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Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

Cycling fans lined the streets of Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale this week for the USA Pro Challenge. The riders are making their way to Denver...we’ll have an update.

As of this morning, Aspen’s Tejay Van Garderen has the overall lead in the Pro Challenge. We spoke with him before the race started.

Candidates running for state and federal office made a stop in Snowmass Village this week...to talk about water.

Electric rates in Glenwood Springs are going up this month...just before colder weather gets here.

And, the Roaring Fork Valley has a problem...with substance abuse. Now, a sober society is springing up in Carbondale.

That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.

Happy, Joyous...and Sober

Aug 18, 2014
Roger Adams

In the fatal accident at Catherine’s Store last week the surviving driver had a blood alcohol level of point-two-four-one.  It is a reminder that substance abuse is the top public health problem in the upper valley.  According to Pitkin County health surveys, year after year drinking and drugging are listed as the biggest health issue. 

For people with a substance use problem getting clean and sober is anything but easy.  The valley has a large and active 12 step community and in Carbondale a sober society is emerging around the drug rehab center called Jaywalker Lodge.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

Addicted to Scripts

May 13, 2014

When you hear the phrase drug addict what might come to mind is a disheveled man or woman in a back alley at night sharing dirty hypodermic needles.  The truth is you might be hard-pressed to spot one in a crowd.  More and more, addicts look like everybody else in part because they are addicted to medications prescribed to them.  APR's Roger Adams reports.