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El Jebel's New Playground Designed By Local Families

The only playground in El Jebel was torn down to make room for a traffic circle last year. This weekend, volunteers will come together to build a new one.

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The annual Ducky Derby sponsored by the Rotary Club of Aspen will be run a little differently this year, thanks to borrowed water and a computer algorithm.

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Creating a memory is more like writing a song than taking a photograph. The emotions and prior experiences that come into play when we form a memory, make things like eyewitness testimony pretty unreliable. Composer Bruce Adolphe and neuroscientist Assal Habibi were in Aspen last week as a part of a series called “The Science of Music."

GWS Fire Updates

Aug 8, 2018

A fire closed I-70 Wednesday afternoon near Glenwood Springs. The highway should be reopened in both directions around 5:30 p.m.

The lastest update from the Garfield County Sherriff's Office states that the efforts of the local firefighters have allowed reasonable control of the existing fire area and have stopped the previous spread. Operations will continue into the night to minimize the possibility of any flare-ups.

Pre-evacuation notices have been lifted for Amy's Acres and Mitchell Creek neighberhoods.

Every day in the summer, Aspen Public Radio offers two-minute previews of the day's concerts at the Aspen Music Festival. Here are the next five days.

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On Tuesday, the Pitkin County Commissioners met with the Aspen City Council to discuss their intergovernmental agreement, dictating  how the workforce housing program is run.

A meeting Wednesday in Silt will address suicide in Garfield County.

 

Gina McCarthy is the director of the Center For Climate, Heath and the Global Environment at Harvard. She was the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama.

Hurst Lecture Wraps Up Summer Series

Aug 7, 2018

The annual Hurst Lecture wraps up its summer series Wednesday night at Paepcke Auditorium. A panel will discuss how Americans can continue to recover from a decade of slow economic growth.

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On Tuesday, Aspen City Council and Pitkin County Commissioners met to discuss their respective roles in overseeing the workforce housing program.

An art show opening at the Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt on Wednesday re-examines women’s roles in the American West.

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Sexual harassment allegations at Colorado's Capitol came with a sizeable price tag for taxpayers -- $275,000. That includes everything from fees for attorneys, sexual harassment training and consultants to staffing for a special committee of lawmakers meeting this summer and fall to study changes to the Capitol's workplace harassment policy.

Colorado lawmakers wrapped up their annual legislative session this week. Even though the session was often overshadowed by sexual harassment allegations and the expulsion of former Rep. Steve Lebsock, lawmakers and the governor said it was one of the most successful sessions in history

After a dramatic and tearful day in early March, lawmakers voted out one of their own. Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock was the first lawmaker expelled in 103 years after allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation from five women, were found to be credible.

But that wasn't the end.

Thousands of Colorado teachers spent two days rallying at the state Capitol for higher salaries and more money for schools. They highlighted long-standing funding problems and potential changes to the state’s public employee pension program currently being debated by the legislature.

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Brian Eason of The Associated Press and Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal about the rallies.

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