APR Local News

Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

BLM to move West

Dec 28, 2018
Tim Barret / Bureau of Land Management

  Colorado’s representatives responded to news yesterday that the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management will move from Washington D.C. to the western United States. Grand Junction has been discussed as a potential site for the relocation.

Elise Thatcher

The Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) has hired a full time  Compliance Manager. It’s the first time inthe programs’ 40 year history that a dedicated staff member will be making sure APCHA’s tenants are following the rules.

  The Colorado Tourism office has prioritized sustainability in it’s marketing efforts.

After a contentious meeting last week between Pitkin County contractors and real estate agents, updates to the Renewable Energy Mitigation program are on hold until later this spring.


Glenwood Springs is about to embark on another bridge replacement project. Construction on the 27th Street Bridge starts Wednesday.

  Aspen Public Radio’s CrossCurrents is coming to an end after a decade of conversations on public and cultural affairs.



Aspen Skiing Company

 November occupancy numbers hit an all time high for paid overnight stays in Aspen and Snowmass Village.

  This week, NPR investigations reporter Howard Berkes has spent years covering the coal industry.

Any firefighter or emergency fire responder, from anywhere in the world, gets a free lift ticket to Sunlight Mountain Resort every Wednesday this season.

Tiny Homes Coming to Silt

Dec 26, 2018

  Developers are bringing a tiny home community to Silt.


David Watson

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) graduated a record-number of female police officers earlier this month.

The Aspen Homeless Shelter is hosting special Christmas events for its clients Tuesday night.

Dan Bayer

Last week, the Forest Service gave Aspen Skiing Company the go-ahead to expand snowmaking services at Snowmass.

This week: we look back at the stories that defined 2018 in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Basalt wants to hire a consultant to help update the town’s Master Plan.

Garfield County

In 2019, Garfield County plans to recover over $580,000 from different towns and entities; in 2018, it gave away too much sales tax revenue.

On Dec. 11, two small earthquakes occured north of Glenwood Springs. One was a 3.4 and the other a 3.6 on the Richter Scale.

  This week, Duane Sinning, Division Director for Plant Industries at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, on the legalization of hemp nationwide, and veteran Stacy Bare talks about how project, Adventure Not War caused him to reflect on his relationship to the outdoors, and to confront trauma in his own life.

New regulations passed this month by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will change up parking at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport.


Pitkin County Commissioners vote Wednesday on a trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte.