Elise Thatcher

With drilling proposed, Battlement residents say they feel trapped

As Battlement Mesa residents prepare for more review of a possible drilling proposal within their unincorporated town, some are worried they’re stuck in a situation they didn’t know to avoid-- and don’t know a way out of.
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SkiCo looks at its Audi fleet for 'defeat devices'

Nov 16, 2015


   The Aspen Skiing Co. is taking a look under the hood to see if any of the vehicles in its fleet are violating the Clean Air Act. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

SkiCo has at least a dozen Audi vehicles in its fleet. The Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month sent a notice of violation to the car company, which is under investigation for allegedly having the so-called “defeat devices” in some of its vehicles.

Blue Horizon - Nov. 14, 2015

Nov 15, 2015

Blue Horizon Show's Cheryl "Bluebird" Koehne pays tribute to Allen Toussaint who passed away of a heart attack on Nov. 10th while on tour in Madrid, Spain. 

Elise Thatcher

  The presidential election may be a year away, but Bernie Sanders supporters have their eyes on this spring. The first Democratic caucus is March 1st. And many attracted to Sanders’ platform don’t know what it is-- or how it works. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher stopped by a recent local campaign event and has this story.

Valley Roundup 11-13-15

Nov 13, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me this week are Snowmass Sun editor Jill Beathard, Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.

The Aspen Skiing Co. is earning bragging rights of being one of the first ski resorts in the state to open early.

Ajax to open early

Elise Thatcher

Hundreds of area residents attended a health insurance forum in Basalt on Thursday night. The last-minute event was co-coordinated by State Senator Kerry Donovan and the state’s health exchange, after thousands of locals found out this fall that their coverage will end in January.


Elise Thatcher

  Garfield County’s Clerk and Recorder will be in Denver on Friday, to report back about new election machines. The County is one of several testing out machines that could be used in next year’s general election.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Aspen Mountain will open early thanks to recent storms.

Hundreds honor veterans at an annual ceremony in the upper valley.

One in ten kids in Pitkin County is living in poverty.

Marci Krivonen

About 200 people packed into the Aspen firehouse Wednesday (11/11) for an annual ceremony honoring veterans. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.


  District Attorney Sherry Caloia is cracking down on fraud. She’s hired and trained an investigator who’s focused on sniffing out embezzlement and other white collar crime. Caloia is no stranger to the issue. Before she was District Attorney, an employee at her private practice stole tens of thousands of dollars in the late 2000’s, and also used Caloia’s office to launder money from the Town of Marble.

Ajax to open early

Nov 11, 2015
Courtesy of Aspen Skiing Co.

  Mother Nature has come through enough for Aspen Skiing Co. to start the season 12 days earlier than scheduled. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.



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