APR Local News

Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

This week, hosts Zoë Rom and Wyatt Orme bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Eagle County

Communities up and down the Roaring Fork Valley contributed to a housing study; a draft of the study is now out.

Conservation organizations are teaming up to discuss threats to local public lands Thursday night.


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.

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.

Klein Frank Foundation

The 2019 Western Slope Human Trafficking Summit takes place Friday in Rifle. City Prosecutor Angela Roff and the Rifle Police Department are hosting the event.



When it comes to the health of our watershed, it turns out not all snow is created equal. Snow is pretty simple: It’s made of air and water.  Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of what’s known as “Colorado Champagne Powder,” which is great for skiing.

On Monday morning, snow fell on an already wet Highway 82, making the roadway slick. There were several accidents, which made for a long and dangerous commute for those heading up-valley.

Air Time - Jan. 9th 2019

Jan 10, 2019

  This week, a human rights lawyer fighting sex trafficking in Colorado, Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin explains his prize-winning invention, and an extended look at SkiCo’s sustainability report.

This week, hosts Zoë Rom and Christin Kay bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Aspen Skiing Company released its annual sustainability report last week, and the format was different than past years. Zoë Rom spoke with Auden Schendler, the Senior Vice President of Sustainability, about the tradeoffs SkiCo makes when it’s reporting on, and mitigating, its role in climate change.


Polis In At Capitol

Jan 9, 2019
Scott Franz

  Democrat Jared Polis was sworn in at the state capitol Tuesday as the 43rd governor of Colorado. Capitol correspondent  Scott Franz was at the ceremony and spoke with Alycin Bektesh about the historic event.

Applications are now open for the City of Aspen’s food tax refund.


Nobel Laureate and Physicist Arthur Ashkin will give a lecture on his prize-winning invention at the Wheeler Opera House on Wednesday night. Ashkin won the Nobel Prize in physics last year for his optical tweezers: microscopic beams of light that can pick up and move tiny objects, like cells and atoms.


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Aspen City Manager Steve Barwick agreed to resign after being asked to do so by Aspen City Council Monday night. The council met in executive session for about 45 minutes to review Barwick’s contract. He left immediately after that session.