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Melissa Etheridge returns to Belly Up, Aspen

Melissa Etheridge will be in Aspen electrifying the Belly Up Wednesday. The evolution of the singer-songwriter’s sound over the years has brought her back to her roots.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency in charge of enforcing immigration law. It’s been active in the Roaring Fork Valley over the past several days.

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This Sunday, July 30 at 4:00, the Aspen Festival Orchestra presents a concert featuring the very popular Theofanidis's Dreamtime Ancestors, the world premiere of Alan Fletcher's Piano Concerto, Stravinsky's Firebird, and Renee Fleming singing songs of Michael Tilson Thomas and Bjork/Hans Ek. 

For the third time this season, Aspen Public Radio's Classical Host Chris Mohr will be hosting a live broadcast of this Sunday afternoon concert. We'll also include extensive interviews with pianist Inon Barnaton, who is performing the concerto premiere, and superstar soprano Renee Fleming.

Aspen Public Radio was recognized by Charity Navigator with the highest rating possible for a non-profit: 4 Stars. We are one of only 13 public media companies in the country with that rating.

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When Roaring Fork Valley residents turn on the tap, they count on high quality water. There’s a new online tool for consumers to find out what exactly is in their tap water.

Republican governors discuss the policies and programs that serve as the backbones of their respective states. Featuring Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Governor Doug Burgum  of North Dakota, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs connects I-70 with the Roaring Fork Valley; it’s closing on Aug. 14 at 12:01 a.m.

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This spring, Aspen Public Radio was awarded two Colorado Broadcasters Association awards for news coverage.

One was for the feature on Conundrum Hot Springs and the other was for the series on Pitkin County Landfill.

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Carbondale needs a new trustee; six applied before last Friday’s deadline.

The Aspen Institute's Security Forum brought America’s biggest names in defense, counterterrorism and national security to Aspen.

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As the City of Aspen is poised to purchase land that could be used as a reservoir, city council heard about the need for such water storage.

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The state of Colorado collected $180 million in taxes from legal marijuana sales in the 2016 fiscal year.

But could the well run dry?

As of July 1, 2017, Nevada is the eighth state to sell recreational marijuana -- and it won’t be the last. California, the sixth largest economy in the world, will start selling pot Jan. 1, 2018.

With summer here, people are flocking to the outdoors, including the trails, campsites and reservoirs of the Colorado State Parks system. Last year, the parks hit a record number of visitors – 13.5 million.  But Colorado is struggling to keep up with the demand.

Golden Gate Canyon State Park is rolling and green, nestled deep in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Just 45 minutes from Denver, this is the state’s fourth most popular state park. It stays that way for most of the year.

The state office that focuses on energy efficiency will no longer be funded starting in July. A special last minute request from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office to save state funding for the Colorado Energy Office failed along party lines Tuesday.

A last-ditch effort to save Colorado’s Energy Office takes place Tuesday. During the legislative session, state lawmakers cut state funding for the office that oversees weatherization and other energy saving programs for residents. 

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