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Mountain Edition
3:32 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Mountain Edition - April 3rd, 2014

Defense attorneys in the Nancy Pfister case are digging through lots of evidence.

Spring snow showers have boosted snowpack to above-average levels and forecasts are calling for high river flows this spring.

A Western Slope lawmaker is proposing Colorado get its own firefighting fleet of airplanes and helicopters.

And, wildfire is on the minds of local officials who are planning ahead after devastating fires in recent years, on the Front Range.

Suicide is getting attention in the Aspen community, after several deaths this winter.

And, we have some fun with what could be the Upper Valley’s first home inspired hybrid.

APR Local News
8:47 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Forecast: Big Spring Melt Will Boost Area Rivers To Above-Average Levels

The snowpack in the Roaring Fork Watershed is significantly above average thanks to spring snow showers. The spring melt usually starts in early or mid-April.
Credit www.roaringfork.org

Spring runoff in the Roaring Fork Valley typically starts around this time, in early to mid-April. It peaks later in the spring. This year mountain snow is plentiful and once it melts, river flows are predicted to be higher than average. But, the timing of the melt is important. Aspen public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with Sarah Johnson, the Outreach Coordinator for the Roaring Fork Conservancy. She says the snowpack in the Roaring Fork watershed is well above average.

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APR Local News
11:43 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Pfister Murder Charges: No Date Yet for Preliminary, Bond Hearings

Pitkin County Courthouse.
Credit Picture Ninja

It’s still not clear when to expect the first significant court hearings in the alleged murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister. Attorneys, the prosecution, and a district Judge met yesterday, Wednesday April 2nd, to put those hearings on the calendar… but now that’s been pushed back to Wednesday, April 23rd.

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APR Local News
9:36 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing

A group of City of Aspen, Pitkin County and Aspen Fire Protection District workers examine a neighborhood east of Aspen. It's one area that has just one route out. The group's trying to find where to place an alternate route in case of an emergency, like a wildfire.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Even though there’s still snow on the ground, local planning is already happening around wildfires. Prompted by large and destructive fires in recent years, the City of Aspen, Pitkin County and the local fire protection district are working together to make neighborhoods safer. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

It’s lightly snowing in a neighborhood east of Aspen as firefighter Parker Lathrop makes his way up a winding, paved road.

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APR Local News
1:12 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Behold, the Prius Aspen!

A concept sketch of the new model, expected out next year.
Credit Rekindle Photo and Video

Aspen has a long been on the cutting edge when it comes to environmental concerns, as well as style and the fashion world. Now, a major auto manufacturer is hoping to capture all of those qualities... in a special Prius model. 

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