APR Local News
7:39 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Pitkin County's "Aging Well Initiative" Prepares For Aging Boomers

This map shows the growth of the senior population in Pitkin County from 1990 to 2014. As baby boomers age, the County is preparing for more growth.
Credit Pitkin County Senior Services

Just like around the nation Pitkin County’s population of seniors is expected to grow dramatically over the coming years. Already, 20 percent of the people living here are age 60 and older. By 2030, that group is expected to grow by 75 percent. The county is preparing by investigating what’s needed to accommodate this growing demographic. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

On Tuesday, seniors from around Pitkin County joined elected leaders and other community members in Aspen for a presentation on aging. Curt Strand was among the participants.

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Aspen Music Festival
3:27 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Festival Showcase - 2014 Season Preview

The 2014 Aspen Public Festival season begins this week. Today, for the first Festival Showcase of the new season, host Chris Mohr is joined Alan Fletcher, President and CEO of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and Asadour Santourian, Vice President of Artistic Administration and Artistic Advisor, to talk about the upcoming 2014 season and the theme of the New Romantics. Then we listen to Music Director Robert Spano’s inspiring words at yesterday’s Convocation.

Pledge Premium Washes Ashore
2:28 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Found: Seafaring APR Water Bottle

The Aspen Public Radio membership water bottle found washed up on a beach at San Pancho, Mexico by local resident Andy Hanson.
Credit Andy Hanson

You might find a member station sticker on a car or even run into a fellow traveler sporting some fashionable threads from the same station you support miles-and-miles from home. But, Andy Hanson came across an Aspen Public Radio membership premium while on vacation in a very interesting way.

Granted, it has seen better days.

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Aspen History
7:16 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Bumpy Tour Gives Visitors A Glimpse Into Aspen's Mining History

Warning Sign at old mine site on Smuggler Mountain.
Rob St. Mary

This summer the City of Aspen is partnering with the Aspen Historical Society to show off Aspen’s mining history. Silver mining on Smuggler Mountain was big business in the late 1800’s. Now, remnants of that legacy are easy to find and highlighted on a weekly public jeep tour. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen went along for the ride, bumps and all, and filed this report.

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The Aspen Institute
4:23 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

2014 Aspen Institute Broadcast Schedule

Aspen Public Radio is proud to continue its long-term partnership with The Aspen Institute to bring you another summer of informative and stimulating keynote lectures. 

NOTE: This is the schedule of the lectures/events Aspen Public Radio plans to broadcast. Due to the fluid nature of the Aspen Institute's events, this schedule is expected to change with limited notice.

Tuesday June 24th

8pm-9pm
Colorado's "Right to Try" Law: A Lifeline or False Hope?

Wednesday June 25th

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Audio Canvas
4:02 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Audio Canvas: Ceramics Program

Associate Director and Artistic Director for Ceramics, Doug Casebeer, talks about the ceramics program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. The center has one of the best ceramic facilities in the country - allowing ceramic artists to practice traditional and contemporary ceramics.

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Arts
2:21 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

First Draft - Jack Driscoll

Jack Driscoll

Jack Driscoll is the author of four books of poems, two collections of short stories, and four novels. In addition, he is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, the NEH Independent Study Grant, two Pushcart Prizes and Best American Short Story citations, the PEN/Nelson Algren Fiction Award, the Associated Writing Programs Short Fiction Award, and seven PEN Syndicated Project Short Fiction Awards.

His stories have been read frequently over NPR’s “The Sound of Writing,” and his work has appeared nationally in magazines, literary journals, and newspapers such as Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, Civilization, Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, and Ploughshares.

His novel Lucky Man, Lucky Woman received the 1998 Pushcart Editors’ Book Award, the Barnes and Noble Discovery of Great New Writers Award, and the 1999 Independent Book Publishers Award for Fiction. Stardog, his third novel, appeared in 2000, and How Like an Angel, a University of Michigan Press Sweetwater release, appeared in May, 2005. His newest short story collection, The World of a Few Minutes Ago, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2012

Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 4

Sustainable Agriculture - it's one of the new frontiers ACES, or Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, is taking on. Rock Bottom Ranch is one of the properties ACES manages - of the 113 acres, 40 acres are in agriculture production, the rest is kept as wildlands. Jason Smith is the Director of Rock Bottom Ranch and shares the summer programs, kids camps, vegetable gardens, livestock, and restoration projects happening at the ranch.

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Pfister Murder Case
3:13 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Audio: Carpenter's Lawyers Argue Innocence

Greg Greer shows video of District Attorney investigator Lisa Miller and Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent John Zamora questioning Kathy Carpenter. June 20th, 2014.
Elise Thatcher

Court appointed lawyers for Kathy Carpenter strongly believe she is innocent in the case of Nancy Pfister’s death. On Friday, June 20th, attorneys Greg Greer and Kathleen Lord held an unusual meeting with reporters. Greer said, “in thirty two years, I have not had a case like this.” You can hear audio of the meeting here.

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Pfister Murder Case
10:25 am
Sun June 22, 2014

More Questions Than Answers After Sentencing in Pfister Case

District Attorney Sherry Caloia and Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo discuss guilty plea and sentencing for William Styler, and a continuing investigation into Kathy Carpenter. June 20th, 2014
Elise Thatcher

Last Friday saw a strange turn in the case of what happened to Aspen native Nancy Pfister. One of the three defendants pled guilty in court and was sentenced.  Murder charges were dropped against the third and last defendant, but she wasn’t completely cleared, and attorneys raised questions about what they say were major mistakes in the investigation. 

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