Elise Thatcher

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CDOT has opened up another lane for cars and trucks trying to get through Glenwood Canyon.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will open two-way traffic through Glenwood Canyon around 4pm today.

Elise Thatcher

  Basalt leaders have chosen to pursue a certain amount of development for part of the Pan and Fork parcel. But the decision is nonbinding and comes less than a month before a pivotal election.

Elise Thatcher

  

  Comments about a Basalt whitewater park point to support for some amenities to be included.

Elise Thatcher

Learning how to fly can take a long time. Hours of practice and coursework are required, and now students at the Aspen School District can take those courses for credit. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher went inside the classroom last week and has this story.

 

Zach Ornitz

The founder of the Krabloonik dog sledding kennel has died. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, Dan MacEachen passed away this past weekend.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

CDOT aims to reopen I-70 in Glenwood Canyon this afternoon.

Officials say delays will continue for at least a month, after the interstate opens back up.

FAA

  As visitors, businesses, and locals grapple with the Glenwood Canyon closure, the Aspen Airport has had to cancel or delay nearly thirty flights. Officials hope to be back up and running on all cylinders today.

18-year-old Andres Carrillo-Delara is being held on a $25,000 dollar bond at the Garfield County jail, after an hours-long incident on Tuesday.

The Fields Development Group

  Traffic signals in the El Jebel area have gotten a lot of criticism in recent months. Now a developer has a proposal for one of them, before Eagle County Commissioners review the proposal next month.

Elise Thatcher

  The town of Carbondale breathed a sigh of relief yesterday/Tuesday after law enforcement resolved a standoff.

Marci Krivonen

  Oil and gas companies are deciding how to respond to the BLM’s expected decision about leases on the Thompson Divide. The West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association is working with about eight companies directly affected by a pending BLM decision.

  Government, spectators and volunteers are adjusting to not having the USA Pro Challenge this summer. One of the most enthusiastic supporters has been the City of Aspen.

Alycin Bektesh

  There will be no USA Pro Challenge this year. In a statement released today, event CEO director Shawn Hunter said there isn’t enough time in 2016 to shift to new ownership and have the event.

Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes

Thursday’s announcement about the discovery of gravitational waves is getting getting extra special attention in Aspen, where scientists are gathered at the Aspen Physics Center for an astrophysics conference.

Elise Thatcher

The Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation is raising concerns about Basalt’s latest plan to handle the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

There have been positive and skeptical reactions to Basalt’s decision Tuesday night to pursue putting a Pan and Fork parcel question on the fall ballot.

Roger Adams

  More than two hundred workers in the area are going through interviews, to find out if they can keep their jobs. That’s after Oklahoma-based WPX Energy decided to sell to a new Texas company.

Mountain Rescue Aspen

  Three snowmobilers survived a night in the White River National Forest by building a snow cave.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt may ask voters to pay for a Pan and Fork park this fall. Town Council decided Tuesday night to start nailing down how much the land is worth and other preparations.

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