colorado http://aspenpublicradio.org en Carbondale Brewery Focuses On Seasonal Beer, Being Local http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/carbondale-brewery-focuses-seasonal-beer-being-local <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another craft brewery is joining a healthy contingent of taprooms across the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Beer Company will open its doors this weekend in Carbondale. The husband-wife team behind the new business hopes to set it apart by keeping it local. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16188 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Carbondale Brewery Focuses On Seasonal Beer, Being Local Aspen's First Retail Marijuana Store Prepares to Open http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspens-first-retail-marijuana-store-prepares-open <p></p><p>Aspen’s first retail marijuana shop plans to open this month. Silverpeak Apothecary has been working on getting approvals from the City and Pitkin County. The business currently operates as a medical marijuana dispensary but, it’s tripling in size to meet the needs of a budding industry. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Silverpeak employee Zoe Higgins chats with a curious caller behind the counter at </span>Silverpeak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Apothecary.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:43:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14981 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen's First Retail Marijuana Store Prepares to Open Same-Sex Couples Share Vows, Love in Civil Union Ceremony http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/same-sex-couples-share-vows-love-civil-union-ceremony <p><em>“You are the love of my life… you are my very best friend…”</em></p><p>The vows were simple but very sincere for the three couples who exchanged them at the Limelight Hotel on Saturday morning.</p><p>With the approval of Civil Unions in Colorado last spring, this was a first opportunity for some same-sex couples attending Aspen Gay Ski Week to be united under the law with many of the benefits of marriage in front of a supportive community. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:39:16 +0000 Rob St. Mary 13087 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Same-Sex Couples Share Vows, Love in Civil Union Ceremony Denver Post Hires Marijuana Editor, Launches Pot Website http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/denver-post-hires-marijuana-editor-launches-pot-website <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Across the state, more than three dozen retail marijuana stores opened for business &nbsp;on January </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, marking a historic milestone for pot advocates. News reports showed lines outside of some Denver-area stores. And, people from around the country traveled to the state to purchase pot. In the Roaring Fork Valley, retail marijuana shops are expected to open later this year.</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:23:23 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12358 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Denver Post Hires Marijuana Editor, Launches Pot Website Black Forest Fire Burns 360 Homes http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/black-forest-fire-burns-360-homes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A wildfire burning north of Colorado Springs is officially Colorado’s most destructive fire, ever. Law enforcement officials announced this morning the Black Forest fire has burned 360 homes - that’s more than last year’s Waldo Canyon Fire. 15,000 acres have burned and nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:24:57 +0000 Marci Krivonen 2875 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Black Forest Fire Burns 360 Homes