Paralympics 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 Eight Athletes Who Train in Aspen Prep for Sochi Paralympics http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/eight-athletes-who-train-aspen-prep-sochi-paralympics <p></p><p>Eight athletes who train in Aspen arrived in Sochi this week for the Paralympics. The Games’ opening ceremony kicks off Friday in Sochi and will be <a href="http://www.nbcolympics.com/content/sochi-2014-paralympics-telecast-schedule">broadcast in Colorado</a> on NBC Saturday morning. Carbondale resident Kevin Jardine&nbsp;coaches the Aspen athletes and works for the U.S. Olympic Committee. He told Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen being in Sochi is exciting.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15128 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Eight Athletes Who Train in Aspen Prep for Sochi Paralympics 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