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Wildlife
7:49 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Drought, Forest Overgrowth Contributors to Red Canyon Fire

Hank Van Berlo points to where the Red Canyon Fire is burning across from the firefighters' "safe zone."
Marci Krivonen

Strong winds yesterday, whipped up flames on a wildfire burning south of Glenwood Springs. The Red Canyon Fire grew to 350 acres and mandatory evacuations forced 15 families from their homes. The fire is burning in rugged terrain, in a Pinyon/Juniper forest. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was with firefighters when the blaze blew up and started creeping toward them. She filed this report.

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Aspen Music Festival & School
3:37 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Festival Showcase - August 13th, 2013

Aspen Music Festival and School Music Director Robert Spano previews Sunday afternoon's season finale concert, featuring vocal music by Verdi and Wagner. Spano also drops a few hints regarding next season's programming.

And Aspen Opera Theater Center Director Edward Berkeley discusses the final opera of the festival season, Monteverdi's last masterpiece "The Coronation of Poppea."

Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Festival Notes - August 13th, 2013

The festival celebrates the 20th anniversary of Harris Concert Hall with a special concert.  VIP artists include violinist Robert McDuffie, guitarist Sharon Isbin and conductor Joshua Weilerstein.

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Biomass
5:42 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State

A new power plant in Gypsum will use wood chippings to generate electricity.
Marci Krivonen

Colorado’s first woody biomass power plant is nearly complete. Senator Mark Udall and State Senator Gail Schwartz toured the facility in Gypsum on Friday, where wood cuttings from beetle kill trees will be turned into electricity. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

Heavy machinery is moving dirt around at a construction site not far from Interstate 70. The area used to be grazed by cows. Now, it’s being transformed into an industrial site, complete with two smokestacks and metal ramps surrounding a tall, main building.

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First Draft
3:27 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

First Draft - Karen Thompson Walker

Credit Ramin Talaie

Karen Thompson Walker is the author of The Age of Miracles, which was a New York Times bestseller. She was born and raised in San Diego and is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. A former editor at Simon & Schuster, she wroteThe Age of Miracles in the mornings before work--sometimes while riding the subway. She currently lives in Iowa with her husband.

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