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Drones
10:42 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Boulder Drone Program May Give State Edge

Director Eric Frew speaks with students.
Credit Courtesy University of Colorado Boulder

The FAA is expected to decide whether to allow people to fly drones in certain parts of Colorado. That would be in a proposed FAA test site in this state... and it’s part of a larger effort to better understand whether the remote controlled, unmanned planes can be safely used in the airspace above communities - like airplanes or other aircraft.

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CrossCurrents
4:36 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

CrossCurrents - Aspen Ideas Fest: NASA & Gun Violence

Two more speakers from this year's Aspen Ideas Fest:

* Cassie Conley, Planetary Protection Officer with NASA

* Dan Gross, President of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
 

Colorado River
10:20 am
Wed May 29, 2013

As Drought Plagues Colorado River Basin, Water Officials Look for Answers

Water officials met in California Tuesday to discuss how to deal with looming shortages in the Colorado River basin.
Credit Colorado River Water Conservation District

Water officials are laying out a plan for meeting the growing demands of the Colorado River in the future. The group met yesterday in California. The meeting was prompted by a study out last year. It predicts looming shortages on the River, which supplies water to 40 million people, as well as farmers and ranchers in Western states. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

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Affordable Housing
7:56 am
Wed May 29, 2013

More Options for Retirees in Affordable Housing

Credit Courtesy Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority

In Aspen, the city council has approved more flexibility for retirees who own affordable housing units. Starting June 30th, residents can leave for six months at a time--and they can rent out their homes while they’re gone.

At a council meeting on Tuesday night, the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority recommended the change for retirees. Tom McCabe is Executive Director.

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Public Art
7:53 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Yarn Bombing Near Aspen

An artist responsible for a yarn bombing near Aspen takes a photo of two women who stopped to admire the afghans.
Elise Thatcher

Memorial Day weekend brought luscious green views for drivers along Independence Pass. And there was an extra dash of color along Highway 82. Less than ten miles east of Aspen, large yarn creations appeared in a grove of Aspen trees.... looking like giant socks or leg warmers, wrapped around the tree trunks.

On Monday, two women were among several who pulled over to look more closely.

“At first we were really confused about what they were because we had never seen them before. But we knew we had to stop and check them out.”

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