Every ten years, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) updates how it manages deer and elk populations, and it wants to know what hunters think.  


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National Geographic science writer Gary Ferguson has documented how wildfires are getting bigger, hotter and more dangerous. The author of “Land on Fire” is in the Roaring Fork Valley this week discussing the role of climate change in shifting fire behavior and sharing insights about how communities can respond and prepare.


A new exhibit opening Wednesday at Colorado Mountain College’s Aspen campus looks back at 30 years of photography by Derek Johnston.

On Tuesday night, Basalt’s town council will pick up their discussion of the Pan and Fork property. Willits developer Tim Belinski has put forward a new proposal for the controversial piece of property downtown.

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  Parking in Aspen can be a nightmare. The City Council wants to adopt a new parking code that will free up space downtown and clear extremely bulky vehicles from residential streets.

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The Aspen Pedestrian Mall has been honored as one of the top public spaces in America by the  American Planning Association.

Snowmass Base Village will open this ski season, despite a couple hiccups in development.

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The Colorado State Forest Service is looking to help local governments, homeowners’ associations and utilities reduce wildfire risks.

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Roaring Fork Valley native Pete McBride is a photojournalist whose latest work “The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim” is being released Wednesday. It chronicles his 800-mile hike through the entire canyon and highlights developments that threaten to change the landscape.

First Draft: Amitava Kumar

Sep 24, 2018

Amitava Kumar is a writer and journalist. He was born in Ara, and grew up in the nearby town of Patna, famous for its corruption, crushing poverty and delicious mangoes. Kumar is the author of several books of non-fiction and two novels. He lives in Poughkeepsie, in upstate New York, where he is the Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College. His latest novel is called Immigrant, Montana.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight: For the Good, Week 4

Sep 24, 2018

For the Good is dedicated to empowering girls in Kenya by keeping them in school and addressing the root causes of gender inequality. They believe that when communities learn about human rights and critically think about gender roles, parents are more likely to support the education of their daughters. Kayce Anderson, Executive Director, and Ella, advocate, discuss that with time and education, their hope is that For the Good will no longer be needed. 

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.

Garfield County Libraries has named Brett Lear as their new executive director.  

Aspen Filmfest kicks off Tuesday with the documentary “Howard.”  It’s the story of Howard Ashman, the lyricist for Disney classics like "Aladdin," "The Little Mermaid" and "Beauty and the Beast." Ashman died of AIDS when he was 39 years old.


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Local and national wildfire experts are gathering in the Roaring Fork Valley this week for a series of panel discussions.

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Tuesday, Aspen City Council will hear an update on the city’s progress on reducing its carbon footprint. The focus is on curtailing the demand for fossil fuels.

Glenwood Springs’ arts and culture board has made the first round of selections for a new public art project. The six semi-finalists will now be narrowed down to three.


The music lineup for the 2019 X Games has been announced.  

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The artwork around the doctor's office might actually calm patients, and even help heal them. Dr. Brooke Allen is a neurologist at Roaring Fork Neurology. She recently commissioned local artist Erin Rigney to create a series of works for her office.

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Preserving or building around historic structures in Aspen is notoriously difficult. On Monday, the Historic Preservation Commission presented a new resolution to the city council to change the way the city incentivizes preserving old buildings.