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This week, host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Public Information Officer Mike De Fries who is on scene in Glenwood Springs as one of nearly 900 fire crew working to contain the 29,000 acre Grizzly Creek Fire. De Fries gives the on the ground experience of the crews fighting the fire, and the b…

This week, host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Kay Erickson, president of the Aspen Education Association, the staff union for the Aspen School District. The majority of teachers said they were uncomfortable with a plan that would see students 6th grade and younger returning to classrooms when …

This week: Locals react to Aspen Skiing Company’s potential for limiting skiing on the locals pass this winter, the Aspen School District proposed in-person classes for younger children, and the mandatory mask zone is in effect in Aspen. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Madeleine Osberger …

This week: There is verified community spread of COVID-19 in Pitkin County, last call for alcohol is now 10 p.m. and summer events are back on - with smaller, distant crowds - speaking of distant we also take a look at comet NEOWISE Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Erica Robbie and Megan T…

This week: the valley’s rising COVID-19 cases are sounding alarm bells, there are positives in the pandemic, and a peak inside local magazine. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Erica Robbie and Megan Tackett.

This week: Pitkin County public health orders fall in line with state regulations, a breakdown of Colorado’s primary election, and a look at upcoming developments in the Aspen Airport Business Center. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Andre Salvail and Megan Tackett.

This week: A COVID-19 outbreak has been identified in the midvalley, but several of the confirmed cases are refusing to help contract tracers identify whom they may have exposed. A hike in parking rates in Aspen coincides with increased bus service in the valley, and, a record setting sale …

This week: An uptick in COVID-19 cases is putting a strain on the Pitkin County contact tracing team, meanwhile the city and county are hiring a staff to provide information and enforce local public health orders. We take a look at the primary election ballot, and the contested republican an…

This week: A Homeless encampment near Aspen is growing, a midvalley outbreak of COVID-19 prompts the county to reiterate the ‘five commitments’, and a Court of Appeals has ruled against the town of Basalt. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Curtis Wackerle and Andre Salvail

This week: Local activism continues in support of Black Lives Matter and demanding justice for the death of George Floyd while in police custody, a local bar bends the public health order as phase two reopening allows more patrons within dining establishments, and Pitkin County has a dozen n…

This week: Restaurants and hotels are up and running at up to 50 percent occupancy. COVID-19 didn't keep the traffic from coming into Aspen Memorial Day weekend, and Fourth of July festivities are officially canceled in town. That and more on The Upload, the weekly review of news from the Ro…

This week: The dos and don’t of a camping getaway, the potential to shut down Aspen streets to cars in order to accommodate more dining this summer, how ski areas are handling social distancing, and affordable housing is opening up to locals in need. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by editor …

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This week: Pitkin County is still chasing a variance from state public health protocols, and the economic fallout from an early end to the ski season is already showing up in the valley. Also, the Aspen Skiing Company announced credits to season passholders, CMC has graduated a new class of…

This week: Friday May 8, marks the final day of the “Stay at Home” phase of public health orders in Pitkin County. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by reporters Megan Tackett and Erica Robbie to examine what the next iteration - Safer at Home - Looks like for the community, restaurants, bars, …

This week: We get our first glimpse of a road map to reopening business in Pitkin County, masks are now mandatory in Aspen, and only one additional COVID-19 positive case has come out of the swab-based testing strategy that the county returned to last week. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined b…

This week: Pitkin County is reverting back to swab tests after two weeks of chasing an antibody system, while officials say that our biggest threat to a spike in COVID-19 cases is visitors, there is little law enforcement can do to keep them away, and with public health orders phasing out in…

This week: A local skier survived an avalanche on Highland Bowl Friday. The Pitkin County Board of Public health has already rescinded some of it’s restrictions from a March 24th stay-at-home order, and a task force convened to determine how to best use 1000 antibody tests, has not yet made…

This week: There will soon be two ways community members can get tested for COVID-19, one through a private medical practice - for a fee - the other is a free test through the Public Health Department but it is not known yet who will be eligible. Also, a look at life’s big moments during t…

This week: Pitkin County extends a stay-at-home order, updates on the reliability of COVID-19 testing, and when more might be coming to the valley. We hear from editor Curtis Wackerle about the decision not to run the satirical Aspen Daily Planet on April Fools Day this year amid the outbre…

This week: Pitkin County leads the state in issuing a stay-at-home order, the first reported death associated with COVID19 is reported. Mainstay summer events Food & Wine and the Ideas Festival are canceled, and area businesses grapple with the forced halt to daily operations. Members of the…

This week: A one-one-one with Dr. Daniel Pastula, MD, MHS, Pastula is a practicing physician and an Associate Professor of Neurology, Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Epidemiology; Director, Neuro Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the Colorado University School of Medicine. Host Alycin Be…

