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  A woman who caused a fatal accident on Highway 133 last summer is raising questions about her sentence. Christine Tinner must complete 360 hours of community service as part of her punishment for accidentally killing one person and injuring another in a car crash.

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Water releases from Ruedi Reservoir are increasing flood danger along the Frying Pan River into Basalt. Law enforcement is warning homeowners and anglers who fish the popular river. 

Areas of greatest concern in Basalt include homes along River Cove, Swinging Bridge Lane, River Oaks Lane, and in the Roaring Fork Mobile Home Park. Police are also concerned about the area near 7-Eleven and the Basalt Avenue pedestrian bridge that’s a popular play spot for kids.

'Food and Wine' publisher comes to Aspen

Jun 18, 2015

The Food and Wine Classic in Aspen comes to town this weekend and Aspen Public Radio’s arts and culture reporter Patrick Fort spoke to the publisher of Food and Wine Magazine, Christina Grdovic, in the days leading up to the event.

Highlights of their conversation

On the mission of the Food and Wine Classic…

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  An Aspen resident faces federal charges after being caught with a stash of weapons at the town’s post office. 56-year-old Mauro Emilio Pennini already faces local charges. Now the Department of Justice is prosecuting Pennini. Earlier this month he was busted for stockpiling knives, a handgun, ammunition, and handcuffs at Aspen’s post office.

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Snowmelt combined with recent rains have boosted rivers to dangerous levels.

It takes a lot to get Aspen ready for the Food and Wine Classic. We’ll hear about the final preparations.

And, the publisher of Food and Wine magazine says Aspen’s fest is different from others held around the country.

A conservation group is concerned about a proposed oil and gas lease swap in the Thompson Divide.

And, a local non profits helps low income homeowners become energy efficient.


A conservation group aired concerns with Washington lawmakers this month over a deal that would remove oil and gas leases from the Thompson Divide near Carbondale. The Paonia-based Citizens for a Healthy Community fears the proposal will move energy development to their backyard. 

Paonia’s mayor, a Hotchkiss farmer and the local chamber of commerce president joined Jim Ramey in Washington. Ramey’s the director of Citizens for a Healthy Community.

Pigging out in Snowmass

Jun 18, 2015

  The Food and Wine Classic isn’t the only food festival in the valley this weekend. The Grand Cochon is a culinary competitor that has moved from Aspen to Snowmass. Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort reports.


For Brady Lowe, the creator of the Grand Cochon and Cochon 555, the event was something he had been working towards for most of his career.

“It’s a collective of all the things that I’ve been loving in the food and culinary world in the last fifteen years,” he says.

Elise Thatcher

  The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, or CORE, has been working with homeowners for years to help bring down energy use. The nonprofit has expanded to specifically help homeowners on a limited budget. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher has this story.

Food and wine ready for serving up Aspen

Jun 18, 2015

  The Food and Wine Classic in Aspen comes to town this weekend. Aspen Public Radio’s arts and culture reporter Patrick Fort spoke to the publisher of Food and Wine Magazine, Christina Grdovic in the days leading up to the event.




That was Aspen Public Radio’s Patrick Fort speaking with Food and Wine Magazine’s Christina Grdovic. You can hear more of the interview later today on

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Heavy rain Tuesday night boosted the Roaring Fork River in Aspen to flood stage. Minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas. 

Flows in the Aspen stretch of the Roaring Fork were nearly four times the typical amount Wednesday morning. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe Disalvo says people with homes in a floodplain should be prepared to sandbag and self-rescue if waters get too high.