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The Reporter Two-Way: Public Radio's Future

19 hours ago

Earlier this month, President Trump released his 2018 Budget Blueprint, which proposes cutting funding from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB). If passed, thousands of local public radio and television stations around the country would lose $50 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Arts and Culture reporter Claire Woodcock has been following the issue.

So why is the Corporation of Public Broadcasting important?

Aspen City Council voted to table the application for the proposed Gorsuch Haus at the bottom of Lift 1A on Monday night. Though the applicants, led by Aspenite Jeff Gorsuch, presented a reconfigured proposal to address past community concerns, city staff suggests the council and the applicants would benefit from more time to work on the project.

A couple dozen feet made all the difference for a technicality that has caused Cale Mitchell to withdraw his name from the Aspen Mayoral race.

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Mount Sopris and Capitol Peak loom over McCabe Ranch, home to 450 head of cattle. This spring, the peaks are snow-capped, but the fields and pastures are dry and teeming with activity.

In 2014, the Town of Carbondale wanted to know if they were paying their employees enough. They hired HR-consulting firm, Mountain States Employers Council, who determined they were not.

First Draft - Melissa Febos

Mar 27, 2017

Melissa Febos is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart and Abandon Me. Her work has been widely anthologized and appears in publications including Tin House, Granta, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Glamour, Guernica, Post Road, Salon, and The New York Times.  She serves on the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, the PEN America Membership Committee, and co-curated the Manhattan reading and music series, Mixer, for nine years. She curates literary events, teaches workshops, and speaks widely.

EcoFlight says that becoming a member of the environmental air force is being a part of an organization that is actually making a difference. EcoFlight offers a different, bird's eye view of the landscape.

Let It Be tour to play The Wheeler

Mar 27, 2017

Tomorrow, The Wheeler Opera House and Wheeler Associates will bring the music of The Beatles to the stage.

Off to the races

Mar 26, 2017
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  The unofficial kick-off to election season in Aspen is “lottery day,” when the order in which candidates names will appear on the ballot is determined.

New oil and gas drilling operations would have to be built further away from schools than they are now. That's according to a bill that advanced in the House on Wednesday. Democrats backed it after a seven-hour hearing in a packed room at the Capitol.

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A state bill that would require oil and gas drilling operations to sit farther away from school property has cleared its first hurdle.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

It’s becoming routine for elected officials in Pitkin County to go out of their way to send a message to visiting family members of the president.

Currently, there are a handful of proposed developments in the Basalt area. The mid-valley is a desirable place to live, and the demand for housing has sparked fierce debates. Aspen Public Radio’s Wyatt Orme recently attended a meeting for The Tree Farm development, which is currently under review by Eagle County. He discussed the meeting, along the broader context of increased housing and business development in the mid-valley, with producer Christin Kay.

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The Grand Traverse backcountry ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen begins Friday at midnight. Two-person teams will make the overnight, 40-mile trek over the Elk Mountains, with the fastest teams sliding to the base of Aspen Mountain around 7 a.m.

Consensual Improv returns to Carbondale

Mar 23, 2017
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Thunder River Theatre Company presents an evening of comedy with Consensual Improv this Friday.

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Warm temperatures have accelerated snowmelt, and local fire officials are advising caution with any kind of burning.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Self-driving vehicles could soon be tested in Colorado under a bill that passed in the state senate Wednesday. The measure would also make it illegal for local communities to ban the vehicles. 

A measure that would provide additional mental health training and support for police officers is moving through the state legislature.

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