APR Local News

APR Local News
9:56 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Jury Not Convinced Aspen Brewing Company Was Too Loud

Natalia Shvachko and a translator answer questions during a jury trial.
Elise Thatcher

Aspen Brewing Company was not too loud last summer. Yesterday six jurors found the micro brewery not guilty of breaking Aspen’s noise ordinance.  The decision comes amid ongoing friction between businesses on Restaurant Row and the owners of two penthouses right in the core. 

“How many of you go to bars in the downtown core?” 

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APR Local News
5:59 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Jury Finds Aspen Brewing Company Not Guilty

A jury has found the Aspen Brewing Company was not too noisy this summer. After a short deliberation, the six members unanimously decided the ABC did not violating Aspen noise ordinances on three different occasions this summer. The decision came after a day’s worth of testimony and arguments. Aspen’s Assistant Attorney Debbie Quinn argued city police had measured over-the-top noise levels coming from ABC… and affecting a family living in a neighboring penthouse. Ultimately jurors decided they weren’t convinced that happened.

Recreational Marijuana
5:20 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

"Doctor’s Garden" Sprouts Retail Pot in Carbondale

Marijuana enthusiasts line up in front on "Doctor's Garden" on Wednesday January 15th, 2014
Rob St. Mary

Some people waited over two hours before the Doctor’s Garden opened in Carbondale, Wednesday, to make the first purchases of legal retail marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary was there.

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Aspen Gay Ski Week
4:53 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Group Civil Union Ceremony

Credit Limelight Hotel

  Attendance is up for Aspen Gay Ski Week.  Organizers say more than five thousand guests are participating.  It is an increase over last year.  Activities this year include film, live comedy, après ski gatherings and, of course, lots of skiing.  In a first for Gay Ski Week here, on Saturday, several couples will be joined in civil union in a group ceremony APR’s Roger Adams explains. 

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Recreational Marijuana
8:52 am
Wed January 15, 2014

How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Local Teenagers?

Last week the Aspen School District and the group Project 18 held a panel discussion on teenagers and marijuana. The legalization of recreational pot has many parents concerned.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Now that recreational marijuana is legal for adults 21 and older, some parents of young kids are concerned. Law enforcement and school officials say legalization has led many kids to see marijuana as benign.  Some parents also fear with legal pot now for sale, it will be easier for their kids to get. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

Parent Jillian Livingston’s son is preparing to enter high school next year.

"I feel like there’s a lot of questions. I feel like he is in the middle of this new evolution and I think that we have to be educated," she said.

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