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Mountain Edition
3:28 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Mountain Edition - March 13th, 2014

Residents in Pitkin County are mostly satisfied with how their tax dollars are being spent. Still, there are some concerns.

Models in Aspen are showing off the latest in outdoor fashion this week. Aspen International Fashion Week starts today.

Whiskey sales are surging for the first time in 30 years...and one local whiskey-maker is jumping into the action.

In a recent federal crackdown on Aspen businesses, restaurants were found to be the biggest violators of not paying workers enough in overtime.

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.

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2:28 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson
Credit Jon Anderson Website

When Jon Anderson and some of his fellow Brits formed Yes some 45 years ago, they helped launch the genre of music that would become known as progressive rock. King Crimson, Genesis, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Rush, and others would soon follow, and all of these bands helped raise the level of musicianship in rock across the board. Yes went on to sell tens of millions of records—elaborate works filled with Anderson’s epic lyrical tales of mysterious worlds and forces, all backed by complex yet often melodic arrangements that the rock world had never before experienced. From 1969 to 1979 Yes released an incredible string of 11 albums, and Anderson fronted the band until 2008.

As a solo artist, Anderson has found the time and energy to release 13 albums over the years. Jon’s solo music is quieter and more spiritual than his work with Yes but no less powerful in its own way. He’ll be playing plenty of both at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday night.

More info on the show: http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/events/detail/jon-anderson

More info on Jon Anderson: http://www.jonanderson.com/

Skiing & Snowboarding
6:07 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Avalanche Forecasters Hoping to Expand Outreach

Credit Photo by Dale Atkins/RECCO

It’s been a big avalanche season this winter, with some of the most powerful Colorado slides experts have seen. Now, the state’s hub for avalanche forecasting is hoping to add ways to help people avoid getting caught in avalanche accidents. The non-profit  Friends of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is aiming to raise a hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. To find out exactly what that money would go towards, Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher talks with Ethan Greene, Executive Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. 

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Woody Creek Whiskey Maker Gets In On A Growing Market

Woody Creek whiskey-maker Jess Graber has a new product: Tincup American Whiskey. He says the market for whiskey is good right now.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The Apres’ Ski Cocktail Classic starts mixing in Snowmass on Thursday. This year whiskey will be playing a central role. The brown liquor is gaining popularity. Last year, sales of whiskey in the United States jumped 6 percent. More than 5 million cases of whiskeys were sold including Irish, blended, Single Malt Scotch and American. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, one local whiskey-maker is jumping into the action.

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CrossCurrents
3:25 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

CrossCurrents - School Calendars & Youth Initiative

Roaring Fork School District (RE-1) is considering a change to the school calendar. Superintendent Dr. Diana Sirko discusses the process and  the next steps along with John Bennett from Aspen Community Foundation's Cradle to Career Initiative.

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