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Valley Round Up - Nov. 16, 2018

This week on Valley Round Up, it’s ski season again, and with more people each year choosing to hike their way up the mountain, the Aspen Skiing Company is calling for increased skier awareness of mountain operations. A pair of young men have allegedly carried out multiple violent sexual assaults in the valley, more details were unsealed this week. And, close up look at our local media comments section.

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Town of Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village residents are breaking bread this weekend.

Vienna Teng takes the stage at the Wheeler on Saturday night. The songwriter and pianist takes an experimental approach in her music, but her approach to songwriting is all about stories and connection.

Jose Ivan and Adolphe Gonzales are eating lunch at Garcia’s market in Carbondale. Neither know Enrique Garcia, the man arrested at the Pitkin County Courthouse in mid-October by agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Both Ivan and Gonzales heard about the arrest, however, and say it reinforces the fact undocumented people in the U.S. should stay away from courthouses.

This week, hosts Zoë Rom and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy bring you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Policulture is a reggae band born and raised in Boulder.  They're back in our valley playing a show this weekend!  Aspenbeat host and curator Andrea Young got the chance to interview bassist Chris Ball about their recent album and what they're up to.  Click below to listen.  Originally aired on Aspenbeat on APR Saturday November 10, 2018.  More information on the upcoming show at bellyupaspen.com

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Aspen Community Theatre’s run of "Big River" is on stage this week. The musical is a 1985 adaptation of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, set in the South during the time of slavery. Aspen Community Theater’s production eliminates much of the racist language in the original. However, staging older theater productions often raises questions about portrayals of race, gender and American history that go deeper than words.

Businesses are slow to get on board with a new law in Carbondale that increased the age to buy tobacco and vaping products to 21.

 

The Basalt Police Department is asking for $130,000 to fund a better mental-health support system for officers and community members in crisis. They’ve applied for a “Peace Officer Mental Health Support” grant through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.

 

The new business incubator, CoVenture, wants to develop a coworking space in downtown Carbondale and is asking the town to commit $25,000 to help make it happen.

Christa Sadler

Christa Sadler is a paleontologist, geologist and former river guide on the Colorado River.

 

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Vienna Teng takes the stage at the Wheeler on Saturday night. The songwriter and pianist takes an experimental approach in her music, but her approach to songwriting is all about stories and connection.

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Aspen Community Theatre’s run of "Big River" is on stage this week. The musical is a 1985 adaptation of "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, set in the South during the time of slavery. Aspen Community Theater’s production eliminates much of the racist language in the original. However, staging older theater productions often raises questions about portrayals of race, gender and American history that go deeper than words.

First Draft : Karen Bender

Nov 12, 2018

Karen Bender is the author of the short story collections Refund and The New Order, the novels Like Normal People and A Town of Empty Rooms and is co-editor of Choice.

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As governments across the world work to address climate change, big businesses are doing the same. David Hone is Chief Climate Change Adviser at the energy company Shell. Hone is in Aspen this week, discussing the company’s plan to limit global temperature rise.

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Last year, the Trump administration reduced the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent. Now, the federal government is taking public comment on a draft management plan for the monument, and Thursday is the last day for feedback.

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The clouds responsible for snow storms can be pretty inefficient, as skiers and riders know well.

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