Environment http://aspenpublicradio.org en 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 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 Basalt Snow Birds http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalt-snow-birds <p>Backyard bird feeders are especially popular and well-attended when the snow is deep. &nbsp;Birds spend the majority of their waking hours in the search for food. &nbsp;These photos were taken this week at feeders in my yard in Basalt.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:57:36 +0000 Roger Adams 13963 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Basalt Snow Birds