Sochi

Mountain Edition
3:29 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014

A new report says there isn’t enough natural gas in the Thompson Divide to make it worth drilling. But the industry argues there aren’t enough facts to say if the leases would be a bust…

A new marijuana task force is meeting for the first time today. The goal is to monitor the effects of recreational pot on the Roaring Fork Valley.

The City of Aspen’s utility wants to run on 100-percent renewable energy and its enlisted the help of a government laboratory to help them get there. Aspen will inch closer to its renewable goal when it starts taking power from a new hydro plant in Ridgway later this month.

Local teenagers are getting a lesson on slam poetry. Two performance artists are visiting schools this week, teaching kids how to write and deliver “spoken word” poetry.

Finally, a Durango biathlete is competing in Sochi tomorrow. Her story is a unique one - she owes her Olympic bid to her twin sister.

2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside
6:23 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Of Cruise Ships & Stray Dogs in Sochi

Credit Ruthie Brown

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.

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2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside
5:43 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

"The Russian Smile", Security Pains & More from Sochi

Credit Bart Garton

2/12 - Alrighty.  Sorry for the hiatus.  Been busy working hard at day, and celebrating jobs well done at night.  
 
We’re about half way through, and still on Slopestyle.  I’m really looking forward to Ski/Snowboard Cross as that will change things up quite a bit.  And it’s a really exciting sport.  Don’t know my position yet, but I’ll keep you posted.  

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Road to Sochi
6:54 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Road to Sochi: Durango's Lanny Barnes Grateful to Sister for Olympic Chance

Twin sisters Tracy and Lanny Barnes have been competing in biathlon together for years. In January, Tracy gave up her Olympic spot so Lanny could compete.
Credit Facebook/Twin Biathletes

On Friday, a Colorado biathlete will compete in her first Olympic event in Sochi and her bid for an Olympic medal is thanks to her twin sister. Durango’s Lanny Barnes initially didn’t make Team USA, her sister did. But, in January, Lanny’s sister decided to give up her Olympic spot so Lanny could compete. Since then, the sisters have received loads of press from around the world. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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2014 Winter Olympics from the Inside
9:41 am
Mon February 10, 2014

"Hot. Cool. Yours." - The Slogan for Sochi

Credit Ruthie Brown

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.

“Hot. Cool. Yours” – the slogan for Sochi 2014. I wasn't getting the slogan that is on every bus (English on one side, Russian on the other), flag, sign, building, until I was immersed long enough into the Russian culture.

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