APR Local News

Mountain Edition
3:29 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Mountain Edition - June 26th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

This week, Republicans decided who’s going to run against Democratic governor John Hickenlooper this fall.  Bob Beauprez is a former Congressman and wants to put government red tape on ice.

Republicans also chose to keep Representative Scott Tipton as their candidate for the sprawling 3rd Congressional District and we’ll hear from his Democratic opponent, Abel Tapia.

Finally, to get a break from all the politics, we’ll take a tour of Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain and its profitable mining history.

That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition, right now.

APR Local News
7:39 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Pitkin County's "Aging Well Initiative" Prepares For Aging Boomers

This map shows the growth of the senior population in Pitkin County from 1990 to 2014. As baby boomers age, the County is preparing for more growth.
Credit Pitkin County Senior Services

Just like around the nation Pitkin County’s population of seniors is expected to grow dramatically over the coming years. Already, 20 percent of the people living here are age 60 and older. By 2030, that group is expected to grow by 75 percent. The county is preparing by investigating what’s needed to accommodate this growing demographic. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

On Tuesday, seniors from around Pitkin County joined elected leaders and other community members in Aspen for a presentation on aging. Curt Strand was among the participants.

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Pledge Premium Washes Ashore
2:28 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Found: Seafaring APR Water Bottle

The Aspen Public Radio membership water bottle found washed up on a beach at San Pancho, Mexico by local resident Andy Hanson.
Credit Andy Hanson

You might find a member station sticker on a car or even run into a fellow traveler sporting some fashionable threads from the same station you support miles-and-miles from home. But, Andy Hanson came across an Aspen Public Radio membership premium while on vacation in a very interesting way.

Granted, it has seen better days.

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Aspen History
7:16 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Bumpy Tour Gives Visitors A Glimpse Into Aspen's Mining History

Warning Sign at old mine site on Smuggler Mountain.
Rob St. Mary

This summer the City of Aspen is partnering with the Aspen Historical Society to show off Aspen’s mining history. Silver mining on Smuggler Mountain was big business in the late 1800’s. Now, remnants of that legacy are easy to find and highlighted on a weekly public jeep tour. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen went along for the ride, bumps and all, and filed this report.

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Audio Canvas
4:02 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Audio Canvas: Ceramics Program

Associate Director and Artistic Director for Ceramics, Doug Casebeer, talks about the ceramics program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. The center has one of the best ceramic facilities in the country - allowing ceramic artists to practice traditional and contemporary ceramics.

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