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The Roaring Fork River looked orange-brown through the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen on Tuesday, July 16.
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Work on the Grizzly Reservoir has been going on since last month, and officials anticipated that there may be some discoloration of the Roaring Fork River. People recreating on the river in the coming days should be extra careful not to ingest any water, and keep their pets dry.
  • On today's newscast: Carbondale reconsiders its STR rules, The Aspen Times stops publishing editorial cartoons, potential trail connections for the Rio Grande, Garfield County gets an update on the Valley Alliance to End Homelessness, zebra mussels in the Colorado River, megafires and beavers, and more.
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The 15th annual Aspen Security Forum will explore innovative new collaborations across government, private industry, and civil society to tackle the serious global challenges we're collectively facing.
When you sign up to give $15 a month to Aspen Public Radio this July, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a Colorado Mountain College cooking class experience for your group of up to 12 family and friends!
The next Aspen Public Radio Board of Directors meeting is on Thursday, July 25 from 3-5 pm. This meeting is open to the public. Call 970-920-9000 for more information.
Check out the sounds of wind blowing through an Aspen grove or the captivating call of the Swainson's Hawks on our new interactive Sonic ID map. Submit your own sounds to be featured on the map and on the radio!
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