Lake Christine Fire Defendants Avoid Felony Charges, Accept Possible Sentence

The two defendants, Richard Miller, 24, and Allison Marcus, 23, will plead guilty to one count of Setting Fire to Woods or Prairie. In exchange, the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s office dropped three felony charges and reduced the remaining charge to a misdemeanor.

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Michael Thompson, local architect and president of Fat City Farmers, returns to discuss tools for extending the growing season with hosts Stephanie Syson and Jerome Osentowski.

Wednesday Community Calendar

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Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, May 22nd, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like Aspen Art Museum's screening of Skate Kitchen, click on the headline.

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Carla Soto and Gabriela Magana Silva, seniors from Basalt High School discuss their high school capstone project which entails a trip to El Paso, Texas to learn about the Mexican/American culture at the border. This June they will participate in border immersion through the Collaborative Leadership Program in partnership with the World Leadership School and the Aspen Chapel.   

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Highway crews continue to remove large boulders and fix road damage. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, travelers should expect periodic short closures of the interstate through the weekend.

A Nepalese mountain climber has now climbed Mount Everest a record 24 times — and he's hoping to do it one more time before he retires. Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, has been climbing Everest since 1994.

"It's also the second time in a week that he's made the arduous trek," NPR's Sushmita Pathak reports from Mumbai. "The 49-year-old Sherpa guide had already broken his own record on May 15, when he scaled the summit for the 23rd time."

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American rights in a 5-4 decision in a case out of Wyoming. Justice Neil Gorsuch, the only Westerner on the court, provided the decisive vote in this case, showing himself again to be sensitive to Native American rights.

Saturday Community Calendar

May 18, 2019
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Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, May 18th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like the Earth’s Call Concert at Aspen’s Benedict Music Tent, click on the headline...

Sean Jin is 31 and says he'd not washed a dish until he was in his sophomore year of college.

"Literally my mom and my grandma would ... tell me to stop doing dishes because I'm a man and I shouldn't be doing dishes." It was a long time, he says, before he realized their advice and that sensibility were "not OK."

The 11th annual Bonedale Bike Week kicks off at Batch on Friday, May 17. Host Megan Tackett is joined by organizer Tracy Wilson and Carbondale Parks and Recreation Director Eric Brendlinger to talk about the other fun events.

Organizer Peter Kolbenschlag gives details about the North Fork Community Fair and Solutions Expo in Paonia Town Park. The event is in its 5th year and was previously called the Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo.

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