government shutdown en At Least 10% Maroon Bells Budget Lost In Shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Maroon Bells took a big financial hit from the government shutdown this month. &nbsp;As a result there might be some cutbacks at the Maroon Bells next year. The Forest Service lost revenue because it was unable to collect entrance fees.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporter: Scott </span>Fitzwilliams<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> oversees the White River National Forest… and he describes the shutdown as “cantankerous.”</span></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 03:50:17 +0000 Elise Thatcher 9228 at At Least 10% Maroon Bells Budget Lost In Shutdown Mountain Edition - October 10th, 2013 <p>The government shutdown trudges on but Pitkin County is working to alleviate the pain by increasing access to a local attraction on federal land.</p><p>A proposal for funding public education has been called historic by Colorado&rsquo;s governor. But, the ballot measure could stretch wallets.</p><p>The Aspen Skiing Company hopes to catch the eye of up and coming skiers from certain Asian countries.</p><p>And, changes may be in store if the USA Pro Challenge bike race returns to the upper Roaring Fork Valley next year. We talk with an economist who says big sporting events may not mean more money for the towns hosting them.</p><p>Finally, we get an update on local athletes training for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 8697 at Ski Co Offers Free Gondola Rides This Weekend <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">For tourists streaming in this week for prime leaf viewing season, the Federal government shutdown may</span> <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">be altering their plans. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:06:49 +0000 Rob St. Mary 8359 at Ski Co Offers Free Gondola Rides This Weekend Shutdown’s Effect on Roaring Fork Social Services Unclear <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the effects of lawmakers&rsquo; continuing impasse on the federal budget are easy to see in the Roaring Fork Valley. The government shutdown has affected federal offices that handle outdoor recreation and other agencies. And as Elise Thatcher reports, it&#39;s not clear what effect it could have on social services.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:41:55 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8349 at Vehicle Access to Maroon Bells Closed due to 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 Vehicle Access to Maroon Bells Closed due to Government Shutdown