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Glenwood Springs Applauds Federal Agency For Listening To Local Concerns

Glenwood Springs officials are applauding the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to postpone approving a hydrology study by mining company Rocky Mountain Resources. The company is looking to expand its limestone mining operations just north of Glenwood Springs by 5,000 percent.

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Glenwood Springs officials are applauding the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to postpone approving a hydrology study by mining company Rocky Mountain Resources.

The company is looking to expand its limestone mining operations just north of Glenwood Springs by 5,000 percent.

Aspen Historical Society

Magician Doc Eason started performing for audiences in Aspen and Snowmass in the 1970s. Monday night, he'll discusses the intersection between his career and the area’s history.

Eason performed for 27 years in the tower on the Snowmass mall, a renowned magic bar at that time.

 

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The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday it will not make a decision to approve Rocky Mountain Resources’ proposal for a hydrologic study until early 2020.

Rocky Mountain Resources operates the Mid-Continent Quarry just north of Glenwood Springs. The mining company is looking to expand their limestone mining operations by 5,000 percent. 

Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio

The City of Aspen released the results of its latest citizen survey this week. The annual questionnaire measures resident attitudes about living in Aspen and the city’s government.

Overall, respondents gave the city high marks in categories such as safety and protecting the environment, but were dissatisfied with livability.

Courtesy of RFTA

Starting Saturday, commuters travelling between New Castle and Glenwood Springs will see more routes from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA). 

Communications manager Jaime Tatsuno, said 30 trips will be added between the two towns during peak hours, which comes out to one bus about every half hour. 

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Straight Line Studio, a new gallery that aims to highlight local artists, opens Friday in Snowmass Base Village.

Visual artist Kelly Peters owns the new studio. She says she sees a need for an experimental space in the upvalley area that hosts community events and workshops while featuring emerging artists.

Wyly Art Center

The Basalt Public Arts Commission has handed out grants to fund two new projects in 2020.

The commission granted $15,000 to the Art Base for a new event called "Art in the Park."

Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio

Learning to ski can be awkward. After squeezing into a tight pair of boots and waddling to the lift, a first trip down the bunny hill can be full of challenges. But once you start getting the hang of things, there’s that unbeatable rush.

“Your heart starts racing,” said 18-year-old Alisha Geary. “Your mood changes, your attitude shifts. It's just amazing. You kind of have to experience it yourself, you know?”

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Aspen Historical Society

Magician Doc Eason started performing for audiences in Aspen and Snowmass in the 1970s. Monday night, he'll discusses the intersection between his career and the area’s history.

Eason performed for 27 years in the tower on the Snowmass mall, a renowned magic bar at that time.

 

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Straight Line Studio, a new gallery that aims to highlight local artists, opens Friday in Snowmass Base Village.

Visual artist Kelly Peters owns the new studio. She says she sees a need for an experimental space in the upvalley area that hosts community events and workshops while featuring emerging artists.

Wyly Art Center

The Basalt Public Arts Commission has handed out grants to fund two new projects in 2020.

The commission granted $15,000 to the Art Base for a new event called "Art in the Park."

State News

State Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Avon) represents two counties on Colorado's Western Slope that face some of the highest health insurance costs in the state. So for his first two years in office, Roberts has been a key player on some of the biggest health care proposals coming out of the Capitol. His latest, which has bipartisan support, would create a new health insurance plan.

The federal government is now taking comments on alternatives to a project in western Colorado notorious for causing earthquakes. 

The Bureau of Reclamation is looking for replacements for the Paradox Valley Unit, located in a remote part of western Colorado’s Montrose County. The agency released a draft environmental impact statement for those replacements Friday. 

Wikipedia

U.S. officials will review whether grizzly bears have enough protections across the Lower 48 states after advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the animals to more areas. The review must be completed by March 31, 2021, under a settlement approved Monday by a federal judge.