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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

River Bridge, which is a non-profit child advocacy center, is expanding in Glenwood Springs. On Friday, they’re moving into a new, larger building owned by Garfield County.

Ordinances approving the Gorsuch Haus and Lift One Lodge are expected to go in front of Aspen City Council next week.

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

Eagle County was recently awarded $100,000 by the state to try something new when it comes to helping needy families.

Garfield County Sheriff's office

The Garfield County Sheriff’s office identified the man arrested Tuesday, following a three-and-a-half-hour standoff on I-70.

  David Breashears is a mountaineer and a filmmaker. He founded GlacierWorks - a nonprofit that uses art, science and adventure to raise awareness of how climate change affects the Himalayas. He’s climbed Mt. Everest 5 times - and talks about his professional - and personal connection to the high Himalaya.

  This is Air Time, extended conversations with interesting people.


Alycin Bektesh

Pitkin County’s Solid Waste Hauler Ordinance is getting its first update since 1991.


Elise Thatcher

Wednesday is the last day for the public to weigh in on We-Cycle, the upper valley’s bike-share program. An online survey asks riders what they liked and what could be improved about the rideshare service.


The Aspen Public Radio Board of Directors has named Tammy Terwelp the next Executive Director at Aspen Public Radio. She will fill the role vacated by Carolyne Heldman at the end of the year.

Garfield County Sheriff's office

I-70 was closed for several hours Tuesday between Rulison and the West Rifle exit.

Aspen Public Radio’s outgoing executive director Carolyne Heldman hosts a special limited run of Cross Currents.  

The final five episodes feature conversations with the leaders of the major institutions and nonprofits in the Aspen area.  


While the valley has seen consistent early season snowfall, area rivers are still flowing below average.

Mike McMillan / Lake Christine Fire PIO

The federal government is contributing $950,000 towards flood-mitigation projects relating to the 13,000-acre Lake Christine Fire burn area.

Glenwood Springs wants to develop the “Wye” area downtown, at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. In November, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) signed off on negotiations that were years in the making, so the city can move forward with development.

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The Basalt Mountain Salvage and Rehabilitation project is open for public comment through the end of the month.

 The king and queen of Aspen’s annual Wintersköl celebration have been selected.


The Basalt Middle School cafeteria will be transformed into a to-scale model of the solar system.



Rocky Mountain Resource Management operates a limestone quarry north of Glenwood Springs. It submitted an application to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) earlier this week to expand the quarry.

Saturday is World AIDS day, and a local non-profit is paying for HIV testing for valley residents on Friday.