City of Aspen

Aspen wants to cut traffic without adding more lanes or changing the s-curves. In an experiment called "Shift," which is slated for next summer, the city will test out a variety of programs aimed at giving people options to get out of the car as they commute into town.

Colorado Secretary of State

On Thursday, hundreds of county election officials from across Colorado will learn how to respond to cybersecurity threats and other possible emergencies that could impact Election Day.

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On Tuesday, Pitkin County Commissioners and the Open Space and Trails Board will hear updates on a draft plan for a trail that could eventually connect Carbondale and Crested Butte.

The Carbondale Clay Center’s new show “Scratch And Attach: A Year of Making” opens Friday.  This special exhibition celebrates the work of the ceramic studio’s students.

On Wednesday, Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is celebrating breaking ground on two new buildings at their Spring Valley campus, just outside of Glenwood Springs.

On today’s show, revelations about the Aspen School District HR director call into question the school’s system for background checks, affordable housing could be coming to one of Aspen’s last undeveloped plots, and the valley will benefit from a statewide move to greener Energy.

First Draft: Gary Shteyngart

Sep 4, 2018
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Gary Shteyngart is the author of the memoir Little Failure and the novels Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, and Lake Success. His work has been translated into twenty-six languages. Shteyngart lives in New York City and upstate New York.

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Tuesday is the final day for the public to vote for “Best in Show” in Carbondale’s 2018 "Art Around Town."

The Record Company

The JAS Labor Day Experience returns to Snowmass this weekend.  Sunday, American rock 'n roll band The Record Company takes the stage in front of a sold-out crowd.  

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.

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

Aspen Public Radio President Carolyne Heldman announced today she will be stepping down from her leadership role at the end of the year.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced Thursday that it is lifting some fishing restrictions, and increasing others.

Redstone Art Foundation

This Labor Day weekend, the small town of Redstone holds its 23rd annual Art Show.  The event has humble beginnings, and has always been rooted in the community.


The town of Basalt and Eagle County have had a strained relationship at times, stemming from the county's approval of developments just outside the town limits.

This summer, the Roaring Fork, Frying Pan and Crystal Rivers have all reached near-historic lows, as low as 30 percent of average flow. This has many, from anglers to ecologists, concerned for trout. As the West becomes increasingly drought-prone and the climate continues to warm, fishermen and conservation groups are working together to protect the valley’s fish.


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On Monday, the state approved Xcel Energy’s plan to close two coal-fired power plants, which is expected to bring more renewable energy to Colorado.

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  On Tuesday the Aspen City Council decided to extend a contract with developer Mark Hunt to buy two buildings near city hall.


U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service is conducting restoration work on Smuggler Mountain near Warren Lakes for the next several weeks. Hikers and bikers could see increased traffic on the county road.

On Tuesday, the Eagle County Commissioners approved the creation of the Tree Farm Metropolitan District.