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Property Owners Pitted Against Gov't On Amendment 74

Voters this November will decide whether or not to give private property owners in Colorado power they don’t have currently have.

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Local and national wildfire experts are gathering in the Roaring Fork Valley this week for a series of panel discussions.

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Tuesday, Aspen City Council will hear an update on the city’s progress on reducing its carbon footprint. The focus is on curtailing the demand for fossil fuels.

Glenwood Springs’ arts and culture board has made the first round of selections for a new public art project. The six semi-finalists will now be narrowed down to three.

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The music lineup for the 2019 X Games has been announced.  

Erin Rigney

The artwork around the doctor's office might actually calm patients, and even help heal them. Dr. Brooke Allen is a neurologist at Roaring Fork Neurology. She recently commissioned local artist Erin Rigney to create a series of works for her office.

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Preserving or building around historic structures in Aspen is notoriously difficult. On Monday, the Historic Preservation Commission presented a new resolution to the city council to change the way the city incentivizes preserving old buildings.

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Holy Cross Energy announced Wednesday it will nearly double its renewable energy resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade.

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Filoha Meadows Nature Preserve is tucked between steep mountain cliffs and the Crystal River; the open space is a flat expanse of wetlands. On a recent brisk fall morning, plant ecologists Rea Orthner and Denise Wilson lead the way across the swampy meadow. We’re here because of the stream orchid, which blooms in penny-sized flowers in mid-summer.

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While most local rivers are flowing at levels far below average, the Fryingpan is the exception. Releases from Ruedi Reservoir are supplementing low flows downstream, in the Colorado River.

Comedian and writer Matt Bellassai performs at the Wheeler in Aspen Thursday night.  He’s known for viral videos featuring his no-holds-barred take on pop culture.

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Snowmass resident Renee Linnell’s new memoir, "The Burn Zone," explores why a worldly, well-educated person would join a cult.

First Draft: Ben Marcus

Oct 8, 2018

Ben Marcus is the author of five books of fiction: The Age of Wire and String, Notable American Women, The Flame Alphabet, Leaving the Sea, and Notes from the Fog. He is the editor of The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories and New American Stories. Since 2000 he has taught on the faculty at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

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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.

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Pitkin County has committed to using science to protect wildlife and habitat on the 5,000 acres of open space property it owns, and last week, the Open Space and Trails Board recommended spending more than $200,000 studying area wildlife.

 

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Up high in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, there’s an abandoned metal snow fence — well, there used to be. A diverse group of volunteers joined a team of mules and horses to haul tons of rebar out of the backcountry last month. Pack strings are one of the few ways to get heavy work done in protected wilderness areas, but their future is uncertain.

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Hundreds of thousands of people visited Hanging Lake last year, and the U.S. Forest Service says too much traffic has caused damage to the sensitive ecosystem. On Friday, the agency released its final decision to require hikers to get permits to visit the popular spot.

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