Pitkin County http://aspenpublicradio.org en Pitkin County's "Aging Well Initiative" Prepares For Aging Boomers http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-countys-aging-well-initiative-prepares-aging-boomers <p></p><p>Just like around the nation&nbsp;Pitkin County’s population of seniors is expected to grow dramatically over the coming years. Already, 20 percent of the people living here are age 60 and older. By 2030, that group is expected to grow by 75 percent. The county is preparing by investigating what’s needed to accommodate this growing demographic. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:39:56 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20559 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County's "Aging Well Initiative" Prepares For Aging Boomers Pitkin County Working To Close Loophole After Large Wedding Angers Residents http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-county-working-close-loophole-after-large-wedding-angers-residents <p>A loophole in Pitkin County’s land-use code allowed a huge wedding on the backside of Aspen mountain last weekend. The size of the ceremony angered area residents. Now, Pitkin County Commissioners are scrambling to close the loophole. &nbsp;How they plan to do that is still up in the air. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen attended their meeting yesterday and filed this report.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20184 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County Working To Close Loophole After Large Wedding Angers Residents Western Slope Lawmaker Carried Independence Pass Measure http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/western-slope-lawmaker-carried-independence-pass-measure <p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:13:49 +0000 Marci Krivonen 19097 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Western Slope Lawmaker Carried Independence Pass Measure Pitkin County To BLM: Cancel Thompson Divide Leases http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-county-blm-cancel-thompson-divide-leases <p></p><p>Pitkin County is reiterating its opposition to drilling in the Thompson Divide area through a letter to the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM is <a href="http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo/existing_leases_on.html">taking comments</a> on its review of <a href="http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/blm-seeks-comments-public-65-oil-gas-leases">65 oil and gas leases</a> that stretch over the White River National Forest. Twenty-five of those leases are in the Thompson Divide, southwest of Carbondale.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 13:16:20 +0000 Marci Krivonen 18458 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County To BLM: Cancel Thompson Divide Leases Oil, Gas Advocates: Leases Should Not Be Cancelled http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/oil-gas-advocates-leases-should-not-be-cancelled <p></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 18067 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Oil, Gas Advocates: Leases Should Not Be Cancelled