Maroon Bells http://aspenpublicradio.org en 50 Years of Wilderness: The State Of Wild Places Today http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/50-years-wilderness-state-wild-places-today <p></p><p>This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the challenges facing wild places today are different than they were in 1964. Some say it’s increasingly difficult to keep these areas wild and to get protection for new wilderness. The White River National Forest manages eight wilderness areas, including the popular Maroon Bells/Snowmass region near Aspen. In part two of our series, Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen examines the challenges facing the wilderness in our backyard.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:29:52 +0000 Marci Krivonen 21749 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 50 Years of Wilderness: The State Of Wild Places Today Mountain Edition - July 17th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-17th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>It’s been a busy summer in the Roaring Fork Valley so far. For some communities, it’s an important economic boost.<br /><br />The U.S. Justice Department fines Citigroup for misconduct that helped fuel the recession. We talk to Colorado’s US Attorney, who was part of the investigation.</p><p>Colorado names Carbondale a creative district candidate. Turns out, much of the town’s economy is centered around ingenuity.</p><p>We’ll head to a shooting range near Basalt, where a group of women are learning to cast...and blast.</p><p>And, it’s the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act this year. We’ll introduce you to a group of women who fought to protect the Maroon Bells/Snowmass area.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:25:43 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 21722 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 17th, 2014 “Have you heard about the moose?” http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/have-you-heard-about-moose <p>Moose are showing up this summer at one of Aspen’s most popular destinations; the Maroon Bells.&nbsp; Already there have been reports of moose charging hikers and the Forest Service closed the trails there for a day this week. The trails have reopened but rangers are warning visitors to be aware of the potential danger.&nbsp; As Aspen Public Radio’s Dorothy Atkins explains they are also considering other options.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:03:51 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 21428 at http://aspenpublicradio.org “Have you heard about the moose?” Vehicle Access to Maroon Bells Closed due to Government Shutdown http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/vehicle-access-maroon-bells-closed-due-government-shutdown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The government shutdown in Washington is limiting access to one Colorado&rsquo;s most visited places: the Maroon Bells. The road outside of Aspen closed to traffic yesterday during prime leaf-peeping season. Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 23:42:12 +0000 Marci Krivonen 8281 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Vehicle Access to Maroon Bells Closed due to Government Shutdown Moose Population Healthier Than Ever in Colorado http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/moose-population-healthier-ever-colorado <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Unlike other Western states, Colorado’s moose population is growing. It’s healthier than ever with an estimated 2300 moose across the state. While other states are grappling with why their herds are shrinking, Colorado is studying the population’s fast growth. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has more.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:09:57 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6394 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Moose Population Healthier Than Ever in Colorado