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Sen. Gardner Says Bureau Of Land Management Will Move To Grand Junction

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.

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Last month, the Aspen Fire Protection District launched a new program to assess dangers in the upper valley.  

Aspen firefighters are completing curbside assessments of every property in the wildland-urban interface, those places where human development is close to wild lands. Fire chief Rick Balentine says that’s about 90 percent of the Aspen Fire District. 

Aspen  Public Radio's Chris Mohr chats with violinist Simone Porter, opera directorf Ed Berkeley, the piano/cello duo of Wu Han and David Finckel, and pianisst Anton Nel. A bust week of music at the Festival!  


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

Monday, Explore Booksellers in Aspen hosts a discussion between Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, and Teddy Warria. They will speak about the Mandela legacy and how today's young people can address social issues. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Explore.

 

Morning newscast for Friday, July 5, 2019. 

Scott Franz / Capital Coverage

A proposal to ban abortions at 22 weeks in Colorado moved closer to being on next year's ballot last week.

The state's title board, made up of representatives of the Secretary of State's Office, the state Attorney General's Office and the Legislature's legal office, agreed the measure dealt with only one issue as required by state law and approved preliminary wording for the ballot.

Some presidential candidates like Sen. Kamala Harris and Mayor Pete Buttigieg are seeing their profiles and poll numbers rise after last week’s debates in Miami. But others, including former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, are making headlines for the attention they’re still not getting.

"Pills" by SimonQ / Creative Commons

Colorado's lawsuit accusing the maker of OxyContin of fueling and profiting from the opioid epidemic has been expanded to include allegations against former Purdue Pharma executives and members the Sackler family who own the company.

Nara Bopp was working at a thrift store in Moab, Utah the morning of March 4 when her desk started moving. 

“I immediately assumed that it was a garbage truck,” Bopp said.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Music Tent at 4:00 p.m., or celebrate at home with Aspen Public Radio's live broadcast! Full orchestra conducted by Lawrence Isaacson in music of Sousa, Berlin, John Williams, and Copland. Fire up the grill and crank up your radio for some all-American favorites!

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

 


Four boats carrying an invasive species of mussels were stopped before entering the water at Ruedi Reservoir.

 

Inspectors at the Ruedi boat ramp spotted quagga mussels on four boats that had previously been at Lake Powell, which has been infested with the destructive animals for several years. 

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The Arts Campus At Willits

Basalt has approved almost a million dollars to go toward construction of The Contemporary, a new performing arts venue in Willits. 

The money comes from a real-estate transfer tax on sales in Willits. Last week, council freed up those funds for The Arts Campus at Willits, or TACAW, to use in building the new venue. 

 

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

The Aspen Institute

Herbert Bayer of the Bauhaus school of design worked in multiple fields, including painting, graphic design and architecture.  A new exhibit looks at how his versatility helped him design the campus of the Aspen Institute. 

The exhibition, called "A Total Work of Art: Bauhaus-Bayer-Aspen,” looks at the work Bayer did both during and after his time at the Bauhaus, and how that influenced the campus. 

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Tim Barret / Bureau of Land Management

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.

 

Lethal Measures Off Table For Controlling Wild Horse Herds

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The Trump administration will not pursue lethal measures such as euthanasia or selling horses for slaughter to deal with what officials say is an ecological and fiscal crisis caused by too many wild horses on rangelands in the U.S. West, an official said last Thursday.

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