snowboarding http://aspenpublicradio.org en From Reservation To Resort: Ute Tribal Member Shares Story With Locals http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/reservation-resort-ute-tribal-member-shares-story-locals <p></p><p>At one time, the Roaring Fork Valley was home in the summer to the Uncompahgre Ute tribe. They hunted and camped in the mountains surrounding Aspen. Now, most Northern Ute Indians live on a reservation in Utah but, one man decided to return. There may be only one Ute living in the Roaring Fork Valley now.&nbsp;Skyler Lomahaftewa says he’s the only Ute Tribal member living year-round in the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 18920 at http://aspenpublicradio.org From Reservation To Resort: Ute Tribal Member Shares Story With Locals 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 Safety Efforts Ramp Up At Ski Area Terrain Parks http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/safety-efforts-ramp-ski-area-terrain-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After seeing the tricks, flips and crashes at last week’s Winter X Games, it’s hard to understand why someone would take such risks. And yet, terrain parks with similar, but smaller features are ubiquitous at ski areas around the country. Education around how to be safe in these parks is growing. And, as Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, the efforts are also meant to draw more people to snowboarding, which has seen a drop in popularity on the slopes.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:05:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13481 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Safety Efforts Ramp Up At Ski Area Terrain Parks The 411 on the X Games http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/411-x-games <p>For the 13<sup>th</sup> year Aspen hosts the X Games starting Thursday at the Buttermilk ski area. But, beyond the competitions on the hill, downtown Aspen will see concerts and events sharing in the spirit of the games. While it will be fun, it could lead to some traffic, parking and other issues for folks trying to get around town.</p><p>So, Aspen Public Radio has created a simple guide for the big questions you might have about the X Games, how to get there, where to park, tickets, breaking news and more.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:40:32 +0000 Rob St. Mary 13208 at http://aspenpublicradio.org The 411 on the X Games Road to Sochi: Olympian Chris Klug Fondly Remembers Games http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-olympian-chris-klug-fondly-remembers-games <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen athlete Chris </span>Klug<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> knows a thing or two about participating in the Olympics. The three-time Olympic snowboard racer no longer competes but fondly remembers his time on the international stage. </span>Klug<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> defied the odds, earning a bronze medal in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City after receiving a liver transplant. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with him recently to talk about what the rising stars in </span>snowsports<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can expect in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:39:01 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11041 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Olympian Chris Klug Fondly Remembers Games