APR Local News

APR Local News
4:32 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

GarCo May Pay For Some Grand Bridge Add-Ons

Aerial rendering of the replacement Grand Avenue Bridge planned for Glenwood Springs.
Credit Tsiouvaras Simmons Holderness

Paying for big construction projects gets really expensive really quickly. So the Colorado Department of Transportation often has a limited amount to spend on new roads or interchanges. But as planning for the new Grand Bridge in Glenwood Springs continues, lots of related improvements are creeping in, and CDOT can’t necessarily pay for all of them. Joe Elsen is the agency’s lead engineer on project. He recently spoke with APR’s Elise Thatcher, and says Garfield County may have to pitch in.

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Local Spanish Language Radio
1:24 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

La Nueva Mix in Aspen?

Axel Contreras, La Nueva Mix Program Director
Credit Roger Adams

About a third of the people living in the Roaring Fork Valley are Latino and in the Hispanic community many people use Spanish in their daily lives.  This is also true for how the community consumes media.  And yet the majority of media in the valley is in English, especially in the upper valley.  On Wednesday (6-11-2014) Glenwood Springs' KQSE 94.5 FM will petition the Pitkin County Translator Advisor Board to bring its signal to the upper valley.  The board oversees the selection of radio stations whose signals are retransmitted using a system of radio translators.

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Internet in the Mountains
5:27 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Conference Looks at Improving Rural Mountain Internet Service

Credit http://ventureburn.com/

The future of rural broadband in the Rockies is being discussed this week in Vail. The Mountain Connect Rural Broadband Conference seeks to bring together stakeholders to talk about ways of improving service. Christopher Mitchell is with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance based in Minnesota. He is attending the conference. Mitchell spoke recently to Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary about how co-ops could help improve broadband service in the rural West.

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APR Local News
4:54 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

More Pfister Documents To Be Released Later This Week

Pitkin County Courthouse
Credit Picture Ninja

An Aspen judge has decided to release most of the court documents related to an Aspen murder case. They'll be made public this Thursday, June 12th. The decision comes as attorneys on all sides are getting ready to argue what they believe happened to Aspen native Nancy Pfister, who died earlier this year. 

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

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) has been an advocate for environmental education for over 45 years. Arin Trook is the Education Director, and is in charge of the in-school ACES programs in schools between between Aspen and Rifle. Trook explains the importance of environmental education and his  goals for future expansion.

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