Water http://aspenpublicradio.org en Creek Through Contested Thompson Divide Gets Additional Protections http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/creek-through-contested-thompson-divide-gets-additional-protections <p></p><p>The Thompson Creek watershed that flows through the contested Thompson Divide area, received a special designation this week. On Tuesday, the state’s Water Quality Control Commission approved an “Outstanding Waters” designation for several branches of Thompson Creek, near Carbondale.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:13:56 +0000 Marci Krivonen 19939 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Creek Through Contested Thompson Divide Gets Additional Protections Final Legislative Session A Wrap For State Senator Gail Schwartz http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/final-legislative-session-wrap-state-senator-gail-schwartz <p></p><p>Snowmass Village democrat Gail Schwartz wrapped up her career as a state senator this week. The lawmaker is term-limited after spending eight years under the gold dome in Denver. Her impact on issues like education, healthcare and water have been felt around the state, including here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 18207 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Final Legislative Session A Wrap For State Senator Gail Schwartz Governor's Water Plan Aims To Find Solutions To Looming Gap http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/governors-water-plan-aims-find-solutions-looming-gap <p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17024 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Governor's Water Plan Aims To Find Solutions To Looming Gap Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-journalism-part-2 <p>Aspen Journalism might be young, only into its 4th year, but the non-profit organization has already established itself in the valley's media family. What sets Aspen Journalism apart from the daily newspapers, news channels and public radio stations is the dedication of time and resources into the stories produced. Founder and Director, Brent Gardner-Smith explains why the organization puts such an emphasis on in-depth reporting and the key topics the organization focuses on. Board President, Tim McFlynn, also contributes.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit the Aspen Journalism website to learn more:</p><p><a href="http://www.aspenjournalism.org">www.AspenJournalism.org</a></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 16406 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 2 Hydro Project in West-Central Colorado Will Provide Aspen with Power http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/hydro-project-west-central-colorado-will-provide-aspen-power <p></p><p>The City of Aspen is working toward powering its utility with 100-percent renewable energy. A good chunk of that energy will come from a new hydropower facility in Ridgway, Colorado. If all goes according to plan, the City will start getting power from the facility on February 20th. Aspen’s one of two entities purchasing power from the plant. Mike Berry is with the Tri-County Water Conservancy District, the organization running the plant. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:00:09 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14136 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Hydro Project in West-Central Colorado Will Provide Aspen with Power