Wilderness http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Huts for Vets, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-huts-vets-part-3 <p>The mission for Huts for Vets is simple: to help veterans adjust to and enjoy civilian life by gaining tools for enhancing mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health. The organization takes groups of veterans up to the 10th Mountain Division Huts for three days of hiking, discussion, and reflection. Guests on this show include Paul Anderson, Executive Director, Dr. Jerry Alpern, board member and psychologist, and Adam McCabe, retired combat veteran, instructor, and board member. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 20707 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Huts for Vets, Part 3 Valley Roundup - July 18th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-18th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup.&nbsp; It’s a review of the top news stories of the week in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>Joining us today are Andy Stone, former editor of and now columnist for the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News.</p><p>This week there was a double-homicide in El Jebel.&nbsp; The same week a pedestrian was hit and killed on highway 82, this comes on the heels of a high profile murder in Aspen and the death of a rafter.&nbsp; Today we reflect on how big city this all sounds.</p><p>Also, are we loving the outdoors to death?&nbsp; Judging for the Conundrum Hot Springs…maybe so.</p><p>Proposals are lining up for what to do with the old Aspen Art Museum, we look at the Lodging incentive program and the strange partnership of Lee Mulcahy and Maurice Emmer.</p><p>On the download with Rob St. Mary a how-to for safe sexting.&nbsp; It’s all ahead on Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 21761 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 18th, 2014 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Huts for Vets, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-huts-vets-part-2 <p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:12:41 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 20579 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Huts for Vets, Part 2 Conundrum At Conundrum Hot Springs: Large Crowds Hurting Environment http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conundrum-conundrum-hot-springs-large-crowds-hurting-environment <p></p><p>White River National Forest officials are concerned about overuse at Conundrum Hot Springs, outside Aspen. Forest Service staffers recently pulled more than 35 pounds of trash from the popular recreation area and the number of visitors continues to grow.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:16:59 +0000 Marci Krivonen 21235 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Conundrum At Conundrum Hot Springs: Large Crowds Hurting Environment "What does the fox hear? Noise impacts and the importance of natural silence." http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/what-does-fox-hear-noise-impacts-and-importance-natural-silence <p>A key rationale for conservation is protecting wildlife from the impacts of people. Some of those impacts are obvious, like cutting down trees or building a parking lot over a wetland. Some though are harder to understand or see, literally. A <a href="http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2013/11/06/first-kind-study-documents-effects-road-noises-migratory-birds/">recent study from Boise State University</a> caught my attention. In it researchers created a phantom ‘road’ along a mountainside in Idaho by attaching speakers to trees and playing the sounds of a hi-way into an otherwise pristine forest.&nbsp;<br /> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:39:21 +0000 Will Roush 11193 at http://aspenpublicradio.org "What does the fox hear? Noise impacts and the importance of natural silence."