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The Past...And Potential Future...Of Aspen's Lift One

Tuesday evening, the Aspen Historical Society hosted an event that looked at the history of Aspen Mountain’s Lift One -- at a time when Aspen voters will decide the future of a new lift and development proposal.

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Communities up and down the Roaring Fork Valley contributed to a housing study; a draft of the study is now out.

Conservation organizations are teaming up to discuss threats to local public lands Thursday night.

 

The Aspen Art Museum plans to hold a series of talks this year looking at empathy.

Kaywin Feldman, the first speaker in the series, helped launch the Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She says people can learn compassion, and art can teach it.

 

Comedian Erin Foley takes the stage Thursday at the Belly Up as a part of a Gay Ski Week comedy showcase.

Aspen Historical Society

Tuesday evening, the Aspen Historical Society hosted an event that looked at the history of Aspen Mountain’s Lift One -- at a time when Aspen voters will decide the future of a new lift and development proposal.

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An exhibit opening this week at the Red Brick honors the natural beauty in the Roaring Fork Valley. One of the featured artists, Curt Carpenter, creates woodcut prints, based on sketches of local scenes.

Glenwood Springs is deciding whether or not to allow short term rentals, which have risen in popularity because of website like Airbnb and VRBO. At a meeting on Wednesday, the public can weigh in on the future of the program.

Aspen saw a 1 percent drop in sales tax this November, compared to last year.

 

Almost half of the homes in Pitkin County have unsafe levels of radon, according to the county’s environmental health department.

 

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Torre is running for Mayor of Aspen. He previously served two terms on Aspen City Council. 

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The Aspen Art Museum plans to hold a series of talks this year looking at empathy.

Kaywin Feldman, the first speaker in the series, helped launch the Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She says people can learn compassion, and art can teach it.

 

Comedian Erin Foley takes the stage Thursday at the Belly Up as a part of a Gay Ski Week comedy showcase.

Aspen Historical Society

Tuesday evening, the Aspen Historical Society hosted an event that looked at the history of Aspen Mountain’s Lift One -- at a time when Aspen voters will decide the future of a new lift and development proposal.

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Parents and teachers who traveled to Denver on Dec. 18 to watch the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission increase the buffer zones between schools and oil and gas wells didn't have much praise for the state board.

Instead, they questioned why the state wasn't going even further to protect students. They also raised the prospect of another ballot initiative to extend the setbacks if state lawmakers don't act in the upcoming session.

A Republican state lawmaker accused of sexual harassment last session is resigning. Sen. Randy Baumgardner, who represents Northwest Colorado, is stepping down in late January.

His resignation comes after a top Democrat at the capitol suggested he might try to force Baumgardner out during the upcoming session if he didn’t leave on his own.

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. 

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