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Updated at 6:04 p.m. ET Opening arguments are under way in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. The seven House managers are formally making their case that the Senate should convict President Trump on two articles of impeachment , which charge him with abusing the power of his office and with obstructing Congress. Watch the proceedings live . In his opening statement, the lead impeachment manager, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., addressed the 100 senators who will ultimately rule in...

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Bill McKibben first wrote about the changing climate more than 30 years ago, and he continues to document global warming and speak out against the largest culprits. Most recently, he was arrested while protesting Chase Bank’s ties to the fossil-fuel industry.

McKibben will be in Aspen this weekend, learning to downhill ski and speaking as part of Aspen Skiing Company’s occasional speaker series Aspen U.

Updated at 6:04 p.m. ET

Opening arguments are under way in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.

The seven House managers are formally making their case that the Senate should convict President Trump on two articles of impeachment, which charge him with abusing the power of his office and with obstructing Congress.

Watch the proceedings live.

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On Wednesday, the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners will consider raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21. Under the new measure, the county would fine retailers $1,000 if they are caught selling to underage people.

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Standing on a black metal picnic table in Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs, local activist Sophia Clark addressed a crowd of over 100 people during this year’s Women’s March on Saturday. 

The main focus of the nation-wide event was making sure all women are included in the fight for equality and representation. 

Updated at 1:50 a.m. ET Wednesday

After a long day and night of dueling between the House managers calling for impeachment and attorneys for President Trump declaring the articles of impeachment "ridiculous," the Senate adopted a set of rules that will govern its impeachment trial, in which opening arguments will get underway Wednesday.

The resolution, put forward by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, calls for each side to receive up to 24 hours to argue their case, spread over three days.

Basalt Public Arts Commission


Basalt town council is considering cutting the little-used “One Percent For The Arts” program. It was intended to help fund the town’s public art, but officials say it’s proven impractical. 

At a council meeting last week, town manager Ryan Mahoney said that the program, which requires one percent of the cost of constructing or remodeling town buildings go toward public art, was a good concept, in theory. 

Every time thick, dark rain clouds move over the deserts that surround Las Vegas, there's an anticipatory buzz. Flora and fauna alike begin preparing for the rare event, lying in wait for the first few drops.

Todd Esque is usually waiting for them too from his office in Henderson, Nevada. He knows how much desert life depends on their arrival. So when they do come, he's smiling.

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Basalt town council is considering cutting the little-used “One Percent For The Arts” program. It was intended to help fund the town’s public art, but officials say it’s proven impractical. 

At a council meeting last week, town manager Ryan Mahoney said that the program, which requires one percent of the cost of constructing or remodeling town buildings go toward public art, was a good concept, in theory. 

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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.

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Anderson Ranch director of photography and new media Andrea Wallace has been taking pictures of her son and his best friend for the past decade, as part of a project that looks at boyhood, friendship and the construction of gender.

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This year's Colorado General Assembly’s Latino Caucus is the largest in state history. There are 13 members in the group that's only open to Democrats. There is also one Republican who is Latino. The caucus' growing influence is illustrated by the election of Leroy Garcia as Senate president, the first Latino to serve in the position.

When Blondie's Diner closes around 9 p.m. and a table of hunters finish their green chili cheeseburgers and head back to their hotel, the town of Naturita feels a bit like a ghost town.

There are two new marijuana dispensaries still open late with green neon signs, but on a November night at the start of hunting season, not many customers are partaking.

The only sound punctuating through the cold evening is a semi-truck idling in the parking lot of the Rimrocker Hotel, its driver trying to stay warm.

It's a good day when Tammie Delaney hears a train rumbling down the tracks outside of the century-old granary building she owns in Hayden.

"Oh, you get the train noise today!" she shouts as a train whistle pierces the usual silence in the small town of about 2,000 people.

The train whistles are an indicator of the economy in the Yampa Valley.