Mountain Edition http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - July 24th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-24th-2014 <p>Good afternoon, and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>You’ve probably noticed we’re in our summer pledge drive this week… so today we’re bringing you an update on the latest local news.</p><p>Like efforts to restrict drilling on the Thompson Divide… lots of business in the valley this summer... and what we know now about theories on who may have been involved in Nancy Pfister’s death.</p><p>Then we’ll hear some of our favorite stories over the last several months… One man says he’s the only Ute tribal member who lives in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>And, we chat with a local rabbi considered one of the most inspiring in the country.</p><p>We’ll hear about one of the tough issues in the Roaring Fork Valley. Heroin overdoses have claimed several lives this year.</p><p>As for the pledge drive, thanks if you’ve already made a gift or renewed your membership. If not...it’s time.</p><p>Because nearly half of Aspen Public Radio’s funding comes from listeners like you. Please consider making a pledge, at whatever amount is comfortable.</p><p>Call us at 920- 9000 during regular business hours, or give anytime on the interwebs, that’s aspen public radio dot org.</p><p>We’ve got lots of good stories for you during this special pledge drive edition of Mountain Edition... starting now. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:29:54 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 22072 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 24th, 2014 Mountain Edition - July 17th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-17th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>It’s been a busy summer in the Roaring Fork Valley so far. For some communities, it’s an important economic boost.<br /><br />The U.S. Justice Department fines Citigroup for misconduct that helped fuel the recession. We talk to Colorado’s US Attorney, who was part of the investigation.</p><p>Colorado names Carbondale a creative district candidate. Turns out, much of the town’s economy is centered around ingenuity.</p><p>We’ll head to a shooting range near Basalt, where a group of women are learning to cast...and blast.</p><p>And, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this year. We’ll introduce you to a group of women who fought to protect the Maroon Bells/Snowmass area.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:25:43 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 21722 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 17th, 2014 Mountain Edition - July 10th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-10th-2014 <p>Today we have a tour of a drilling and fracking site near the Roaring Fork Valley</p><p>We’ll hear exactly what goes on there and what it sounds like.</p><p>That site and many others in Colorado use infrastructure called injection wells and they’re causing earthquakes in Oklahoma.</p><p>Legal marijuana plants and edibles must be tested before they’re sold and just three labs are doing all the testing.</p><p>A new brewery in Glenwood Springs debuts a new kind of beer in the Valley – be prepared to pucker up.</p><p>And a local favorite tells all about his new book, about hosting the long running Telluride Bluegrass Festival.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 21364 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 10th, 2014 Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-3rd-2014 <p>Sunday marks an anniversary of a local tragedy. A wildfire near Glenwood Springs 20 years ago, killed fourteen firefighters.</p><p>As the cycling world gears up from the Tour de France, the sport is still dusting itself off. We hear from Lance Armstrong who was found guilty of doping.</p><p>Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was in Aspen this week, discussing two hot topics at the Aspen Ideas Festival - marijuana and fracking.</p><p>Another Ideas Fest speaker was Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform.</p><p>A natural history documentary screens on PBS next year and this one is unlike any other nature film. We’ll tell you why.</p><p>Finally, we’ll take you to Snowmass Village where a giant yoga festival gets underway today.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:40:27 +0000 Marci Krivonen , Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 21027 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 Mountain Edition - June 26th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-june-26th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>This week, Republicans decided who’s going to run against Democratic governor John Hickenlooper this fall. &nbsp;Bob Beauprez is a former Congressman and wants to put government red tape on ice.</p><p>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.</p><p>Finally, to get a break from all the politics, we’ll take a tour of Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain and its profitable mining history.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition, right now.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:29:04 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 20675 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - June 26th, 2014