The Road to Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org en 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 Aspen Nordic Skier Noah Hoffman Competes as Olympics Wrap Up http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-nordic-skier-noah-hoffman-competes-olympics-wrap <p>Aspen athlete and Nordic skier Noah Hoffman competed yesterday in the last day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The US Ski Team praised Hoffman’s performance in the taxing 50 kilometer race. Afterwards, Hoffman told NBC News he felt good about how the event went. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14697 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Nordic Skier Noah Hoffman Competes as Olympics Wrap Up 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 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 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