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Tucked Away In Castle Creek Valley, Traditional Oaxacan Weavers Share Their Craft And Culture

Walk in the Catto Center at Toklat in the Castle Creek valley near Aspen, and you’ll see colorful weavings lining every wall and stacked in tall piles in every corner. Artist-in-residence Elena Gonzales Ruiz has been bringing her traditional textiles from Mexico to Toklat for the past thirty years.

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Aspen City Council and Pitkin County appointed three citizens to the reorganized board of Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority or APCHA. All three have already served on APCHA’s board. 

Carson Schmitz, John Ward and Rick Head were picked from 32 applicants. David Laughren, who is not currently a board member, will be the alternate. 

In a Denver ballroom filled with red "Make America Great Again" hats and hundreds of conservatives, Ann Howe doesn't appear daunted by the task of gathering hundreds of thousands of signatures to attempt to recall her governor.

The number of deaths and accidents on Colorado’s rivers is right around normal for a high flow year, according to data from the conservation group American Whitewater. 

Since early June, 12 people have died while rafting, kayaking and paddleboarding on Colorado’s rivers.

“What we’re seeing is what happens during a high water year,” said American Whitewater’s Charlie Walbridge, who has kept a record of river accidents and fatalities since 1975. He maintains the database by editing user-generated posts and combing through news articles.

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Colorado officials say greenhouse gas emissions in the state peaked in 2010 and have been in decline since.

Colorado Air Pollution Control Division Director Gary Kaufman says the decline rate has been small, but it is expected to increase by 2030.

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Scientists think the pika, a tiny alpine mammal, may provide clues to what climate change will mean in the Rocky Mountains.

 

Pikas, which are related to rabbits, are particularly sensitive to changes in temperature and snowpack. Researchers with the Front Range Pika Project began collecting data on pikas in the White River National Forest last year. They’re relying on citizen science volunteers to help conduct surveys in several locations across the forest, including Independence Pass. 

Craig Kopp will join Aspen Public Radio next month to serve as managing editor. Kopp is an award-winning media professional with 45 years of experience in radio, television and print.

 

 

He comes to the Roaring Fork Valley from Tampa, FL., where he served as general manager at community radio station WMNF. Kopp also taught podcasting at the University of South Florida’s Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.

 

Moving BLM To Grand Junction Brings Praise, Prompts Questions

Jul 16, 2019
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The Trump administration's plan to move the government's largest land management office from Washington to Colorado evoked a mix of praise, criticism and questions on Tuesday.

Aspen Art Museum

This year, the Roaring Fork Valley celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus design school.  Wednesday, locals have the chance to hear from the architect of a new museum in Weimar, Germany, where the Bauhaus was born. 

        

The Bauhaus Museum Weimar is a minimalist concrete structure that embodies the Bauhaus principles of simple, functional design.  

 

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Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner says the Trump administration is moving the headquarters of the federal government's largest land agency to Colorado.

 

Gardner said Monday the Bureau of Land Management's Washington office will move to Grand Junction.

 

Mike McMillan / Lake Christine Fire PIO

Shane Del Grosso spent some 30 summers crossing smoke-shrouded mountains and forests to fight increasingly devastating wildfires in the U.S. West.

Toward the end, his skills and experience propelled him to lead a federal multi-agency team that responded to large-scale national disasters. On some days he directed a thousand firefighters and helped coordinate aircraft attacks on massive blazes.

 

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Walk in the Catto Center at Toklat in the Castle Creek valley near Aspen, and you’ll see colorful weavings lining every wall and stacked in tall piles in every corner.  Artist-in-residence Elena Gonzales Ruiz has been bringing her traditional textiles from Mexico to Toklat for the past thirty years. 

Aspen Art Museum

This year, the Roaring Fork Valley celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the Bauhaus design school.  Wednesday, locals have the chance to hear from the architect of a new museum in Weimar, Germany, where the Bauhaus was born. 

        

The Bauhaus Museum Weimar is a minimalist concrete structure that embodies the Bauhaus principles of simple, functional design.  

 

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In a Denver ballroom filled with red "Make America Great Again" hats and hundreds of conservatives, Ann Howe doesn't appear daunted by the task of gathering hundreds of thousands of signatures to attempt to recall her governor.

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Colorado officials say greenhouse gas emissions in the state peaked in 2010 and have been in decline since.

Colorado Air Pollution Control Division Director Gary Kaufman says the decline rate has been small, but it is expected to increase by 2030.

Moving BLM To Grand Junction Brings Praise, Prompts Questions

Jul 16, 2019
Wikipedia

The Trump administration's plan to move the government's largest land management office from Washington to Colorado evoked a mix of praise, criticism and questions on Tuesday.

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