Your Evening News - November 28th, 2014

Nov 28, 2014

Winternational Comes to Aspen

Aspen Skiing Company is hosting two world cup races this weekend. Starting tomorrow, some of the top skiers in the world will battle their way down Aspen Mountain.

For the first time since 2012, Ajax is hosting the slalom and giant slalom races. Aspen Skiing Company has moved public access one street over... and rearranged the main viewing area... in hopes of improving safety and making spectating more fun.  The TV audience is also important. Jeff Hanle is with Ski Co.

The 2014 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational is this weekend.

The events take place on Aspen Mountain.

Here's an explanation and rundown from the official site:

The world’s fastest women skiers will once again take Aspen Mountain by storm over Thanksgiving weekend. Spectators near and far are invited to the base of Lift 1A on Aspen Mountain to enjoy prime viewing of the finish line from the grandstands. Live television coverage by NBC and NBC Sports will capture the excitement that embodies World Cup racing. The weekend includes the first Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series of the season. Both events are FREE and open to the public!

Your Morning News - November 28th, 2014

Nov 28, 2014

Sunlight Opens Early for Ski Season 

Sunlight Mountain will be officially open for turns today. The area just outside Glenwood Springs is dropping  ropes early.

Sunlight was planning on opening next week, but decided to get going sooner thanks to Mother Nature’s generous amounts of snow. Jennie Spillane is Marketing Manager.

Your Evening News - November 27th, 2014

Nov 27, 2014

Food Help Could Be Extended in the Valley 

It’s been a busy fall for food banks in the Roaring Fork Valley. Coordinated by a nonprofit called Lift Up, volunteers put together holiday baskets for residents in need.

Kim Loving is Executive Director of the Rifle based organization which services communities from Parachute to Aspen. She says more than nine hundred families signed up to have a basket delivered over the last few weeks—or later in the holidays.

You’ve heard of Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but you might not know that December 2 is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back. Aspen Public Radio depends on your support to continue to provide the quality programming you know and love. Please think of Aspen Public Radio on Giving Tuesday. You can make a secure donation on our Web site or call (970) 920-9000.

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Your Morning News - November 27th, 2014

Nov 27, 2014

More Employed in the Second Quarter in Colorado

There were a lot more Coloradans working during the second quarter this year than previously thought. That's according to new job numbers released by the Colorado department of labor and employment.

The agency compares the actual number of jobs to previous estimates... And after double checking jobs held in April, May, and June, officials say there were big jumps in workers, especially in the trades, transportation, and utilities sectors.

Your Evening News - November 26th, 2014

Nov 26, 2014

CDOT Extends Glenwood Bridge Comment Period 

If you have an opinion about the new Grand Avenue Bridge, now there’s another month to let officials know. The Colorado Department of Transportation has extended the comment period for the Glenwood Springs project.

CDOT has gotten a lot of feedback already about the proposal...specifically the Environmental Assessment released at the beginning of the month. Spokeswoman Tracy Truelove says at a recent public hearing, some people were asking for more time to consider the bridge replacement.

It's a special hour long CrossCurrents. This week, the Ebola outbreak with Dr. Ann Mass and Aspenite and Doctors Without Borders volunteer Frank Peters who just returned from two months in Liberia.

About Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF):

We help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.

doctorswithoutborders.org

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