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This week: Pitkin County’s front line workers are eligible for the COVID19 vaccine, but can your employer require you to get vaccinated? Also a look at the two back-to-back worldwide ski events Aspen is hosting beginning March 10. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Madeleine Osberger, Erica …

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This Week: A closer inspection of the ever-changing public health orders in Pitkin County and the end of the traveler affidavit program. And, just days out from Aspen’s municipal elections we will look at the standouts in the crowded field. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Megan Tackett Ma…

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This week: Pitkin County is currently under red level public health restrictions, severely limiting private interactions amongst residents and banning all indoor dining at local restaurants. Amongst all this, the Aspen School District is working out the balance of in-person and remote learni…

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We learn more about the emergency COVID-19 restrictions put into place in Pitkin County, we get a first hand lesson in how to sanitize a gondola, and we hear about the disparity between the general population and the valley’s Latino community when it comes to COVID-19 incidents rates. Host …

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This week: The amazing life of Art Daily, whom Aspen lost this week, how the Aspen School District is leading the local strategy on long-term free COVID-19 testing, the final stages of the first step of an updated Aspen Airport, and of course, skiing. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Mega…

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This week: An explosion at the Smuggler mine rocks the town, after getting no response on the state level to require visitors have negative COVID-19 tests before coming to Colorado, Pitkin County takes matters into their own hands, and a longtime restaurant is out as a new concept comes in,…

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This week: Happy Ski Season! SkiCo opens a day early and with extra terrain for a first glimpse into what a pandemic ski season can look like. Pitkin County is hovering between state-sanctioned categories that restrict occupancy and hours of businesses, and some metrics show things will shut…

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This week, Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Megan Tackett and Mathew Bennett to discuss the record number of COVID-19 cases present in the valley, how new public health orders will impact local businesses and how the workforce will navigate uncertain employment and new ski pass options. Also…

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This week: A look at the outcomes of local elections in the Roaring Fork Valley, including the as-of-yet still undecided Garfield County Commissioner District 32 race. And, COVID-19 testing has come to the Aspen School District. When we will see it available to the community at large? Host …

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This week: A snow dump hints at how business will look this winter, a new COVID-19 test site is in the works in the mid valley, elections are one week away, and a lottery for 11 new affordable rentals will be held this week, 270 hopefuls have entered their name. Host Alycin Bektesh is join…

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This week, host Alycin Bektesh checks back in with infectious disease expert Dr. Daniel Pastula to find out what we know now about coronavirus that we didn’t know when we called him up as the the COVID-19 outbreak hit in March. Dr. Pastula is an Associate Professor of Neurology Infectious …

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This week: host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Megan Tackett who was named the Editor in Chief of the Aspen Daily News after a national search to replace Curtis Wackerle. The two talk about the future of the news business as the country takes an economic hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as wel…

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This week: Aspen Skiing Co. announces its available ski passes, including two local-specific options, COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and tourism numbers inch toward normal for October. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Madeleine Osberger and Megan Tackett

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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…

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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, …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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, …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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” …

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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…

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This week: Pitkin County’s front line workers are eligible for the COVID19 vaccine, but can your employer require you to get vaccinated? Also a look at the two back-to-back worldwide ski events Aspen is hosting beginning March 10. Host Alycin Bektesh is joined by Madeleine Osberger, Erica …

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