Basalt

Tourism
9:32 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Down-Valley Communities Prepare For Pro Cycling Challenge

Signs are posted in front of the Village Smithy restaurant in Carbondale ahead of the USA Pro Challenge traveling through.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Aspen and Snowmass Village have played host before to the USA Pro Challenge but, for the first time this year, the race will travel through Basalt and Carbondale. Cyclists begin “stage two” of the race in Aspen just after 10 o’clock Tuesday morning. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, Downvalley communities are rolling out the red carpet.

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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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Hunting & Fishing
11:03 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Women Target for Hunting & Fishing Skills

Megan Humphrey and Matt Yamashita
Credit Lynn Waldorf

The number of women who are hunting and fishing is growing and in some years is outpacing the number of men who receive hunting licenses.  This trend hasn’t been missed by Colorado’s Division of Parks and Wildlife which relies heavily on license sales to fund its management of wild lands.  Earlier this week, Parks and Wildlife hosted a free hunting and fishing clinic for women in Basalt.  Dorothy Atkins went along and filed this report.

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Basalt
6:00 am
Tue June 17, 2014

One Initiative Remains For Struggling Non-Profit: A Retirement Community

This drawing depicts a continuing care retirement community in Basalt. The development is the lone initiative of the Aspen Valley Foundation.
Credit Aspen Valley Foundation

The non-profit Aspen Valley Foundation is all but obsolete except for one remaining initiative: a retirement facility in Basalt. The Foundation this year, ran out of money for the grants it traditionally awards local non profits. But, members of the Foundation’s board say they’re committed to moving forward a so-called continuing care retirement community. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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Mid-Valley Election
6:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Four Candidates Vie For Seats On Crown Mountain Board

An election for three open seats on the Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District's Board of Directors is being held May 6th.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Next week voters in the sprawling, mid-valley Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District will head to the polls. Four people are running for three open seats on the board of directors. Three of them are incumbents and the fourth jumped in after voters turned down a proposal last fall, to build a recreation center. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

It’s a cloudy, chilly day as Ted Bristol drives me through the 130-acre Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel. Despite the light snowfall, some bundled-up dog waters are braving the cold.

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