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WATCH LIVE: Impeachment Hearings Resume With White House, State Department Witnesses

Updated at 11:47 a.m ET House Democrats have begun Week 2 of their open impeachment hearings on Tuesday with witnesses who listened firsthand when President Trump spoke with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 — a key moment in the Ukraine affair. The hearing on Tuesday began with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army foreign area officer who serves on the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service officer detailed to the staff of Vice President Pence. Vindman...

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Morning Newscast: Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Updated at 11:47 a.m ET

House Democrats have begun Week 2 of their open impeachment hearings on Tuesday with witnesses who listened firsthand when President Trump spoke with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25 — a key moment in the Ukraine affair.

The hearing on Tuesday began with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army foreign area officer who serves on the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service officer detailed to the staff of Vice President Pence.

Phil Weiser

Hate crimes are on the rise in Colorado. The state is partnering with eighteen private groups to address the issue. 

Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the initiative Monday morning, saying he doesn’t know why hate crimes are up, but that new efforts are needed to stop them.

“It’s that spirit of welcoming everyone, regardless of where you came from, regardless of who you love, regardless of what you look like, regardless of who you worship, and so together we can stand against hate,” said Weiser.

Michael Bonds / Aspen Chapel Gallery

The annual Aspen Chapel Gallery show “Small Wonders” features works of art that are no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches. The show's inspiration was tied to Herbert Bayer, a Bauhaus artist who spent much of his career working in Aspen.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy

 

Skiing in Aspen will be getting started early, for the second year in a row. The Aspen Skiing company announced today that Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will open up this Saturday, five days ahead of the originally scheduled opening date.

Morning Newscast: Monday, November 18, 2019


the artist

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

Aspen Custom Vans

A camper van can get you into the outdoors, but without the time spent packing a car and putting up a tent, or the sleepless nights that might come with a surprise rainstorm.  Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, some are turning toward custom built vans instead of traditional RVs, and "van life" has broad appeal.

Molly Dove / Aspen Public Radio

Glenwood Springs launched their “Don’t Strip Glenwood” campaign Friday to fight against Rocky Mountain Resources, a company mining limestone a mile outside of city limits. 

Currently, Rocky Mountain Resources’ operates on about 15 acres at the Mid-Continent Quarry near the Transfer Trail. It runs seven days a week between 7 a.m and 5 p.m.

Morning newscast for Friday, November 15, 2019. 


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Michael Bonds / Aspen Chapel Gallery

The annual Aspen Chapel Gallery show “Small Wonders” features works of art that are no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches. The show's inspiration was tied to Herbert Bayer, a Bauhaus artist who spent much of his career working in Aspen.

 

the artist

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

Aspen Custom Vans

A camper van can get you into the outdoors, but without the time spent packing a car and putting up a tent, or the sleepless nights that might come with a surprise rainstorm.  Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, some are turning toward custom built vans instead of traditional RVs, and "van life" has broad appeal.

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Phil Weiser

Hate crimes are on the rise in Colorado. The state is partnering with eighteen private groups to address the issue. 

Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the initiative Monday morning, saying he doesn’t know why hate crimes are up, but that new efforts are needed to stop them.

“It’s that spirit of welcoming everyone, regardless of where you came from, regardless of who you love, regardless of what you look like, regardless of who you worship, and so together we can stand against hate,” said Weiser.

In A Revived Arizona River, A Wildlife Oasis Is Remade

Nov 12, 2019

Much of the Santa Cruz River is a dry, desert wash, only flowing after heavy monsoon rains. As Tucson Water hydrologist Dick Thompson and I walk along the river south of Starr Pass Boulevard, he points out how brown the vegetation looks.

Courtesy Photo / Colorado State Patrol Media Center

The Colorado State Patrol says six people died in six separate accidents on state roads over a 12-hour period this past weekend.

Col. Matthew Packard, chief of the state patrol, says six fatal crashes occurred between about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday involving either excessive speed or alcohol.

The accidents included a pedestrian hit while standing on the road and a handicap-accessible van crash that resulted in the death of a man in a wheelchair inside the van.