Donations flowing in for outdoor education area: "Marble Basecamp"

Donations are pouring in to preserve an area used by Aspen school children for outdoor learning.
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Colorado population predicted to grow by 40 percent

11 hours ago

“Colorful Colorado” may need to be changed to “Crowded Colorado” with the number of people expected to move here by 2040. All that growth will take a toll on the state's infrastructure as well as water and other natural resources. As part of a series that were calling “Changing Colorado” – Capitol Correspondent Bente Birkeland looks at the current population trends and which areas will be impacted the most.

Blue Horizon - Nov. 21, 2015

18 hours ago

Blue Horizon features Tommy Castro's new CD on Alligator Records, Method To My Madness.  Tommy will be performing at the Ute Theater in Rifle, CO on Fri., Nov. 27, 2015. 

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  Pitkin County has been spending millions of dollars on medical care for its workers. That’s dropped dramatically in recent years. Pitkin County is projected to spend more than $3.6 million in the 2015 calendar year, a significant drop from previous years.

First Draft - Michelle Brafman

20 hours ago

Michelle Brafman is the author of Washing the Dead.  She earned an MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University where she now teaches.  Her writing has appeared in Slate, The Washington Post, Tablet, Lilith Magazine and The Los Angeles Review of Books

With new leadership comes a new name for the Wyly

Nov 23, 2015
Courtesy, Wyly Art Center.

Genna Moe is the new executive director of the Wyly. Or Art Base. Whichever you want to call it, because the group is slowly rolling out their name change. No new logo yet. No changes to signage on the building. No new website. Yet. But one thing that isn’t changing is what Genna says is their ability to represent the whole valley.

The Wyly Community Art Center is going through some big changes.

Genna Moe is the Executive Director of the Wyly and just a few months into the job, she's excited to announce new programs, projects, and goals for the Basalt-based art center, including a name change.

With the support of the Wyly family, the Wyly Community Art Center will re-brand as The Art Base - alluding to its role as a base of operations for emerging artists in the Roaring Fork Valley. And, the main exhibitions space will be named the Charles J. Wyly Gallery at the Art Base. 

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Despite lofty canary-initiative goals, the city of Aspen only has one publicly accessible charging station for electric vehicles.


  Starting today, Mon November 23rd, White River National Forest guidelines kick in for winter travel. Certain roads are open to motorized winter travel, like snowmobiles.

Elise Thatcher

  Garfield County Commissioners will soon take up a controversial drilling proposal in the Parachute area. Many residents in Battlement Mesa are worried about the effects of possibly more than fifty wells within the housing development.

A farm-to-table dinner comes to life

Nov 22, 2015

The Aspen TREE Free community meal tomorrow tonight is aimed to help raise awareness about where your food comes from, and what types you are putting in your body. But before you get to the prepared plates, you have to first gather and prepare the food.


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