Garfield County

Ryan Zinke, the Department of the Interior Secretary, is open to relocating the BLM headquarters to the Western U.S.

Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service has released its draft decision to limit the number of daily visitors to Hanging Lake.


Notes from Pyeongchang: Coastal cluster

Feb 20, 2018
Ruthie Brown

We ventured down to the Gangneung Coastal Cluster for a day of touring. The city is about 45 minutes from the Mountain Cluster, which is the center for all the skating events. We rented e-bikes and negotiated our way for miles in both directions up and down the coast before going to short track.  



This surprisingly beautiful coastline is only 10 minutes from the Olympic venue.


Courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The federal government announced in January that it plans to remove the Canada lynx from the Endangered Species list.

David Anderson is the director of the Colorado Natural History Program, which gathers data on Colorado's habitat that is used for conservation efforts and land management. 

David is in town for Naturalist Nights.  He'll speak at the 3rd Street Center in Carbondale on February 21 and at ACES in Aspen on February 22.  

Ahead of those events, he talked to Christin Kay about the importance of protecting rare species. 


Courtesy of The Wheeler Opera House

The week-long Aspen Laugh Festival starts today and it features local and national talent.

Courtesy of Jesse Wey

Voters in Basalt can meet their town council candidates Tuesday evening.


Ruthie Brown

We ventured out beyond Jimbu to the Dongbedoldang National Park and the Woljeongsa Temple in the mountain region of Pyeongchang.

On Tuesday, there will be a book talk and signing with novelist Christina Baker Kline starting at 6 pm at Paepcke Auditorium as part of Aspen Words Winter Words series.


Wednesday at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, STILL/LIFE, a mixed media show, opens starting at 5 pm.


On a recent Saturday, a dozen or so people gathered at the Glenwood Springs Library to learn how to agree to disagree. The training, called “Crossing the Divide,” was put on by Indivisible Roaring Fork, the local chapter of a national political group, formed in opposition to the Trump administration.

Courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine

The 36th annual Food & Wine Classic has released its talent lineup.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Words, Week 3

Feb 19, 2018

Jamie Kravitz, Managing Director of Aspen Words, explains the importance of their new Literary Prize, which launched last year. 

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

After a lengthy selection process, City of Aspen staff will recommend the Aspen Public House to rent the restaurant space in the Wheeler Opera House.

Notes from Pyeongchang: Local green efforts

Feb 18, 2018
Ruthie Brown

The cross country stadium and biathlon stadiums are surrounded by wind turbines working on the surrounding hills. Some days the air quality is so bad it’s hard to see them.

The environmental movement seems to be tied to the religious freedom movement. Whatever it takes!

On this week's special Valley Roundup, Alycin Bektesh talks with Ken Rudin, host of NPR's Political Junkie, about the current political climate and what might be coming up in the 2018 elections. 

Notes from Pyeongchang: On to more races

Feb 16, 2018
Ruthie Brown

The U.S. skied really well in the individual sprint; Sim qualified in a relaxed 19th position but then unfortunately was taken out by an “Olympic Athlete from Russia” during the quarterfinals.

Dan Monnick

This weekend, indie-rock band Cold War Kids will play two shows in Aspen.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Pitkin County adopted new regulations this week that allow residents to capture and reuse water from some kinds of indoor plumbing.

Colorado Mountain College

Last week, Colorado Mountain College announced plans to change tuition costs next year. The majority of students will pay more, but some will pay less.

This week on Mountain Edition, Christin Kay and Alycin Bektesh bring you the biggest local news stories from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Mysterious bottles are turning up along the Roaring Fork River, the City of Aspen says going au natural at the ARC pool is healthy and government officials say it’s time to re-think the management of affordable housing.