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Simulated Fires At Aspen Pitkin County Airport Until Saturday

Local firefighters will be putting out stimulated fires at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport until Saturday. These drills are staged every year to test the skills of local firefighters for aircraft fires and emergency situations. For the first time, the public is invited to watch a drill on Wednesday, September 18 at 3 p.m. at the Airport Operations Center.

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold sent a letter on Tuesday to President Donald Trump asking the administration to reverse its decision to leave the Universal Postal Union, or UPU.

The Trump administration announced last October its intent to withdraw from the UPU. Since a country must provide a year’s notice to withdraw, the U.S. will officially leave the Universal Postal Union on October 17 if the decision is not reversed. 

State of Colorado

Colorado’s auditor says the state agencies charged with reviewing discrimination complaints take too long to do their work and lack transparency.

The Civil Rights Division takes in complaints and passes them on to the Civil Rights Commission. The state auditor’s office says the commission improperly takes votes in closed-door meetings and fails to document its deliberations.

Ski.com

 

 

Ski.com, an Aspen-based travel company, is offering 12 people the chance to turn their next ski vacation into a paid gig. The company is soliciting applications for its “dream job:” travelling to ski resorts around the world and documenting the experience.

 

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Long-time Roaring Fork Valley fabric artist Etar owned a high-end clothing store in Aspen for over thirty years. Now, in her eighties, she works out of her Carbondale home.

Her new exhibition at the R2 Gallery, “Transcultural Bonding,” highlights the role clothing plays in cultures around the world. 

 

She says the title of this show refers to the time she spent in places like Bolivia, Uzbekistan and Dubai, learning from locals about traditional weaving and fabrics.

Roaring Fork Schools

Carbondale Middle School’s Grace De La Sala was named the 2019 English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education (CABE). 

De La Sala has been with the middle school for 14 years and is a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education teacher. 

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, September 18, 2019


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services / www.uscis.gov

A report says Colorado has one of the nation's worst backlogs of unprocessed U.S. naturalization applications, which one of the report authors says is blocking voting rights.

The Daily Camera reported Sunday that the Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released the report saying there are 9,325 applications waiting to be processed.

Aspen Pitkin County Airport / Twitter

Local firefighters will be putting out stimulated fires at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport until Saturday.

These drills are staged every year to test the skills of local firefighters for aircraft fires and emergency situations. For the first time, the public is invited to watch a drill on Wednesday, September 18 at 3 p.m. at the Airport Operations Center.

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Wheeler Opera House

A study has determined a proposed expansion of a Colorado opera house is not feasible.

The Aspen Daily News reports the study commissioned by the city of Aspen concluded the Wheeler Opera House project would be too costly and cause unacceptable interference with programming.

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Long-time Roaring Fork Valley fabric artist Etar owned a high-end clothing store in Aspen for over thirty years. Now, in her eighties, she works out of her Carbondale home.

Her new exhibition at the R2 Gallery, “Transcultural Bonding,” highlights the role clothing plays in cultures around the world. 

 

She says the title of this show refers to the time she spent in places like Bolivia, Uzbekistan and Dubai, learning from locals about traditional weaving and fabrics.

Theatre Aspen

This week, Theatre Aspen hosts the one-person-show festival “Solo Flights,” which includes four productions, talkbacks and panel discussions. 

 

Theatre Aspen’s executive director Jed Bernstein has some advice for attendees.

 

 

“You undoubtedly are going to hate at least one, you’ll feel okay about one or two and you’ll love one. That’s the point of a festival, to explore and be surprised,” he said. 

Welcome to another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

Thursday, comedian Demetri Martin performs at the Wheeler Opera House. He works his guitar, cartoons and drawings into his deadpan routine. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

 

State News

State of Colorado

Colorado’s auditor says the state agencies charged with reviewing discrimination complaints take too long to do their work and lack transparency.

The Civil Rights Division takes in complaints and passes them on to the Civil Rights Commission. The state auditor’s office says the commission improperly takes votes in closed-door meetings and fails to document its deliberations.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services / www.uscis.gov

A report says Colorado has one of the nation's worst backlogs of unprocessed U.S. naturalization applications, which one of the report authors says is blocking voting rights.

The Daily Camera reported Sunday that the Colorado State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released the report saying there are 9,325 applications waiting to be processed.

Wheeler Opera House

A study has determined a proposed expansion of a Colorado opera house is not feasible.

The Aspen Daily News reports the study commissioned by the city of Aspen concluded the Wheeler Opera House project would be too costly and cause unacceptable interference with programming.

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