APR Local News

APR Local News
9:44 am
Mon August 4, 2014

A Stroll Through Aspen's West End

Nina Gabianelli, right, describes how to spot original Victorian homes.
Elise Thatcher

Aspen’s West End is filled with stately older homes. Many are empty during the off season, but during the summer the neighborhood picks up. And in that new life, the Aspen Historical Society holds regular walking tours to show off vintage beauty, and tell some good tales about years gone by. 

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: The Thrift Shop of Aspen, Part 1

The Thrift Shop of Aspen opened in 1949 and is celebrating its 65th anniversary. For decades the shop has accepted donated goods, resold them, and then given the money to a myriad of organizations. It is a haven for finding great little treasures at affordable prices. From clothing and outdoor gear, to books and dinnerware, The Thrift Shop of Aspen is loved by Aspen locals and visitors alike. Diane Wallace is the co-President of The Thrift Shop of Aspen and long-time volunteer, she shares about the mission and history of the non-profit organization. Ellen Walbert is a board member and active volunteer of The Thirft Shop of Aspen and shares about the community involvement of The Thrift Shop of Aspen.

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Governor Hickenlooper Praises Aspen's We-Cycle Bike Share Program

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper holds a We-Cycle "fob" or passholder card for Aspen's bike sharing program. He praised the program on Friday, then rode a bike through downtown Aspen.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper took time from his busy campaign schedule Friday to hop on an Aspen We-Cycle. The bike sharing system was being celebrated for its success. Just halfway through summer, the program’s already surpassed the total number of rides during its first season, last year. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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2014 Summer Pledge Drive
12:50 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Thank You for Your Support During the Summer Pledge Drive!

We couldn't have said it better ourselves-thank you Paul E. Anna, our loyal evergreen members, and all who supported us during this summer's pledge drive!

If you haven’t had a chance to become a member, or renew, click here.


Mountain Edition
3:27 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Mountain Edition - July 31st, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year and we’re devoting this entire show to the topic.

First, we’ll look back on how the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness became protected. A group of local women had a hand in it.

The wilderness in our backyard is one of the busiest in the state. The Forest Service says some areas are being loved to death.

Another problem facing wilderness is private land smack-dab in the middle of these peaceful places. One local group is working to make wilderness more wild.

And, a group of local organizations is throwing a birthday bash for the Maroon Bells this weekend. We have the details.

That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition.