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Courtesy, Kate Lapides.

Kate Lapides traveled to Kenya as a member of For the Good Period. The nonprofit organization provides educational resources and materials manage menstruation. When the group went on this mission, Lapides photographed her experiences. Now the pictures she took are on display at Colorado Mountain College in Aspen.

As of May 1st, 1,678 ballots have been cast in the Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Director election. That’s only 14 percent of eligible voters.

There hasn’t been an AVH election in six years, and almost five thousand ballots were cast at that time.

The election ends tomorrow at 7pm. Residents should walk their ballots in to the hospital instead of mailing to ensure receipt. Eligible voters who did not receive a mail ballot can pick one up at the hospital today and tomorrow.

Colorado Mountain College announced last week that it received a $175,000 grant from Denver-based Boettcher Foundation. The money is going to be used to upgrade Cooper Commons  — home to the school’s ArtShare programs, as well as regular arts shows.

 

The Boettcher grant is the first component of the school’s efforts to match money received from the Garfield Federal Mineral Lease District.

 

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

The mayor of Carbondale is resigning because she is moving to Redstone. Her move brings up the question of whether the once sleepy town of Carbondale is becoming unaffordable

Carbondale Mayor Bernot moving, steps down

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 A new residential project is in the works on Cemetery Lane. If approved, it would be the first of its kind in that neighborhood.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

 A major overhaul to affordable housing capital reserves has been suggested to the Aspen City Council - now public feedback is being sought on the measure.

In an email to city officials last week, Theatre Aspen executive director Paige Price came out in opposition of the Power Plant proposal, but so far the group hasn’t received any blowback.

 

The Power Plant proposal includes space for Aspen Brewing Company, Aspen 82 and a non-profit incubator workspace. The proposal has been an issues since last year. Many residents in the Oklahoma Flats neighborhood oppose the plan because of potential noise issues.

 

  "Drug Take Back" day takes place Saturday at the Aspen Police Department between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. It’s an event where people can anonymously drop off medication that will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.

 

Police will accept prescription medication in the form of tablets, capsules and other solids. The Aspen Police Department hosts this event twice a year — in the spring and fall, to give people the opportunity to dispose of drugs that are expired or unused.

  This week, on Mountain Edition:

  • Aspen lost two hall-of-famers this week….

  • Aspen Valley Hospital Board of Director candidates give their stump speech...

  • Carbondale officials are gearing up for pot talk…

  • and, we celebrate independent bookstore day

Hosts are Alycin Bektesh and Patrick Fort

Carbondale is host to this year's Colorado Creative Industries Summit May 4-6. 

Courtesy of Aspen Hall of Fame

Maggie DeWolf, who was 87, passed away at Aspen Valley Hospital this past weekend. Tage Pedersen died on Tuesday in Ashland, Oregon. He was 90.

Courtesy of Aspen Hall of Fame

Two Aspen Hall of Famers known for their big hearts and how much they gave back to the community passed away this week. Maggie DeWolf, who was 87, passed away at Aspen Valley Hospital this past weekend. Tage Pedersen died on Tuesday in Ashland, Oregon. He was 90.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Earlier this year, the group Aspen Meatless Mondays gathered in a private home for a screening of the documentary "Cowspiracy".

Courtesy of the Aspen Hall of Fame

Aspen Hall of Famer Tage Pedersen passed away Tuesday in Ashland, Oregon. He was best known for his dedicated work in fitness and rehabilitation with the U.S. Ski Team over four decades.

Elise Thatcher / Aspen Public Radio

Putting on a world-class event takes an enormous amount of work — a year out from hosting the FIS World Cup finals the Aspen Skiing Co. is preparing for events on and off the mountain.

Roughly 10 percent of the total ballots mailed to Pitkin County voters have been returned so far in this spring’s Aspen Valley Hospital board election. Aspen Public Radio News interviewed the doctors who are running for a board seat.

 

 

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Representatives from the Wilderness Workshop and Thompson Divide Coalition had harsh words Tuesday for a proposed oil and gas lease swap. Meanwhile, Pitkin County commissioners expressed frustration that their input wasn’t considered in the latest proposal. Morgan Neely has more.

County officials received praise from conservationists in yesterday’s session for their work on protecting the Thompson Divide. Those same activists directed criticism towards a bill coming from Congressman Scott Tipton’s office. It would allow drilling in Delta County instead of the Divide.

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James Brundige felt that the time was right to film his documentary “Wild Ways: Corridors to Life”, when he realized that the National Park System wasn’t sufficient to maintain wild species.

Three of the seven candidates running for two seats on the board of directors

Election results for the next Aspen Valley Hospital board of directors will be decided one week from today. With seven people vying for two open seats, their campaign issues surrounding the publicly-funded facility are many.

 

First Draft - Igoni Barrett

Apr 25, 2016
Jerry Riley

A. Igoni Barrett was born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 1979. He is the author of Blackass, as well as a winner of the 2005 BBC World Service short story competition, the recipient of a Chinua Achebe Center Fellowship, a Norman Mailer Center Fellowship, and a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency. His short stories have twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Nigeria.  

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