Your Morning News - November 24th, 2014

Your Morning News - November 24th, 2014 - features stories on a drilling deal for the Roan Plateau, budget concerns for the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District, Aspen's new Victorian era history website, the Winternational coming to Aspen, and a new health care information website. Drilling to Begin on the Roan Plateau The Bureau of Land Management, environmentalists, and the energy industry reached an agreement on Friday regarding a proposal to drill for oil and gas on the Roan...
Read More

Amazon Smile

When You Shop, You Support Aspen Public Radio!

Thanksgiving Programs

It's a feast of Thanksgiving Day programming!

Evergreen Members Party!

Evergreen Members

Join Us for a Party Just for YOU!

Smeeta Mahanti

Anthony Marra is the New York Times-bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, longlisted for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. It was selected as one of the ten best books of 2013 by The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, New York Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, among numerous other year-end lists. He is the winner of the Whiting Award, the Pushcart Prize, and currently teaches at Stanford University.  www.anthonymarra.net

Deb Rice, Executive Director of ACCESS, and Mindi Cabe, Program Director of ACCESS, share their hopes for the future and invite qualified locals to get involved. ACCESS after-school programs hire teachers and qualified instructors to teach a range of classes from art and yoga to radio broadcasting and cooking. 

To learn more about ACCESS programs and how you can get involved, visit www.accessrf.org

Your Morning News - November 24th, 2014

6 hours ago

Your Morning News - November 24th, 2014 - features stories on a drilling deal for the Roan Plateau, budget concerns for the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District, Aspen's new Victorian era history website, the Winternational coming to Aspen, and a new health care information website.

Drilling to Begin on the Roan Plateau

The Bureau of Land Management, environmentalists, and the energy industry reached an agreement on Friday regarding a proposal to drill for oil and gas on the Roan Plateau near Rifle.

Drew Holcomb

16 hours ago

From the artist's facebook page:

Some artists are able to articulate a vision at the very beginning of their career, while others hone their craft over time, growing into their vision as they mature.

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

Guest host this week is Loren Jenkins.

This week ski season starts and there’s excitement around that, but there’s also excitement and concern, depending on whom you ask, about a developer buying up over a dozen buildings in Aspen. Meanwhile, Aspen city hall could be on the move soon. The state has taken its first shot at a unified water plan on diversions and other projects as Glenwood Springs continues to figure out how to mend fences over a new proposed bridge.

The Bureau of Land Management, environmentalists, and the energy industry have reached an agreement on a proposal to drill for oil and gas on the Roan Plateau. The new plan cancels 17 out of 19 oil and gas leases that were issued in 2008. Two previous leases at the top of the plateau, and a dozen at the base will remain in place.

"These measures allow us to protect the plateau but harness some of the energy resources," said Governor John Hickenlooper.

Marci Krivonen

Artist James Surls’ sculpture “Sewing the Future” was installed in Carbondale Thursday. It took more than a hour to truck in different parts of the sculpture, stand them up and bolt them down in the middle of the Highway 133 roundabout. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

People began gathering around the roundabout early in the morning, when it was still chilly. Carbondale resident Noah Davis was bundled up and handing out doughnuts. He says he’s excited to see the sculpture go up.

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

Mother Nature delivered enough snow recently to crank up the lifts on Aspen Mountain...for an early opening.

Some athletes are already skiing and riding. A new training venue opened at Aspen Highlands.

The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District is hammering out how much money to spend next year as it’s running out of cash.

A new sculpture goes up in the middle of Carbondale’s roundabout this week. We talk to the artist.

jamessurls.com

On Thursday a 20 foot tall bronze and steel sculpture was installed in the middle of Carbondale’s new roundabout on Highway 133. The sculpture, called “Sewing the Future” was created by Carbondale resident and internationally recognized artist James Surls. I spoke with him about the sculpture earlier this week.

On today on CrossCurrents, Brad Manosevitz of Aikido Aspen.

Brad Manosevitz, Chief instructor at Aikido Aspen. Brad began studying Aikido in Santa Cruz, California under the direction of Linda Holiday Sensei in 1990. He has led the Aikido program at Colorado Mountain College since 2001.

aikidoaspen.com

Pages