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X Games 2014
10:40 am
Wed January 22, 2014

The 411 on the X Games

2013 X Games - Slopstyle Skiing
Credit Roger Adams

For the 13th year Aspen hosts the X Games starting Thursday at the Buttermilk ski area. But, beyond the competitions on the hill, downtown Aspen will see concerts and events sharing in the spirit of the games. While it will be fun, it could lead to some traffic, parking and other issues for folks trying to get around town.

So, Aspen Public Radio has created a simple guide for the big questions you might have about the X Games, how to get there, where to park, tickets, breaking news and more.

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APR Local News
4:29 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Secret Service Takes Over "Skimmer" Investigation in Aspen

Thieves placed a "skimmer" on an Aspen ATM at Wells Fargo Bank. Police removed the device on Monday and are recommending people who used the ATM, to monitor their bank accounts.
Credit Aspen Police Department

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating the possible theft of ATM user information from a bank in Aspen. On Monday, police discovered a “skimmer” on an ATM at Wells Fargo Bank. Thieves use the device to read data strips on bank cards. A small camera was also attached to the ATM to record when people punched in their ID numbers.

This kind of fraud has happened in Aspen before but this is the first time law enforcement was able to retrieve the skimmer before thieves removed it. Blair Weyer is a spokesperson for the Aspen Police Department.

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Aspen Plane Crash
3:28 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Video: Airplane Crash Footage Released

Still frame from airplane crash video.
Credit Aspen Journalism - http://aspenjournalism.org/

Aspen Journalism has obtained five different video feeds from the January 5th crash of a private jet at the Aspen Airport. See below for more & video.

From Aspen Journalism:

"In response to a Colorado Open Records Act request from Aspen Journalism, the Aspen/Pitkin County airport has released video of the fatal jet crash that occurred on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

The video was captured by five different cameras normally used by airport officials to monitor activity on the ramps, or aprons, outside the general aviation and commercial aviation terminals."

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APR Local News
8:55 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Schwartz Aims to Bring Internet Access to Colorado's Rural Areas

State Senator Gail Schwartz is wrapping up her last term in office. She's introducing a bill that aims to bring broadband internet access to rural areas.
Credit gailschwartz.org

Lawmakers are meeting in Denver, as the legislative session ramps up. Already, bills targeting wildfire mitigation and renewable energy have been introduced. Senator Gail Schwartz of Snowmass Village is working on a number of bills during her last term in office. One aims to bring broadband internet access to remote and rural areas. The democrat is termed out after this year. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen sat down with her on Monday.

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Road to Sochi
5:39 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Road to Sochi: Olympian Chris Klug Fondly Remembers Games

Aspen resident Chris Klug has some advice for up and coming Olympic athletes: "have fun!" He's competed in three Olympics and survived a liver transplant.
Credit Jack Dempsey/AP

Aspen athlete Chris Klug knows a thing or two about participating in the Olympics. The three-time Olympic snowboard racer no longer competes but fondly remembers his time on the international stage. Klug defied the odds, earning a bronze medal in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City after receiving a liver transplant. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen sat down with him recently to talk about what the rising stars in snowsports can expect in Sochi.

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