6:29pm

Wed April 9, 2014
APR Local News

Local Rabbi Considered One of Country’s Most Inspirational

Rabbi David Segal and Cantor Rollin Simmons, of the Aspen Jewish Congregation, at the Aspen Chapel.
Credit Elise Thatcher

One of Aspen’s Jewish leaders was named recently as one of the country’s most inspiring rabbis. The Jewish Daily Forward listed David Segal in its annual list. Segal leads the Aspen Jewish Congregation, based at the Aspen Chapel. He received the accolade for holding services outside and increasing attendance. Segal says his wife, Cantor Rollin Simmons, also plays a role in what happens at the synagogue. APR’s Elise Thatcher spoke with them both… and she asked Segal what his reaction was when he heard news about his commendation.  

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8:01am

Wed April 9, 2014
APR Local News

Upper Colorado River Basin Number "2" On Endangered Rivers List

The conservation group American Rivers named the Upper Colorado River system the second most endangered river in the country.
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A new list names the Upper Colorado River basin the second most endangered stretch of water in the country. The conservation group American Rivers released its annual “top-10” list Wednesday and local rivers like the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan are part of basin that’s threatened.

"All of these rivers have potential targets on them for more diversions," says Ken Neubecker, a coordinator for American Rivers.

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7:51am

Wed April 9, 2014
APR Local News

2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business

Plentiful snowfall this winter season kept skiers and riders happy and helped boost business in Aspen.
Credit Jeremy Swanson

Business leaders say Aspen is bouncing back from the recession and spirits are high, partly because of a snowy winter.

"We have had an incredible winter season, which is wonderful because I’ve been up here presenting before when things haven’t been so great," says Debbie Braun.

She's the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) President and she spoke at a breakfast for business and government leaders Tuesday. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the resort’s total economic activity has almost reached pre-recession levels.

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6:00am

Wed April 9, 2014
APR Local News

Spring Avalanche Season Begins

Credit Photo by Dale Atkins/RECCO

This is the time of year when backcountry skiing CAN get less risky. After dire avalanche warnings throughout the winter season, spring turns are often safer. But that’s not always a guarantee.

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6:00am

Tue April 8, 2014
APR Local News

Hopi Tribal Member Wants To Inspire Youth With Music

On Saturday members of the Northern and Southern Ute tribes joined Hopi and Pueblo tribal members for a pow wow in downtown Aspen. It's held every year by the Aspen Ute Foundation.
Credit Aspen Ute Foundation

Ancestors of Aspen’s first inhabitants visited the area over the weekend. A Native American pow wow downtown Saturday included singing, drumming and dancing. Members of the Northern and Southern Ute tribes took part, as well as the Hopi and Pueblo tribes. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to one of the participants. Moontee Sinquah is a Hopi tribal member from Arizona.

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