Marci Krivonen

Reporter

Originally from Montana, Marci grew up near the mountains and can't get enough of them. She began in broadcasting in Missoula, Montana where she anchored Montana Public Radio's local Evening Edition news program. She then picked up a camera and tripod and worked for Missoula's local CBS television station as a reporter. Shortly after that, she returned to radio and became the Assistant News Director at a radio station in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Marci began at Aspen Public Radio in 2007 as the station's morning host and reporter. Although you can occasionally hear Marci in the mornings, she is now quite content to be sleeping in and reporting all day. When not at the station, Marci is on her road bike, meeting people, or skiing.

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Carbondale
6:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Powers Art Center: Contemporary Museum In A Cow Pasture

The Powers Art Center sits in the middle of a cow pasture near Carbondale. It features the work of contemporary artist Jasper Johns.
Credit Marci Krivonen

While everyone’s eyes have been on the opening of the Aspen Art Museum, another local art center opened this summer. The Powers Art Center near Carbondale features the work of just one artist, Jasper Johns, an influential and highly recognized pop artist. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the building that houses Johns’ works is artwork, itself.

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APR Local News
9:09 am
Tue August 12, 2014

The "Bud Is Back" For Basalt Tea Company

The Basalt-based Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company is celebrating 10 years in business. It operates a global company from a small headquarters along the Roaring Fork River.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The Bud is back. Basalt’s successful international tea company is once again called Two Leaves and a Bud. A couple years ago the company shortened its name to Two Leaves Tea Company.  They heard from many customers about that and, last month the bud returned. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

Tea company founder Richard Rosenfeld takes the blame for shortening the company’s name. He thought the original name - Two Leaves and a Bud - was too long. It didn’t take long for customers to respond.

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Marijuana
8:20 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Survey: Teens' Perception Of Marijuana As "Risky" Declining

A new statewide survey shows kids' perception of marijuana is changing. More teens think it's less dangerous than they did two years prior.
Credit Marci Krivonen

A new survey from the Colorado Department of Public Health shows fewer high school students think using marijuana is risky. The data reflects perceptions before recreational pot sales started at stores around the state in January. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey shows the percentage of students who thought using marijuana was moderately or very dangerous declined from 58 percent in 2011 to 54 percent last year.

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Glenwood Springs Summit To Examine Mule Deer Decline

Populations of mule deer in Colorado are declining, especially in the northwestern part of the state.
Credit nwcoloradohunting.com

Colorado’s mule deer population has been shrinking for years and wildlife officials are trying to bring it back up. In 2006, the population numbered 600,000. That dropped by almost half last year. Hunters say they notice the shortage, specifically in northwest Colorado. On Saturday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will present ideas on how to increase the population at a special summit in Glenwood Springs. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jody Kennedy of Parks and Wildlife.

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Aspen Police: Cramped Quarters Present Problems

Michele McClinton manages evidence for the Aspen Police Department. One area where evidence is store, the vault, is stuffed full.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The Aspen Police Department is short on space. Authorities say that they’re forced to sort evidence at a lunch table and take statements from distraught victims in a busy hallway. Over the coming years, the department is looking to expand but, they’ll need the public’s support. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

The Police Department is in the basement of the Aspen’s courthouse on Main Street. A long, busy hallway is the department’s epicenter with a padlocked vault in the middle of it. Michele McClinton oversees evidence stored there.

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