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White River National Forest District Ranger Karen Schroyer Will Relocate To Oregon

A familiar face at the White River National Forest is moving on. District Ranger Karen Schroyer will leave the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District later this summer. Schroyer has spent five years overseeing 750,000 acres of forest, which include five wilderness areas, several historical sites, ski resorts and the popular Maroon Bells Recreation Area, as well as a natural gas storage facility.

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Summer classical music host Chris Mohr is coming up to Aspen for his sixth summer on Aspen Public Radio. He has loved classical music since he was twelve.

“And I owe it all to radio,” Chris explains. “I grew up in a farm town east of Cleveland. Most of the music I heard growing up was Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and other favorites of my parents. 

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Mail-in DNA tests from places like Ancestry and MyHeritage have made it easier than ever to be an armchair genealogist.

But for those who still see question marks in the branches of their family tree, there are real, in-the-flesh communities here in the Roaring Fork Valley to offer support. These groups are led by local genealogists who help people make their family tree as large and complete as possible.

City of Glenwood Springs


Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs is due for an upgrade; an online survey asks the community what changes they’d like to see.

 

The seven-acre park is in the heart of Glenwood Springs. It’s where Strawberry Days is hosted every June.

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

City of Aspen

Aspen is taking over the Rio Grande Recycle Center from Pitkin County in August.

A recent survey suggests overwhelmingly Aspenites want it to stay open. What services it’ll provide and what that will cost is uncertain.

City council will discuss the results Monday.

 

 

Morning newscast for Friday, June 14, 2019.


White River National Forest


A familiar face at the White River National Forest is moving on. District Ranger Karen Schroyer will leave the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District later this summer.

 

Schroyer has spent five years overseeing 750,000 acres of forest, which include five wilderness areas, several historical sites, ski resorts and the popular Maroon Bells Recreation Area, as well as a natural gas storage facility.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Foodies at two culinary festivals this weekend, Heritage Fire and Food and Wine, can sample donuts from Glenwood Springs' Sweet Coloradough and BBQ sliders from Aspen's Hickory House right alongside fare from some of the nation’s best-known chefs.

 

Home Team BBQ is one of several local restaurants pulling double duty at both festivals this weekend.

 

The drive behind a massive water development project in southwestern Utah, the Lake Powell Pipeline, shows no signs of slowing even after the Colorado River Basin states signed a new agreement this spring that could potentially force more conservation or cutbacks.

Morning newscast for Thursday, June 13, 2019.


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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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

Foodies at two culinary festivals this weekend, Heritage Fire and Food and Wine, can sample donuts from Glenwood Springs' Sweet Coloradough and BBQ sliders from Aspen's Hickory House right alongside fare from some of the nation’s best-known chefs.

 

Home Team BBQ is one of several local restaurants pulling double duty at both festivals this weekend.

 

Corey Simpson / Thunder River Theatre

The play “Tribes” opens at Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre Company Thursday.  The main character is a deaf man, finding his identity in a family of hearing people.

Corey Simpson is the executive artistic director of Thunder River Theater and the director of “Tribes.” While researching the play, he picked up his phone to call the artistic director of a deaf theatre in Denver.  

"I set my phone down, and I almost immediately realized I had no idea how I would have a phone call with somebody who’s deaf," he said.

 

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State News

A state-by-state effort to start using the popular vote as the deciding factor in presidential elections is getting some mixed results in the months after Colorado joined the cause.

The leaders of the national popular vote compact are celebrating Oregon’s decision this month to join the group. If the governor approves the change as expected, the Beaver state will become the 15th state to join the initiative.

Colorado is set to begin looking into specifics of what it would take to create a passenger rail line along the fast-growing Front Range. The state's transportation department, along with its Commission on Passenger Rail, is now accepting proposals for a study aimed at connecting Pueblo to Denver and Fort Collins by rail. The request also includes Trinidad and asks for the anticipation of a link to Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

When Gov. Jared Polis walked into the Stedman Elementary School auditorium behind a marching band on Tuesday afternoon, with dozens of supporters waving signs and cheering, the signing ceremony for the full-day kindergarten bill felt more like a pep rally.

“Today, we celebrate the fact that this fall, kids from across our state will be able to go to free fullday kindergarten,” Polis said to loud cheers before he signed the bill.

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