Aspen

Environment
6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

50 Years Of Wilderness: The "Maroon Belles"

Joy Caudill, Dottie Fox and Connie Harvey were known as the "Maroon Belles." They helped expand protection in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.
Credit Meredith Ogilby/Wilderness Workshop

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and, in special series, we're focusing on one protected area in our backyard, the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

It took the work of three tireless women to expand protection in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness near Aspen. In 1964, just the high mountain peaks became wilderness. So, the women, called the “Maroon Belles,” worked to more than double the size of the preserved area. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen tells their story.

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APR Local News
9:53 am
Fri June 27, 2014

A Tour Through The New Aspen Art Museum, Under Construction

The new Aspen Art Museum's exterior is wrapped in a woven composite grid. The four-story, 33,000 square foot building is scheduled to open in early August.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The Aspen Art Museum is arguably one of the most anticipated new structures in town.  When it opens later this summer it will be with a days-long celebration of contemporary art, Aspen and of the building itself.  Some say it's the most important building in Aspen in a century, while others call it a monstrosity.  Designed by Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban, the space will be public.  Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen took a tour.

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Aspen History
7:16 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Bumpy Tour Gives Visitors A Glimpse Into Aspen's Mining History

Warning Sign at old mine site on Smuggler Mountain.
Rob St. Mary

This summer the City of Aspen is partnering with the Aspen Historical Society to show off Aspen’s mining history. Silver mining on Smuggler Mountain was big business in the late 1800’s. Now, remnants of that legacy are easy to find and highlighted on a weekly public jeep tour. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen went along for the ride, bumps and all, and filed this report.

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Music
6:04 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Interview & Music with Jackson Emmer and Ross Kribbs (and some Otis Redding)

Jackson Emmer and Ross Kribbs stopped by the studios of Aspen Public Radio on Friday May 30 with guitar and fiddle in hand for an impromptu studio performance with their 'audience of one', Aspenbeat  host Andrea Young.

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

High Rent, Heavy Regulation Pose Challenges For Young Entrepreneurs In Aspen

Just what is the business climate like in Aspen for young entrepreneurs? For some, setting up shop in the resort is just the right fit.
Credit Flickr/Libby Levi/opensource.com

This month, we’ve been examining what it takes to live and work in Aspen, and whether the middle class is being priced out. Today we focus on young entrepreneurs and the barriers they face when opening a business in Aspen. For some the high rents and seasonal business is worth it, while others were forced to move Downvalley to make it work, financially. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Bo Gallagher, 24, switches on a large dryer in his silk-screening store, Zapazoo Inkworks. Unlike a clothes dryer, this machine has a wide conveyer belt.

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