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Aspen Public Radio's Community Engagement In 2020

Lauri Jackson / Aspen Public Radio

In a time where we can't be with people in person, Aspen Public Radio would like to thank our listeners and donors for making our reporting and our community connection possible this year.

In 2020, thanks to your support, we provided critical information relating to COVID-19, the Grizzly Creek Fire, election 2020 coverage, new Spanish-language translation of stories, and support for our community.

Community causes and engagement

  • We hosted five “Tell Me More Tour” events where we met and engaged with locals to learn more about the news issues that are of interest to our community
  • Collaborated with Alpine Bank to provide 250 pairs of socks to Aspen Homeless Shelter
  • Partnered with Clark's Market to donate 100 emergency food bags to LIFT-UP
  • Helped donate 4,000 meals to Food Bank of the Rockies on the Western Slope
  • Purchased gift cards to support eight local restaurants when COVID-19 forced restaurant closures
    Credit Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio
    Aspen Public Radio continues to provide the latest news and updates regarding the coronavirus, COVID-19, in the valley and Colorado.

  • Worked with public health officials at Pitkin County to provide COVID-19 announcements at no charge
  • Highlighted local business Aspen Custom Vans to give away a four-night sprinter van rental package as part of our fall membership drive
  • Brainstormed with a local artist at the Red Brick Center for the Arts on a design concept for an Aspen Public Radio sticker
  • Continued to provide on-air announcements about businesses, non-profit events, and valley-wide services for more than 130 locally owned organizations


Projects and programming

  • We joined Aspen Historical Society on our "Quarantine Stories" project to edit and archive community experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic

Credit Margaret Wilson Reckling
As part of "Quarantine Stories," local writer and rancher Tony Vagneur shared that while his occupation often involves isolation, social distancing has been different.

Please support critical information and intelligent perspectives that add to the fabric of our community. We look forward to continuing our service to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2021. Give to Aspen Public Radio at any level and become a member today. Thank you.

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