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CoVenture is a new business incubator in Carbondale; the town and Garfield County have promised $25,000 to help it get off its feet. They hope CoVenture can catalyze economic diversification.

Mountain Edition: January 17, 2019

Jan 17, 2019

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

Draft Of Regional Housing Study Released

Jan 16, 2019
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.

Early Snow Doesn't Benefit All Of Aspen

Jan 15, 2019

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.


Meet the Candidates - Torre

Jan 14, 2019
courtesy photo

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.

Valley Round Up - Jan. 10, 2019

Jan 10, 2019

  This week, it’s in the people’s hands now - a new Lift One measure is on the ballot, and we now have two top executive positions open in Aspen government, what will this mean for the next mayor? And Aspen’s election season is underway.

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.

Mountain Edition, January 9, 2019

Jan 10, 2019

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.

Food Tax Refund Available For Aspen Residents

Jan 9, 2019

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