Barbara Platts

Digital Content Manager

Barbara moved to Aspen more than three years ago after graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a journalism degree. She grew up in Boulder, making frequent trips with her family to Aspen, no matter the season. Her time on the east coast was gratifying, but despite her attempts to ignore it, the mountains were calling her and she had to go back.

Since moving to this mountain haven, Barbara has worked with Ecoe Marketing and O Communications, which taught her a great deal about public relations, branding and advertising. In 2014, she took a job as the associate editor and marketing coordinator for Aspen Magazine, where she helped manage editorial content as well as sales materials, advertorials and events.

For the past two years, Barbara has branded herself as an expert on millennial living in Aspen, producing a weekly column called Aspen Untucked for the Aspen Times Weekly. Last year, the Colorado Press Association acknowledged her beat with six awards in the Colorado Press Better Newspaper Contest.

In her spare time, Barbara enjoys getting out on the mountain, be it on skis or in hiking boots. She’s always ready to say yes to any adventure in the outdoors and can typically be found cross country skiing on the golf course with her adorable one year old puppy, Cassius.

Aspen has felt like home to Barbara since she first learned how to ski on the slopes of Buttermilk at age four. She cares about the community very much and is a board member at the Aspen Historical Society, Marshall Direct Fund and Action for Afghan Women, all nonprofit organizations based in Aspen. She’s thrilled to start working with Aspen Public Radio, a nonprofit that provides such an invaluable service to our community.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

After Tuesday’s attack in Belgium, there’s extra law enforcement at the Aspen airport.

 

The Basalt spring election keeps getting hotter.

The city of Aspen needs help deciding how to use a 400-acre public parcel.

Barbara Platts

 Clark’s Market in Aspen shut its doors today for an entire store remodel which will take 10 to 12 weeks to complete.

Barbara Platts

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials said they are on schedule to open all lanes in Glenwood Canyon the first week of May and the highway shouldn’t fully shut down again in the meantime.

Cross Currents

Mar 23, 2016

Coming up on CrossCurrents, Partnering in Education and Aid for Kenya with Debbie Welden, Jane Keener Quiat, and Isaac Soita (SOY-tah) from Running Water International.

 

Moose are starting to appear in more populated areas in Colorado. One was spotted only a couple of weeks ago in Glenwood Springs. Experts/wildlife officials said this is expected to become more common as the moose population continues to grow in the state. Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts has the story.

Three Aspen residents became U.S. citizens this week after taking the Oath of Allegiance at the federal courthouse in Grand Junction. Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts has the story.

This week on Mountain Edition:

Winter is coming…… don’t let these spring days fool you.

The city of Aspen has a new community development director — a veteran city employee.

The launch of a cooking school and a weekend of cocktails are keeping residents on their culinary toes.

And big news, there is road work in Glenwood Springs.

Matt Ferro

The Apres Ski Cocktail Classic just wrapped up its fourth year in Aspen this past weekend. The quick growth of this four-day festival has worked in union with Aspen’s booming mixology and bartending scene.

Roger Adams

City Manager Steve Barwick announced March 8, that former long-range planner Jessica Garrow is now leading the Community Development Department. 

Courtesy of AVSC

  

Mark Cole, the executive director of the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club (AVSC), is resigning after 15 years with the nonprofit organization.

 

Cole will step down at the end of July but will continue to work part time with AVSC in order to help with the transition, according to a press release.

 

 

 

The Aspen Ideas Festival is an annual week long gathering that offers a variety of programs, tutorials, seminars, discussions and events that bring together vibrant intellectual exchange. You'll hear some of the live sessions from the Aspen Ideas Festival here on Aspen Public Radio.

 

The following is a tentative schedule of Aspen Public Radio's live broadcasts. It is subject to change.

 

 

 

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