Library http://aspenpublicradio.org en Pitkin County Library gets green light for design phase http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-county-library-gets-green-light-design-phase <p></p><p>On Tuesday, the Pitkin County Library got the go-ahead from county commissioners to begin gathering bids for a new design plan. Last November, voters struck down two ballot measures that would have raised taxes for library improvements. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth visited the Pitkin County Library to look at the new plans.</p><p>Inside the meeting room at the Pitkin County Library, more than a hundred children are waiting for “Tunes and Tales.” It’s one of the library’s storytelling events.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:33:05 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 4713 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County Library gets green light for design phase Mountain Edition - July 18th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-july-18th-2013 <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Pitkin County’s library is moving ahead with designs to expand, but the plan is significantly scaled back because voters turned down funding the project.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">In Southwest Colorado, a massive wildfire closed down businesses in tourist towns. Now businesses are trying to recover...They’re applying for special loans.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We’ll talk about fire with Congressman Scott Tipton. In response to deadly forest fires he has sponsored legislation to thin forests so they are less explosive.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">And, we’ll make a trek to Gothic, Colorado on the other side of the Maroon Bells where scientists have been studying a colony of marmots....for more than 50 years.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Finally today...The Thompson Divide Coalition’s attempt to buy out oil and gas company leases is not new...It’s been tried in other Western states.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:43:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Marci Krivonen 4711 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - July 18th, 2013 Carbondale Library Considers Its Options http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/carbondale-library-considers-its-options <p></p><p>The Town of Carbondale is facing a pleasant dilemma.&nbsp;&nbsp;Later this year the town’s library will move to a new building and must now decide what happens to the current library.&nbsp;&nbsp;The dilemma for Town Council is deciding among three good proposals for what to do with the Gordon Cooper building on 4<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;street.&nbsp;</p><p>Among the ideas is an academy for the performing arts; dance, music and theater.&nbsp;Peter Gilbert, founder of Carbondale’s Dance Initiative is behind the plan.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 21:25:59 +0000 Roger Adams 584 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Carbondale Library Considers Its Options