APR Local News

Jaywalker Lodge
11:47 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Happy, Joyous...and Sober

Jaywalker Lodge, Carbondale
Credit Roger Adams

In the fatal accident at Catherine’s Store last week the surviving driver had a blood alcohol level of point-two-four-one.  It is a reminder that substance abuse is the top public health problem in the upper valley.  According to Pitkin County health surveys, year after year drinking and drugging are listed as the biggest health issue. 

For people with a substance use problem getting clean and sober is anything but easy.  The valley has a large and active 12 step community and in Carbondale a sober society is emerging around the drug rehab center called Jaywalker Lodge.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

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Audio Canvas
4:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Audio Canvas: Steve McQueen

In August, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village hosted Making the Change They Want to See, a symposium featuring artists who are tackling social injustices through film, sculpture, photography, and performance. Steve McQueen, Academy Award-winning Director of 12 Years a Slave, was the keynote speaker. McQueen talks about his evolution through art and filmmaking, offers his advice to young artists, and discusses his new work.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: The Thrift Shop of Aspen, Part 3

The Thrift Shop of Aspen has a generous scholarship and grants program. Each year The Thrift Shop of Aspen awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the Roaring Fork Valley. Lynda McCarthy is the current Treasurer of The Thrift Shop of Aspen and shares about the generosity of the community, and the selection process. Ellen Walbert is a long-time volunteer and serves on the scholarship committee, she shares about the impact of scholarships. The Thrift Shop of Aspen has a grants program that supports the arts, education, the environment, community needs, and youth activities in the Roaring Fork Valley. Patti Stranahan is the formed President of The Thrift Shop of Aspen and shares about giving back to the community, and providing a sustainable impact for other non-profit organizations.

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APR Local News
6:40 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Co-Op Explains Why Glenwood Electric Rates Going Up

Credit Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN)

  Starting this month, Glenwood Springs residents are paying 12% more for their electricity. The City of Glenwood Springs buys power from publicly owned Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, or MEAN, and the co-op gets most of its energy from coal power plants. Andrew Ross is Manager of Engineering for MEAN, and he says the co-op had to increase its rates for several reasons. One of them is complying with nation-wide rules to shift away from coal power. Ross talks with APR’s Elise Thatcher.

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Valley Roundup
3:28 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Valley Roundup - August 15th, 2014

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

This week - development plans up and down the valley.  The character of Aspen could be altered by a massive new ordinance passed by city council.  It will allow new and taller buildings

In Glenwood the future includes a big new bridge.

The bike race is back and so is the political junkie…at least on valley roundup.  Ken Rudin looks at the elections.

And on the Download with Rob St. Mary – recording sound without a microphone.

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