APR Local News

3:48pm

Mon September 16, 2013
The Road to Sochi

Road to Sochi: Ski Racer Katie Ryan Overcomes Injuries to Compete

Aspen resident Katie Ryan is one of ten area athletes training now and hoping to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. She's a ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team.
Credit teamavsc.org

Ten athletes from the Aspen area are training to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which start in early February. Only a handful of them will make it. Over the next several weeks, we’ll follow these athletes as they work hard to make the cut.

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4:22pm

Fri September 13, 2013
Valley Roundup

Valley Roundup - September 13th, 2013

Welcome to Valley Roundup for September 13. 2013, a review of the week’s top news stories in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

The water keeps coming along the front range in what some are calling floods of biblical proportions.  Three are known dead and thousands are evacuated from Ft Collins to Colorado Springs.  We gather up the latest from the flood affected areas.

In the valley this week it was the bus system that led the news as the new rapid transit system is almost two weeks old.  There has been some grumbling.

Two Democratic state Senators were thrown out in recall elections this week.  It could spell trouble for the party in next year’s legislative races.

Wealth inequality is growing and Mick’s has a take   

And on the Download this week…the sounds of deep space

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3:32pm

Thu September 12, 2013
Mountain Edition

Mountain Edition - September 12th, 2013

Many Coloradans on the Front Range have moved to higher ground, they’re working to stay safe in the middle of dangerous floods. Three people have died, and some communities are evacuating. One is Jamestown, northwest of Boulder. But there are major complications.

In other news, there’s been a few notable meth-related incidents in Rifle in this week...We’ll talk to the police chief there. And, Pitkin County is one of the last counties in Colorado figure out early plans for so-called “retail” marijuana.

Plus, when it comes to tiffs over real estate, a dispute in downtown Aspen is very unusual.

7:24am

Thu September 12, 2013
Substance Abuse

Law Enforcement: Meth is a Significant Problem in Rifle

Several drug arrests and a public drug overdose death have shed light on the problem of methamphetamine use in the Rifle area.
Credit tridentnarc.com

Methamphetamine has made headlines in Garfield County recently. On Monday, law enforcement officials announced they collected 117 grams of meth in the Rifle area. The drug enforcement team TRIDENT made eight arrests in the drug bust. Also, authorities announced this week a meth overdose was to blame for a mysterious death. Rifle resident Anthony Green fell over dead around midnight on August 22 on a downtown street.

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7:22pm

Tue September 10, 2013
The Valley

Pitkin Commissioners Start Tackling Pot Decisions

Pitkin County Commissioner Steve Child, far right, voices support for moving forward with allowing retail marijuana in Pitkin County.
Elise Thatcher

Colorado is the first state to finalize the details on how to regulate recreational marijuana. The rules came out Monday, September 9th.  Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, the Pitkin County Commission is taking some early steps for figuring out how to work out recreational… or so-called “retail”... marijuana. They met yesterday, Tuesday September 10th, to explore what comes first.

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