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Road to Sochi
5:39 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Road to Sochi: Olympian Chris Klug Fondly Remembers Games

Aspen resident Chris Klug has some advice for up and coming Olympic athletes: "have fun!" He's competed in three Olympics and survived a liver transplant.
Credit Jack Dempsey/AP

Aspen athlete Chris Klug knows a thing or two about participating in the Olympics. The three-time Olympic snowboard racer no longer competes but fondly remembers his time on the international stage. Klug defied the odds, earning a bronze medal in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City after receiving a liver transplant. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen sat down with him recently to talk about what the rising stars in snowsports can expect in Sochi.

APR Local News
9:17 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Birdwatchers Glimpse Owls in Basalt Under Full Moon

A full moon lit the way for a group of birdwatchers outside of Basalt. Last week, they walked around ACES' Rock Bottom Ranch, searching for owls.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Last week, under a gorgeous full moon on a cloudless night, a group of Roaring Fork Valley residents braved the cold to try and catch a glimpse of owls.  On a normal night owls can see better than humans and, not to mention, they can hear better than we do anytime day or night.  The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies held the moonlit walk at its Rock Bottom Ranch, just outside of Basalt.  Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen packed her binoculars and went along…

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Youth Center, Part 3

Jace Conflenti, an Aspen local and recent graduate of Aspen High School, spent time at the Aspen Youth Center while in middle and high school. He is now in his first year at the University of Colorado and works as a staff member during his summer and winter breaks from school. Conflenti shares stories of his time at AYC, both as a kid and now, as a staff member.  Executive Director Keith Berglund also joins in this episode of Non-Profit in the Spotlight. To learn more about the Aspen Youth Center, visit their website

Aspen Gay Ski Week
12:39 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Same-Sex Couples Share Vows, Love in Civil Union Ceremony

Ballons for the Civil Union Ceremony at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen, Colorado on January 18th, 2014
Rob St. Mary

“You are the love of my life… you are my very best friend…”

The vows were simple but very sincere for the three couples who exchanged them at the Limelight Hotel on Saturday morning.

With the approval of Civil Unions in Colorado last spring, this was a first opportunity for some same-sex couples attending Aspen Gay Ski Week to be united under the law with many of the benefits of marriage in front of a supportive community.  

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Valley Roundup
4:09 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Valley Roundup - January 17th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.

The NTSB released its initial report on the plane crash at Aspen’s airport earlier this month.  There are no conclusions as to what caused the crash but it includes new details and corrects some earlier speculation about wind speeds at the time of the wreck.  We’ll have a summary.

Also today, three Aspen journalists join us to discuss the news this week. Carolyn Sackariason, Andy Stone and Michael Miracle are here to talk about a noise trail this week and what it means for Aspen’s messy vitality. 

Aspen’s mayor embraces the high end of the community’s population.

And; working dogs or pampered pets?  The Krabloonik sledding operation faces off with public opinion and criminal charges of animal cruelty.

Its all just ahead on this week’s Valley Roundup.

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