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Roaring Fork Schools Already Doing What School Safety Survey Suggests

A study published in August by the Colorado Education Association, or CEA, and Padres and Jovenes Unidos recommends best practices to improve school safety and decrease the number of school-based violent incidents. The Roaring Fork School District said they have been implementing those suggestions for years.

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Controversial surgeon J. Marion Sims, sometimes called the father of gynecology, experimented on enslaved women in the South during the 19th century. Aspen Words’ current writer-in-residence wants to tell the story of one of those women for the very first time. 

J.C. Hallman dug into the life of a young woman named Anarcha, searching in libraries and archives all over the world. 

Garfield County

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, is helping launch a program in Garfield County to help people in foster care find housing when they leave the system. 

The Garfield County Housing Authority will run the "Foster Youth to Independence" program. It will work to reduce homelessness among young adults 25 years or younger who are in, or recently left, the foster care system. 

Basalt High School / http://bhs.rfsd.k12.co.us

A study published in August by the Colorado Education Association, or CEA, and Padres and Jovenes Unidos recommends best practices to improve school safety and decrease the number of school-based violent incidents.

The Roaring Fork School District said they have been implementing those suggestions for years. 

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A third Democrat is bowing out of Colorado's crowded Democratic Senate primary after John Hickenlooper entered the race.

Former diplomat Dan Baer announced he was dropping out and endorsing Hickenlooper. He was one of the three top fundraisers among the dozen Democrats competing for the right to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner next year. Now all three have left the race to make way for former governor Hickenlooper.

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The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners gave a stamp of approval to Aspen Skiing Company’s 10-year master plan on Wednesday. Among the updates in the plan are rebuilds of of the Aspen Mountain ski patrol shack and Buckhorn cabin as well an increase in the number of nighttime events at the sundeck.

Skico's application to expand into the 167-acre Pandora's section is still awaiting approval. It is scheduled for consideration on October 9, but could be reviewed even later if Skico needs more time to appease the concerns of commissioners. 

Colorado's 42nd State Park: Fisher's Peak

Sep 12, 2019
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Colorado is getting a new state park that will include an iconic mountain peak and lots of wildlife.

Fisher's Peak near Trinidad was privately owned, but the state and conservation groups are teaming up to buy the land and turn it into Colorado’s newest state park.

 

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Construction at the intersection to access the Red Hill trail system in Carbondale was supposed to be completed this fall. Now that winter is quickly approaching, the project is delayed. 

A series of projects began in 2017 when the Town of Carbondale receieved a donation to build new public trails to connect to the recreation area.

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"Metamorphosis" is an apt name for a new exhibit in Basalt that honors murdered and abused Native American women with portraits created from real butterfly wings.

 

Artist Benjamin Timpson sourced the wings from sustainable butterfly pavilions.

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September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether or failed to make the cut. 

 

Ten candidates are on stage for three-hour event hosted by ABC News and Univision, beginning at 6 p.m. MT. It's the third debate of the campaign and the first time that former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will all appear together. 

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Controversial surgeon J. Marion Sims, sometimes called the father of gynecology, experimented on enslaved women in the South during the 19th century. Aspen Words’ current writer-in-residence wants to tell the story of one of those women for the very first time. 

J.C. Hallman dug into the life of a young woman named Anarcha, searching in libraries and archives all over the world. 

Benjamin Timpson

 


"Metamorphosis" is an apt name for a new exhibit in Basalt that honors murdered and abused Native American women with portraits created from real butterfly wings.

 

Artist Benjamin Timpson sourced the wings from sustainable butterfly pavilions.

Leticia Guzman Ingram

Thursday in Basalt, a local teacher will share photos and discuss her recent trip to the Arctic on a research expedition.

Basalt High School’s Leticia Guzman Ingram was selected by National Geographic to spend eleven days in the Arctic, studying the ecosystem alongside researchers. 

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A third Democrat is bowing out of Colorado's crowded Democratic Senate primary after John Hickenlooper entered the race.

Former diplomat Dan Baer announced he was dropping out and endorsing Hickenlooper. He was one of the three top fundraisers among the dozen Democrats competing for the right to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner next year. Now all three have left the race to make way for former governor Hickenlooper.

Colorado's 42nd State Park: Fisher's Peak

Sep 12, 2019
en.wikipedia.org

Colorado is getting a new state park that will include an iconic mountain peak and lots of wildlife.

Fisher's Peak near Trinidad was privately owned, but the state and conservation groups are teaming up to buy the land and turn it into Colorado’s newest state park.

 

John Hickenlooper's Colorado Senate run has pushed another Democrat out of the party's crowded primary.

Former U.S. Attorney John Walsh announced Wednesday he was suspending his campaign for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. Walsh endorsed Hickenlooper as the most electable Democrat in the field.

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