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Aspen to Central America
12:17 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

On the Road: Forbidden Fruit

Credit Skippy Mesirow

Cancun

From the time of Adam and Eve it has always been that that which is forbidden is all the more viscerally desired. Human nature perhaps, our drive for the obscure, the unseen, the unknown, breathes within us and bubbles from deep in our souls. And when, though not often we can conquer our fears, it boils over the caldron rim and seeps into every nook and crevasse around the globe, enriching all aspects of our existence. It’s a human story, and our story. It’s what has motivated us to come out of the cave, and move across continents, and cross the oceans, and go to the Moon. So to with travel, the allure of places impermissible and unexplored is all the more palpable. From the far corners of the earth, societies and people beckon to be seen, understood, and experienced.

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Water
11:42 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters

A surfer rides the Colorado River at the Glenwood Springs Wave Park. Rivers are high due to a big mountain snowpack.
Credit Marci Krivonen

This winter’s mega snowpack in the mountains is melting and filling reservoirs and rivers around the state. For whitewater rafting companies the big flows are good for thrills. But, some stretches are river are too full to float. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

Longtime rafting guide Bob Morse is giving his safety spiel to a small group preparing to board a bright yellow raft. For some, it’s their first time rafting.

"I’m excited. Today’s my 34th birthday," says rafter Ellie Burnett.

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Colorado River
6:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Local Photographer, Filmmaker Witnesses Reconnection Of Colorado River To The Sea

Local photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride captured the "pulse flow" moving through the Colorado River Delta this spring.
Pete McBride

Last month the Colorado River met the sea for the first time in about two decades thanks to what’s called a “pulse flow.” Local photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride was there to see it. He was taking photos for an upcoming article in Outside Magazine. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with him this week, about the experience.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

CrossCurrents - Wyly Young Artists Mentorship Program

The Wyly Young Artists Mentorship Program with internationally renowned artist Nancy Lovendahl and Basalt High School junior Michelle Lehman. 

More at wylyarts.org

APR Local News
1:47 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Investigator's Vacation Delays Pfister Hearing

Credit Picture Ninja

A judge in Aspen has allowed prosecutors to delay the first major hearing in the case of Nancy Pfister. Three people are charged with murdering Pfister months ago, and were scheduled to appear in court next week. Now that won’t happen until later this month.

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