Paralympic Games http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - March 13th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-march-13th-2014 <p>Residents in Pitkin County are mostly satisfied with how their tax dollars are being spent. Still, there are some concerns.</p><p>Models in Aspen are showing off the latest in outdoor fashion this week. Aspen International Fashion Week starts today.</p><p>Whiskey sales are surging for the first time in 30 years...and one local whiskey-maker is jumping into the action.</p><p>In a recent federal crackdown on Aspen businesses, restaurants were found to be the biggest violators of not paying workers enough in overtime.</p><p>The Paralympics are underway in Sochi and eight athletes who train in Aspen are competing. We highlight one skier who was born without a femur...and another who races in a mono-ski.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 15501 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - March 13th, 2014 Military Veteran Says Skiing Helped Him "Get His Life Back" http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/military-veteran-says-skiing-helped-him-get-his-life-back <p></p><p>At 52 years old, Chris Devlin-Young is one of the oldest alpine skiers competing in the Paralympics. A military plane crash years ago paralyzed the part-time Aspen resident from the knees down. Now, he competes in monoskiing and has four Paralympic medals to his name. This year, he’s hoping to add to that medal count. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15331 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Military Veteran Says Skiing Helped Him "Get His Life Back" Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/born-missing-femur-athlete-aims-medal-sochi <p></p><p>Alpine skier <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/SC/Melanie-Schwartz">Melanie Schwartz</a> will race for Team USA at the Paralympics but, she’ll do it on just one leg. The part-time Aspen resident was born without a femur, but started skiing at a young age. This will be her second Paralympics, but her first competing for the United States. In 2010 she raced for Canada. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15280 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi Mountain Edition - March 6th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-march-6th-2014 <p>Today, we’ll bring you the latest with the investigation into the murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister.</p><p>Republicans and Democrats are whittling down the contenders for state and local elections this fall.</p><p>Aspen’s first recreational pot shop starts selling buds… and we find out how much Carbondale has made on marijuana taxes.</p><p>And we hear from a Paralympic coach who arrived in Sochi this week. With the international tensions in nearby Ukraine, we’ll hear how safe athletes are feeling.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:28:07 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 15197 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - March 6th, 2014 Training Program for Adaptive Athletes Scales Back Due to Cuts http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/training-program-adaptive-athletes-scales-back-due-cuts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A training program for </span>paralympic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> athletes in Aspen is in need of funding. Federal dollars that once paid for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s adaptive program ran out this fall. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs supplies the money and amounts for clubs like </span>AVSC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> usually range from $250,000 to $500,000 dollars per year.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 16:44:44 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11988 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Training Program for Adaptive Athletes Scales Back Due to Cuts