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APR Local News
6:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

A Walk Through Basalt's Former Pan And Fork Trailer Park

The site of the old Pan and Fork mobile home park is now filled with downed trees and garbage. The idea is to eventually turn the space into a park.
Marci Krivonen

If you’ve driven through downtown Basalt recently, it’s hard to miss the mess of trees, electrical boxes and garbage covering a central stretch of land. It’s the site of the old Pan and Fork Mobile Home park, where more than 300 people used to live. The Town of Basalt helped those residents relocate and now it’s focusing on redeveloping the five acres. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen walked through the area with Town Manager Mike Scanlon.

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APR Local News
10:51 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Catching Up With Father Thomas Keating

Father Thomas Keating, at St. Benedict's Monastery in Old Snowmass.
Credit Elise Thatcher

 

The Roaring Fork Valley is rich with spiritual leaders, and that includes a monk based in Old Snowmass. When Father Thomas Keating first took his vows 1944, he didn’t talk much for the next five years, because that’s part of how things worked at his monastery back then. 

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CrossCurrents
3:28 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

CrossCurrents - Stephen Harris, Part 1

Stephen Harris (aka "Haggis") of Mt. Sinai Medical School. Harris was a bassist with the heavy metal bandThe Cult in the 80s, a painter and rock climber in the 90s and is now a documentary filmmaker and third year medical student at Mt. Sinai in NYC. Part 1 of 2.

Aspen Cost of Living
6:07 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

What Can Government Do?

Michael Kinsley: Pitkin County Commissioner 1975-85
Credit Roger Adams

  This month we have been looking at the issue of working and living in Aspen.  Is it, as some believe, so expensive here that the next generation of Aspenites will be forced down valley by high rents, low wages and difficult housing?  The income gap is significant in Aspen and so are prices.  The question we ask today is what if anything can government do about it. We spoke with past and present elected officials.  APR's Roger Adams reports.


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Locals Write
4:08 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

A Democracy of Poets

Credit Roger Adams

Welcome to a special program for National Poetry Month.  

There are a lot of poets in the Roaring Fork Valley.  They are writing and performing their poetry regularly with help from the Aspen Poet’s Society, which holds monthly live poetry readings. 

Now the society has published its first book; an anthology of poems by locals and poets who have visited and read their work here.  The book is – A Democracy of Poets: Poems of the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond

Joining us is Kim Nuzzo one of the editors and also a co-founder of the Aspen Poet’s Society.   APR’s Roger Adams and Nuzzo discuss the work of ten poets whose work is in the book.  

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