2013 election http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - November 7th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-november-7th-2013 <p>On Tuesday, most voters said “no” to big tax increases locally and statewide. A CSU political science professor says anti-tax activists are growing in their influence.</p><p>One measure that did pass taxes retail marijuana to raise money for schools. As pot becomes more available in the state, one youth non-profit is worried.</p><p>A warming climate is changing ecosystems in the Roaring Fork Valley and one local government is using open spaces to gather data on what’s happening.</p><p>A new art display at the Wyly Art Center in Basalt features the work of a self-taught painter.&nbsp; Despite being silenced by Alzheimer’s, Winifred Wyman is speaking through paint.</p><p>Also today on the Road to Sochi, Aspen native Simi Hamilton works to make the 2014 winter Olympic team. The Nordic ski racer specializes in sprinting.</p><p>That’s coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 9977 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - November 7th, 2013 Mountain Edition - October 31st, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-october-31st-2013 <p>A weekend RFTA bus rollover that injured 11 people is under investigation. We have the latest.</p><p>The fire district that serves Carbondale is asking voters for a tax increase. The chief says it’s needed to fight increasingly intense fires. Opponents say it costs too much.</p><p>Snowmass Village voters have a different tax question. It would pay for improvements to aging infrastructure like leaks and cracks in sewer pipes.</p><p>A Mid-Valley non-profit is concerned about the health of the Fryingpan River. Flows were down over the summer… thanks to the drought last winter... and a study will determine how that affected fish.</p><p>The Aspen Skiing Company is recognized with an award for commitment to the arts. Aspen Public Radio’s Roger Adams talks to the Ski-Co’s Managing Partners, Jim and Paula Crown.</p><p>Finally, an Aspen ski jumper is hoping to make the Olympic team in the Nordic combined. We profile Michael Ward in the latest Road to Sochi segment.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:57:24 +0000 Elise Thatcher, Marci Krivonen & Roger Adams 9657 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - October 31st, 2013