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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 not only an amazing opportunity to move to a beautiful part of the country, but it is also 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. 

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Bureau of Land Management is moving its headquarters to an office building in Colorado that also houses oil and gas organizations, drawing criticism from environmental groups.

The Interior Department announced Friday it has leased part of a four-story building in Grand Junction.

The building's other tenants include two oil and gas companies as well as a state oil and gas association. The BLM regulates oil and gas leases and development on the land it oversees.

Morning Newscast: Monday, September 23, 2019

Morning Newscast: Friday, September 20, 2019

Morning Newscast: Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold sent a letter on Tuesday to President Donald Trump asking the administration to reverse its decision to leave the Universal Postal Union, or UPU.

The Trump administration announced last October its intent to withdraw from the UPU. Since a country must provide a year’s notice to withdraw, the U.S. will officially leave the Universal Postal Union on October 17 if the decision is not reversed. 

Roaring Fork Schools

Carbondale Middle School’s Grace De La Sala was named the 2019 English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education (CABE). 

De La Sala has been with the middle school for 14 years and is a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education teacher. 

The award recognizes teachers who play active roles in their communities and schools and inspire bilingual students to excel. 

“Grace is an amazing teacher and well-deserving of this honor,” Roaring Fork School District superintendent Rob Stein said. 

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Aspen Pitkin County Airport / Twitter

Local firefighters will be putting out stimulated fires at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport until Saturday.

These drills are staged every year to test the skills of local firefighters for aircraft fires and emergency situations. For the first time, the public is invited to watch a drill on Wednesday, September 18 at 3 p.m. at the Airport Operations Center.

Garfield County

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, is helping launch a program in Garfield County to help people in foster care find housing when they leave the system. 

The Garfield County Housing Authority will run the "Foster Youth to Independence" program. It will work to reduce homelessness among young adults 25 years or younger who are in, or recently left, the foster care system. 

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A study published in August by the Colorado Education Association, or CEA, and Padres and Jovenes Unidos recommends best practices to improve school safety and decrease the number of school-based violent incidents.

The Roaring Fork School District said they have been implementing those suggestions for years. 

Morning Newscast: Friday, September 13, 2019

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association /

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

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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 /

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