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8:45 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Aspen Condo Dispute Unusual

Real Estate Professor Ron Throupe.
University of Denver

There’s a battle happening in downtown Aspen. It has to do with noise complaints filed by the owners of a penthouse against neighboring bars and restaurants.   And, it’s headed to the courts. So too is an earlier issue involving access to the penthouse building. The condos' owners, a builder, and the City of Aspen are suing each other. It’s an unusual real estate dispute.

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Environment
9:59 am
Mon September 9, 2013

More Bumblebees Spotted on Front Range

A western bumblebee.
Credit Stephen Ausmus / US Department of Agriculture

Bees around the world have been having a rough time for several years. Populations are going down, even completely disappearing in some places. Researchers haven’t fully figured out what’s wrong; pesticides are among one of the possible culprits. 

Now some good news from the Front Range about what’s called the Western Bumblebee. More and more are showing up in a multi-year study near Boulder. CU Boulder Professor Carol Kearns says it’s easy to spot them, because they have, well, white “butts,” or part of their abdomen. Kearns talks with Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher.

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Valley Roundup
3:42 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Valley Roundup - September 6th, 2013

The battle is joined as the owners of an Aspen condominium counter sue the city over their right to make all other tenants of the building use the back door.

The Yellow Brick School building in Aspen tightens up security as the city agrees to finger print scanners and other high tech measures.

We unveil a multimedia report on equine therapy for wounded soldiers called Horses for Heroes.

Mick Ireland in defense of spandex.

And, on The Download a service that will press your cremation ashes into vinyl records.  

That and more on Valley Roundup.

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Opinion/Editorial
3:25 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Mick Ireland on the love of spandex and lycra fashions

Mick Ireland on the love of spandex and lycra fashions.

Meeker
8:26 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Handlers at Meeker Sheepdog Trials Compete for $20,000 Purse

The Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials is underway. This is the 27th year the event has been held in the small northwestern Colorado town.
meekersheepdog.com

Every year, more than 100 border collies drive sheep across a field in Meeker. The small town at the foot of the Flattop Mountains, plays host to the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials.

In the competition, the handler uses a whistle to direct the dog who takes a group of sheep through challenging courses. In this youtube video, the dog keeps the sheep tightly packed together and moves them across a field.

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