western water rights http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - January 30th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-january-30th-2014 <p>With just eight days until the Olympics start in Sochi...the Aspen community sends off four local athletes who will compete.</p><p>Health care prices in the Valley have been rising for years. Now, a handful of local employers are trying to improve worker’s health--and bring down costs.</p><p>Basalt’s setting a path for its future...in a non-traditional way. It’s using a method called “crowd-sourcing” to gather input on urban planning.</p><p>A new group in Aspen wants to make it easier for young people to stay in Aspen. City council approved the Next Generation Advisory Commission this week.</p><p>And, as Colorado’s population grows, the state’s water supply can’t keep up. A Basalt organization is involved in a statewide water plan.</p><p>Terrain parks are ubiquitous at ski resorts around the country. Now, there’s an effort to make them safer.</p><p>Finally, Aspen’s Torin Yater-Wallace is heading to the Olympics. The freeskier is recovering from injuries...but, says he’s ready to compete.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 13605 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - January 30th, 2014 Congressman Scott Tipton - In Conversation http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/congressman-scott-tipton-conversation <p> Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) who represents Colorado's 3rd Congressional District was a speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by Pitkin County Republicans.&nbsp; He stopped at Aspen Public Radio's studios for an interview.&nbsp; He spoke with APR's Roger Adams about:</p><p>Forest fire prevention</p><p>Western water rights</p><p>Rebuilding the GOP</p><p>and, his recent reelection.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:12:25 +0000 Roger Adams 4680 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Congressman Scott Tipton - In Conversation