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Aspen 'busting at the seams'

Dec 29, 2015
Carolyn Sackariason

 

   Aspen and Snowmass Village are in the middle of the busiest week of the of the year. And as Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports, there is barely any room left around the resort.

Traffic jams, chairlift lines, planes stacked up on the runway and standing-room only in the airport, indicate the estimated 98 or 99 percent occupancy this week at hotels. This is what full feels like.

/winstonbinch.com / courtesy Winston Binch

   Advertising expert Winston Binch brings his industry skills to fight climate change.

Elise Thatcher

  Carbondale residents are meeting Wednesday about how to beef up homeless services. Real estate agent Lynn Kirchner is leading the effort.

Skiing icon, Stein Eriksen, passes away at 88

Dec 28, 2015
Courtesy, Aspen Historical Society

Stein Eriksen was an icon in the Aspen skiing community. He was an Olympic and world champion. He was the first male ski racer from outside of the Alps to win an Olympic gold medal. He also started some of the first skiing schools here.  Eriksen passed away this weekend at the age of 88.

Six new RFTA buses will comply with federal safety standards that could have helped passengers in a Highway 82 rollover crash.

  This month Aspen Pitkin County Airport is experiencing its highest passenger volume in almost two decades. Aspen Public Radio takes a look at what this means for a short-staffed Transportation Security Administration.

Backbone Media

  Basalt could see another new office hub, and it’s tied to the ongoing debate about what can be built on the Pan and Fork parcel.

"With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism" - Malala Yousafzai

Executive Director Jodi Fischer and Board Co-Chair Chelsea Dillon discuss the future of the Marshall Direct Fund and their long-term goals. 

Learn more about the Marshall Direct Fund and how you can get involved at www.MarshallDirectFund.org

Aspen planners reflect on developments

Dec 28, 2015

  Aspen community development director Chris Bendon and senior planner Sara Adams are starting their own consulting business. They spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason.

Elise Thatcher

  Residents in Eagle County are eligible for health care insurance with Kaiser Permanente next year, but that could mean traveling to the Front Range for some procedures. Eagle and Summit counties are in Kaiser’s network in 2016, which is the carrier’s first foray into the mountains.

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