Friends of Aspen Animal Shelter

This past weekend, Buttermilk served as the site of an annual post-season tradition: the K-9 Uphill. It’s an uphill race for dogs and their owners. But this year, there was a new addition. The dog sledding operation Krabloonik took over the race that benefits Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter.

Carolyn Sackariason

 The Aspen community lost a longtime veterinarian this week. As Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports, Dr. Scott Dolginow bid farewell to the Aspen Animal Hospital after nearly 30 years.

Dressed in blue scrubs, Scott Dolginow performs his last surgery on a small, 15-year-old poodle named Ginger, who likely has cancer.

“I’m closing up an incision and removing that tumor over there on the table. It’s almost as big as the dog. Dog’s how many pounds? 13 pounds. 13 pounds. Probably a 1 pound tumor,” he says.

 

Courtesy Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife

The Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife is still searching for who killed and dumped a female adult bear earlier this month. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher checked on the latest in the investigation.