Gone Till November
5:50 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Abnormal Normality

Iran is like small town America
Skippy Mesirow

Tehran – Persepolis

For four days now I have traversed Iran: from the busy streets of Tehran to the solitude of the desert and calming Shiraz to the dramatic Persepolis. I’ve taken long bus rides and taken short flights, bargained with locals and discussed politics at mosques. I’ve made friends with young Iranians and shared meals with older gentlemen. Yet, I have a problem. Writers block. It’s not for lack of movement or experience; it’s just that nothing stands out. You walk, you talk, you see, you eat.  

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APR Local News
5:03 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

SourceGas/Colorado Mtn College Court Battle May Continue

Energy company SourceGas filed a lawsuit in 2012 after Colorado Mountain College refused to allow a compressor station at its Spring Valley campus. Now SourceGas has filed an extension to appeal the latest court ruling.
Credit Flickr/Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College’s Board of Trustees met on Thursday to get legal advice on how to proceed on a pending court case. The trustee’s meeting was closed to the public.

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Mountain Edition
3:27 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 30th, 2014

A Town meeting in Basalt got heated this week as community members and elected leaders discussed development downtown.

After scrapping a controversial ordinance, the City of Aspen is trying to find out what citizens want in local lodging.

The only contested race in Pitkin County this election is between commissioner Rob Ittner and democrat Patti Clapper. We speak with both of them.

Carbondale is getting a new laboratory that tests marijuana for contaminants.

And, Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House is saying “goodbye” to its long-time executive director.

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Driving High
8:42 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Under Development: Roadside THC Detector

Barry Knott is President and CEO of Lifeloc Technologies. The company, based in Wheat Ridge, CO is developing a hand-held device to test a person's THC level.
Credit Lifeloc

Sometime next year, a Colorado company hopes to have a prototype of a hand-held device that can test a person’s THC level. Lifeloc Technologies, of Wheat Ridge, CO makes blood alcohol content detectors and recently won a grant from the state to create a similar device for marijuana. 

Barry Knott is President and CEO of Lifeloc.  He says law enforcement has no way to test for THC during a traffic stop. Knott spoke with APR's Roger Adams.

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Leticia Ingram Honored
8:12 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Teaching With Dedication

ESL Teacher Leticia Ingram (center rear) and some of her Basalt High School students. Ingram has been awarded the Virginia French Allen Award for Excellence in Teaching award by the Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Credit BHS

Next month, Basalt High School teacher Leticia Ingram will be recognized for her excellence in teaching.  Ingram will receive the Virginia French Allen Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work teaching English as a second language.   APR's Roger Adams reports.

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