Religion http://aspenpublicradio.org en Catching Up With Father Thomas Keating http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/catching-father-thomas-keating <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Roaring Fork Valley is rich with spiritual leaders, and that includes a monk based in Old </span>Snowmass<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. When Father Thomas Keating first took his vows 1944, he didn’t talk much for the next five years, because that’s part of how things worked at his monastery back then.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"> Thu, 01 May 2014 04:51:56 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17849 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Catching Up With Father Thomas Keating Local Rabbi Considered One of Country’s Most Inspirational http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/local-rabbi-considered-one-country-s-most-inspirational <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of Aspen’s Jewish leaders was named recently as one of the country’s most inspiring rabbis. The Jewish Daily Forward listed David Segal in its annual list. Segal leads the Aspen Jewish Congregation, based at the Aspen Chapel. He received the accolade for holding services outside and increasing attendance. Segal says his wife, Cantor </span>Rollin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Simmons, also plays a role in what happens at the synagogue. APR’s Elise Thatcher spoke with them both… and she asked Segal what his reaction was when he heard news about his commendation. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:29:04 +0000 Elise Thatcher 16797 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Local Rabbi Considered One of Country’s Most Inspirational Community Church Begins New Era http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/community-church-begins-new-era <p class="p1">One of Aspen’s longest running institutions is beginning a new era.The Aspen Community Church has shed its scaffolding and 2014 is its first year with a new roof and other structural improvements. Already, some say that’s had a real effect on what it’s like to spend time in the historic building. APR’s Elise Thatcher has more.</p><p class="p2"> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:50:06 +0000 Elise Thatcher 16087 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Community Church Begins New Era Mountain Edition - February 6th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-february-6th-2014 <p>Aspen and other parts of the Upper Valley are still digging out from last week’s historic snowstorm and there’s more powder in the forecast.</p><p>And all that snowpack is good news for farmers and ranchers in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>The Aspen community continues to grapple with the recent loss of a beloved newspaper editor. We take a look at how hard it can be to prevent suicide.</p><p>On a lighter note, soon it’ll be much easier to speed through security at Aspen’s airport, a Catholic monk in Old Snowmass is featured in a new movie and the Olympic Games have kicked off in Sochi… we’ll talk with an Aspen athlete who’s settling in and getting ready to compete. We’ll also hear the latest on security concerns at the games in Russia.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 13930 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - February 6th, 2014 Glenwood Springs Pastor Charged With Sexual Assault http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/glenwood-springs-pastor-charged-sexual-assault <p>Update Friday, November 22nd: <a href="http://www.deltacountyindependent.com/index.php/top-stories-1/8892-pastor-jailed-for-sex-assault-on-a-child" target="_blank">The Delta County Independent reports&nbsp; Quintero&nbsp;sent messages to a 14 year old boy from New Castle. The messages were “sent from Glenwood Apostolic, an account that has since been closed.”&nbsp;</a></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:19:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10365 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Glenwood Springs Pastor Charged With Sexual Assault