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Next Generation Advisory Commission is under fire after suggesting trade-downs as a way of opening up employee housing units.

Christin Kay and Alycin Bektesh bring you this week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley.  

Ballots are in the mail for this fall's upcoming election, so let's talk local issues.  Plus, we've watched in shock as wildfires devastate California; a fire expert says wildfires are changing because of the influence of humans. Also, are e-bikes the solution to the Roaring Fork Valley's traffic troubles?  

Courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

Several environmental watchdog groups, including Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop, are formally protesting the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands in northwest Colorado.

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WE-cycle will ask local governments this Thursday for another year of funding, and the organization thinks e-bikes could be a solution to the valley’s heavy traffic.

Courtesy of 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

The Wheeler Opera House will screen the documentary film “No Man’s Land” this Thursday.

Eagle County Regional Airport

The Eagle County Regional Airport held an emergency response drill on Wednesday. This happens once every three years. In a prepared scenario, 80 volunteers littered the runway, all with fake injuries. First responders then had to react.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. RESPONSE is a local organization that supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. They also lead conversations about domestic abuse, sexual assault and healthy relationships.

Aspen Snowmass had it’s busiest September ever. For the second year in a row the resort experienced more visitors in September than it did in June.

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Colorado's conservation policies earned a top ranking among western states.

 

Catherine Aeppel

Millennials aren’t skiing or snowboarding as much as their parents, which is a problem for many ski areas. The Aspen Skiing Company is trying to attract people in their twenties and thirties.

November election ballots are being mailed to voters across Colorado this week. There’s no statewide ballot question this year.

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) wants to make up for diminishing revenue by tinkering with property taxes. Voters have the final say this November.

Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

Local fire agencies plan to set a prescribed burn this week near El Jebel.

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Wildfires across the west have forced thousands of people to evacuate and destroyed homes in suburban areas. Jennifer Balch, the director of CU Boulder’s Earth Lab, has studied the human impacts on the fire season and the expansion of the wildfire territory. She spoke with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

Welcome to the beginning of another colorful week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

On Monday, Carbondale Arts’ Rosybelle Mobile Maker Space presents a Beyond the Street Sew Class: Creations, Costumes and Accessories, at 3:30 p.m. on 4th Street in town.

 

This week on Curated, we take a tour of The Temporary on Honky Tonk night. We discuss the music of white nationalist movements with an ethnomusicologist with the University of Colorado Boulder. And, Dr. Daniel Levitin, a cognitive neuroscientist, shares tips from his field guide to combating fake news. Plus, music from Colorado singer-songwriter Andrew Sturtz. 

First Draft: Jon McGregor

Oct 16, 2017

Jon McGregor is a British novelist and short story writer. In 2002, his first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, was long listed for the Booker Prize as its youngest contender. His second book, So Many Ways to Begin, and fourth novel, Reservoir 13, were long listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2006  and 2017 respectively.

President of the board of directors for Aspen Community Theatre, Lynette Schlepp, says that ACT's shows are there to lighten things up when there's a lot going on in the world. Monty Python's Spamalot is a big undertaking, especially when it comes to the set. 

Amazon

The Denver region is submitting its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Monday. The giant internet company announced last summer that it was building a second headquarters outside of Seattle.

Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District got students' PSAT and SAT test results back from last spring. Math scores are keeping up with the state average. Reading and writing, however, are not, which concerns the district's superintendent, Rob Stein.

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