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Farm Bill, Amendment X Bolster Local Hemp

John Lyons lives in Parachute, CO and grows hemp in what used to be his horse arena. Inside, hundreds of green plants stand in long, neat rows, under LED lights.

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Glenwood attorney Claire Noone recently traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to advise immigrants who are making asylum claims.

At a council meeting last week, Aspen City Council voted to delay signing a contract with the rideshare service, Lyft.

 

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

John Lyons lives in Parachute, CO and grows hemp in what used to be his horse arena. Inside, hundreds of green plants stand in long, neat rows, under LED lights.

Valley residents are choosing to pay for health insurance on the exchange, even though the mandate no longer comes with a penalty.

Dr. Kimberly Levin

Dr. Kimberly Levin is Pitkin County’s Medical officer and an emergency room physician.

Gary He / Eleven Madison Park

New York’s Eleven Madison Park, often cited as one of the of the best restaurants in the country, opens a pop-up in Aspen this weekend.  

EMP Winter House will take over the Chefs Club space at the St. Regis starting Saturday.  Diners can eat in the restaurant or in a collection of outdoor yurts.

 

Dan Porterfield is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He spoke with outgoing President Carolyne Heldman about the roles public media and the Aspen Institute play in combating the political polarization facing our country today.

Local chef Chris Randall wants to highlight the issues of addiction and mental health struggles in the restaurant industry with an event, "Proofless," that pairs seven gourmet courses with non-alcoholic drinks, or “mocktails.”

  This is Air Time, extended conversations with interesting people.

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

Gary He / Eleven Madison Park

New York’s Eleven Madison Park, often cited as one of the of the best restaurants in the country, opens a pop-up in Aspen this weekend.  

EMP Winter House will take over the Chefs Club space at the St. Regis starting Saturday.  Diners can eat in the restaurant or in a collection of outdoor yurts.

 

Local chef Chris Randall wants to highlight the issues of addiction and mental health struggles in the restaurant industry with an event, "Proofless," that pairs seven gourmet courses with non-alcoholic drinks, or “mocktails.”

State News

Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration unveiled a $31.4 billion budget proposal Thursday morning at the State Capitol. The spending plan is 4.6 percent - or $1.4 billion - bigger than the budget proposal made at this time last year. 

Updated Oct. 31, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. — A spokesman for Gov. John Hickenlooper claims he was making a joke Wednesday morning when he told workers in a New Hampshire coffee shop he was going to run for president.

But some political observers, including one who once worked for the governor, don't think Hickenlooper made the comment to get laughs.

Sexual harassment allegations at Colorado's Capitol came with a sizeable price tag for taxpayers -- $275,000. That includes everything from fees for attorneys, sexual harassment training and consultants to staffing for a special committee of lawmakers meeting this summer and fall to study changes to the Capitol's workplace harassment policy.

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