Basalt 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 One Initiative Remains For Struggling Non-Profit: A Retirement Community http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/one-initiative-remains-struggling-non-profit-retirement-community <p></p><p>The non-profit Aspen Valley Foundation is all but obsolete except for one remaining initiative: a retirement facility in Basalt. The Foundation this year, ran out of money for the grants it traditionally awards local non profits. But, members of the Foundation’s board say they’re committed to moving forward a so-called continuing care retirement community. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen&nbsp;reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20129 at http://aspenpublicradio.org One Initiative Remains For Struggling Non-Profit: A Retirement Community Four Candidates Vie For Seats On Crown Mountain Board http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/four-candidates-vie-seats-crown-mountain-board <p></p><p>Next week voters in the sprawling, mid-valley Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District will head to the polls. Four people are running for three open seats on the board of directors. Three of them are incumbents and the fourth jumped in after voters turned down a proposal last fall, to build a recreation center. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17896 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Four Candidates Vie For Seats On Crown Mountain Board A Walk Through Basalt's Former Pan And Fork Trailer Park http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/walk-through-basalts-former-pan-and-fork-trailer-park <p>If you’ve driven through downtown Basalt recently, it’s hard to miss the mess of trees, electrical boxes and garbage covering a central stretch of land. It’s the site of the old Pan and Fork Mobile Home park, where more than 300 people used to live. The Town of Basalt helped those residents relocate and now it’s focusing on redeveloping the five acres. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen walked through the area with Town Manager Mike Scanlon.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17847 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Walk Through Basalt's Former Pan And Fork Trailer Park 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