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Glenwood attorney Claire Noone recently traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to advise immigrants who are making asylum claims.

At a council meeting last week, Aspen City Council voted to delay signing a contract with the rideshare service, Lyft.

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley! This is Week in the Arts, a curated list of upcoming exhibitions and events.

John Lyons lives in Parachute, CO and grows hemp in what used to be his horse arena. Inside, hundreds of green plants stand in long, neat rows, under LED lights.

Valley residents are choosing to pay for health insurance on the exchange, even though the mandate no longer comes with a penalty.

Dr. Kimberly Levin

Dr. Kimberly Levin is Pitkin County’s Medical officer and an emergency room physician.

Gary He / Eleven Madison Park

New York’s Eleven Madison Park, often cited as one of the of the best restaurants in the country, opens a pop-up in Aspen this weekend.  

EMP Winter House will take over the Chefs Club space at the St. Regis starting Saturday.  Diners can eat in the restaurant or in a collection of outdoor yurts.

 

Dan Porterfield is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He spoke with outgoing President Carolyne Heldman about the roles public media and the Aspen Institute play in combating the political polarization facing our country today.

Local chef Chris Randall wants to highlight the issues of addiction and mental health struggles in the restaurant industry with an event, "Proofless," that pairs seven gourmet courses with non-alcoholic drinks, or “mocktails.”

  This is Air Time, extended conversations with interesting people.

Colorado Mountain College

Carbondale resident Jim Calaway died early Wednesday morning. He was 87 years old and a dedicated community member and philanthropist.

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats bring their neo-soul to Aspen this weekend.

Their new album, "Tearing at the Seams," once again pairs Rateliff's melancholy lyrics with blues-y tunes.

Sales tax revenue in Aspen was down this shoulder season.  

Stacy Bare

The documentary “Adventure Not War” shows at the Temporary on Thursday. The film follows Stacy Bare, a veteran who set out to climb and ski everywhere he fought and served while in the army.

 

Anderson Ranch has named Peter Waanders as their new president and CEO.  

Waanders comes to Anderson Ranch from the Aspen Institute, where he’s currently the Director for the Society of Fellows. He managed that program’s expansion to year-round events in cities around the U.S.  Before joining the Institute, he ran independent bookstores and was a partner in David Floria Gallery in Aspen.

 

 

About one hundred City of Aspen employees are testing out a new app designed to get people out of their cars and walking, biking or busing around town.

The Piceance Basin in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah is the second most productive natural gas deposit in the nation. In November, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) imposed a new rule, called the Piceance Basin Spacing Order. It essentially creates protective bubbles around mineral rights.

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Aspen and Pitkin County will revisit the way the affordable housing program is run in a work session on Tuesday.

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The current artists-in-residence at Anderson Ranch present their work at the Launchpad in Carbondale Tuesday evening.  

First Draft: Leif Enger

Dec 10, 2018

Leif Enger was raised in Osakis, Minnesota, and worked as a reporter and producer for Minnesota Public Radio for nearly twenty years. His novels include Virgil Wander, Peace Like A River, and So Brave, Young, and Handsome.

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