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Valley Roundup
3:28 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Valley Roundup - September 20th, 2013

The flood waters are now moving east into Kansas and Nebraska. Better weather is allowing hard hit mountain communities like Boulder to dry out. This was a singular massive rain event. How it happened seems pretty clear. How and what it means long term, less so. Brent Gardner-Smith and Bob Ward of Aspen Journalism join us this week to talk about all the water, Colorado’s on going drought and climate change.

Also, this fall, voters will decide the fate of a new funding model for public schools – Mick Ireland shares his take.

And on The Download – how hackers might be able to steal your fingerprints.

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Mountain Edition
3:27 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Mountain Edition - September 19th, 2013

Floodwaters in the Front Range are receding and the number of missing people is going down. Residents of flood-ravaged towns are returning home. We’ll bring you an update on the floods and let you know how you can help. Some from the Roaring Fork Valley have been helping Front Range residents get back on their feet and seeing just how devastating flooding can be. The state’s climatologist says what’s strange about last week’s weather is its pattern. Simultaneous, powerful rain storms hit multiple Front Range areas at one time. Also today, men are still making more money than women in Colorado – we’ll break down the numbers, county by county. And finally, imagine flying 80 miles an hour down Aspen Mountain on skis. One Aspen ski racer could be an international champion, if she can land a spot with the Olympic team.

CrossCurrents
9:46 am
Thu September 19, 2013

CrossCurrents - The History of KAJX Part 2

The History of KAJX - Part 2

Interviews with Sy Coleman, Michael Stranahan and Andrea Young.

The Valley
11:22 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Women Still Earning Less Than Men in the Roaring Fork Valley

A new study shows the wage gap between men and women is greater in Garfield County compared to Pitkin County.
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Men are making more money than women working in the Roaring Fork Valley. But, the differences vary depending on the county. A new report shows a woman earns 80-cents for every dollar a man makes in Colorado. 

In Pitkin County, on average, a man earns $54,000 a year compared to $47,000 for a woman. In Garfield County, the disparity is greater. A man earns $50,000 annually, compared to a woman’s earnings of $37,000.

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The Road to Sochi
3:48 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

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.
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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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