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Molly Dove

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Molly Dove graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. She was a reporter and producer for KBIA while attending college. She most recently was a journalist with Wisconsin Public Radio.

"As the new Morning Edition host, I am excited to wake up and have my morning cup of coffee with our listeners while helping them stay informed and engaged with the local, state and national news of the day. It is a privilege to tell the stories of the people and places that make up the community Aspen Public Radio is a part of," she says. 

April 2020 - Molly has moved back to Wisconsin, but continues to host Morning Edition and report on the valley from there. Due to the virus impacting travel and movement about the country, we have postponed the search for her replacement at this time.

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association / RFMBA.org

Construction at the intersection to access the Red Hill trail system in Carbondale was supposed to be completed this fall. Now that winter is quickly approaching, the project is delayed. 

A series of projects began in 2017 when the Town of Carbondale receieved a donation to build new public trails to connect to the recreation area.

Morning Newscast: Thursday, September 12, 2019


Safe2Tell / Safe2Tell.org

One Colorado violence intervention and prevention program said the number of reports nearly tripled from July to August. 

Safe2Tell is a anonymous reporting program. Anyone can call to report their own, or other's, violent behavior. Compared to August 2018, the number of tips increased by 75%.

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, September 11, 2019


United States Forest Service / CBS Denver

Where there is snow, there could be avalanches, and Colorado receives a lot of snow. 

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center's, or CAIC, team of avalanche forecasters cover ten different zones across the state and forecast the chances of an avalanche occurring between early September and possibly early June.

The center forecasts avalanches within 28,000 square miles of backcountry and over 450 different areas on highways. 

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Roaring Fork Schools / Facebook

Three open seats on the Roaring Fork School Board will be contested in November, But, some candidates won’t have their names on the ballot.

 


Molly Dove / Aspen Public Radio

In 2011, one percent of eligible Latino preschoolers in the Roaring Fork Valley were enrolled in school. Parents said one of the main reasons was transportation.

That is according to Valley Settlement, an organization working with Latino families in the Roaring Fork Valley. It decided if these children cannot get to preschool, the organization will bring the preschool to them by putting the school on wheels. 

Morning Newscast: Monday, September 9, 2019


Morning Newscast: Friday, September 6, 2019


City of Aspen / CityofAspen.com

The deadline to take Aspen's 2019 Citizen Survey is September 13.

Karen Harrington, the Director of Quality for the City of Aspen, said, previously, a random sample of registered voters within city limits received the survey in the mail. Now, all registered voters and residents living in affordable housing units can fill it out. 


After a five-month search, Sara Ott was named the new city manager. 

Ott was the top choice out of a field of 64 candidates. 

Morning Newscast: Thursday, September 5, 2019


Morning Newscast: Wednesday, September 4, 2019


City of Aspen

After a five-month search, Aspen’s interim city manager, Sara Ott, was officially named the new city manager at Tuesday’s council meeting. 

Ott was the assistant city manager under her predecessor Steve Barwick. She was appointed interim city manager when Barwick was asked to resign in January after holding the position for 19 years.

Middle Mamm Fire / Facebook

A public meeting will be held Tuesday evening to update the public on the progress of the Middle Mamm Fire. 

The Upper Colorado River Fire and Aviation Management Unit said the meeting will address fire management strategies, and allow the public to ask fire managers and forest service officials questions. 

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, September 3, 2019


Morning Newscast: Monday, September 2, 2019


Wikipedia

Colorado's Attorney General Phil Weiser sent out a statement last week promising to protect Colorado’s air quality after the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, announced it will rollback standards for reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations. 

 

“The EPA’s proposal to reverse these standards to curb methane emissions is misguided and ignores the requests from the oil and gas industry to keep them in place," Weiser said. 

CNN.com

A 2017 survery reports over 50 percent of students in the Roaring Fork Valley have used an electronic vapor product, like an e-cigarette. Now, local municipalities are taking action against youth nicotine use.


Morning Newscast: Friday, August 30, 2019


Elise Thatcher

The Elections Division at the Colorado's Secretary of State's office announced Thursday that Coloradans will ultimately decide how the state casts its electoral vote for presidential candidates in 2020. 

Morning Newscast: Thursday, August 29, 2019


Glenwood Springs Fire Department

A wildland fire started outside of Glenwood Springs and forced evacuations Wednesday.   The cause is under investigation. 

USDA Forest Service

As some prepare for camping or barbecues over Labor Day weekend, forest officials are reminding residents and visitors to take steps to prevent wildfires.

 

 

White River National Forest officials said the number of human-caused wildfires spike over Labor Day weekend.

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Garfield County

The Garfield County commissioners meet with the planning commission Wednesday to discuss the housing element of the 2030 comprehensive plan.

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, August 27, 2019


truthinitiative.org

The Eagle County Board of Commissioners will vote on two resolutions Tuesday aimed at limiting the use of tobacco and nicotine products for younger users.

Morning Newscast: Monday, August 26, 2019


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