Allison Johnson

Science students from Basalt Middle School will once again square off with their peers from around the state. They’re heading for a statewide robotics championship this winter.  The team of seven students will compete in Denver in January, to test their skills in programming robots to pick things up and carry out a variety of other tasks.

Marci Krivonen

Aspen mayor Steve Skadron is heading to Paris early next month (Dec.) for the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The mayor of Paris invited Skadron to be part of a group of local leaders who pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their cities. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen caught up with Skadron who says he’s excited to be part of such a critical event.

Steve Skadron is mayor of Aspen. In early December he’ll head to Paris for the world climate talks. The city is paying for the trip, estimated to be about $2000. 

Stay Aspen Snowmass

  Aspen and Snowmass Village had a record-setting amount of hotel reservations this fall. But winter bookings are still lackluster. This fall hit a high water mark with overnight bookings, following on a busy summer. A long stretch of good weather plus last-minute reservations in October played a big role.

First Draft - Vanessa Garcia

Nov 16, 2015
Tedeora Dakova

Vanessa was born in the Cuban satellite city of Miami, to Cuban parents.  

Marcia Butler on music, design and writing

Nov 16, 2015

Marcia Butler has been a professional oboist, interior designer and is now a writer. She is currently working on a fiction novel after finishing her memoir. She is currently in residence at Aspen Words and is speaking at the Woody Creek Community Center on Wednesday. She spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Patrick Fort. You can hear their full conversation on Curated from Aspen Public Radio this afternoon at 3:30. 

Jocelyn Murray has been working in the arts for years - she's the Exhibitions Manager at the Wyly Community Art Center and is an abstract painter. She says the Wyly offers something unique for artists throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

Murray discusses exhibitions, working with artists, and the Wyly's two gallery spaces: the main Wyly Gallery and the Wyly Annex, a temporary gallery space in downtown Basalt. 

Currently, the Wyly Gallery is showing The Wyly Open, and the Wyly Annex is showing Works by Tony Prikryl​. Both shows are up until November 21st. 

Speeding fines double on Highway 82

Nov 16, 2015

  Local law enforcement agencies and CDOT have joined together in an attempt to reduce the number of wildlife collisions on Highway 82. Reporter Elise Thatcher has more.

Drivers who speed at night between mile markers 31 and 38 will now be fined double the normal amount. Wildlife officials want travelers to have more reaction time. The higher fines apply between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.


SkiCo looks at its Audi fleet for 'defeat devices'

Nov 16, 2015


   The Aspen Skiing Co. is taking a look under the hood to see if any of the vehicles in its fleet are violating the Clean Air Act. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

SkiCo has at least a dozen Audi vehicles in its fleet. The Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month sent a notice of violation to the car company, which is under investigation for allegedly having the so-called “defeat devices” in some of its vehicles.

Blue Horizon - Nov. 14, 2015

Nov 15, 2015

Blue Horizon Show's Cheryl "Bluebird" Koehne pays tribute to Allen Toussaint who passed away of a heart attack on Nov. 10th while on tour in Madrid, Spain. 

Elise Thatcher

  The presidential election may be a year away, but Bernie Sanders supporters have their eyes on this spring. The first Democratic caucus is March 1st. And many attracted to Sanders’ platform don’t know what it is-- or how it works. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher stopped by a recent local campaign event and has this story.