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Colorado's new minimum wage, $10.20 per hour, went into effect Jan. 1. That's $0.90 higher than last year.

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With roughly $220,000 from the state in grant money, the Roaring Fork School District hired three, full-time “prevention specialists” who will teach mostly at middle schools in Carbondale, Basalt and Glenwood Springs.

Bridges High School celebrates its 20th birthday

Nov 2, 2017
Roaring Fork School District

Bridges High School in Carbondale is one of the valley’s only alternative high schools. It’s celebrating its 20th anniversary on Friday and is showing off some new digs.

RFSD's test results mostly below state averages

Oct 15, 2017
Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District got students' PSAT and SAT test results back from last spring. Math scores are keeping up with the state average. Reading and writing, however, are not, which concerns the district's superintendent, Rob Stein.

RFSD begins school year Tuesday

Sep 5, 2017
Roaring Fork School District

Schools in the Roaring Fork School District begin Tuesday, Sept. 5. The district said 133 more kids are enrolled this year compared to last.

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The Roaring Fork School District has three open seats on their board. Applicants can submit their materials until 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1.

Marci Krivonen

Gov. John Hickenlooper launched a new initiative this year. It’s called Take Note Colorado, and its aim is to give every kindergarten through 12th grade student in the state access to musical instruments and education.

Roaring Fork School District

Adam Volek is the principal of Riverview School, the new K-8 school outside of Glenwood Springs that opens in September.

Valley Roundup, June 30, 2017

Jul 1, 2017

 

The annual Aspen Institute Ideas Festival made local and national headlines all week, and there's plenty going on in the communities of Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this week are Carla Jean Whitley, an editor for the Glenwood Post Independent via Skype, and Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle and Aspen Times Managing Editor Rick Carroll in the studio.

 

 

 

Roaring Fork School District

The Roaring Fork School District held graduation ceremonies this past Friday and Saturday. Some schools saw dramatic increases in graduates, like Bridges High School, an alternative school in Carbondale.

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State funds will soon be available for schools to test for lead contamination in water, and local districts are on board.

Roaring Fork School District

Rob Stein is the superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District. He recently sat down with a group of parents who voiced what they see as a “pattern of political bias” within the district.

Pat Henry is the Patron Saint of Strays

Mar 8, 2017

The class of 2017 will graduate from area high schools in June. Caps and gowns will fill bleachers and auditoriums, as proud parents take pictures. One man, Pat Henry, is sure to be sitting in the audience.

Valley Roundup for March 3, 2017

Mar 6, 2017
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 Welcome to Valley Roundup.

 

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, who spoke via Skype, and in the studio, Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times and Barbara Platts, digital content manager at Aspen Public Radio.

Valley Roundup, Feb. 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Roaring Fork School District announces teacher cuts

Feb 16, 2017

  The Roaring Fork School District announced yesterday that around 30 teachers could be cut from the system this year.

Schools reopen after threat is deemed noncredible

Feb 9, 2017

 

The Roaring Fork School District has lifted the lock out placed on area schools early this morning.

The Cornerstone Classical School in Basalt is one of two of its kind in the state. It’s a non-denominational Christian school, which prides itself on academic rigor.

Colorado’s Department of Education reports the state’s graduation rate is the highest it’s been in four years. The dropout rate is also improving.

Mountain Edition - December 22, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

'Riverview,' the new school in Glenwood Springs

Dec 16, 2016

The new K-through-8 school south of Glenwood Springs will be called “Riverview.” It’s a public school, but an unconventional one.

Students in the Roaring Fork School District will start classes two weeks late next year.

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In a report published last week, the state predicted teacher shortages will only get worse in the years to come.

  In late October, the Roaring Fork School District added a community organizer to its staff. Janeth Niebla’s job is to listen.

Carolyn Sackariason

On Wednesday, Carbondale Trustees will hear about new data on students and drug use, after the town government helped fund a survey.

Basalt puts out RFP for child care provider

Jun 1, 2016
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  The Town of Basalt is trying something new. It’s looking for a licensed operator to start a day care center in the town’s Red Brick building.

Third Street Center

There are lots of plans in the works for Third Street in Carbondale. That includes new affordable housing, parking and other changes. A new collaboration to pool resources could snag more funding for those improvements.

Roaring Fork School District builds new housing program

May 12, 2016
Elise Thatcher

As the Roaring Fork School District lines up new rental affordable housing units, officials must also come up with the rules about who can live where and under what guidelines. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, the District hopes to have those regulations in place this fall.

 

Basalt teacher honored at White House ceremony

May 3, 2016
Leticia Ingram

Leticia Ingram is having a huge week. The Basalt teacher was honored by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, with other celebrated teachers from across the country.

Sirko prepares for final stretch of superintendency

Feb 3, 2016
Roger Adams

  It’s been just under a week since Diana Sirko announced her amended plans to leave the Roaring Fork School District. Superintendent Sirko is now stepping down this summer instead of waiting until the end of June 2017.

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