Mountain Edition

Thursdays at 3:30pm

Mountain Edition is Aspen Public Radio's weekly newsmagazine. The weekly, thirty-minute show airs Thurdays at 3:30pm just before NPR's All Things Considered. The show focuses on news, analysis, and commentary about Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley. Each week the Aspen Public Radio news department will examine the most significant issues and events affecting us in the Valley. The program will include news stories and features reported by APR reporters and contributors. The show will present moderated analysis of the news from guests and regular segments focused on the arts, music, and profiles of people and events of interest to residents of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Aspen City Council puts the brakes on development downtown. Aspen Film announces the ShortsFest lineup.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Democrats in the Roaring Fork Valley vote for Bernie Sanders as their early presidential pick. A Pitkin County Commissioner is trying to figure out who left a wad of cash in front of her house.

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CDOT has opened up another lane for cars and trucks trying to get through Glenwood Canyon.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. CDOT aims to reopen I-70 in Glenwood Canyon this afternoon. Officials say delays will continue for at least a month, after the interstate opens back up.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. And I’m Alycin Bektesh. Basalt voters could see the Pan and Fork parcel on the fall ballot.
More than two hundred workers in Parachute have an uncertain future.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Consultants are checking which parts of Pitkin County have the slowest internet connection. Habitat for Humanity is building affordable housing in Basalt.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. X Games begins in Aspen this week. Basalt turns down putting a Pan and Fork measure on the spring ballot.
Speaking of which, Carbondale voters will consider two tax measures.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. I’m Elise Thatcher. A snowboarder gets shoved off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands. Aspen and communities around the world are mourning the death of musician Glenn Frey, who had a colorful history in Aspen.

It’s opening week for the Colorado Legislature, we check in with party leaders about their predictions for the session.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. I’m Elise Thatcher. A man from Carbondale has died while ice climbing. During this holiday week, Aspen is bursting at the seams, and the airport is barely keeping up.

Mountain Edition - December 17th, 2015

Dec 17, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. There could be a lawsuit over plans for Aspen’s Old Power House. Residents in Pitkin County could soon get a doctor’s visit at home. Hundreds attend BLM events about the Thompson Divide.

Mountain Edition - December 10th, 2015

Dec 10, 2015

Glenwood Springs city government is experiencing a change at the top. We speak with the city manager on his last day. Homeowners in Battlement Mesa say they didn’t know about an oil and gas agreement when they purchased their house. Colorado’s marijuana industry has created some interesting jobs. We’ll introduce you to the latest - an odor ranger. A new building for police in Aspen may improve their mental health. And, much of the materials recycled in the Roaring Fork Valley are ending up...

Mountain Edition - November 26th, 2015

Nov 26, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Battlement Mesa residents hope to convince Garfield county commissioners that drilling in a residential area is a bad idea. Get-out-the-vote efforts fell flat in getting young people to the polls for the fall election. Finishing touches are wrapping up on a World Cup race course at Aspen Mountain. And, we talk to the head of alpine racing for the U.S. Ski Team about who he thinks will win. While many people will be feasting this Thanksgiving, others...

Mountain Edition - November 12th, 2015

Nov 12, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Aspen Mountain will open early thanks to recent storms. Hundreds honor veterans at an annual ceremony in the upper valley. One in ten kids in Pitkin County is living in poverty.

Mountain Edition - November 5th, 2015

Nov 5, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Voters in Aspen this week turned down a new lodge proposed on Main Street. Now, the developer is moving forward with an alternative. With fresh snow, mountain roads are closing and buses are getting outfitted for skis. Western Slope officials are making their message clear about the statewide water plan. And, a proposed development in El Jebel has officers realizing there isn’t enough law enforcement in the area. Gorillas in the museum? The Aspen Art...

Mountain Edition - October 22nd, 2015

Oct 22, 2015

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Mountain Edition - October 15, 2015

Oct 15, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. A developer behind a campaign in Aspen is infusing tens of thousands of dollars into an effort to build a hotel. Base2 lodge is at the center of a ballot question. It was the theme of an Aspen Public Radio town hall meeting this week. Voters in Snowmass Village recall a councilman who went to jail for drunk driving. The fire departments in Carbondale and Basalt are asking voters for money in the fall election. Construction on a new school in Carbondale...

Mountain Edition - October 8th, 2015

Oct 8, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. A developer in Snowmass Village is stepping away from Base Village and selling its assets. Both sides of a heated election campaign in Aspen are focusing on parking. Glenwood Springs leaders and businesses mull over how to address homelessness. The life of a long-time Aspen local and former ski shop owner is remembered. And, we talk budget with a state legislator who represents communities in the Roaring Fork Valley. Finally, a former Carbondale resident...

Mountain Edition - September 17, 2015

Sep 17, 2015

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Mountain Edition - September 3rd, 2015

Sep 3, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Protesters greet the Forest Service as the agency reviews a drilling proposal.
Glenwood Springs extends foot patrols after concerns about more transients spending long hours in town.
Pitkin County residents will vote on a broadband question this fall.