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One Fatality In Ashcroft Avalanche

An avalanche in the Castle Creek Valley killed a skier Monday. The man was staying at the Markley Hut up the Express Creek drainage with family and friends, according the the Pitkin County Sheriff's office. He and another skier were touring Green Mountain Monday morning when the avalanche occurred. An initial report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center recorded the slide breaking two feet deep, 400 feet wide, and running 200 vertical feet. The buried skier was dug out by his skiing...

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Sen. Chris Holbert is adapting to life in Colorado's legislative minority.

"We will have our say but not our way," he said in a speech on Jan. 4, the opening day of the session. "We have the voice, but not the votes."

So how does a lawmaker without the votes approach his job? Here are three takeaways from KUNC's interview with the Republican minority leader the day before the session gaveled in.

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An exhibit opening this week at the Red Brick honors the natural beauty in the Roaring Fork Valley. One of the featured artists, Curt Carpenter, creates woodcut prints, based on sketches of local scenes.

Glenwood Springs is deciding whether or not to allow short term rentals, which have risen in popularity because of website like Airbnb and VRBO. At a meeting on Wednesday, the public can weigh in on the future of the program.

Aspen saw a 1 percent drop in sales tax this November, compared to last year.

 

Almost half of the homes in Pitkin County have unsafe levels of radon, according to the county’s environmental health department.

 

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Torre is running for Mayor of Aspen. He previously served two terms on Aspen City Council. 

Alpine Bank

Alpine Bank will loan money to federal workers who haven’t been paid because of the government shutdown.

First Draft: Christy Stillwell

Jan 14, 2019

Christy Stillwell earned a BA in English at the University of Georgia before moving west, first to Wyoming, then Montana. She holds an MA in Literature from the University of Wyoming, and an MFA from the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers. Her books include a chapbook of poetry called Amnesia and the novel, The Wolf Tone.

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The Garfield County Coroner, Rob Glassmire, keeps bodies in a walk-in refrigerator his office bought used from a restaurant several years ago.

Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan is joining Governor Jared Polis’ administration.

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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.

"The Quiet Force" is a film about the Latino workforce in American ski towns. It’s screening at the 5Point film festival at the Wheeler Opera House this weekend. The subject of undocumented workers is particularly timely in the face of the partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall.  

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Gov. Jared Polis wants to leverage Colorado's stronger than expected revenue projections to pay for full-day kindergarten next school year.

He's asking lawmakers to approve $227 million in the budget for the kindergarten classes.

Polis says the spending will allow 30,000 families to stop paying tuition.

More Americans are being impacted by what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. This week, the already stressful world of air travel is feeling the pinch as Transportation Security Administration workers call in sick.

But for now, things are still operating smoothly at Denver International Airport.

DIA spokeswoman Emily Williams said the average wait time at security checkpoints averaged about 10 minutes on Sunday.

Sen. Chris Holbert is adapting to life in Colorado's legislative minority.

"We will have our say but not our way," he said in a speech on Jan. 4, the opening day of the session. "We have the voice, but not the votes."

So how does a lawmaker without the votes approach his job? Here are three takeaways from KUNC's interview with the Republican minority leader the day before the session gaveled in.

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