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Fresh Perspectives On The Grand Canyon In 'Between River And Rim'

Roaring Fork Valley native Pete McBride is a photojournalist whose latest work “The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim” is being released Wednesday. It chronicles his 800-mile hike through the entire canyon and highlights developments that threaten to change the landscape.

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Snowmass Extends Marijuana Moratorium

Sep 18, 2018

Monday night, Snowmass town council voted unanimously to extend the town’s moratorium on retail marijuana.

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  A group of parents spoke for nearly an hour during the Aspen School District Board of Education meeting last night. The newly formed Aspen Parent Action Committee demanded that the board address the workplace culture within the district.



On Monday, a group of Battlement Mesa residents spoke against a possible well pad at a regular meeting for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) in Rifle.

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Aspen Words’ current writer-in-residence Carole DeSanti speaks in Aspen Tuesday evening. Her upcoming novel, "Plunder," about real-life female pirates, has inspired some bold moves of her own.

On Tuesday, local addiction treatment group “A Way Out” is hosting a discussion on the opioid epidemic through the lenses of family, trauma and recovery.

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Pitkin County is working to update its rules about hauling trash and recyclables, and a proposed ordinance aims to expand recycling in a challenging market.

This Week: For a mid-term, it’s shaping up to be quite a full election, and the Western Slope turns its eyes to the face-off for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. One columnist reacts to the either/or choice presented to voters regarding a new development, and the Aspen Pitkin County Airport gets a big check.

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

As Hurricane Florence’s impact is felt in the Southeast, a new exhibit at Carbondale’s R2 Gallery showcases work created by a local artist who visited the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma last year. Mary Conover’s abstract paintings capture the complexity of natural disasters.

Basalt Police Department

The Basalt Police Department is considering having officers wear body cameras, or "body cams." Police Chief Greg Knott said lots of departments around the country are starting to use them.


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First Draft: Amitava Kumar

Sep 24, 2018

Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist. He was born in Ara, and grew up in the nearby town of Patna, famous for its corruption, crushing poverty and delicious mangoes. Kumar is the author of several books of non-fiction and two novels. He lives in Poughkeepsie, in upstate New York, where he is the Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. His latest novel is called Immigrant, Montana.

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Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley. This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

Garfield County Libraries has named Brett Lear as their new executive director.  

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