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Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority

Regional Study Diagnoses Housing Crunch, Says Cure Is Collaboration

Two years ago, communities from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and Parachute to Eagle funded a regional housing study. It was completed earlier this spring and argues that regional problems require regional solutions.

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

Wednesday, the Aspen Art Museum screens “Skate Kitchen,” about a group of female skateboarders in New York City. It’s a part of the Movies at the Museum series. The film begins at 7 p.m.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Carving out time for creative writing can be tough. Sharing it with others can be downright terrifying. A group in Glenwood Springs wants to be a safe place for any writer.

“Your Story, Your Life” includes everyone from retirees reflecting on their lives to people who’ve left the office for a few hours. They all come for the sense of community, no matter who they are and where they are on their writing journey.


Colorado Department of Transportation

Glenwood Springs’ new Grand Avenue Bridge opened a year and a half ago. At the beginning of 2019, crews began remodeling the 27th Street Bridge.

 

Now, it’s time to start talking about the South Bridge Project.

Morning newscast for Friday, May 17, 2019.


Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority

Two years ago, communities from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and Parachute to Eagle funded a regional housing study.

 

It was completed earlier this spring and argues that regional problems require regional solutions.


It’s illegal to toss anything with a plug in the trash. Electronics like computers, printers and TVs can contain heavy metals that can’t go to a regular landfill.

 

On Saturday, Aspen is collecting e-waste for safe disposal.

David Dowling / Joy of Motion

A choreographer and dance professor at CU Boulder visits Carbondale this weekend. Helanius J. Wilkins’ work challenges stereotypes of black men, portraying them as vulnerable, creative and complex.

He says it’s not enough for dance just to be movement for movement’s sake.


Episode Five - Aging

May 16, 2019

Today, we look inside your body and get familiar with your immune system’s constant vigilance against infection and disease. We also look at your body over time; what happens as you age?  Is there a way to stay young? And why do we value that so much?

We turn to the research and insights of the speakers of the Aspen Ideas Health conference for the answers. Aspen Ideas Health runs from June 20  - June 23, and is produced by the Aspen Institute.

President Trump is unveiling an immigration plan that would vastly change who's allowed into the United States. The administration's proposal focuses on reducing family-based immigration to the U.S. in favor of employment skill-based immigration. Watch his remarks from the White House Rose Garden live at 12:30 PM MT.

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Episode Four - Diversity and Inclusion

May 16, 2019

Today, we look at diversity and inclusion as it pertains to healthcare, and the emerging practice of patient-centered care. How can we even the playing field between doctor and patient? How do we give patients access to their own information and create a health arena that is going to understand and respect who they are and what their background is?

We turn to the research and insights of the speakers of the Aspen Ideas Health conference for the answers. Aspen Ideas Health runs from June 20  - June 23, and is produced by the Aspen Institute.

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

Wednesday, the Aspen Art Museum screens “Skate Kitchen,” about a group of female skateboarders in New York City. It’s a part of the Movies at the Museum series. The film begins at 7 p.m.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Carving out time for creative writing can be tough. Sharing it with others can be downright terrifying. A group in Glenwood Springs wants to be a safe place for any writer.

“Your Story, Your Life” includes everyone from retirees reflecting on their lives to people who’ve left the office for a few hours. They all come for the sense of community, no matter who they are and where they are on their writing journey.


David Dowling / Joy of Motion

A choreographer and dance professor at CU Boulder visits Carbondale this weekend. Helanius J. Wilkins’ work challenges stereotypes of black men, portraying them as vulnerable, creative and complex.

He says it’s not enough for dance just to be movement for movement’s sake.


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The United States Air Force has confirmed four locations in Colorado as among the six finalists for its new Space Command headquarters. Three Colorado Springs locations were named as possible locations—Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base—as was Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora.

Transportation funding advocates are giving Colorado’s latest legislative session mixed reviews despite a bipartisan budget deal that boosted transportation funding by $70 million.

Margaret Bowes, who leads an organization that focuses on improving the Interstate 70 corridor in the mountains, said the money lawmakers added for roads and bridges was “just a drop in the bucket.”

The Colorado General Assembly didn’t end its 72nd session quietly. In the final days, they’ve taken big votes on some of the most consequential legislation of the year. Here’s what they’ve been up to in the final hours.

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