APR Local News

Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Carolyn Sackariason

  Less than a month ago, a public park in downtown Aspen was transformed into a snow polo field for a two-day international tournament. The unusual event could become more routine. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason was there and has this report on how polo is gaining momentum in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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  Two thirds of Aspenites don’t take advantage of a fifty dollar refund available from the city.

Elise Thatcher

  The Valley Health Alliance is reviewing new information showing the top three medical problems workers are dealing with. A recent report looks at health fair data from workers with the City of Aspen, Pitkin County, Aspen Valley Hospital, and the Aspen School District.

Elise Thatcher

  Democrats have gained registered voters in the Roaring Fork Valley area over the last year.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Artists for Peace and Justice was founded in 2009 by filmmaker Paul Haggis, and when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in January  2010, the nonprofit turned its efforts to healthcare and education in the shattered Port au Prince.

  Hundreds of dollars have been raised to help homeless people in Carbondale. As of Monday evening, about five hundred dollars were on hand.

Elise Thatcher

Rocky Mountain Institute has opened the doors to its new offices in Basalt. And for the first time, the think tank is settling into its own brand new energy efficient building. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher took a tour and has this report.

City of Aspen

Of the 60 communities enrolled in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, Aspen is in third place. The two-year conservation competition looks at energy use in residential and government buildings.

The Red Brick Center for the Arts is home to nine non-profit organizations (including Aspen Public Radio), fine art and rehearsal studios, public conferences spaces, resident artist studios, and a gallery space. Board Member Emeritus, Bob Camp, explains the history of the organization and how it came to acquire the Red Brick building, which was previously occupied by the Aspen School District. 

To learn more about the history of the Red Brick Center for the Arts and their programs, visit www.AspenArt.org

SkiCo sticking with Audi; swapping out A7s and Q7s

Jan 4, 2016

  The Aspen Skiing Co. is sticking with its partner Audi even though some of the manufacturer’s cars are violating clean air standards.