Governor John Hickenlooper http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-3rd-2014 <p>Sunday marks an anniversary of a local tragedy. A wildfire near Glenwood Springs 20 years ago, killed fourteen firefighters.</p><p>As the cycling world gears up from the Tour de France, the sport is still dusting itself off. We hear from Lance Armstrong who was found guilty of doping.</p><p>Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was in Aspen this week, discussing two hot topics at the Aspen Ideas Festival - marijuana and fracking.</p><p>Another Ideas Fest speaker was Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform.</p><p>A natural history documentary screens on PBS next year and this one is unlike any other nature film. We’ll tell you why.</p><p>Finally, we’ll take you to Snowmass Village where a giant yoga festival gets underway today.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:40:27 +0000 Marci Krivonen , Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 21027 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 3rd, 2014 The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/dope-pot-colorado-governor-john-hickenlooper-and-katie-couric-conversation <p><strong>The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation</strong></p><p>Recreational pot became legal in Colorado last year and retailers started selling it in January. While regulations were set up before retail sales started, the State of Colorado has enacted new laws to fine tune aspects of concern to lawmakers. Two new measures signed into law this spring included labeling for marijuana edibles as well as dosage regulations. Over the past seven months, the new marijuana industry is a tax revenue boon. It’s expected to bring in between $60-$80 million in taxes for Colorado in 2014.</p><p>John Hickenlooper, Katie Couric</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:13:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20904 at http://aspenpublicradio.org The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation Hick: Drilling Rules Safe, Oil & Gas Is Temporary http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/hick-drilling-rules-safe-oil-gas-temporary <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Colorado residents can vote this fall on whether communities can limit oil and gas drilling. The state supreme court approved four ballot measures Monday, June </span>30th<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">, that allows such questions. The decision comes as Democratic Governor John </span>Hickenlooper<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> is in Aspen, speaking at the Ideas Festival about existing rules for the industry. He was joined yesterday by the head of the Environmental Defense Fund, Fred </span>Krupp<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">. </span></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:32:23 +0000 Elise Thatcher 20847 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Hick: Drilling Rules Safe, Oil & Gas Is Temporary Beauprez Gets GOP Nod, Will Face Hickenlooper In Governors Race http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/beauprez-gets-gop-nod-will-face-hickenlooper-governors-race The race to be Colorado’s next Governor is officially underway. Former Congressman Bob Beauprez will challenge Governor John Hickenlooper in November after winning a four way GOP primary race. Beauprez captured a four-point lead over his closest challenger, Tom Tancredo.<p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:00:11 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20540 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Beauprez Gets GOP Nod, Will Face Hickenlooper In Governors Race A Primary Eve Look At Two Of Colorado's GOP Races http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/primary-eve-look-two-colorados-gop-races Colorado’s primary election is Tuesday June 24, and in many ways it marks the beginning of the political season that will culminate in November. Two GOP primary races are being closely watched.<p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:07:47 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20443 at http://aspenpublicradio.org A Primary Eve Look At Two Of Colorado's GOP Races