APR Local News

7:27 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Downtown Redevelopment: Basalt Committee To Decide Issues Like Zoning, Financing

Earlier this year community members in Basalt came up with 3000 ideas for redevelopment. A new Town-appointed committee will cull some of the ideas and make decisions on issues such as zoning.
Credit www.ourtownplanning.org

Tonight (Tues 9/23) the Basalt Town Council will decide whether to approve members of a special board that will help make decisions on downtown development. The committee would, according to the Town Manager, “put more meat” on redevelopment ideas. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

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APR Local News
10:40 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Fall Colors In Full Swing

Fall colors begin at the Maroon Bells.
Credit Bill Grasse

This week is likely the best time in Colorado for seeing the most brilliant fall colors. Aspens and other trees are turning gold, orange and red, and drawing throngs of tourists. The Roaring Fork Valley is listed this autumn in two major travel guides as a top destination for seeing the leaves change. APR’s Elise Thatcher stops by one iconic location.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Valley Land Trust, Part 4

This week, Connor Colman, the Stewardship Director of Aspen Valley Land Trust, talks about the new technologies used to monitor lands protected and owned by AVLT, including orthoimagery. In addition, Suzanne Stephens, the associate director, and Martha Cochran, the executive director of AVLT, discuss the future and challenges facing the organization. 

Learn more about AVLT and the lands they protect at www.avlt.org

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Grand Avenue Bridge
7:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Local Support Already Helping CDOT With Bridge Replacement

CDOT Program Engineer Joe Elsen stands next to the aging Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs.
Credit Elise Thatcher

The Colorado Department of Transportation has gotten a lot of attention for asking for money. The agency’s put in requests to local governments up and down the Roaring Fork Valley in recent weeks, all for raising funds to replace the Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs. Although only Garfield County has fully committed chipping in a certain amount, the promise of some kind of help from Pitkin County, Glenwood Springs, and others has made a difference. CDOT recently checked in with the main funders of the project, and got the green light to keep moving ahead, in part because of that local support. CDOT Program Engineer Joe Elsen is leading the effort, and talks with APR’s Elise Thatcher.

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Valley Roundup
4:29 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Valley Roundup - September 19th, 2014

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

This week  - Aspen’s newest big real estate holder unveils a vision for the future in the downtown core.

The news Grand Avenue Bridge project is getting its funding lined up with contributions from local government up and down the valley.

Also this week, CMC says it can help high school students be better prepared for community college.

On the download, privacy on the new iPhone and the world now has more than a billion websites.

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