APR Local News http://aspenpublicradio.org en Locals: The Trick to Living and Working in the Upper Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/locals-trick-living-and-working-upper-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;Has Aspen become too expensive for middle class residents?&nbsp;We’ve examined what it takes for retail shops to survive downtown. as business owners are facing challenges like rising rents and increasingly slow off-seasons. &nbsp;Next, we talk with locals to find out how they're balancing life in the Upper Valley. For many, living in a different town is one of the solutions.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:05:43 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17308 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Locals: The Trick to Living and Working in the Upper Valley Dr. Steve Ayers: Coroner http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/dr-steve-ayers-coroner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Coroner has been in the news a lot lately.&nbsp; 2014 is on pace to be a year with more deaths than usual in the county.&nbsp; There has been a high profile murder, several recent suicides, a couple of accidental skiing deaths and several lethal drug overdoses.&nbsp; The cases have all come across the coroner’s desk. &nbsp;APR's Roger Adams reports.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:16:38 +0000 Roger Adams 17213 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Dr. Steve Ayers: Coroner Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/glenwood-conference-fire-officials-look-true-costs-wildfire <p></p><p>The story of wildfire in the west is increasingly bleak. Fires are bigger, the wildfire season’s longer, and homes are increasingly built on lands at risk to fire. That’s the situation surrounding a wildfire conference in Glenwood Springs this week. Firefighters, elected officials and government workers met to try and find solutions. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, one idea is to expand biomass production.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17197 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire Mountain Edition - April 17th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-april-17th-2014 <p>This week there are a few more clues, and lots of money, in the Nancy Pfister case.</p><p>Verizon customers saw a huge glitch in service this week.</p><p>It can be tough to run a retail business in Aspen, so we’ll find out what it takes.</p><p>We’ll also go to a busy clinic where busy doctors are serving a growing number of medicaid patients after the Obamacare deadline.</p><p>Glenwood Springs inches closer to getting a new bridge in downtown.</p><p>And locals are weighing in on how the state tackles water needs.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 17169 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - April 17th, 2014 BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/blm-seeks-comments-public-65-oil-gas-leases <p></p><p>The public is getting a chance this week to comment on what happens to existing oil and gas leases in Garfield, Pitkin and Mesa Counties. Sixty-five leases within the White River National Forest are up for review. Just eight of them hold active infrastructure, like gas wells. The Bureau of Land Management handles the leases and is soliciting feedback on what do with them.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:40 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17156 at http://aspenpublicradio.org BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases