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Holy Cross Energy announced Wednesday it will nearly double its renewable energy resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade.

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Filoha Meadows Nature Preserve is tucked between steep mountain cliffs and the Crystal River; the open space is a flat expanse of wetlands. On a recent brisk fall morning, plant ecologists Rea Orthner and Denise Wilson lead the way across the swampy meadow. We’re here because of the stream orchid, which blooms in penny-sized flowers in mid-summer.

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While most local rivers are flowing at levels far below average, the Fryingpan is the exception. Releases from Ruedi Reservoir are supplementing low flows downstream, in the Colorado River.

Comedian and writer Matt Bellassai performs at the Wheeler in Aspen Thursday night.  He’s known for viral videos featuring his no-holds-barred take on pop culture.

Zoe Rom

All across Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley, leaves are changing colors a bit ahead of schedule.

Snowmass Extends Marijuana Moratorium

Sep 18, 2018

Monday night, Snowmass town council voted unanimously to extend the town’s moratorium on retail marijuana.

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  A group of parents spoke for nearly an hour during the Aspen School District Board of Education meeting last night. The newly formed Aspen Parent Action Committee demanded that the board address the workplace culture within the district.



On Monday, a group of Battlement Mesa residents spoke against a possible well pad at a regular meeting for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) in Rifle.

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Aspen Words’ current writer-in-residence Carole DeSanti speaks in Aspen Tuesday evening. Her upcoming novel, "Plunder," about real-life female pirates, has inspired some bold moves of her own.

On Tuesday, local addiction treatment group “A Way Out” is hosting a discussion on the opioid epidemic through the lenses of family, trauma and recovery.

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Pitkin County is working to update its rules about hauling trash and recyclables, and a proposed ordinance aims to expand recycling in a challenging market.

This Week: For a mid-term, it’s shaping up to be quite a full election, and the Western Slope turns its eyes to the face-off for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. One columnist reacts to the either/or choice presented to voters regarding a new development, and the Aspen Pitkin County Airport gets a big check.

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.

As Hurricane Florence’s impact is felt in the Southeast, a new exhibit at Carbondale’s R2 Gallery showcases work created by a local artist who visited the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma last year. Mary Conover’s abstract paintings capture the complexity of natural disasters.

Basalt Police Department

The Basalt Police Department is considering having officers wear body cameras, or "body cams." Police Chief Greg Knott said lots of departments around the country are starting to use them.

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: For the Good, Week 3

Sep 14, 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 their Board of Directors and the issues impacting the communities they serve.

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Officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced that the Basalt shooting range will reopen Saturday. It’s been closed for more than two months after the Lake Christine Fire ignited there, and there will be some changes at the range.

No Man's Land Film Festival

The women’s adventure film festival No Man's Land returns to Carbondale this weekend. The event aims to show a wide range of ways women are pushing themselves in the great outdoors.

On a frontage road in Glenwood Springs, across from the John Deere dealership and tucked beside an auto repair shop, is Glenwood Shoe Service, where owners Joel and Cindy Fisher resole shoes and repair purses, practicing the dying art of cobblery.


Carbondale’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to allow child care in parts of town zoned for “industrial uses.”