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The three leaders of the organization Aspen Power Plant hosted a community meeting this week in response to vocal opposition to the future use of the site.

Courtesy, Lisa Kennedy.

David Ansen and Lisa Kennedy are two of the jurors at Aspen Film’s ShortsFest this year. They are veteran critics who will be helping to decide the winners of this year’s festival. Winners become eligible for the Academy Awards.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Spring elections bring fresh faces to the Basalt Town Council and Carbondale Board of Trustees, but voters shot down two new tax proposals in Carbondale.

Aspen is mourning the passing of Hansi Brenninger.

Congressman Scott Tipton holds a listening session today in the upper valley.

Jazz From Aspen w/NEIL JUNG 9-14-15

Apr 7, 2016

Accessible, upbeat, melodic, fun jazz!

Rifle Citizen Telegram/Post Independent

  Voters in Parachute have decided to keep Town Trustees who support growing marijuana businesses in town. The spring election ended Tuesday with a record turnout of more than two hundred ballots turned in.

The Brenninger Family

  Family and friends are planning to honor Hansi Brenninger at a gathering next week. A celebration of life is planned for next Friday, April 15th.

Coming up on Cross Currents, part 1 of Dr. Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver's Joseph Korbel School of Middle Eastern Studies on the Isis Crisis: How the World Should Respond. Dr. Hashemi spoke at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale in February.

 

 

Hannah Small

This is news from Aspen Public Radio. I’m Carolyn Sackariason. Aspen High School student Hannah Small traveled to Havana, Cuba, with nine classmates and a teacher. They returned last week. I sat down with Hannah, fellow student Emily Driscoll and Gretchen Calhoun, a geography teacher.

Elise Thatcher

  Basalt voters have given Mayor Jacque Whitsitt another term, and three new council members will be sworn in. In Carbondale, residents turned down two tax measures and also chose new local representatives.

Aspen Power Plant

 A meeting Wednesday night is meant to clear up “misconceptions” about what’s next for the Aspen Power Plant.

American Museum of Natural History/Rob Moyle

Researcher Chris Filardi loves birds and he’s spent decades studying them in the Solomon Islands. Filardi is director of Pacific Programs at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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The Aspen Mountain Ski and Snowboard School is shaken after the death of longtime instructor Hansi Brenninger.

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 Representative Scott Tipton’s “mobile office hours” will be coming through Aspen this Thursday, April 7. From 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the public can meet with members of Tipton’s staff and hear updates on the legislative session.

First Draft - Rebecca Makkai

Apr 4, 2016

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Hundred-Year House, winner of the Chicago Writers Association’s Novel of the Year award, and The Borrower, a Booklist Top Ten Debut which has been translated into eight languages. Her short story collection, Music for Wartime, will appear in June of 2015. Her short fiction was chosen for The Best American Short Stories for four consecutive years (2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008), and appears regularly in journals like Harper’s, Tin House, and New England Review.

John Sarpa is a long-time local who is a graduate of  the Roaring Fork Leadership program and then served as the President of the Roaring Fork Center for Community Leadership. Often confused for the name of the organization, Roaring Fork Leadership is the 9-month long program that trains professionals in the Roaring Fork Valley to become better leaders, thinkers, and activists in their communities. 

Sarpa shares the history of the organization and its importance today. 

Elise Thatcher

Voters in Carbondale and Basalt are casting their ballots for the spring election, which ends Tuesday evening. Proponents of a new tax have raised-- and spent-- the most campaign dollars in Carbondale. In Basalt, that’s true of candidates for the mayor’s seat.

Barbara Platts

 

Closing days for the four mountains began yesterday at Buttermilk, where skiers and snowboarders came out for Bacon Appreciation Day.

City of Aspen

Commuters will experience a new look while traveling over Castle Creek Bridge beginning today — whether it be by foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle.

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Sandra Cisneros is an American writer known for her novels “The House on Mango Street” and “Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories”. Cisneros grew up with seven brothers and as the son of Mexican immigrants. She commonly writes about her feelings of isolation as she traveled between the United States and Mexico as a child. She spoke with Aspen Public Radio about her experiences as a writer and teacher ahead of her appearance at Aspen Words’ Winter Words series.

 

 

 

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Feel like a fool today? You might if you believe what you read in one of the Aspen newspapers. An annual tradition for decades, the Aspen Daily Planet publishes fake news stories, opinion pages and ads every April 1. The content is aimed at being politically incorrect, satirical and self deprecating.

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