6:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
APR Local News

Unconventional Basalt Planning Process Hits Halfway Mark

This map shows downtown Basalt and the white area is the focus of the Town's "Our Town" planning process. It's a 12 acre mix of public and private land. Town officials are soliciting ideas from the public on what they'd like to see there.
Credit www.ourtownplanning.org

The Town of Basalt’s halfway through its unconventional urban planning process. In February, Town officials invited residents to participate in what they’re calling the “Our Town” process, where they lay out a map of downtown and ask people what they’d like to see there. So far, more than 300 people have offered up ideas. They’re zeroing in on a 12 acre chunk of public-private land that runs from Old Pond Park to Basalt Grocery and the Aspenalt Lodge. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon.

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3:28pm

Wed March 19, 2014
CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents - Women's Forum

Women's Forum, a non-profit started by Addy Waters to bring women together in the Roaring Fork Valley to expand their personal and professional horizons. The guests are Addy Waters and group members and facilitators Heather, Charla and Elizabeth.

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7:16am

Wed March 19, 2014
APR Local News

Study Looks at Capacity and Use of Rio Grande Trail

Is the Rio Grande Trail too busy? Pitkin County's Open Space and Trails department commissioned a survey to find out.
Credit Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

An increasing number of groups want to use the Rio Grande Trail to host events like running and cycling races. So, Pitkin County commissioned a survey. The results show how many people use the trail during peak times and whether there’s a tolerance from the public for additional events. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Over a decade ago, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Director Dale Will says it was common to see local, non-profit races on the Rio Grande like the Buddy Program’s annual 5-mile race. But in recent years, interest in holding such races has shot up.

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7:09pm

Tue March 18, 2014
APR Local News

Hearing Continues for Stylers in Pfister Murder Case

Pitkin County Courthouse
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The battle to see evidence continues for attorneys defending the couple accused of murdering Aspen native Nancy Pfister. Pitkin County Judge Gail Nichols held an extended hearing yesterday morning, to address matters left unaddressed after court proceedings on Monday. Defense lawyers made their case for seeing more evidence, saying time is of the essence.

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5:13pm

Tue March 18, 2014
Colorado Legislature

Positive Forecast Gives Colorado Budget Some Wiggle Room

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 5:10 pm

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Colorado lawmakers learned Tuesday that the state’s economy is stronger than expected. That means they’ll have more money to spend in the 2015 budget.

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