Thompson Divide http://aspenpublicradio.org en Coalition Heralds Garfield County; GarCo Denies Position http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/coalition-heralds-garfield-county-garco-denies-position <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp; &nbsp;The Thompson Divide Coalition announced yesterday that Garfield County is supporting proposed legislation to protect the Thompson Divide. Hours later, the County denied that description… and said Commissioners said no such thing.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14476 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Coalition Heralds Garfield County; GarCo Denies Position Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-february-13th-2014 <p>A new report says there isn’t enough natural gas in the Thompson Divide to make it worth drilling. But the industry argues there aren’t enough facts to say if the leases would be a bust…</p><p>A new marijuana task force is meeting for the first time today. The goal is to monitor the effects of recreational pot on the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>The City of Aspen’s utility wants to run on 100-percent renewable energy and its enlisted the help of a government laboratory to help them get there. Aspen <em>will</em> inch closer to its renewable goal when it starts taking power from a new hydro plant in Ridgway later this month.</p><p>Local teenagers are getting a lesson on slam poetry. Two performance artists are visiting schools this week, teaching kids how to write and deliver “spoken word” poetry.</p><p>Finally, a Durango biathlete is competing in Sochi tomorrow. Her story is a unique one - she owes her Olympic bid to her twin sister.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 14251 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014 Coalition, Industry Clash Over Thompson Divide Report http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/coalition-industry-clash-over-thompson-divide-report <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There isn’t enough natural gas in the Thompson Divide to make it worth drilling… that’s the conclusion of a report by consultants hired by the Thompson Divide Coalition. The Carbondale group has been trying to buy oil and gas leases from drilling companies. An industry group, however, says there aren’t enough facts to say if Thompson leases would be a bust, and it accuses the Coalition of being disingenuous about its intentions.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:28:01 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14236 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Coalition, Industry Clash Over Thompson Divide Report Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development on White River National Forest http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/plan-looks-future-oil-gas-development-white-river-national-forest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White River National Forest is working toward the final stages of updating its oil and gas plan. The document sets out rules for the energy industry, like where and when they can operate on the Forest. And, it could impact what happens in the Thompson Divide. The agency is updating the old plan partly because oil and gas operations have advanced in the area. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12665 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development on White River National Forest Who and What To Believe? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/who-and-what-believe <p>I spend a lot of time trying to keep myself informed about current political affairs, but it often seems to be a futile effort.&nbsp; The same subject can be reported with wildly divergent information in competing publications.&nbsp; What is the poor reader to do?&nbsp; And how is the public to make any sense of this?</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Frieda Wallison 12594 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Who and What To Believe?