recreational marijuana http://aspenpublicradio.org en Keeping Teens From Driving Stoned http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/keeping-teens-driving-stoned <p>Law enforcement is adjusting to legal marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley and around Colorado… and that includes making sure people aren’t on pot behind the wheel. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced a new campaign this month to crack down on high drivers… and for at least one local drivers education company, it also means taking more time to talk with students about pot.<br /> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 15553 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - March 6th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-march-6th-2014 <p>Today, we’ll bring you the latest with the investigation into the murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister.</p><p>Republicans and Democrats are whittling down the contenders for state and local elections this fall.</p><p>Aspen’s first recreational pot shop starts selling buds… and we find out how much Carbondale has made on marijuana taxes.</p><p>And we hear from a Paralympic coach who arrived in Sochi this week. With the international tensions in nearby Ukraine, we’ll hear how safe athletes are feeling.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:28:07 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 15197 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - March 6th, 2014 Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-february-13th-2014 <p>A new report says there isn’t enough natural gas in the Thompson Divide to make it worth drilling. But the industry argues there aren’t enough facts to say if the leases would be a bust…</p><p>A new marijuana task force is meeting for the first time today. The goal is to monitor the effects of recreational pot on the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>The City of Aspen’s utility wants to run on 100-percent renewable energy and its enlisted the help of a government laboratory to help them get there. Aspen <em>will</em> inch closer to its renewable goal when it starts taking power from a new hydro plant in Ridgway later this month.</p><p>Local teenagers are getting a lesson on slam poetry. Two performance artists are visiting schools this week, teaching kids how to write and deliver “spoken word” poetry.</p><p>Finally, a Durango biathlete is competing in Sochi tomorrow. Her story is a unique one - she owes her Olympic bid to her twin sister.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 14251 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014 Valley Roundup - January 31st, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-january-31st-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>We are joined today by the Aspen Times’ Andy Stone and Aspen Daily News’ Curtis Wackerle. This&nbsp; Week, Garfield County officials said they are asking the state not to impose new air pollution standards on oil and gas drilling rigs in the county.</p><p>Aspen’s most famous downtown, Ukrainian, penthouse-owners have been told the city will no longer jump every time they complain about noise from bars and restaurants.</p><p>Now that marijuana is legal, the conversation about pot has shifted.&nbsp; One new topic is; how potheads should behave in public.</p><p>And on the Download with Rob St. Mary – Big snow goes viral.&nbsp; Also, break out the goldfish.&nbsp; It might be Superbowl 48 in some quarters, to others its Weed Bowl 1.&nbsp; Even Jello Biafra weighs in.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 100; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:28:05 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 13657 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - January 31st, 2014 Valley Roundup - January 24th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-january-24th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>We are joined today by Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News, Andy Stone, a columnist fro and former editor of the Aspen Times and Michael Miracle, Editor of Aspen Sojourner magazine.</p><p>The X Games are upon us and the word is that ESPN will continue them in Aspen for another five years.&nbsp; The games bring a younger crowd to town.&nbsp; Today we consider what Aspen looks like to a 20-something visitor.</p><p>Basalt is organizing a crowd-sourcing urban planning process.&nbsp; The town wants residents to look ahead and imagine a future town.</p><p>Aspen will soon have an empty art museum to repurpose and the ideas for the space are rolling in.&nbsp; The city wants a public service that will engage the community.</p><p>And on the Download with Rob St. Mary - Netflix could be ready to press subscribers into the battle over net neutrality.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 13307 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - January 24th, 2014