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6:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Black Bears Make Their Way Back Into Aspen

Two bears are spotted along the Hyman Avenue Mall in Aspen in 2007. This year the bear activity is picking up because berries aren't yet ripe in the high country.
Credit aspenpitkin.com

Bears are increasingly being drawn into Aspen this summer as their natural foods up high are late to bloom. Early Sunday a black bear swiped at a woman in a downtown alley. And, the number of bear-related calls to police have spiked in July. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

So far in 2014, the Aspen Police Department has handled 150 calls, from bears digging through garbage to questions about local trash laws. Five callers reported bears breaking into homes. Police Department spokesperson Blair Weyer says so far it’s a moderate year for bear activity.

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First Draft
4:28 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

First Draft - Rick Bass

Rick Bass

Rick Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1958. His father was a geologist who passed on his passion to his son. Bass received a B.S. in petroleum geology at Utah State University in 1979, and then worked as a gas and oil geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. He started writing short stories during his lunch breaks.

He is the author of over twenty books. His first short story collection, The Watch, set in Texas, won the PEN/Nelson Algren Award, and his 2002 collection, The Hermit’s Story, was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Bass’s stories have also been awarded the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Award and have been collected in The Best American Short Stories. His newest novel is called All The Land To Hold Us.

Audio Canvas
4:00 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Audio Canvas: Anne Pasternak

This summer,  the Anderson Ranch Arts Center is hosting a symposium series - new to the Ranch. Making The Change They Want To See is a symposium taking place August 13th and 14th. Curated by Anne Pasternak, President and Artistic Director of Creative Time in New York City, the symposium is bringing in nine artists who work to combat social injustice. The artists will share how they have used art as a platform for creating change.

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2014 Summer Pledge Drive
3:27 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

You Climb Higher with Aspen Public Radio!

Day 6 - 60%

Meet "Monty" - the Mountain Goat!

He's taking to the trail for Aspen Public Radio because he knows it's the station that helps you to stay connected to the Valley and the World. Your support makes it possible. 

Help "Monty" and Aspen Public Radio to climb higher for you!

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Midterm Elections
10:46 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Interview: Sen. Mark Udall

U.S. Senator for Colorado, Mark Udall
Credit markudall.senate.gov

U.S. Senator for Colorado Mark Udall is locked in a fierce race to keep his seat this fall.  His major opponent is Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner.  Udall was in aspen over the weekend (7/25 - 7/27) meeting with voters and raising money for what has become a national contest.  It is one of seven Senate seats that could decide which party controls the chamber after election day; 11/4/14.  The Senator stopped at Aspen Public Radio's studios on Saturday (7/26) and spoke with APR's Roger Adams.   The radio edit and longer unedited interview are below.

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