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Aspen Airport
5:50 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Faster Security Checks

Credit US Justice Foundation

Next week, Aspen’s airport will become one of about one hundred in the country to allow expedited passenger security screening.  The Transportation Security Administration, TSA, will accept Aspen travelers into what’s called a pre check program meaning they can go through security check lines much faster.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

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APR Local News
2:45 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

How To Watch Aspen's Four Athletes During Winter Olympics

Credit Leary O'Gorman

Figure skater Jeremy Abbott, 28, began skating at the Aspen Ice Garden when he was two years old. Later, his family moved to Colorado Springs so he could train. This season is the four-time national champion’s last. In January, he set a record high score at the U.S. Championships in Boston. This will be Abbott’s second time at an Olympics. He told Aspen Public Radio in December that his broad range of abilities gives him an edge.

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APR Local News
7:42 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Snowplow Drivers Hard At Work During Snowy Winter

Scott Mattice drives snowplows for Pitkin County in the winter. Part of his job is responding to accidents and broken down vehicles.
Marci Krivonen

When a mega winter storm dropped more than three feet of snow in parts of Pitkin County last week, a crew of snow plow drivers went to work. The County’s fleet of trucks plowed and sanded over 100 miles of roads. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the drivers work to keep the roads drivable throughout the winter.

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APR Local News
12:41 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Artifacts Sometimes of Interest to Aspen Historical Society

Credit Elise Thatcher

If you find something really, really old, the Aspen Historical Society might be interested in taking a look at it. But they’ll only come knocking in certain cases. 

 

This came up after the recent news of an old watch found on Pearl Pass, south of Aspen. Lisa Hancock is Curator of Collections with the Aspen Historical Society. She says if something like that pops up in the news or by word of mouth, the first question that comes to her mind is… who owns the land where the artifact was found?

 

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Stewart Oksenhorn RIP
11:48 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Seek Help...Please

Stewart Oksenhorn - Aspen Times Weekly Cover, April 2013
Credit Aspen Times

The suicide Sunday of Aspen Times Arts Editor Stewart Oksenhorn has emotionally devastated the paper’s newsroom.  Yesterday, the Aspen Times staff closed the offices for a time to grieve and meet with a counselor as Oksenhorn’s colleagues processed the loss.  APR's Roger Adams reports.


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