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Zoë Rom

Morning Host/Producer

Zoë Rom is a southern story-teller turned mountain-dweller, who has traded in her home in the Ozark mountains for cooler climes and higher climbs in the Rockies.  While studying literature at the University of Arkansas, Zoë worked as an intern for KUAF in Fayetteville, where she developed a food and agriculture podcast. An avid backpacker, Zoë spent her summers as a backpacking guide in northern New Mexico's Sangre de Christos, where she fell in love with mountains.  Her love of audio and all things alpine brought her west to Boulder, Colorado where she earned a Masters in Environmental Journalism from the University of Colorado. She loves reporting on stories that blend science and the environment with people-focused narratives. She has covered alpaca racing in Colorado, Arctic ice exploration in Norway and sled dog racing in Alaska. Her work has appeared in Outside, REI Co-op Journal, Backpacker, Trail Runner, Rock & Ice and Threshold.  When she's not reporting, Zoë spends every moment she can outside. She's an avid trail-runner, rock climber, mountain biker and stargazer. Now that she lives in Aspen, she'll have to be a skier, too. 

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Transportation is a challenge in a community that's 40 miles long. Aspen businesses rely on workers commuting and, with only one road in and out of town, it can lead to problems. In the next 20 years, the valley’s population is expected to grow, which means more traffic. This fall, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) hopes voters will invest in their bus system.

This week, host Zoë Rom brings you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Steven Lewis Simpson

Aspen is celebrating Indigenous People’s Day by hosting Shining Mountain Film Festival. This two-day event highlights films by and about Native Americans, including "Neither Wolf Nor Dog."

 

Host Zoe Rom brings you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

Aspen Public Radio

  Monday is the deadline to file a nomination petition to run for mayor of Snowmass or city council.

From choosing a new governor to figuring out exactly what a special district is, voters have a lot of tough decisions to make on this year’s midterm ballot.

Hosts Christin Kay and Zoe Rom bring you the week’s news from the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Every ten years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) updates how it manages deer and elk populations, and it wants to know what hunters think.  

 

Elise Thatcher

  Parking in Aspen can be a nightmare. The City Council wants to adopt a new parking code that will free up space downtown and clear extremely bulky vehicles from residential streets.

Snowmass Base Village will open this ski season, despite a couple hiccups in development.

Courtesy of the Aspen Historical Society.

Preserving or building around historic structures in Aspen is notoriously difficult. On Monday, the Historic Preservation Commission presented a new resolution to the city council to change the way the city incentivizes preserving old buildings.

Zoe Rom

All across Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley, leaves are changing colors a bit ahead of schedule.

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.

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

Aspen Public Radio

The City of Aspen is looking for feedback on cycling infrastructure. An online survey asks Aspen bicyclists what the city is doing well, and what can be improved for biking.

City of Aspen

Ordinances 19 and 20 on Aspen’s ballot look to return some financial control to the city council.

 

This week, hosts Zoe Rom and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Aspen wants to know what the public thinks about sandwich board signs. A survey online asks how the folded, temporary sidewalk signage should be regulated.

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  This November, the Aspen Fire Protection District will be asking voters for additional funding

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

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