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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 words "summer camp" might make you think of overnights under the stars, mystery meat in the dining hall and marshmallows roasted around a glowing campfire. But there are no sappy singalongs at one unique Carbondale summer camp. At Carbondale Arts' DJ Camp, young musicians are using computers and turntables to write their own summer soundtracks.  

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Fungi are some of the ecosystem’s unsung heroes. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is giving them their day in the sun on Friday at Mushroom Fair.  

Alan Fletcher in conversation with Tenor Richard Smagur and conductor Jane Glover in anticipation of performances of Das Lied von der Erde on Sunday August 5, and a Tchaikovsky/Haydn chamber orchestra concert Friday August 3.

Mountain Edition: August 2, 2018

Aug 2, 2018

This week, hosts Zoe Rom and Ryer Gardenswartz bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Two-minute previews of the day's activities at the Aspen Music Festival and School, every weekday on Aspen Public Radio.

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton sings Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde this Sunday at 4:00, and talks about everything from opera directors who have Carmen kill Don Jose -- and other feminist twists -- to her childhoood in Rome Georgia. We also talk with conductor and author Jane Glover, who is teaching conductors this Saturday morning at the Opera Scenes Master Class, and performs Tchaikovsky with cellist Alisa Weilerstein Friday evening August 3. Finally, we chat with Zaray Rodriguez about her upcoming role in Bernstein's Trouble  in Tahiti August 2.

Colorado River Water Conservation District

Water managers are boosting flows in the Fryingpan and Roaring Fork Rivers.

The documentary “The Price of Everything” will be screened Thursday at the Aspen Institute.

Longtime Aspen local Jennifer Stockman produced the film, which features interviews with collectors, dealers, auctioneers and artists.

 

 

Eagle County

A group of mid-valley residents has had it with Eagle County. Our Valley Our Voice wants Basalt, Willits and El Jebel to join neighboring Pitkin County. Leaving one county to join another, it turns out, is no easy task.

Raising a Reader is dedicated to fostering early literacy bonds between children and their parents to ensure that all young children from Aspen to Parachute develop a love of books and the skills to become successful readers. Executive Director Rick Blauvelt and Chair of Raising a Reader's Board of Directors Nate Adams discuss where and how Raising a Reader began, and the impact their non-profit has on the community. 

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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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