First Draft
3:27 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

First Draft - Jennifer duBois

Jennifer duBois
Credit Ilana Panich-Lisman

Jennifer duBois is the recipient of a 2013 Whiting Writer’s Award and a 2012 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 award. Her debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was the winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction and the Northern California Book Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Prize for Debut Fiction. Her second novel, Cartwheel, has been nominated for a New York Public Library Young Lions Award. Jennifer earned a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Tufts University and an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop before completing a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Her writing has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, The Missouri Review, Salon, The Kenyon Review, Cosmopolitan, Narrative, and ZYZZYVA. A native of western Massachusetts, Jennifer currently teaches in the MFA program at Texas State University.

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APR Local News
10:39 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Some Mountain Residents Calling Statewide Mental Health Hotline

Credit Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners

Mental illness is a major issue in the Roaring Fork Valley, and around Colorado. As part of his administration’s plan to help more people get help for untreated illness, Governor John Hickenlooper announced a new statewide mental health hotline last month. Bev Marquez is the CEO of Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, the organization running that new hotline. Marquez talks with Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher about the response so far—and whether residents in the Roaring Fork Valley should call the statewide hotline or a local hotline first.

    

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Valley Land Trust, Part 2

This week, the 2014 National Sheepdog Finals will be held on the Strang Ranch above Carbondale. Bridget Strang is the event's host and talks about the history of the event, what to expect, and how you can attend. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Aspen Valley Land Trust. Martha Cochran is the Executive Director of the land trust and shares why this partnership was a natural fit.

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Colorado
8:02 am
Fri September 5, 2014

State Of Colorado Developing Marijuana Education Campaign

The State of Colorado is preparing to roll out a statewide education campaign around retail marijuana.
Credit Marci Krivonen

On Thursday we told you about how the Aspen-based Valley Marijuana Council is working on educating people about retail pot. Today we’ll explain how the State of Colorado is using tax money from marijuana sales to create an education campaign of its own. The Colorado Department of Public Health is planning to roll out television commercials, radio spots and billboards early next year around how to use marijuana safely.

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Mountain Edition
3:27 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Mountain Edition - September 4th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

As community leaders look ahead to the ski season, they’re thinking about marijuana now and how to keep tourists from overdosing.

The State of Colorado is also planning education campaigns around legal pot and using tax revenue from marijuana sales to fund those efforts.

A new report shows students in Colorado are missing too many days of school and it’s reflected in their test scores.

We get the latest numbers on just how busy Aspen was this summer was, business and traffic in town were up.

There’s been an uptick in concerns about a plan to replace the Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, we’ll find out why.

That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.

APR Local News
6:00 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Marijuana Education Effort Underway Ahead Of Ski Season

The Valley Marijuana Council plans to distribute these brochures to restaurants, bars and hotels ahead of ski season in Aspen.
Credit Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

Even though snowfall is likely weeks away, law enforcement and businesses in Aspen are gearing up for winter and for tourists trying marijuana. A local marijuana safety group is drawing up a pamphlet it plans to place in hotel rooms throughout the resort. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen explains.

The Aspen Square Condominium Hotel is a short walk from the ski gondola and, from a retail marijuana store. Now that pot’s legal, General Manager Warren Klug says he’s concerned about people smoking in their rooms and staff taking home what guests leave behind.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

CrossCurrents - English In Action

On today's CrossCurrents, English in Action celebrates 20 years in the Roaring Fork Valley with an evening featuring author Ted Conover on September 10th.

Executive Director Lara Beaulieu and Ted Conover are the guests.

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Listener Survey
12:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Make Your Voice Heard: 2014 Listener Survey

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APR Local News
9:47 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Traffic, Lodging, Sewage Data Indicate Busy Summer In Aspen/Snowmass

The Wanderlust yoga festival was held in Snowmass Village over the fourth of July weekend. It's one of the events that boosted hotel bookings in Snowmass this summer.
Credit Kaylan Robinson/Wanderlust

You may have noticed traffic jams and crowded streets in Aspen this summer. These are all anecdotes indicating the resort experienced a busy summer. But, the data proves it too. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

You may have experienced headaches on your drive into Aspen this summer...as eastbound traffic piled up on Highway 82. Turns out, the number of cars heading in and out of town in June, July and August was up three-and-a-half percent over last year.

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