Yes, They Can Travel
1:16 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Electric Road Rally

Electric cars will set off tomorrow (Friday 10-3-2014) from various points along the western slope for a road rally.  It is in part a demonstration of recharging the cars.  There are now recharge, or plug-in stations along the Roaring Fork Valley and across the west slope.  Heather McGregor is one of the organizers.  She is with the Garfield County Clean Energy Collaborative.

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Environment
9:47 am
Fri October 3, 2014

With Legal Weed, Forest Official Expects More Illegal Grow Sites

A large marijuana grow site was discovered by hunters in September in the White River National Forest. Forest Service workers dismantled the site, and now they're looking for who's responsible.
Credit forestcamping.com

The Forest Supervisor for the White River National Forest says he expects to see more marijuana grow sites on national forest land now that pot is legal in Colorado.

Forest Service officials on Wednesday dismantled a large cultivation site near Ruedi Reservoir. It’s illegal to grow marijuana on federal land and there are strict penalties.

Hunters discovered the latest site that contained more than 2600 mature marijuana plants. That’s $6 million to $8 million worth of pot. Scott Fitzwilliams is Forest Supervisor.

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APR Local News
4:10 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

CMC Students Get Free Ride to Spring Valley

Credit Colorado Mountain College

 Currently there’s no bus service to Spring Valley, which is about two and a half miles from Highway 82. That’s the closest point to connect with public transportation up and down the Roaring Fork Valley. Colorado Mountain College, or CMC, says it’s now providing a free shuttle service from Spring Valley to Highway 82, as well as Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. It does not continue to more far flung campuses, like Rifle or Aspen.

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Public Transportation
4:05 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Brainstorming Public Transportation in Mountain Counties

A Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus near Aspen.
Credit Facebook/RFTA

Public transportation is expensive, and officials can have a hard time keeping up with costs. But making sure bus and other services simply continue as they are, is a big goal for officials in Colorado’s Intermountain region. 

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Mountain Edition
3:36 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 2nd, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

The White River National Forest wipes out a multi-million dollar marijuana grow site near Ruedi Reservoir.

The City of Aspen and a condo developer are battling it out in court this week, arguing about access to a downtown building.

And dark money is flowing into a state senate race in our region.

Republicans are going after the millennial vote in the hotly contested US Senate Race... that pits Mark Udall against Cory Gardner.

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Garfield County
10:39 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Garfield County Projects More Oil & Gas Revenues

Garfield County Manager Andrew "Drew" Gorgey.
Credit Elise Thatcher

Garfield County is looking at how much money it can spend-- and save-- next year. Officials introduced the proposed 2015 budget… and it's a lot like the playbook officials had this year, in 2014. But there are some key changes. 

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APR Local News
5:27 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

New Snow Makes Avalanches In October Possible

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center put out a statement Wednesday advising hungry skiers and riders to be safe in the backcountry.
Credit CAIC

Wednesday’s big snowflakes were the first major sign of winter in Colorado’s high country and one organization is already warning powder hungry skiers to be wary of avalanches in the backcountry. 

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center put out a statement on Wednesday warning of avalanches in October. Avalanche Forecaster Scott Toepfer says it’s not uncommon to see slides this early in the season and usually skiers are unprepared.

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CrossCurrents
3:27 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Carbondale's "The Launchpad"

This week on CrossCurrents, Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of CCAH and Peter Gilbert, Executive Director of Dance Initiative on the new arts and rehearsal space in Carbondale, "The Launchpad", formerly the Gordon Cooper Library.

www.danceinitiative.org/

www.carbondalearts.com/

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Stacey Vanek Smith is a reporter for Planet Money, where she covers business and economics. Stacey came to NPR from Marketplace, where she was a correspondent and fill-in host, most recently in Marketplace's New York bureau.

While at Marketplace, Stacey was part of a collaboration with The New York Times, where she explored the relationship between money and marriage. She was also part of Marketplace's live shows, where she produced a series of pieces on getting her data mined.

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