Dorothy Atkins http://aspenpublicradio.org en Women Target for Hunting & Fishing Skills http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/women-target-hunting-fishing-skills <p>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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Earlier this week, Parks and Wildlife hosted a free hunting and fishing clinic for women in Basalt.&nbsp; Dorothy Atkins went along and filed this report.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:03:30 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 21699 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Women Target for Hunting & Fishing Skills “Have you heard about the moose?” http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/have-you-heard-about-moose <p>Moose are showing up this summer at one of Aspen’s most popular destinations; the Maroon Bells.&nbsp; Already there have been reports of moose charging hikers and the Forest Service closed the trails there for a day this week. The trails have reopened but rangers are warning visitors to be aware of the potential danger.&nbsp; As Aspen Public Radio’s Dorothy Atkins explains they are also considering other options.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:03:51 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 21428 at http://aspenpublicradio.org “Have you heard about the moose?” Chef Promotes Sustainable Fishing http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/chef-promotes-sustainable-fishing <p>The Roaring Fork Valley has some great sushi restaurants – Matsuhista, Takah Sushi, Kenichi – and those restaurants buy a lot of fish. In 2012, the seafood industry generated $141 billion to the US economy. It also supported 1.3 million jobs, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. But not everyone is happy with how seafood is sold. Dorothy Atkins has the story.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:38:55 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 20697 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Chef Promotes Sustainable Fishing CO Sheriffs Debate Pot Legalization http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/co-sheriffs-debate-pot-legalization <p>It's been six months since selling marijuana officially became legal in Colorado. And now county sheriffs across Colorado are dealing with how to enforce the new law. That issue played out during a bi-annual sheriffs’ conference held in Aspen last week. Dorothy Atkins has the story.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:43:49 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 20302 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CO Sheriffs Debate Pot Legalization Cheaper Rooms for Aspen? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/cheaper-rooms-aspen <p>Aspen is not a cheap place to live, or even visit.&nbsp; That’s especially true now that the summer season is picking up. During peak seasons, in the winter and summer, the cheapest hotel room in Aspen goes for about two-hundred-dollars a night. But the local government is trying to change that. Over the past month, Aspen City Council has been considering a new lodging incentive program that would encourage more hotel development. Dorothy Atkins has the story.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:26:00 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 19964 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Cheaper Rooms for Aspen?