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Colorado River Water Conservation District

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

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. 

  US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in conversation with Aspen Institute president and CEO Dan Porterfield about her newest book, Fascism: A Warning. From her early days as a refugee from a war-torn Czechoslovakia to her illustrious diplomatic career, Secretary Albright has had the unique prospective of witnessing history, studying it and helping to shape it. In her new book, she examines how the ideals of early twentieth century fascists like Hitler and Mussolini still permeate today’s politics and have given rise to contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un.

Zoe Rom

For over a century, the Turnbull family has been ranching in the Roaring Fork Valley. They’ve also been competing in Carbondale’s Wild West Rodeo, since its start in the mid-1950’s, passing down their love of competition and Western tradition from generation to generation.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

A panel discussion Tuesday will address what the changing climate means for recreation, agriculture and local economies.

Brian Scott PIO/Cache Creek Fire

 A fire broke out eight miles south of Rifle over the weekend. The Cache Creek fire is burning on steep terrain in the White River National Forest. A federal “Type 2” Team will take command of the incident this week. The fire is primarily burning heavy, dead fuels and spreading to the east.

  This week: The triple threat of fire, droughts flooding throughout the valley.

Lake Christine Fire Updates

Jul 27, 2018

Update: July 29, 10:22 a.m.: All pre-evacuation notices have been lifted, due to an increase in containment--now at 72%--along with Saturday's rain. Residents are encouraged to register with both Eagle and Pitkin Counties' emergency alerts for flash-flood warnings.   

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio News

On Tuesday night, the Carbondale Board of Trustees voted to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.

Mountain Edition: July 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018

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

At a community meeting Wednesday night, officials from Eagle County and the Rocky Mountain Team Black incident management team said they were adding more air support to battle the Lake Christine Fire.  

Two air quality specialists have joined the team fighting the Lake Christine Fire. They are essentially smoke forecasters, here to keep people as safe and smoke-free as possible.  

Legendary CIA Director Richard Helms titled his memoir, “A Look Over My Shoulder,” to describe his extraordinary career in in the intelligence community. As that book title suggests, perhaps the spymaster’s toughest task is to try to peer around corners to get a sense of threats that are now seen only dimly, if seen at all. Having been surprised by the speed with which Kim Jong Un developed the nuclear capability to threaten the United States and the extent of Bashir al-Assad’s remaining chemical weapons stocks, to cite two recent examples, what else is on the horizon that could pose a danger to America and our interests around the globe?

Security experts agree that Russia is already interfering in this year’s mid-terms.

Though efforts are underway to stop them, what more can be done to put an end to Russia’s interference in our elections and democratic institutions?

 

  The McCloskey Speaker Series: The Future of Conservatism and the Republican Party in the Age of Trump

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority/Instagram

David Holloway was driving the dial-a-ride bus in Aspen one afternoon in late June. He’s driven for RFTA for four-and-a-half years, but isn’t a union member. He admitted he has benefitted from the union, but thinks he could have gotten at least some of it on his own.

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  The Roaring Fork Valley’s top athlete, fitness buffs, and weekend warriors are wired up in all sorts of ways.

Challenge Aspen is dedicated to impacting lives through year-round adaptive experiences for individuals faced with cognitive and or physical disabilities. They create life-changing opportunities by encouraging participation in activities designed to redefine limits, recognize abilities, and transfer newfound courage to everyday life. CEO, Jeff Hauser and Director of the Military Opportunities Program, John Klonowski, discuss their operation costs, how you can get involved, and provide examples on how they are making a difference. 

The Lake Christine Fire has grown over the past several days, all on National Forest land. It now covers nearly 11,500 acres and is 32 percent contained.

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