Snowmass Rodeo

Welcome to the beginning of another week in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

This Wednesday marks the 44th annual year of the Snowmass Rodeo. Gates open at 5 p.m., offering activities leading up to the actual rodeo at 7 p.m. The rodeo will happen every Wednesday through August 23.

 

Mountain Edition - August 8th, 2013

Aug 8, 2013

Aspen Public Radio became a bit more digital this week. We posted our first story told through video of the 40th anniversary of the Snowmass Rodeo. It’s part of the station’s multi-media expansion.

With oil and gas in the news pretty much all the time in Colorado, we take a look at lessons learned from one of the hot spots in Western Colorado some years ago.

We continue our Work the Valley series with a look at a forest service employee who designs plans to make towers, power lines and fences blend in with nature.

And, we’ll take a trip to Summit County where an act of Congress could open up more land for affordable housing. Just like the Roaring Fork Valley, it’s a pricey area where free market homes are often out of reach.

We talk to the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy. M. Sanjayan talks about mega-fires and disappearing snowpack.

Video: 40 Years of the Snowmass Rodeo

Aug 7, 2013

40 Years of the Snowmass Rodeo from Aspen Public Radio on Vimeo.

A look at the Snowmass Rodeo which turns 40 years old this year.

Produced, Filmed & Edited by Chris Council & Chris Janjic exclusively for Aspen Public Radio

More information:

Chris Council: chriscouncilphotography.com/

Chris Janjic: chrisjanjic.com/

Snowmass Rodeo: snowmassrodeo.org/