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Charles Curtis / Aspen Fire Department

The Aspen Fire Department is holding a virtual memorial service on GrassRoots TV to mark the 19th anniversary of 9/11. Aspen Fire Chief Rick Balentine is the lead organizer and will be speaking as part of the program, along with Aspen Mayor Torre, local veteran Lt. Col. Dick Merritt, Rabbi Mendel Mintz, artist Patricia Blanchet Bradley and many others. 

Montagne, Khalid, visit APR

Jul 4, 2016
Carolyne Heldman / Aspen Public Radio

  Morning Edition host Renee Montagne moderated several big picture discussions during last week’s ideas festival, and also stopped by Aspen Public Radio to meet listeners and speak about her career during our lawn party June 30th. She also touched on the polarized rhetoric throughout the presidential primaries - a continued result of years of diminished cultural dialog.

Pitkin County is considering management changes in its latest update plan for the popular Rio Grande Trail. The plan examines the upper half of the 42 mile trail, from Emma to Aspen.

Under the plan, signs would be updated, trail connections, such as from the Aspen Village neighborhood to the trail, would be improved and a policy for special events may be developed.