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Avalanche Forecasters Say Rocky Mountain Region Now At Higher Risk

Storms sweeping across the Rocky Mountains this winter have caused the highest avalanche danger since the ratings started in 1973. More than 3,000 avalanches already have taken place in Colorado alone, and they're unusually large. White River National Forest lies just outside of Aspen. Part of the forest is known as Highlands Ridge. Old 50-foot, 60-foot, 70-foot trees have been snapped like toothpicks. - Zachary Paris, property manager near Aspen, Colo. The valley below that ridge is now...

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USFS

The Forest Service is looking for feedback on proposed natural gas storage in the White River National Forest.

 

April Long has been appointed to the Governor’s Water Quality Control Commission.

nwcoloradohunting.com

As the days grow longer and warmer, wildlife is more active, which has led to an increase in collisions on Highway 82.  

Garfield County Housing Authority

A regional housing study for the area from Aspen to Glenwood Springs and Edwards to Parachute is complete.

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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

When you think of sports in the Roaring Fork Valley, you might think skiing, hiking, but what about fencing? The founder of the Roaring Fork Fencing Club wants to share his passion for what he calls a "cerebral sport," and kids are catching on.

blm.gov

The City of Glenwood Springs is appealing to federal agencies and state politicians to prevent the expansion of a nearby limestone mine.

Paris To Pittsburgh Screening & Panel Discussion

Mar 22, 2019

Please join us and Rocky Mountain Institute for a panel discussion and screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, that illustrates the critical actions local and regional leaders are taking to mitigate climate change in their own communities and beyond.

The Forest Service has closed the popular Conundrum Creek Trailhead after an avalanche on March 9 buried it in 30 feet of snow.

 

In 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.

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ASPEN PUBLIC RADIO EVENT

Join Us For A Night Of Conversation With NPR's Kirk Siegler

Friday, March 29th, 6:30 p.m. at The Temporary in Basalt

Paris to Pittsburgh

Paris to Pittsburgh Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday April 4th, 5:30pm Free screening and panel discussion.

ARTS & CULTURE

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.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

When you think of sports in the Roaring Fork Valley, you might think skiing, hiking, but what about fencing? The founder of the Roaring Fork Fencing Club wants to share his passion for what he calls a "cerebral sport," and kids are catching on.

In 2009, Marc Maron was a struggling stand-up comic. With nothing to lose, he began experimenting with podcasting, and was one of the first to do so. Now, millions of listeners download each episode of his show, “WTF,” to hear his long, informal -- often intimate -- conversations with creative people.

State News

The basement of the state Capitol is ground zero for legislative strategizing. Lobbyists take over the small cafeteria and crowd around tables with lawmakers for several hours. Some walk into the bathrooms still talking on their phones about legislation. It’s here in this noisy basement where the oil and gas industry has been mounting fierce opposition to stronger regulations on the industry.

After days of fierce partisanship at the state Capitol, Democrats in the Colorado Senate advanced a bill Wednesday that will give local governments more control over oil and gas drilling operations.

But as the bill heads over to the House for more debate, there are signs it will undergo some more changes in the coming days.

Colorado lawmakers are now more than halfway through the legislative session, and they’ve debated at length over oil and gas regulations and how the state votes for presidents.

But one issue has been notably absent so far from the agenda: Transportation funding.

It’s been four months since voters rejected two tax measures that would have provided billions of dollars worth of funding for the state’s roads and bridges.

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