Carbondale residents and officials are continuing to try to herd in the cats that are allegedly killing birds in the area. Mary Harris is worried that cats are killing enough birds in the Carbondale area to cause a real problem. “I field calls all the time with people saying that... they see their neighbor’s cat killing birds,” says Harris, who’s President of the Roaring Fork Audubon Society.

AspenFilm Festival a success in Thew’s first year

Sep 30, 2015

When John Thew took over as the executive director of AspenFilm last year, he still was waiting for full control as veterans George Eldred and Laura Thielen transitioned out and helped him through FilmFest.


Now, after putting the festival together himself for the first time, Thew says the opening night of the festival was a great experience for him.


“We thought maybe 50 people would show up for the reception because it was at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, and we had over 200 people show up.”

Sheryl Barto

    Basalt is considering lowering affordable housing requirements for developers. Town officials have taken a step towards reducing the required number of affordable housing units in new developments. Right now the general rule is 35% of a project’s residential square footage has to be affordable housing. If approved, it would drop to 25%.


Courtesy Photo/Allison Johnson / Basalt Middle School

Basalt Middle School won a Northrop Grumman Scholarship which will finance a trip for 50 students to visit the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs.

The Changing Brains, Changing Lives symposium will explore the neuroscience of the developing brain.

Level 1 Productions

Ahead of ski season, The Meeting is returning to to Aspen for its 11th year. The event starts tomorrow and features the latest ski and snowboard films as well as big-picture discussions around the winter sports industry.


Elise Thatcher

Basalt Town Council members want residents to know they haven’t made up their minds about the Pan and Fork land. Council members passed a formal resolution Tuesday night after residents started gathering signatures about what to do with the land.

In order to improve forest health and habitat for wildlife, a coalition of outdoor organizations is planning a prescribed fire in Hunter Creek. It's a popular recreation area near Aspen. 

Barring bad weather and safety concerns, the burn will be done in spring of 2016. It’ll happen on Forest Service land on north side of the Hunter Creek Valley, near the “lower plunge trail” and “hummingbird traverse.” The historic buildings on the valley floor won’t be in the burn area.

Marci Krivonen

Libraries around the Roaring Fork Valley have on display this week books like The Kite Runner and The Bluest Eye. These works made the top ten list in 2014 for the “most frequently challenged books.” Schools and libraries across the country have received requests to ban them. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more on Banned Books Week.

Nathalie Crick looks up a book at the Pitkin County Library and then weaves through shelves in the children’s section to find it.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

  The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District put out a structure fire in Carbondale today [Tuesday, September 29th]. The District says it took almost an hour to distinguish a dangerous blaze on the north side of town at Distinguished Boards and Beams. The company reclaims barnwood and lumber.