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Local Newscasts

Local Newscasts

Aspen Public Radio broadcasts live local and regional news throughout the daily broadcast of Morning Edition, exploring topics and issues which affect the lives and interests of those who live, work, and play here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Below you can find a compilation of each morning’s newscasts presented as a single file, which is generally posted daily by 10 a.m.
  • Today's newscast covers a decrease in COVID-19 incidence rates in Pitkin and Eagle counties, changes to the Aspen School District's contact tracing policy, how federal money could help Western communities solve their water problems, a biodiversity study that sheds light on ways to protect the Roaring Fork watershed, and more.
  • Today's newscast covers new mask rules and a recent coronavirus death in Eagle County, deepening food insecurity in tribal communities amid the pandemic, a conversation with AspenOUT about inclusivity during Aspen Gay Ski Week, federal grant money awarded to Carbondale Arts for its ARTway project, and more.
  • Today's newscast covers cancelled performances at the Wheeler Opera House due to staff illness, the latest on Pitkin County's high COVID-19 incidence rate, a preview of Aspen Gay Ski Week that starts Sunday, ongoing issues with racism in the Mountain West, and more.
  • Today's newscast covers staffing shortages and student absences across the Roaring Fork School District due to the spread of omicron, the implications of the supermarket workers' strike in Denver and Boulder, conflicting results from Pitkin County's latest community survey, a preview of Aspen's 71st Wintersköl celebration, and more.
  • Today's newscast covers a new state-led investigation of Mind Springs Health, vaccine requirements at the upcoming Winter X Games, a recap of Aspen Skiing Co.'s 75th anniversary celebration yesterday, what a drought could mean for Western electricity, and more.
  • Today's newscast covers increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado, a new deal to keep more water in Lake Mead, Skico's celebration of the official opening of top-to-bottom, lift-served skiing on Aspen Mountain in 1947, a student art show at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, and more.
  • Today's newscast covers a deadly avalanche that killed two snowshoers and their dog near Hoosier Pass in Summit County, the latest on recovery efforts after the Marshall Fire devastated over 1,000 homes, a new state law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave, the Aspen Skiing Company's 75th anniversary celebration tomorrow, and more.
  • Local Newscast
    In our newscast today, we report on Aspen Valley Hospital changing its status to "concerned" as COVID-19 cases grow and the hospital staff gets sick from the virus, we hear how the state legislature is preparing to return to the statehouse, and we learn that chairlift manufacturers are having a strong year.
  • Local Newscast
    In today's local newscasts, we updated the high numbers of COVID-19 cases both in the Roaring Fork Valley and the state, we heard a report about how the Marshall Fire on the Front Range should worry other residents in the west, we reported on a new microgrid project being pursued by Pitkin County, we learned how people who can now work remote our flocking to the west, and we heard an in-depth report on the role groundwater is playing in Arizona's effort to remain sustainable in the face of cutbacks on the Colorado River.
  • Local Newscast
    Today's local newscasts includes information about the surge of COVID in Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley, a report on senior executives at Aspen Skiing Company working the lifts during the holidays, a report on how the snow over the holidays may help alleviate the ongoing drought, and a story about the new effort by the Biden administration to help out ranchers by helping out independent meat processors.