Aspen Historical Society http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - June 26th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-june-26th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>This week, Republicans decided who’s going to run against Democratic governor John Hickenlooper this fall. &nbsp;Bob Beauprez is a former Congressman and wants to put government red tape on ice.</p><p>Republicans also chose to keep Representative Scott Tipton as their candidate for the sprawling 3rd Congressional District and we’ll hear from his Democratic opponent, Abel Tapia.</p><p>Finally, to get a break from all the politics, we’ll take a tour of Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain and its profitable mining history.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition, right now.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:29:04 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 20675 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - June 26th, 2014 Bumpy Tour Gives Visitors A Glimpse Into Aspen's Mining History http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/bumpy-tour-gives-visitors-glimpse-aspens-mining-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer the City of Aspen is partnering with the Aspen Historical Society to show off Aspen’s mining history. Silver mining on Smuggler Mountain was big business in the late 1800’s. Now, remnants of that legacy are easy to find and highlighted on a weekly public jeep tour. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen went along for the ride, bumps and all, and filed this report.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:16:17 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20492 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Bumpy Tour Gives Visitors A Glimpse Into Aspen's Mining History 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 Ute Exhibit In Aspen Reopens With New Artifacts http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/ute-exhibit-aspen-reopens-new-artifacts <p>The Aspen Historical Society, this month, reopened its exhibit focusing on the area’s previous dwellers, the Ute Indians. The popular exhibit features new artifacts from around Colorado. The idea is to educate people about the tribe’s history from hunting on the Western Slope to being forced out of the area and onto reservations. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen takes us on a tour.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 18669 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Ute Exhibit In Aspen Reopens With New Artifacts Family, Long Ago, in the Upper Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/family-long-ago-upper-valley <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What happens when you’re not from a place… but maybe your family was...years and years ago? Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher finds out. She had heard that she had ancestors in the Upper Valley during the turn of the last century… so she set out to find the real story.</span></p><p class="p1"> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 03:52:13 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17680 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Family, Long Ago, in the Upper Valley