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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley


The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) released an avalanche warning for the area around Aspen Monday.


Glenwood Springs wants more visitors to stay for longer during the shoulder seasons. On Thursday, the City Council authorized the Chamber Resort Association to spend $200,000 on digital ads in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this coming fall.

Garfield County Sheriff's office

On Tuesday morning, Ninth District Judge James Boyd will swear in Sheriff Lou Vallario.

  This week, Mountain Rescue Aspen gained some financial flexibility.

Bob Rankin represents Garfield, Rio Blanco, and counties at the state house. Later this month, he’ll replace Randy Baumgardner in the District 8 senate seat.

People in the mid-valley will see expanded affordable health care options. Mountain Family Health Centers is opening the Basalt Integrated Health Center on Monday.

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Carbondale wants one company to haul away most of its trash and recycling. Starting Friday, the town is accepting proposals.

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Cale Mitchell is a political newcomer, running for Mayor of Aspen.


To listen to all 2019 Aspen candidate interviews, click here.

Luke Runyon

Up in the foothills outside Longmont, Colorado, tucked high in a narrow valley sits an ugly, cement slab. It’s the size of a train car and juts out into North St. Vrain Creek, a shallow alpine stream that serves as the city’s main drinking water supply.

Fat City Holdings

A long-stalled affordable housing development will break ground in Aspen this spring.

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This week, a local attorney speaks about her experience working on the U.S.-Mexico border, an interview with the writer and director of "Ben is Back," a new film starring Julia Roberts as the mother of a teenaged heroin addict and Colorado’s newly elected Secretary of State talks about the integrity of the states’ voting system.

If you’ve ever wanted to buy a pickup truck, or even a dump truck, now could be your chance. Carbondale is auctioning off items the town no longer needs.

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) launches the 2019 Potbelly Perspectives speaker series Wednesday.


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Skippy Mesirow is on the Planning and Zoning Commission, and a former candidate for Aspen City Council. He is running for a seat on Aspen City Council.


You can learn more about Mesirow here.

To listen to all 2019 Aspen candidate interviews click here.

 Ann Mullins is a second term city council member, running for Mayor of Aspen. More information available here.

To listen to all 2019 Aspen candidate interviews, click here

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) manages most of the Rio Grande Trail connecting Aspen to Glenwood Springs. Monday is the last day the public can weigh in on the most recent plan to maintain the trail.

This week - a look a the year in news from the Aspen Public Radio news team.

Joining News Director Alycin Bektesh are reporters Christin Kay, Wyatt Orme, and Zoe Rom.

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Linda Manning is the Aspen city clerk, running for a seat on Aspen City Council.

 The town of Snowmass Village has a new comprehensive plan - it establishes the community’s direction for the next few years. Zoe Rom spoke with Town Manager Clint Kinney about public input - and what the new plan means for the future.



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Rachel Richards is a term limited member of the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners, and former Aspen councilmember and former mayor of Aspen. She is running for a seat on Aspen City Council.

To listen to all 2019 Aspen candidate interviews click here.