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Aspen Gay Ski Week

This week on Air Time, we hear from Kaywin Feldman, the first female director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. She says art can help combat a decline in empathy among Americans.

Hannah Klausman, senior planner for the Glenwood Springs talks about potential changes to the city’s short term rental regulations.

Also, Martin Whalley, deputy consul general for the British Consulate and Erin Kuhn, consul for government and prosperity from the United Kingdom office in Denver, talk about why the British government sent a contingency to Aspen’s Gay Ski week.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

The rainbow flags of Aspen Gay Ski Week have come down, but they will be flying high again come summer.

Week in the Arts: January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018

Wednesday, as part of Aspen Gay Ski Week, a series of boutiques and galleries will participate the Fashion & Art night out from 6 to 9. For more information, visit gayskiweek.com.

 

Thursday at the Aspen Chapel, there’s the first installment of the “Create Bravely” workshop starting at 4.

 

Courtesy Photo/AspenOUT

Aspen Gay Ski week has come and gone — but its impact on the community is felt year round.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Now in its 40th year, Aspen Gay Ski week serves as an annual burst of LGBT pride on the ski slopes. It’s a time of celebration, dress-up and camaraderie. It’s a symbol of solidarity that attendees say is needed now as much as it ever was.

SkiCo head reports busiest holiday season ever

Jan 15, 2017

The days between Christmas and New Year’s were the busiest in Aspen Skiing Company’s history. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with SkiCo president and CEO Mike Kaplan about the numbers and the carrying capacity of town.

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An Aspen charity focused on reducing the number of suicides in our region is expanding its reach. The Aspen Hope Center is holding a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning teenagers. According to its organizers, the group, called I am Me is the first of its kind in the Valley. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Hope Center Executive Director Michelle Muething realized LGBTQ teenagers needed support after several came to the organization for help.

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Gay Ski Week is well underway in Aspen. The annual event features skiing, parties, comedy and film but it’s not just about fun. There’s an underlying emphasis on advocating for LGBTQ causes.

The non-profit that runs Gay Ski Week, Aspen Out, raises money for groups like the Matthew Shepard Foundation. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with Robin Wood-Mason, Deputy Director of the Foundation and Kevin McManamon, President of Aspen Out.