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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.

Latest Episodes
  • The Aspen School District has expanded its programs this year for students and young adults with disabilities. As Eleanor Bennett reports, the idea is for participants to learn skills that will help them get jobs in the community and prepare them for adulthood.
  • Nearly 30 hot air balloons flew over Snowmass Village last weekend for the annual Snowmass Balloon Festival. As Kaya Williams reports, it’s a tranquil sport with extra meaning for one pilot from a military background.
  • On today's newscast: two Aspen business partners have purchased the Silverton Mountain ski area, RFTA's ridership is up amid ongoing driver shortages, a looming government shutdown could impact Maroon Bells during peak leaf-peeping, Carbondale is looking at ways to provide affordable housing for artists, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Aspen’s new de facto speed limit is 15 miles per hour, Roaring Fork School Board candidates will participate in a public forum Tuesday, the Aspen School District is hosting the annual Colorado Western Slope College Fair on Sunday, Aspen Filmfest announced the winner of this year’s audience award, and more.
  • On today's newscast: the hazy smoke in the valley is coming from fires outside of our region, Pitkin County commissioners will consider some initial policy changes Tuesday in response to a community growth advisory group's recommendations, MANAUS is hosting an event at TACAW focused on building a more disability-inclusive workforce, and more.
  • Pitkin County’s Board of Health was briefed in August on the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey results from 2021. Reporter Halle Zander talked with students and school program administrators about the findings.
  • On today's newscast: crews were able to contain a brush fire that forced evacuations in parts of West Glenwood Springs on Saturday, Pitkin County is giving more funds to Response to build a new shelter in Basalt for survivors of domestic abuse, residents are invited to learn about emergency readiness on Wednesday in Aspen’s City Hall, and more.
  • On today's newscast: CDOT presented a proposal this week to Eagle and Garfield counties for improving Cottonwood Pass, two Basalt residents are collecting signatures to get the town to scale back redevelopment on Midland Avenue, locally-owned Mi Chola restaurant in Aspen will close its doors in the fall of 2025, and more.
  • On today's newscast: CLEER is co-hosting a clean transportation and mobility summit in Glenwood Springs on Thursday, local leaders got a debrief this week on the Roaring Fork Valley Wildfire collaborative, the city of Denver is making some progress on its goal to shelter 1,000 unhoused people by the end of the year, and more.
  • On today's newscast: Aspen’s city council has taken a major step forward on its Lumberyard affordable housing project, a public memorial service will take place for former Aspen ski patroller and first responder Michael Ferrara, local Olympian Simi Hamilton has set a new “Fastest Known Time” on the Elks Traverse, and more.