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Special Holiday Programming

Dec 23, 2020

Christmas Eve from 8 p.m. until midnight, listen for Tinsel Tales from NPR. We continue with the well-loved NPR holiday tradition of extraordinary Christmas stories that will transport you to unexpected places. People from NPR's past and present tell stories of the season--some tales are funny; some are touching; some are insightful or irreverent or nostalgic or surprising. You might recognize them from our broadcast archives — or you might fall in love with them for the first time.

Sunlight sees slow, dry start

Dec 25, 2017
courtesy Sunlight Mountain Resort

Sunlight Mountain Resort opened over the weekend, two weeks later than planned and with just one run open. The lack of natural snow has hurt this year’s numbers.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

The Glenwood Springs Police Department has noted that shoplifting is on the rise, just in time for the holidays.

'It's a Wonderful Life' by the Hudson Reed Ensemble

Dec 27, 2016

A famed holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life was originally released in 1946. Produced and directed by Frank Capra, it’s based on the short story The Greateset Gift

Light Matters by Rabbi David Segal

Dec 26, 2016

It is no accident that Chanukah and Christmas, both festivals of light, fall in the darkest season of the year. In the spirit of both holidays, Rabbi David Segal of the Aspen Jewish Congregation explores what it means to be a source of light in dark moments.

Platters make a great Thanksgiving addition

Nov 23, 2016
Barbara Platts

 A group of locals and visitors attended a cooking class at Meat and Cheese Tuesday evening. The restaurant offers one each month, and this time was, of course, Thanksgiving themed.

Blue Horizon - Dec. 19, 2015

Dec 24, 2015

Blue Horizon Show presents its annual Christmas program.  The show features Christmas classics as well as modern carols.  One song you will hear only on Blue Horizon as it was given to Cheryl by the artist following his performance at the Belly Up in Aspen.  This is Paris Delane's live rendition of Silent Night.

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue hosts its holiday show this weekend, and among all of the things going on this weekend, one of the hottest tickets in town is its holiday show.

City presents "mountain town character" to tourists

Dec 17, 2015

The inhabitants of Aspen will get a break from the sounds of back-up beeps and jackhammers a week early during this high season.

Beginning today, no construction is allowed in the Aspen Core as the city prepares for its most lucrative weeks of the year.

The city’s ban of outside construction usually begins on Christmas and goes through New Year’s. But the rules were changed this year.

Creative Commons/Flickr/Lara604

On Christmas Day aromas of cookies, turkey and other holiday foods will spill from kitchens up and down the Roaring Fork Valley. Baking and cooking in our region can be tricky because of its high elevation. Some food fanatics find it difficult to get their fare just right. Colorado State University’s extension office held a class in Basalt this month on how to prepare food in the high country. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was there and filed this report.

Aspen Mentorship and Networking Program with Skippy Mesirow, Kimbo Brown-Scirato and Mike Jahn.

Also Kent Reed and Tom Egan on this Sunday's Holiday Stories at the Aspen Community Church produced by the Hudson Reed Ensemble.

A RFTA Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2013
Delish.com

Cooking a Thanksgiving meal is a big job under normal family circumstances… imagine cooking up the big meal for a crowd.  One local woman is whipping up a spread for  the many bus drivers and other employees of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority who are on the clock today. APR’s Elise Thatcher has the details.

Reporter: As of this Thanksgiving morning, Susan DeCillis has been up all night. She’s had a lot to prepare… because she’s putting on supper for a hundred and fifty.