Mountain Snowpack http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - April 3rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-april-3rd-2014 <p>Defense attorneys in the Nancy Pfister case are digging through lots of evidence.</p><p>Spring snow showers have boosted snowpack to above-average levels and forecasts are calling for high river flows this spring.</p><p>A Western Slope lawmaker is proposing Colorado get its own firefighting fleet of airplanes and helicopters.</p><p>And, wildfire is on the minds of local officials who are planning ahead after devastating fires in recent years, on the Front Range.</p><p>Suicide is getting attention in the Aspen community, after several deaths this winter.</p><p>And, we have some fun with what could be the Upper Valley’s first home inspired hybrid.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:32:49 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 16520 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - April 3rd, 2014 Winter Forecast: Snowy, Dry, Snowy Again http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/winter-forecast-snowy-dry-snowy-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The winter outlook is mixed. Although some are saying the wet fall could mean lots of snow in the coming months, a National Weather Service forecaster says there might also be some dry spells. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher talks with </span>GJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Weather Service forecaster Joe </span>Ramey<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He says this winter might be very familiar.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:34:16 +0000 Elise Thatcher 9308 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Winter Forecast: Snowy, Dry, Snowy Again Mountain Edition - August 8th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-august-8th-2013 <p>Aspen Public Radio became a bit more digital this week. We posted our first story told through video of the 40th anniversary of the Snowmass Rodeo. It’s part of the station’s multi-media expansion.</p><p>With oil and gas in the news pretty much all the time in Colorado, we take a look at lessons learned from one of the hot spots in Western Colorado some years ago.</p><p>We continue our Work the Valley series with a look at a forest service employee who designs plans to make towers, power lines and fences blend in with nature.</p><p>And, we’ll take a trip to Summit County where an act of Congress could open up more land for affordable housing. Just like the Roaring Fork Valley, it’s a pricey area where free market homes are often out of reach.</p><p>We talk to the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy. M. Sanjayan talks about mega-fires and disappearing snowpack.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 22:41:31 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 5754 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - August 8th, 2013 Study: River Forecasting in Rockies Needs Dusting http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/study-river-forecasting-rockies-needs-dusting <p></p><p>Snow in the Upper Colorado River Basin provides water for seven states.&nbsp; Farmers, factories, and families alike depend on this water, and a considerable amount of effort goes into understanding and forecasting how <em>much</em> melt is going to come from the snowpack, and <em>when</em>. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:50:03 +0000 Ellis Robinson 5404 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Study: River Forecasting in Rockies Needs Dusting Digging for Dust Data http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/digging-dust-data <p></p><p>If you’ve ventured out on a hot day wearing dark clothing you know that within a short time you're soaked with sweat. Similarly, when a blanket of dust settles on snow, it acts the same way - the snow sweats or melts. The result is a rapid melting of snow.&nbsp; Aspen Public Radio’s Science Reporter Ellis Robinson has more.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:07:47 +0000 Ellis Robinson 2746 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Digging for Dust Data