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5:53 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Local Non Profits Help With Statewide Environmental Education Plan

Environmental educators are working with teachers and state officials to develop a statewide environmental education plan.
Credit Creative Commons/Flickr/USFWS Mountain Prairie

Educators in Colorado are taking an inventory of environmental learning and finding gaps where more is needed. A Colorado Environmental Education Plan is being drawn up to evenly spread these kinds of lessons to students across the state...and two local non profits are involved. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Mountain Edition
3:27 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 9th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

This week county clerks in Colorado began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We catch up with the first couple to wed in Garfield County.

Residents of the Valley who operate lodging businesses say natural gas drilling in the Thompson Divide would hurt their bottom line.

And, we hear from the two state house candidates working to earn votes in Pitkin County.

Finally, we catch up with filmmaker Jason Reitman whose new movie, “Men, Women and Children” screened in Aspen last week.

CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

CrossCurrents - Maroon Bells at 50 & Wyly Arts Annex

On today's show, the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the Maroon Bells birthday bash with Olivia Siegel from ACES, Will Roush of Wilderness Workshop and Andrew Larson of the White River National Forest.

Also, Kelly Alford, Executive Director of Wyly Arts, and artist Jody Guralnick on the new Wyly Annex and Jody's show opening August 8th.

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APR Local News
8:56 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Gay Marriage: No Name Couple First To Wed In Garfield County

Clerks in Colorado counties began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday. Toni Grenko and Kat Sing were the first same-sex couple to wed in Garfield County.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Same-sex marriage became legal in Colorado on Tuesday after the state supreme court cleared the last hurdle. Colorado’s attorney general announced clerks in all 64 counties were legally required to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Kat Sing and Toni Grenko were the first gay couple to get a license in Garfield County. The couple, from No Name, has been together for three years.

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APR Local News
2:02 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Another Pot Site, Now Cottonwood Pass Road

About a thousand marijuana plants were found on October 1st near Cottonwood Pass road. There was also a "very elaborate irrigation system."
Eagle County Sheriff's Office

Another major marijuana grow site has popped up in the Roaring Fork Valley area. Eagle County officials say many plants were found near Cottonwood Pass. About a thousand plants were on private property, located approximately twenty minutes from El Jebel. The land is unincorporated Eagle County, so that sheriff’s office has destroyed the greenery and growing equipment. 

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