freeskiing http://aspenpublicradio.org en Road to Sochi: A Look Back On Athletes' Efforts To Make Team USA http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-look-back-athletes-efforts-make-team-usa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week marks the end of our Road to </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> series. For 22 weeks, we’ve followed a dozen local athletes as they worked their way toward competing in the Winter Olympics. Most didn’t make it because of injuries and fierce competition. Still, four athletes are there, competing for Team USA. Today we take a look back at the twelve athletes and their quest for an Olympic chance.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:50:54 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14449 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: A Look Back On Athletes' Efforts To Make Team USA How To Watch Aspen's Four Athletes During Winter Olympics http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/how-watch-aspens-four-athletes-during-winter-olympics <p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:45:21 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13866 at http://aspenpublicradio.org How To Watch Aspen's Four Athletes During Winter Olympics 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 Road to Sochi: Aspen's Torin Yater-Wallace Preps for Olympic Games http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-aspens-torin-yater-wallace-preps-olympic-games <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen athlete </span>Torin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Yater-<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wallace</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is heading to the Olympics next month and, he’ll be ushering in a new discipline: Ski </span>Halfpipe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The 18-year-old has been a standout ever since he began training with the local ski club in grade school. This season, he’s coming back from injuries suffered early in the season but, he says he’s feeling confident about the Olympic Games. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:17:24 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13458 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Aspen's Torin Yater-Wallace Preps for Olympic Games Valley Roundup - January 24th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-january-24th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>We are joined today by Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News, Andy Stone, a columnist fro and former editor of the Aspen Times and Michael Miracle, Editor of Aspen Sojourner magazine.</p><p>The X Games are upon us and the word is that ESPN will continue them in Aspen for another five years.&nbsp; The games bring a younger crowd to town.&nbsp; Today we consider what Aspen looks like to a 20-something visitor.</p><p>Basalt is organizing a crowd-sourcing urban planning process.&nbsp; The town wants residents to look ahead and imagine a future town.</p><p>Aspen will soon have an empty art museum to repurpose and the ideas for the space are rolling in.&nbsp; The city wants a public service that will engage the community.</p><p>And on the Download with Rob St. Mary - Netflix could be ready to press subscribers into the battle over net neutrality.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 13307 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - January 24th, 2014