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Aspen Public Radio Newscast

The news you need and the stories you can't live without. In-depth reporting from Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, plus regional news from across the Mountain West. New episodes out every weekday morning by 10am.

Latest Episodes
  • On today's newscast: Aspen is lifting its moratorium on new residential development permits today, local officials are seeking permission from the Crown family to build a new trail from the Aspen Rec Center to the roundabout, city councilors are continuing discussions about the future of Theatre Aspen's space this week, a statewide recount confirms that Secretary of State Tina Peters lost her primary race by about 90,000 votes, Colorado Republicans are blasting Gov. Polis for mailing a personal letter to residents in the same envelope as their tax refunds, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Garfield County has confirmed its first case of monkeypox, Aspen’s moratorium on residential development permits expires on Monday, Rifle Gap Reservoir is closing its boat ramps early because of the drought, a student died this week after getting struck by lightning in northwest Wyoming, a new report reveals cities that are seeing the most home sellers are dropping their prices, and more.
  • On today's newscast: a new poll shows Adam Frisch might have a viable chance at unseating CD3 incumbent Lauren Boebert, President Biden signed an executive order to make it easier for people to travel to other states for abortions, Aspen is instituting a fee for electric vehicle charging stations, Pitkin County is considering new parking solutions at the North Star Nature Preserve and Penny Hot Springs, the popular road to the Crystal Mill near Marble is still closed after mudslides on Monday night, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Aspen City Council wants to ramp up efforts to achieve its 2022 goals before the end of the year, teachers have begun moving into the Aspen School District’s newest employee housing, Garfield County Commissioners are asking the BLM to keep options open for oil and gas leasing, Senator John Hickenlooper says the country needs to do more to prevent the spread of Monkeypox, the House approved a massive wildfire and drought response package that now goes to the Senate, and more.
  • On today's newscast: New Castle’s police chief has been released on the condition that he will appear in court tomorrow, Aspen City Council will continue with its "Living Lab" parking and bike lane experiment in town, Aspen's new rules for short-term rentals are now in effect, gas prices remain higher than the state average in the valley, a professor from Columbia University is speaking about healing and resilience at the Aspen Institute tomorrow, wait times for abortion appointments in Colorado are rising, the FBI has released a list of almost 180 missing Indigenous people in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Aspen City Council meets tomorrow to review the progress its made on its 2022 goals, the city is delaying sales of its Burlingame affordable housing units, Glenwood Springs is updating its wildfire protection plan, the Youth Recovery Center at Valley View Hospital is closing soon, a gun rights organization is suing Colorado over its gun control measures, Colorado’s network of electric vehicle chargers is growing, a recap of weekend events including Carbondale's Mountain Fair, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Pitkin County is exploring a new housing project across Highway 82 from the lower end of the Aspen-airport runway, Carbondale is considering a November ballot question about a tax on short-term rentals, Basalt is one step closer to having a new grocery store and apartment complex, the federal government announced a major investment to expand high-speed broadband in rural areas, Carbondale’s Mountain Fair kicks off in Sopris Park at noon today, community members reflect on this year's Latino Conservation Week, and more.
  • On today's newscast: two Colorado Republicans who lost their primary races are raising unfounded claims of voter fraud and requesting recounts, Pitkin County has replaced The Aspen Times with the Aspen Daily News as its paper of record, two hikers were rescued yesterday on Mount Sopris, Wilderness Workshop and others have filed a lawsuit against the state over a coal mine in the North Fork Valley, the Glenwood Springs Farmers Market is returning next month under a different name, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Aspen City Council has tentatively approved Theatre Aspen’s request for a more permanent structure in Rio Grande Park, local music students and dancers will be joining a mariachi for an Aspen Music Festival concert tonight, Carbondale’s annual Mountain Fair returns this weekend, the federal government announced a new grant program to help communities facing wildfire risks, the number of monarch butterflies passing through Colorado is declining, filmmaker Bob Rafelson left a lasting legacy, and more.
  • On today's newscast: The Aspen Times has hired Don Rogers to be its new editor, Pitkin County recorded a new COVID death late last week, Theatre Aspen wants a more permanent home for itself in the Rio Grande Park, a new lawsuit filed yesterday is attempting to block Wyoming’s imminent abortion ban, a bill to improve the country’s road and mountain biking infrastructure passed the House of Representatives last week, the Ute Mountain Ute tribe is hosting the 2022 Ute Games in Southwest Colorado, and more.