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'Endless inspiration': Dutch wildlife painter visits Roaring Fork Valley

Ewoud de Groot lives in Egmond aan Zee, a coastal village in the Northern Netherlands. However, his works are widely exhibited in Western art shows and galleries throughout Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

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This week, a judge in Glenwood Springs decided there’s enough evidence to try the couple accused of stealing more than $1 million from the ranch they managed for more than three decades. In Aspen, the interested parties seem to agree on where a new Lift 1 on Aspen Mountain should go and some of the arts events coming up this summer will focus on social issues, like the refugee crisis.

Hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme bring you highlights of the week in news in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

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Journalist Alex Mar is Aspen Words’ first Writer in Residence this year. She doesn’t shy away from unconventional subjects.

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Ewoud de Groot lives in Egmond aan Zee, a coastal village in the Northern Netherlands. However, his works are widely exhibited in Western art shows and galleries throughout Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

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Before Independence Pass opens to vehicles next week, a local nonprofit is encouraging cyclists to enjoy the empty road, for a cause.

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Aspen Skiing Company wants to expand trails and snowmaking operations on Aspen Mountain. The proposal needs approval from the U.S. Forest Service, which is looking for public input.

Eagle County

Thursday could be one of the last times the public can weigh in on how land-use decisions are made in Eagle County’s portion of the mid-valley.  

First Draft: Tim Kreider

May 15, 2018

Tim Kreider is an essayist and cartoonist. His most recent book is I Wrote This Book Because I Love You. He has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker‘s “Page-Turner” blog, al Jazeera, the Men’s Journal, nerve.com, The Comics Journal, and Film Quarterly. His cartoons have been collected in three books by Fantagraphics.

The Art Base

Thursday night in Basalt, a local curator will discuss the limited roles that women historically played in the art world, and recognize modern female artists.  

Theatre Aspen

Theatre Aspen has hired Daniel Benavent as its new general manager.  

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Mountain Edition

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

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State News

Colorado lawmakers wrapped up their annual legislative session this week. Even though the session was often overshadowed by sexual harassment allegations and the expulsion of former Rep. Steve Lebsock, lawmakers and the governor said it was one of the most successful sessions in history

After a dramatic and tearful day in early March, lawmakers voted out one of their own. Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock was the first lawmaker expelled in 103 years after allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation from five women, were found to be credible.

But that wasn't the end.

Thousands of Colorado teachers spent two days rallying at the state Capitol for higher salaries and more money for schools. They highlighted long-standing funding problems and potential changes to the state’s public employee pension program currently being debated by the legislature.

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Brian Eason of The Associated Press and Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal about the rallies.

Senate leaders expect to meet soon to address next steps in possible punishments for Sen. Randy Baumgardner. Three independent investigations by two agencies have found allegations of sexual harassment against him at the Capitol credible.

Democrats are pushing for swift action. Baumgardner, a Hot Sulphur Springs Republican, survived an expulsion vote on April 2. That vote hinged on the findings of just one of the three investigations, which concluded that Baumgardner more likely than not grabbed and slapped a former legislative aide’s buttocks.  The two other investigations had not been finalized at the time of that vote. They were only released to the accusers last week. We made them fully available to the public on April 24 with the accusers’ consent.

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