Environment http://aspenpublicradio.org en Women Target for Hunting & Fishing Skills http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/women-target-hunting-fishing-skills <p>The number of women who are hunting and fishing is growing and in some years is outpacing the number of men who receive hunting licenses.&nbsp; This trend hasn’t been missed by Colorado’s Division of Parks and Wildlife which relies heavily on license sales to fund its management of wild lands.&nbsp; Earlier this week, Parks and Wildlife hosted a free hunting and fishing clinic for women in Basalt.&nbsp; Dorothy Atkins went along and filed this report.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:03:30 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 21699 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Women Target for Hunting & Fishing Skills 5 Point Shows First Feature-Length Patagonia Film http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/5-point-shows-first-feature-length-patagonia-film <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; What happens when an outdoor clothing company makes a film? Fish, dams, and a conservation message are front and center. The movie is titled </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">DamNation,&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and shows in Carbondale this weekend at the Five Point Film Festival. It’ll be the first showing in Colorado.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:14:34 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17561 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 5 Point Shows First Feature-Length Patagonia Film CrossCurrents - Renewable Energy http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-renewable-energy <p>David Blume of Blume Distillation along with Chip Comins of the American Renewable Energy Institute on the technology of alcohol as fuel and its possible applications here in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p><a href="http://www.blumedistillation.com/">http://www.blumedistillation.com/</a></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 17102 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Renewable Energy Local Group to Study Fryingpan River/Ruedi Impact http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/local-group-study-fryingpan-riverruedi-impact <p>The Roaring Fork Conservancy is taking a look at what a healthy Fryingpan River means to the local economy. The Fryingpan Valley Economic Study is underway and will continue into next year according to the Basalt based organization. The group says the study aims to understand visitor use and spending related to recreational activities on the Lower Fryingpan River and Ruedi Reservoir, and the river’s economic importance. The final result will give people an idea of what a healthy river means to the local economy.&nbsp;The Conservancy believes the report will also aid in helping to keep the river healthy. Colorado State University and Colorado Mountain College are assisting with the study that is funded in part by the town of Basalt, Eagle County, the Aspen Skiing Company Environment Foundation and other private donors. Over a decade ago the Conservancy conducted a similar study and found the Fryingpan Valley's recreational activities contributed an estimated $1.8 million annually in total economic output to Basalt's economy. Updated numbers are expected to be greater.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:09:21 +0000 Rob St. Mary 16157 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Local Group to Study Fryingpan River/Ruedi Impact Insects Still Threaten Private, Public Forests in Roaring Fork Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/insects-still-threaten-private-public-forests-roaring-fork-valley <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:45:44 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14871 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Insects Still Threaten Private, Public Forests in Roaring Fork Valley