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2:15 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Feds Raid Pot Shops in Denver

Credit njmarijuana.com

This morning (Thursday 11-21-2013) a task force of Federal and state law enforcement and the IRS carried out a series of raids on medical marijuana dispensaries and marijuana growing operations in the Denver area.

Media reports from Denver say officials broke into some facilities.  At some grow facilities marijuana plants were cut down and stacked in the snow and later removed with heavy equipment.

Aspen Public Radio spoke about the ongoing raids with Jesse Miller, one of the owners of Leaf Aspen, a medical marijuana dispensary and growing operation.

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Environment
10:02 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Sex and the Greater Sage Grouse

Greater Sage Grouse
US Fish and Wildlife Service

The Greater Sage Grouse is in trouble. The bird looks like a large chicken and has an elaborate mating dance… and it's habitat across the West has been under siege for several decades. There’s been big effort to help the bird. Now, Garfield County officials are watching closely as the federal government decides how closely to protect a big chunk of its Colorado habitat. There’s disagreement about how to do that... and huge restrictions on private and public land are at stake if officials get it wrong. The BLM is taking comments on its habitat plan for the Greater Sage Grouse.

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CrossCurrents
3:35 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

CrossCurrents - Binge TV Viewing & Pop Culture Review

Off season binge TV viewing and pop culture review with Laura Thielen, Artistic Director of Aspen Film and Stewart Oksenhorn, Arts Editor of the Aspen Times.

APR Local News
9:53 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Colleges Across the Country Using the Book "Slums of Aspen"

The book "The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants Vs. the Environment in America's Eden" was released in 2011. Now it's being used in college classes across the country.
Credit nyupress.org

A book that looks at environmental crises, immigration and social inequality in the Roaring Fork Valley is being taught in college classrooms across the country. The Slums of Aspen was published by New York University Press in 2011. Now instructors of environmental sociology are using it at schools from Los Angeles to Boston. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Mental Health Court
7:02 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Treatment vs Incarceration

Pitkin County Courthouse
Credit Ninth Judicial District - Colorado

  Earlier this year, an Aspen man was arrested after leading Sheriff’s deputies on a chase up Castle Creek Road.  He is accused of threatening to harm the deputies and himself.  At his first court appearance the defendant cursed the court and law enforcement officers yelling they should have killed him.  As Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams reports, thanks to a new sentencing alternative he might be able to avoid incarceration. 

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