APR Local News

Recreational Marijuana
6:10 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Keeping Teens From Driving Stoned

Law enforcement is adjusting to legal marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley and around Colorado… and that includes making sure people aren’t on pot behind the wheel. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced a new campaign this month to crack down on high drivers… and for at least one local drivers education company, it also means taking more time to talk with students about pot.

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Lessons on Ducks, Snow; Environmental Education Expands

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is expanding its programming in schools across the Roaring Fork Valley.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Environmental education is expanding in schools across the Roaring Fork Valley. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies grew its teaching programs over the last two years to include schools like Basalt Elementary and Carbondale’s Crystal River Elementary school. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, studies show schools with environmental programs score higher on standardized tests.

Environmental educator Melanie Poole instructs a group of kindergarten students plopped down in a semi-circle. Today’s lesson is about duck adaptations.

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Valley Roundup
3:32 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Valley Roundup - March 14th, 2014

Rundown Pending

APR Local News
12:02 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

VVH Hacked: 5400 Patient Records Breached

Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs
Credit VVH

  Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs was the target of computer hackers and has suffered a major breach of patient information security.  Hospital officials say the personal data of more than five-thousand patients was compromised.  Stacey Gavrell is head of community relations for the hospital

“The patient information does obviously make it very serious for us and we are going to respond seriously and we are responding seriously.”

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Local Designers Create Sustainable Clothing for Carbondale Fashion Show

Clothing designer and Aspen seamstress Maria McFarland designed floor-length dresses for the "Green is the New Black" fashion show in Carbondale. The show highlights clothing made from sustainable items.
Marci Krivonen

In Aspen this week, well-known brands like Helly Hansen and Columbia are being featured on the runway during Aspen International Fashion Week. Farther Downvalley, a different kind of fashion show is about to get underway. The so-called Green is the New Black show highlights recycled and sustainable clothing. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

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