Thompson Divide Coalition http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - July 24th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-24th-2014 <p>Good afternoon, and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>You’ve probably noticed we’re in our summer pledge drive this week… so today we’re bringing you an update on the latest local news.</p><p>Like efforts to restrict drilling on the Thompson Divide… lots of business in the valley this summer... and what we know now about theories on who may have been involved in Nancy Pfister’s death.</p><p>Then we’ll hear some of our favorite stories over the last several months… One man says he’s the only Ute tribal member who lives in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>And, we chat with a local rabbi considered one of the most inspiring in the country.</p><p>We’ll hear about one of the tough issues in the Roaring Fork Valley. Heroin overdoses have claimed several lives this year.</p><p>As for the pledge drive, thanks if you’ve already made a gift or renewed your membership. If not...it’s time.</p><p>Because nearly half of Aspen Public Radio’s funding comes from listeners like you. Please consider making a pledge, at whatever amount is comfortable.</p><p>Call us at 920- 9000 during regular business hours, or give anytime on the interwebs, that’s aspen public radio dot org.</p><p>We’ve got lots of good stories for you during this special pledge drive edition of Mountain Edition... starting now. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:29:54 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 22072 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 24th, 2014 Activists v Activists http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/activists-v-activists <p>Among people opposed to oil and gas drilling it is a given that the Thompson Divide area should be off limits.&nbsp; Still, there is disagreement within anti-drilling activists over strategy.&nbsp; That difference of ideas burst recently into open criticism aimed at the Thompson Divide Coalition.&nbsp; Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon reported on the squabble this week and he spoke about it with APR’s Roger Adams.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:04:57 +0000 Roger Adams 17727 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Activists v Activists Mountain Edition - February 20th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-february-20th-2014 <p>The Thompson Divide prompted conflicting statements by environmental groups and Garfield County this week. Avalanche danger has been sketchy lately because of certain unusual factors.&nbsp; And if a snow slide happens inside a ski area, turns out the resort isn’t to blame. A Basalt advisor wins an award for her work with female investors. We say goodbye to a member of the Aspen Public Radio family, lost too soon.&nbsp; And, we’ll wrap up our coverage of Aspen area athletes going to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:40:09 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 14561 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - February 20th, 2014 Coalition Heralds Garfield County; GarCo Denies Position http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/coalition-heralds-garfield-county-garco-denies-position <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp; &nbsp;The Thompson Divide Coalition announced yesterday that Garfield County is supporting proposed legislation to protect the Thompson Divide. Hours later, the County denied that description… and said Commissioners said no such thing.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14476 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Coalition Heralds Garfield County; GarCo Denies Position 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