APR Local News

3:28pm

Thu December 26, 2013
Mountain Edition

Mountain Edition - December 26th, 2013

Today we hear from Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron about his vision for the resort town in the coming year. Then we dig through the Aspen Public Radio archives and listen to some of this year’s most interesting and thought-provoking local stories. One Glenwood Springs woman was caught in a dangerous financial trap. And, her problem is somewhat common in Colorado’s immigrant community. As habitat for the Greater Sage Grouse disappears across the West, federal officials are deciding how strong protections should be on some Colorado land. Local stakeholders are watching closely. And a snowboarding veteran is battling a major injury with the Olympic Games a little more than a month away.

10:27am

Thu December 26, 2013
Arts/Culture

Lift Tickets Feature Art From the Streets of Los Angeles

Los Angeles artisit Mark Bradford designed this season's Aspen Skiing Company lift tickets. The Skiing Company partners with the Aspen Art Museum every year to design the ticket.
Credit Aspen Art Museum

If you’re heading up to ski at one of the Aspen Skiing Company mountains, take a look at your lift ticket. It was designed by a Los Angeles artist who transforms materials found in the street into paintings and collages. For the lift ticket designs, artist Mark Bradford used “merchant posters.” They’re bright and include messages like Rich BoySober Living and Artist of the Year. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobson. She’s the director of the Aspen Art Museum, which partnered with the Ski Company on the project.

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8:31am

Tue December 24, 2013
Road to Sochi

Road to Sochi: Pro Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler Back on Snow After Serious Injury

Aspen resident and pro snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler is recovering from a serious eye injury. She's back on her snowboard and training for the Winter Olympics.
Credit www.xgames.espn.go.com

As the Olympic Games inch closer, athletes are competing in qualifying events around the world. Professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler has her sights set on Sochi. This would be the last Olympic Games for the 32-year-old Aspen resident who’s already competed in two. This season, she’s coming back from a serious injury. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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10:53am

Mon December 23, 2013
Non-Profit in the Spotlight

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Wheeler Associates, Part 4

Rodney Jacobs, President, and Margorie DeLuca, board member, of Wheeler Associates discuss the importance of the Wheeler Associates to the Wheeler Opera House. The Wheeler Associates is a membership-based organization and membership dollars go into funding projects to maintain and improve the Wheeler Opera House, including the new seats featured in the 2013 renovation. 

Learn more about The Wheeler Associates.

9:44am

Mon December 23, 2013
APR Local News

Training Program for Adaptive Athletes Scales Back Due to Cuts

The Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club's adaptive program is fundraising to make up for losses earlier this year. