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APR Local News
10:05 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Locals: The Trick to Living and Working in the Upper Valley

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   Has Aspen become too expensive for middle class residents? We’ve examined what it takes for retail shops to survive downtown. as business owners are facing challenges like rising rents and increasingly slow off-seasons.  Next, we talk with locals to find out how they're balancing life in the Upper Valley. For many, living in a different town is one of the solutions.

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Aspen Film
10:42 am
Fri April 18, 2014

APR Special: Aspen Film Screenwriters Panel

Aspen Film ShortsFest Screenwriters Panel
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Writing for the Screen: How to Create Characters and Keep Your Friends

What's the creative core of every film and TV story? The script. Once again, in partnership with the Writers Guild Foundation, we're delighted to present an entertaining discussion with a talented group of award-winning writers whose collective experiences cover television and film, comedy and drama. How are story and series ideas created? How do writers find their characters and motivations? What are the unique aspects and challenges of writing for film or television? Join us for a spirited and illuminating conversation with an engaging set of screenwriters. Participants confirmed at press time: Peter Blake (Elementary, House M.D.), Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club), and David Pollock (M*A*S*H).

Special thanks to Nancy Wall + Charles Wall

More about Aspen Film at http://aspenfilm.org/

Profile
8:16 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Dr. Steve Ayers: Coroner

  The Pitkin County Coroner has been in the news a lot lately.  2014 is on pace to be a year with more deaths than usual in the county.  There has been a high profile murder, several recent suicides, a couple of accidental skiing deaths and several lethal drug overdoses.  The cases have all come across the coroner’s desk.  APR's Roger Adams reports.


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APR Local News
6:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire

The West Fork Fire Complex burned over 100,000 acres near Creede, Colorado last summer. The wildfire didn't burn homes but drove away tourism business.
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The story of wildfire in the west is increasingly bleak. Fires are bigger, the wildfire season’s longer, and homes are increasingly built on lands at risk to fire. That’s the situation surrounding a wildfire conference in Glenwood Springs this week. Firefighters, elected officials and government workers met to try and find solutions. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, one idea is to expand biomass production.

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Mountain Edition
3:29 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Mountain Edition - April 17th, 2014

This week there are a few more clues, and lots of money, in the Nancy Pfister case.

Verizon customers saw a huge glitch in service this week.

It can be tough to run a retail business in Aspen, so we’ll find out what it takes.

We’ll also go to a busy clinic where busy doctors are serving a growing number of medicaid patients after the Obamacare deadline.

Glenwood Springs inches closer to getting a new bridge in downtown.

And locals are weighing in on how the state tackles water needs.

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