Rob St. Mary http://aspenpublicradio.org en Valley Roundup - July 18th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-18th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup.&nbsp; It’s a review of the top news stories of the week in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>Joining us today are Andy Stone, former editor of and now columnist for the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News.</p><p>This week there was a double-homicide in El Jebel.&nbsp; The same week a pedestrian was hit and killed on highway 82, this comes on the heels of a high profile murder in Aspen and the death of a rafter.&nbsp; Today we reflect on how big city this all sounds.</p><p>Also, are we loving the outdoors to death?&nbsp; Judging for the Conundrum Hot Springs…maybe so.</p><p>Proposals are lining up for what to do with the old Aspen Art Museum, we look at the Lodging incentive program and the strange partnership of Lee Mulcahy and Maurice Emmer.</p><p>On the download with Rob St. Mary a how-to for safe sexting.&nbsp; It’s all ahead on Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 21761 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 18th, 2014 Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-11th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories of the week in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>This week - Fracking.&nbsp;</p><p>Aspen Public Radio and the Aspen Times toured a drilling and hydraulic fracturing rig in Parachute recently and this week our stories ran.&nbsp; Joining us are Scott Condon reporter for the Aspen Times and our own Elise Thatcher.</p><p>On the November ballot this year voters will have a number of fracking issues to decide, among them whether local communities should have control over oil and gas exploration.</p><p>Our reporting looked at one fracking operation run by WPX Energy.&nbsp; It is one of the big players in the industry.&nbsp; We got an up close look at what is going on at drilling rig H &amp; P 318. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:58:03 +0000 Roger Adams, Rob St. Mary & Elise Thatcher 21409 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014 Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-3rd-2014 <p>Sunday marks an anniversary of a local tragedy. A wildfire near Glenwood Springs 20 years ago, killed fourteen firefighters.</p><p>As the cycling world gears up from the Tour de France, the sport is still dusting itself off. We hear from Lance Armstrong who was found guilty of doping.</p><p>Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was in Aspen this week, discussing two hot topics at the Aspen Ideas Festival - marijuana and fracking.</p><p>Another Ideas Fest speaker was Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform.</p><p>A natural history documentary screens on PBS next year and this one is unlike any other nature film. We’ll tell you why.</p><p>Finally, we’ll take you to Snowmass Village where a giant yoga festival gets underway today.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:40:27 +0000 Marci Krivonen , Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 21027 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 Valley Roundup - June 20th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-june-20th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>There is a guilty plea today from William Styler in the murder of Aspen local Nancy Pfister.&nbsp; He will be sentenced to 20 years.&nbsp; Also all charges were dropped against Kathy Carpenter. We’ll hear the details from our Elise Thatcher.</p><p>Also joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason from the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine and &nbsp;Andy Stone from the Aspen Times.&nbsp;</p><p>We’ll talk about the new real estate magnate in Aspen.&nbsp; His name is Mark Hunt and he gave an exclusive interview to the Aspen Daily News this week.&nbsp; Carolyn tells us about it.</p><p>Also the Pitkin County Commission responds to the big wedding and</p><p>On the Download we learn why Facebook has lost the hip.&nbsp; Teens are exiting in large numbers.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 20340 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - June 20th, 2014 Conference Looks at Improving Rural Mountain Internet Service http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conference-looks-improving-rural-mountain-internet-service <p>The future of rural broadband in the Rockies is being discussed this week in Vail. The Mountain Connect Rural Broadband Conference seeks to bring together stakeholders to talk about ways of improving service. Christopher Mitchell is with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance based in Minnesota. He is attending the conference. Mitchell spoke recently to Aspen Public Radio’s Rob St. Mary about how co-ops could help improve broadband service in the rural West.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:27:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 19762 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Conference Looks at Improving Rural Mountain Internet Service