APR Local News

Thompson Divide
6:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Lodging Owners Say Drilling In Thompson Divide Would Hurt Business

The fight over possible drilling in the Thompson Divide continues and a resolution could be years away.
Marci Krivonen

As the fight to keep natural gas drilling out of an area known as the Thompson Divide continues, two Roaring Fork Valley residents who operate lodging near the Divide flew over the contested area last week with Ecoflight. They say energy development would hurt their business. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen went on the flyover and filed this report.

The clouds are clearing as our Cessna 210 leaves the ground. It’s a smooth takeoff and right away, snowcapped peaks come into view.

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5:53 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Local Non Profits Help With Statewide Environmental Education Plan

Environmental educators are working with teachers and state officials to develop a statewide environmental education plan.
Credit Creative Commons/Flickr/USFWS Mountain Prairie

Educators in Colorado are taking an inventory of environmental learning and finding gaps where more is needed. A Colorado Environmental Education Plan is being drawn up to evenly spread these kinds of lessons to students across the state...and two local non profits are involved. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Mountain Edition
3:27 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 9th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

This week county clerks in Colorado began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We catch up with the first couple to wed in Garfield County.

Residents of the Valley who operate lodging businesses say natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide would hurt their bottom line.

And, we hear from the two state house candidates working to earn votes in Pitkin County.

Finally, we catch up with filmmaker Jason Reitman whose new movie, “Men, Women and Children” screened in Aspen last week.

3:27 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

CrossCurrents - Maroon Bells at 50 & Wyly Arts Annex

On today's show, the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Maroon Bells birthday bash with Olivia Siegel from ACES, Will Roush of Wilderness Workshop and Andrew Larson of the White River National Forest.

Also, Kelly Alford, Executive Director of Wyly Arts, and artist Jody Guralnick on the new Wyly Annex and Jody's show opening August 8th.

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APR Local News
8:56 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Gay Marriage: No Name Couple First To Wed In Garfield County

Clerks in Colorado counties began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday. Toni Grenko and Kat Sing were the first same-sex couple to wed in Garfield County.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Same-sex marriage became legal in Colorado on Tuesday after the state supreme court cleared the last hurdle. Colorado’s attorney general announced clerks in all 64 counties were legally required to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Kat Sing and Toni Grenko were the first gay couple to get a license in Garfield County. The couple, from No Name, has been together for three years.

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