Aspen Skiing Company http://aspenpublicradio.org en Summer Tourism, Business Looking Good http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/summer-tourism-business-looking-good <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5; background-color: transparent;">If it feels busier in your town in the Roaring Fork Valley, that’s because in general this summer has been particularly bustling. Statistics from the National Forest Service to Chamber of Commerce organizations up and down the valley say there are more tourists, and business is up compared to years past.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 21429 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Summer Tourism, Business Looking Good Colorado Employers Review Drug Policies In Light Of Marijuana's Legalization http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/colorado-employers-review-drug-policies-light-marijuanas-legalization <p></p><p>Summer in Aspen not only means warm weather and crowds, it also means businesses are hiring. The resort has a seasonal economy and, some companies are reviewing their drug and alcohol policies now that marijuana is legal in Colorado. It's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">causing some confusion for employers and raising questions for human resources departments. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:24:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20268 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Colorado Employers Review Drug Policies In Light Of Marijuana's Legalization Court: Avalanches In Ski Areas OK http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/court-avalanches-ski-areas-ok <p class="p1">There’s a lot of concern over avalanche danger in Colorado’s backcountry right now. That includes the Aspen area. But skiers and boarders also have to keep this in mind: avalanches can occur inside ski areas… and if they do, the resort isn’t necessarily at fault. That’s a new ruling by the Colorado Appeals Court.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2"> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:11:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14519 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Court: Avalanches In Ski Areas OK Aspen Sends Four Athletes To The Olympics in Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-sends-four-athletes-olympics-sochi <p>Aspen’s sending four athletes to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia and the community gathered Wednesday, to send them off. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was at the event at the Gondola Plaza. She filed this report.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Welcome to our 2014 </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Winter Olympic send-off for our local Olympians!"</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:54:16 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13570 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Sends Four Athletes To The Olympics in Sochi X Games Wrap Up With Super Pipe, Minus Shaun White http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/x-games-wrap-super-pipe-minus-shaun-white <p>For the first time in seven years, snowboarding phenom Shaun White did not take home the X Games gold for Super Pipe. The Flying Tomato decided to save his legs for the Olympics in a matter of weeks… and Danny Davis took home the gold. That was the last event for this winter’s X Games… and early signs are that it may have been successful</p><p></p><p><em>Editor's note: Below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher's story.</em></p><p>[Sound of snowboarder landing on the ice in the&nbsp;SuperPipe, during men’s finals.]</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:29:28 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13403 at http://aspenpublicradio.org X Games Wrap Up With Super Pipe, Minus Shaun White