APR Local News

Mountain Edition
3:28 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Mountain Edition - April 24th, 2014

A judge schedules the first major court hearings in the Nancy Pfister murder case. Three people are charged with conspiring to kill the Aspen native.

A new study shows there may be a link between natural gas development and defects that develop in a child before birth.

Has Aspen become too expensive for the middle class? We talk to local residents and young business owners to find out how they’re making it work.

Finally, a local theatrical group - the Hudson Reed Ensemble is already preparing for summer. It’ll bring back a favorite event - Shakespeare in the Park.

APR Local News
11:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

First Major Pfister Hearing In June

Kathy Carpenter is a long time Aspen resident and employee of Alpine Bank.
Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

In about six weeks, the Aspen community will hear details on what allegedly happened when Nancy Pfister died. A judge has scheduled the first major court hearings for three people charged with committing murder against Pfister. That was decided in court yesterday-- and some aspects of the case actually parallel the high profile Aurora shooting case on the Front Range. 

Editor's note: you can read the newly released arrest warrants and charges here, here, and here.

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Aesthetics
4:42 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Airport Design Guidelines

Aspen Airport
Credit Pitkin County

If, or more likely when, the Aspen airport chooses to make improvements to the airport terminal the construction will need to follow a new set of design guidelines.  Following the rollout of the airports master plan last year a committee of residents met to ensure than any changes meet certain criteria.   APR's Roger Adams reports.

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Councilman Adam Frisch
1:08 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Get Loud Aspen

Adam Frisch; Aspen City Councilman
Credit Roger Adams

  

Following a series of noise complaints filed by a resident of downtown Aspen and eventually a trial, City Council this week agreed to support increasing the legal decibel levels on restaurant row.  The changes would also allow noisy festivities until 11 pm, two hours longer than current rules.    The looser noise ordinance is expected to be in place by July.  Council member Adam Frisch enthusiastically supports the change.  He spoke with APR's Roger Adams. (note: their conversation registered below 65 decibels.)

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

High Rent, Heavy Regulation Pose Challenges For Young Entrepreneurs In Aspen

Just what is the business climate like in Aspen for young entrepreneurs? For some, setting up shop in the resort is just the right fit.
Credit Flickr/Libby Levi/opensource.com

This month, we’ve been examining what it takes to live and work in Aspen, and whether the middle class is being priced out. Today we focus on young entrepreneurs and the barriers they face when opening a business in Aspen. For some the high rents and seasonal business is worth it, while others were forced to move Downvalley to make it work, financially. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Bo Gallagher, 24, switches on a large dryer in his silk-screening store, Zapazoo Inkworks. Unlike a clothes dryer, this machine has a wide conveyer belt.

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