Snowmass Village http://aspenpublicradio.org en Paleontologists Still Unveiling Snowmass Ice Age Fossils http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/paleontologists-still-unveiling-snowmass-ice-age-fossils <p class="p1">&nbsp; &nbsp;Scientists are still examining some of the mammoth bones found at a big dig in Snowmass. &nbsp;The discovery took place more than three years ago-- but the painstaking review of the ice age fossils means that it could take years to thoroughly examine everything that was found. The Ice Age Discovery Center recently unveiled a mammoth tusk that’s been wrapped up in a protective jacket.</p><p class="p1"> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 03:40:13 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14424 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Paleontologists Still Unveiling Snowmass Ice Age Fossils Safety Efforts Ramp Up At Ski Area Terrain Parks http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/safety-efforts-ramp-ski-area-terrain-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After seeing the tricks, flips and crashes at last week’s Winter X Games, it’s hard to understand why someone would take such risks. And yet, terrain parks with similar, but smaller features are ubiquitous at ski areas around the country. Education around how to be safe in these parks is growing. And, as Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, the efforts are also meant to draw more people to snowboarding, which has seen a drop in popularity on the slopes.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:05:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13481 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Safety Efforts Ramp Up At Ski Area Terrain Parks Pitkin County Explores Building More Trails in the Upper Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-county-explores-building-more-trails-upper-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pitkin County is leading an effort to explore the development of new trails in the Upper Valley. At issue is whether new trails are needed for users like mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians. The effort is also meant to stop illegal trails from being built.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The County is focusing on a 125,000 acre swath of public land that covers areas from Woody Creek to Independence Pass, and acreage in between.</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:19:25 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13421 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County Explores Building More Trails in the Upper Valley Mountain Edition - January 23rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-january-23rd-2014 <p>The X Games are in full swing, with eye popping jumps and bright lights. And, it’ll be on the calendar for five more years, thanks to a new agreement.</p><p>Hometown favorite Gretchen Bleiler is competing in this week’s event-- her last X Games before she retires.</p><p>Aspen Police say a so-called skimming device was discovered at a local ATM. We’ll find out what that means for locals.</p><p>Cell service can be a real pain in Snowmass Village. But improving coverage can be tricky.</p><p>We’ll hear how a state senator hopes to expand broadband internet in the Valley….</p><p>Whether there’s more snow coming any time soon…</p><p>And the long view from a decorated athlete... about his experience at the Olympics.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 13272 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - January 23rd, 2014 Krabloonik Overload? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/krabloonik-overload <p>It has been hard in recent weeks to avoid news stories about the Krabloonik dog sledding operation in Snowmass.&nbsp; The owner has been charged with animal cruelty and is due in court next month. &nbsp;Media coverage has gone beyond these charges to include an inter-family dispute, the relationship between the company and Snowmass Village and it’s mayor. &nbsp;The story has also had its share of tangled relationships and friendships involving members of the media.&nbsp; Aspen Times Editor Rick Carroll, in an editorial this week called it a media orgy.&nbsp; Carroll told us he is getting exasperated with the story. &nbsp;He spoke with APR's Roger Adams.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:15:37 +0000 Roger Adams 13229 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Krabloonik Overload?