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Adult women's soccer unifies ladies around the valley

During the winter months, an all-women’s soccer league plays in Carbondale on Friday and Saturday nights. The skill levels range, and the ages do, too. Passion for the game, though, is pretty consistent.

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The town of Silt has lost its police chief under suspicious circumstances and officials are being less than cooperative in letting the public know what’s going on.

Burris was put on leave and was investigated before exit from Silt PD

Developers are hoping to reach the final frontier of mountain base development in Aspen with a controversial proposal that’s in front of elected officials now.

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Earlier this week, Colorado’s snowpack hit 100 percent of average. Experts think this bodes well for this summer’s water supply.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

In the last decade, Democrats have attempted to repeal Colorado's death penalty four times. Their latest attempt on Feb. 15 was amid contentious debate. Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman (D-Denver)  was behind the effort. She knew the odds were against her, but even before the hearing, she said she wanted to raise awareness to the moral and social issues surrounding the death penalty.

“There are a lot of people willing and wanting to learn more and more about the problems with it, the challenges of it, and we need to keep that message going,” she said. “I don’t think we’ll lose the battle, because the battle is long-term.”

Anderson Ranch student wins World Press Photo Contest

Feb 16, 2017
Amber Bracken

A student of the Anderson Ranch Arts Center has won the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest.

Courtesy of aspenpitkin.com

Aspen City Councilman Bert Myrin wants to know why the new police department building is slated to run on natural gas.

 The Gorsuch Haus development proposal brought scores of public comment to the Aspen City Council this week. There are those in favor of the new hotel and chairlift, others object to the size of the development.

On today's show Ascendigo Autism Services, the history of the organization, their philosophy and the benefit event this weekend in Aspen. 

Lawmakers serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear a measure to repeal Colorado's death penalty Wednesday. 

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In the last decade, Democrats have attempted to repeal Colorado's death penalty four times. Their latest attempt on Feb. 15 was amid contentious debate. Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman (D-Denver)  was behind the effort. She knew the odds were against her, but even before the hearing, she said she wanted to raise awareness to the moral and social issues surrounding the death penalty.

“There are a lot of people willing and wanting to learn more and more about the problems with it, the challenges of it, and we need to keep that message going,” she said. “I don’t think we’ll lose the battle, because the battle is long-term.”

Lawmakers serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear a measure to repeal Colorado's death penalty Wednesday. 

UPDATE: 2/16/17. The Senate Finance committee passed SB-153 on a 4-1 vote. The bill now heads to the full Senate.

Original post 2/14/17:

A proposal to study whether it's viable to create passenger rail from southern Colorado to Fort Collins has cleared its first hurdle at the state legislature.

The state Senate initially passed a bill on Monday that would require law enforcement officers in Colorado to be U.S. citizens. The debate touched off a broader discussion on immigration.

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Mountain Edition is Aspen Public Radio's weekly newsmagazine. The show focuses on news, analysis, and commentary about Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.