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Local Arts Organizations Provide Creativity And Connection For Those Living With Autism

As more children are diagnosed with autism nationwide, one sector working to respond is the arts community. Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, Ascendigo Autism Services has partnered with the Carbondale Clay Center, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and the Aspen Art Museum to provide workshops or special performances for kids with sensory disabilities. This is all the more important because of the isolation many of those living with autism experience.

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On Monday, the Garfield County Commissioners will hear from a company that wants to take high-resolution photographs of the entire county; the technology could be useful to the assessor’s office, among others.

This month Aspen Public Radio is spotlighting Aspen Youth Center, whose mission is to provide a safe and supportive place where youth connect, learn, and grow during their out of school hours.. Learn more at aspenyouthcenter.org.

River Bridge, which is a non-profit child advocacy center, is expanding in Glenwood Springs. On Friday, they’re moving into a new, larger building owned by Garfield County.

Ordinances approving the Gorsuch Haus and Lift One Lodge are expected to go in front of Aspen City Council next week.

This week hosts Zoë Rom and Christin Kay bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

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As more children are diagnosed with autism nationwide, one sector working to respond is the arts community. Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, Ascendigo Autism Services has partnered with the Carbondale Clay Center, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and the Aspen Art Museum to provide workshops or special performances for kids with sensory disabilities. This is all the more important because of the isolation many of those living with autism experience.

A performance at the Temporary on Friday evening looks at the legacy of Italian masters DaVinci and Michelangelo.

Eagle County was recently awarded $100,000 by the state to try something new when it comes to helping needy families.

Garfield County Sheriff's office

The Garfield County Sheriff’s office identified the man arrested Tuesday, following a three-and-a-half-hour standoff on I-70.

  David Breashears is a mountaineer and a filmmaker. He founded GlacierWorks - a nonprofit that uses art, science and adventure to raise awareness of how climate change affects the Himalayas. He’s climbed Mt. Everest 5 times - and talks about his professional - and personal connection to the high Himalaya.

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As more children are diagnosed with autism nationwide, one sector working to respond is the arts community. Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, Ascendigo Autism Services has partnered with the Carbondale Clay Center, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and the Aspen Art Museum to provide workshops or special performances for kids with sensory disabilities. This is all the more important because of the isolation many of those living with autism experience.

A performance at the Temporary on Friday evening looks at the legacy of Italian masters DaVinci and Michelangelo.

The Australian group The TEN Tenors returns to the Wheeler Opera House for a holiday performance this evening.

The TEN Tenors blend pop tunes with opera in their vocal performances.  Thursday night in their holiday show, they’ll perform Christmas classics like “Joy to the World” alongside newer songs like John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over).”  

State News

Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration unveiled a $31.4 billion budget proposal Thursday morning at the State Capitol. The spending plan is 4.6 percent - or $1.4 billion - bigger than the budget proposal made at this time last year. 

Updated Oct. 31, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. — A spokesman for Gov. John Hickenlooper claims he was making a joke Wednesday morning when he told workers in a New Hampshire coffee shop he was going to run for president.

But some political observers, including one who once worked for the governor, don't think Hickenlooper made the comment to get laughs.

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.

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