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Basalt Seeks To Rectify TABOR Violations

Jan 29, 2019
Elise Thatcher

Basalt recently discovered it has been erroneously collecting property taxes from its residents. The town might need to refund its residents around $2 million it shouldn’t have collected.

A lawsuit was filed in Colorado District Court last week against the City of Aspen. Plaintiffs North Mill Street, LLC allege that an ordinance change by the city has devalued their property on the corner of North Mill Street and Puppy Smith Lane.

Professional photographer and “backpacking queen” Wyn Wylie speaks about inclusion, representation and backpacking in six-inch heels as a part of the Aspen U speaker series Tuesday night.

Garfield County Gives YouthZone $350,000

Jan 28, 2019

Garfield County is giving YouthZone $350,000 for the local non profit’s new facilities in Glenwood Springs.

Intercept Lot Gets $4 Million In Upgrades

Jan 25, 2019

Improvements are coming to the Brush Creek Park and Ride, thanks to a federal grant.


Valley Round Up - Jan. 25, 2019

Jan 25, 2019
Craig Turpin/Rising Sun Photography @risingsunphotog

This week host Alycin Bektesh is joined by the Valley's X Games experts to talk about the four day competition, the five year contract extention with ESPN, and hometown hero Alex Ferreira's first gold medal.

People who receive food stamps are being given all of their February funds in January. The Colorado Department of Human Services is urging people to plan carefully so they don’t run out.

Meese And Klug Snag Fourth Gold Medal

Jan 24, 2019

The Winter X Games are home to a plethora of snowsports: slopestyle skiing, halfpipe, even snow-cross. The X Games' first event, however, is one of its most exciting.

Basalt Considers Selling Old Snowmass Units

Jan 23, 2019

Basalt wants to sell a handful of its affordable housing units in Old Snowmass.

X Games Extends Aspen Contract

Jan 23, 2019
Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Aspen Skiing Company and ESPN announced Wednesday the Winter X Games, which have been held at the base of Buttermilk Mountain for the last 18 years, will continue at that location through at least 2024.

This week, we bring you a discussion about how ski towns may be even more reliant on immigrants than other places.  

The Roaring Fork Valley Mourns Arin Trook

Jan 22, 2019
courtesy photo

Arin Trook, the education director at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) was killed in an avalanche on Monday. Through his work, Trook visited schools throughout the valley, bringing “ecological literacy” to the youth.

CPW Seeks Input On Deer Management

Jan 22, 2019

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) says it needs help updating a management plan for the White River deer herd.


Basalt Police To Carry Narcan

Jan 22, 2019
Basalt Police Department

Basalt’s police officers will start carrying naloxone, or NARCAN, which is used to counteract opioid overdoses.

One Fatality In Ashcroft Avalanche

Jan 21, 2019

Arin Trook,  the education director at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies was killed in an avalanche Monday morning in the Castle Creek Valley. Trook was staying at the Markley Hut up the Express Creek drainage with family and friends, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff's office.

Valley Round Up - Jan, 18. 2019

Jan 18, 2019

  This week, interim leadership is in place in Aspen, and we get real data about the city’s growth. A group of locals are hoping to keep families and their pets together in the Roaring Fork Valley’s tight and restrictive housing market.

Courtesy of Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association

There are four seats on the Glenwood Springs City Council up for re-election at the beginning of April.

Boat Fees Increase Due To Mussels

Jan 18, 2019

On January 1st, Colorado Boating Fees went up, thanks to invasive mussels.

Some federal workers are still working in Colorado, despite the government shutdown. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is still overseeing oil and gas operations in the state.

Saturday is the third annual Women's March for Decency and Truth in Aspen.