: Kathryn Sullivan, Andrew Revkin

 While the basics of greenhouse-driven global warming are clear, translating these into specific local and regional impacts remains challenging — including how warm it will get and what will happen to regional weather patterns, particularly precipitation. 

On this week's show, the President and CEO of NPR Jarl Mohn, speaking at a public event at the Woody Creek Community Center. Mohn was the general manager of MTV and VH1, the creator of E-Entertainment Television and joined NPR one year ago.

New tech is big at Ideas Fest

Jun 30, 2015

A shuttle ride took me up to the Aspen high school parking lot. Staged there were two tents, and two oddly shaped vehicles.. the Toyota i - ROAD.

“If you look at where cities are going, we think there is going to be a change in mobility needs," says Jason Schulz, the business developer and partnerships manager for Toyota. He says the car will be good for urban areas. "If you look at things like population increases, that has an affect on parking availability, on congestion.”

Screenshot, Holland & Hart LLP

A Florida development company wants to build a new Four Seasons Hotel near Aspen’s “S” curves, but there’s a major hurdle first. Miami-based Cisneros Real Estate wants to annex nearly seven acres of County land at the base of Shadow Mountain in a residential neighborhood.

Twitter/Carrie Morgridge

  Former residents Carrie and John Morgridge have their names on a lot of buildings, including the Colorado Mountain College campus in Aspen and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The former Aspen residents live on the Front Range now and are prolific philanthropists. Mrs. Morgridge recently penned the book “Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World.”

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