The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, or COGCC, wants public input as it creates new rules for oil and gas drilling. Locals have their chance to weigh in Wednesday at a hearing in Glenwood Springs. 


Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was in Aspen Monday to help kick off the Technology Policy Institute’s annual forum.


Weiser stopped by Aspen Public Radio to talk with managing editor Craig Kopp about two of the biggest legal debates in the nation right now -- immigration and gun control.

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A federal program that helps small businesses in Garfield County says more companies are asking it for help.  Last week, Garfield County granted the Small Business Development Center, or SBDC, five thousand dollars to help them continue their work. 

Northwest Colorado SBDC provides training and workshops to small businesses on things like management and finance. 

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The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a Colorado region missed its air quality standards deadline.

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

Morning Newscast: Monday, August 19, 2019

The Roaring Fork School District is starting the new school year by looking for three new members for its Board of Education. 

As we approach the final weekend of the Aspen Music Festival, we look several decades back with conductor/trombonist Per Brevig, who has taught at the Aspen Music School for 50 years.

Looking into music's future, we also talk to 13 year-old pianist Harmony Zhu, who already has an international career and is working on her Piano Concerto. And for this Sunday, we have an inspiring conversation with mezzo soprano Kelley O'Connor, who sings a pivital movement in Mahler's Second Symphony this Sunday.

Morning Newscast: Friday, August 16, 2019


Presidential candidate Tom Steyer is speaking in Aspen Friday night as a part of the AREDAY Summit, presented by American Renewable Energy Institute. One of the main topics: his climate action plan.


The 16th annual ARE DAY Summit is back this weekend, focusing on creating “the new hydrogen-carbon economy.” 


The event is hosted by the American Renewable Energy Institute, or AREI. Chip Comins, the founder of AREI, said the rates of carbon going into the atmosphere are alarming and causing even local climate change repercussions.

The final concert of the season on Sunday August 18 at 4:00 pm is Mahler's Symphony No. 2, one of the most vast, complex, intimate, personal, despairing, triumphant pieces ever composed. Alan Fletcher talks with the two vocal soloists in this week's High Notes. Alan also talks with pianist Jonathan Biss.

Hickenlooper Announces End To Presidential Campaign

Aug 15, 2019
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Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President Thursday morning. 

Hickenlooper announced the run in March, and now just over 5 months later, he read in a videotaped statement that the journey has been rewarding, but he "did imagine a very different conclusion." 

Morning Newscast: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aug 15, 2019

Morning Newscast: Thursday, August 15, 2019

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More than $5 million in federal grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service will be given to more than 11 AmeriCorps programs to serve communities across the state. Two of those 11 are right in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Wheeler Opera House

Aspen Film is looking for volunteers to help decide what ends up on the big screen for Shortsfest next year. 

Volunteer screeners can expect to spend about ten hours a week watching films that have been submitted for the 29th annual Shortsfest, which is slated to start at the end of March.


Tune in to Aspen Public Radio Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm for a live broadcast of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, which many believe is the greatest  opera of all time. The 6' 7 " David Weigel stars as Figaro and is joined by a stellar cast, conducted by Jane Glover and directed by Ed Berkeley. Hosted by Chris Mohr. 

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Palisade artist Julia March Crocetto looks at the conflict between perception and reality when it comes to the American West.

Many of Crocetto’s quilts and textiles in the new show, “Post-Frontier Landscapes,” on display at Carbondales' R2 Gallery, focus on water, portraying streambeds and rivers.