Roaring Fork River http://aspenpublicradio.org en Upper Colorado River Basin Number "2" On Endangered Rivers List http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/upper-colorado-river-basin-number-2-endangered-rivers-list <p></p><p>A new list names the Upper Colorado River basin the second most endangered stretch of water in the country. The conservation group American Rivers released its <a href="https://www.americanrivers.org/blog/announcing-americas-most-endangered-rivers-2014/">annual “top-10” list</a> Wednesday and local rivers like the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan are part of basin that’s threatened.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:01:34 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16760 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Upper Colorado River Basin Number "2" On Endangered Rivers List RMI Planning to Build "Deep Green" Building in Basalt http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/rmi-planning-build-deep-green-building-basalt <p>The non profit Rocky Mountain Institute is moving forward with plans to build an “Innovation Center” in downtown Basalt. The organization submitted a sketch plan to Town Council last month and if council supports it, construction could start in the fall. RMI specializes in sustainability and energy efficiency and the structure near the Roaring Fork River, will be highly efficient. The $15 million building will be double the size of the group’s current headquarters in Old Snowmass. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:46:37 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14399 at http://aspenpublicradio.org RMI Planning to Build "Deep Green" Building in Basalt Local Conservation Group Gets Involved With Colorado Water Plan http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/local-conservation-group-gets-involved-colorado-water-plan <p></p><p>As the state prepares a statewide water plan, a local non profit wants to make sure our rivers and streams in the Valley are protected. Basalt-based Roaring Fork Conservancy is pinpointing environmental values, so, as the state searches for more water to fill growing needs, local waterways stay full. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his State of the State address earlier this month Governor </span>Hickenlooper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> touched on water.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:49:40 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13582 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Local Conservation Group Gets Involved With Colorado Water Plan Basalt Town Council Votes to "Explore Options" proposed by Pan and Fork advocacy group http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalt-town-council-votes-explore-options-proposed-pan-and-fork-advocacy-group <p>Elected leaders in the Town of Basalt voted last night to explore alternative options for families being relocated from a trailer park. The Town has been offering cash assistance. But, a group called <em>Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt</em> says it’s not enough to pay Basalt’s high rent prices. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:50:02 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11447 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Basalt Town Council Votes to "Explore Options" proposed by Pan and Fork advocacy group Groundbreaking Marks Beginning of Construction on Basalt's River Improvement Project http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/groundbreaking-marks-beginning-construction-basalts-river-improvement-project <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Town of Basalt held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for a major river project set to get underway Monday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The so-called Pan and Fork project will replace a trailer park with a public park and an improved floodway and riverbank. Construction starts in earnest on Monday. Town Manager Mike Scanlon says he wanted to get the word out now.</span></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:17:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 9379 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Groundbreaking Marks Beginning of Construction on Basalt's River Improvement Project