This week: We put some perspective on the presumptive positive cased of COVID-19 in Aspen. This podcast was recorded Friday morning. For the latest updates regarding the virus, please go to aspendailynews.com/special/coronavirus. Editor Curtis Wackerle is joined by reporters Megan Tacket…

This week: We go into the studio of local artist Dick Carter. He spent the 1970’s asHerbert Bayer’s painting assistant, and established the early iteration of the Aspen Art Museum. We also answer all the questions you have about the coronavirus, toilet facilities are coming to the Penny Ho…

This week: We hear from reporter Kevin D. WIlliamson, whose piece on housing in Aspen, published in the National Review, points out just how bizarre the housing market is in our town, but also how much it mirrors the nation's economy as a whole. And: Aspen tops out the rest of the state i…

This week; A 90 day jail sentence for Kerri Johnson, who pled guilty to a years-long scheme to sell off equipment belonging to the Aspen Skiing Company, a house fire in the west end occurs hours after a gas leak is reported, APCHA’s board of directors express frustrations with...themselves, …

This week: How to regulate short term rental businesses in Aspen, Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gets hammered for comments made in 2015 at the Aspen Institute, the city aims to meet their 2020 climate goals while one columnist makes the case for rational environmentalism, and it is…

This week: The Aspen Post Office is severely understaffed and has very little wiggle rooms for hiring practices and pay rates on the local level. Plus, Wilderness Workshop is encouraging the public to add their comments to the public record as the trump Administration looks to roll back th…

This week: A look at the week’s news with host Alycin Bektesh, Curtis Wackerle and Lorenzo Semple, including an airplane falling from the sky, a new museum being planned for the Aspen Institute and some chairlift nostalgia. Also, Shirley Ritter and Katherine Sand of Growing Community, an…

A visiting poet gives us all allowance to like poetry… even if we don't understand it, and “Mr Everest” Pete Athans talks about his latest trip to the world's highest peak, his 16th such journey. Also, a look at the week’s news with Curtis Wackerle and Megan Tackett, including Derek Johnso…

This week: Mountain Rescue Aspen’s winter workshop is more popular than ever, we check in on backcountry conditions, and the never ending project of building backcountry skills. And it’s gay ski week, we hear from some of the celebrity guests that are joining us on the slopes this weekend.…

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. This week: A deep dive into Aspen’s history, beginning with a man who died by falling into an open pit toilet in an Aspen bar, and a look at your own future with vision advisor Sheena Jean. And a look at the week’s news with Curtis Wackerl…

This week, in part two of our 2019 Year in Review, Curtis Wackerle, Megan Tackett, Craig Turpin and Alycin Bektesh discuss the defining stories of 2019, including an historic avalanche cycle, the ouster of leadership in the government and educational sectors, and a youth movement to combat g…

This week, the Aspen Daily News team takes a look back at the year in news. In part one of our 2019 Year in Review, Curtis Wackerle, Megan Tackett, Craig Turpin and Alycin Bektesh discuss reader’s top loved stories of the year, including Aspen’s 4th of July parade slideshow, an eye raising d…

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. This week, the Lift 1A development is showing new signs of life, and a guilty plea raised eyebrows in a local embezzling case. And the multiple sides of history behind the iconic slogan, “If you don't want it printed, don't let it happen” …

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. This week: One year into a master planning process for updates to the Aspen Pitkin County Airport, task group recommendations are starting to emerge. And a local developer wants a big payout in exchange for a promise that the Centennial rent…

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. Each week we bring you a summary of news from the Roaring Fork Valley straight from our team of reporters. From time to time we bring on some extra guests, some fun features and in depth interviews. This week: We Celebrate Klause Obermeyer’…

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. Each week we bring you a summary of news from the Roaring Fork Valley straight from our team of reporters. Then, stick around for conversations with area newsmakers, and straight shots from our columnists. This week: A holiday special to ce…

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. Each week we bring you a summary of news from the Roaring Fork Valley straight from our team of reporters. Then, stick around for conversations with area newsmakers, and straight shots from our columnists. This week: Aspen Snowmass opening …

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. Each week we bring you a summary of news from the Roaring Fork Valley straight from our team of reporters. This week: Neighbors react to an approved solar array development in the mid valley, a County coalition is creating draft plan to add…

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. Each week we bring you a summary of news from the Roaring Fork Valley straight from our team of reporters. From time to time we bring on some extra guests, some fun features and in depth interviews. This week: Election coverage from the Asp…

Welcome to the Upload, hosted by Alycin Bektesh. Each week we bring you a summary of news from the Roaring Fork Valley straight from our team of reporters. From time to time we bring on some extra guests, some fun features and in depth interviews. This week: We get very spooky as we open…

The Upload will be a weekly Aspen, Colorado public affairs podcast, mixing a quick wrap up of the week's news with in-depth interviews, audio featurettes, op eds and debates.

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