city of aspen http://aspenpublicradio.org en Remodel Of Aspen's Rubey Park Includes Green Roof, Walls http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/remodel-aspens-rubey-park-includes-green-roof-walls <p></p><p>Next month Aspen City Council will look over final design plans for a <a href="http://aspenpitkin.com/Departments/Transportation/Rubey-Park-Remodel-Project/">remodel of Aspen’s Rubey Park</a> bus depot. The 30-year-old structure sees millions of riders each year and transportation officials say it’s time for an update. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen went to an open house at the bus station and filed this report.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:29:16 +0000 Marci Krivonen 21510 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Remodel Of Aspen's Rubey Park Includes Green Roof, Walls Bumpy Tour Gives Visitors A Glimpse Into Aspen's Mining History http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/bumpy-tour-gives-visitors-glimpse-aspens-mining-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer the City of Aspen is partnering with the Aspen Historical Society to show off Aspen’s mining history. Silver mining on Smuggler Mountain was big business in the late 1800’s. Now, remnants of that legacy are easy to find and highlighted on a weekly public jeep tour. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen went along for the ride, bumps and all, and filed this report.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:16:17 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20492 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Bumpy Tour Gives Visitors A Glimpse Into Aspen's Mining History Aspen Closer to 100% Renewable Energy Goal With Ridgway Hydropower http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-closer-100-renewable-energy-goal-ridgway-hydropower <p></p><p>Water officials in Ridgway, Colorado officially commissioned their new hydropower project on Friday. The City of Aspen is an integral player in the project, which is already providing power to many communities on the Western Slope. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 19709 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Closer to 100% Renewable Energy Goal With Ridgway Hydropower High Rent, Heavy Regulation Pose Challenges For Young Entrepreneurs In Aspen http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/high-rent-heavy-regulation-pose-challenges-young-entrepreneurs-aspen <p></p><p>This month, we’ve been examining what it takes to live and work in Aspen, and whether the middle class is being priced out. Today we focus on young entrepreneurs and the barriers they face when opening a business in Aspen. For some the high rents and seasonal business is worth it, while others were forced to move Downvalley to make it work, financially. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen&nbsp;reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17431 at http://aspenpublicradio.org High Rent, Heavy Regulation Pose Challenges For Young Entrepreneurs In Aspen 2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/2013-2014-ski-season-brings-plentiful-snow-boost-business <p></p><p>Business leaders say Aspen is bouncing back from the recession and spirits are high, partly because of a snowy winter.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">"We have had an incredible winter season, which is wonderful because I’ve been up here presenting before when things haven’t been so great," says Debbie Braun.</em></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:51:11 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16757 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business