APR Local News

Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: The Thrift Shop of Aspen, Part 2

The Thrift Shop of Aspen takes in countless items - clothing, outdoor gear, accessories and all manner of chachkies. The shop staff are the self-proclaimed "original recyclers" - taking used items and giving them value and reselling them. All the money raised in the shop is poured back into the Roaring Fork Valley in the form of grants and scholarships. Ellen Walbert a board member and volunteer shares about volunteering, and finding obscure items. Diane Wallace is the co-President and long-time volunteer, and shares about being the "original recyclers".

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APR Local News
6:08 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Gardner Wows Republicans At Lincoln Dinner

Republican Congressman, and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner speaks at the Pitkin County Republicans 2014 Lincoln Day Dinner.
Elise Thatcher

Pitkin County Republicans gathered at the Hotel Jerome on Saturday to rally around a long list of local, state and national candidates running for election this fall. There was a strong turnout... especially for a county better known for its left leaning constituents. The main event was Congressman Cory Gardner, who’s taking on Democratic incumbent Mark Udall.

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Marijuana
8:20 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Survey: Teens' Perception Of Marijuana As "Risky" Declining

A new statewide survey shows kids' perception of marijuana is changing. More teens think it's less dangerous than they did two years prior.
Credit Marci Krivonen

A new survey from the Colorado Department of Public Health shows fewer high school students think using marijuana is risky. The data reflects perceptions before recreational pot sales started at stores around the state in January. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey shows the percentage of students who thought using marijuana was moderately or very dangerous declined from 58 percent in 2011 to 54 percent last year.

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Glenwood Springs Summit To Examine Mule Deer Decline

Populations of mule deer in Colorado are declining, especially in the northwestern part of the state.
Credit nwcoloradohunting.com

Colorado’s mule deer population has been shrinking for years and wildlife officials are trying to bring it back up. In 2006, the population numbered 600,000. That dropped by almost half last year. Hunters say they notice the shortage, specifically in northwest Colorado. On Saturday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will present ideas on how to increase the population at a special summit in Glenwood Springs. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jody Kennedy of Parks and Wildlife.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

CrossCurrents - ARE Day & Aspen Science Center

On today's show, Chip Comins, President and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute on this year's ARE Day Summit, August 10-13 in Aspen.

And Jackie Francis, Executive Director of the Aspen Science Center on Sunday's ASC Street Fair in Paepcke Park.

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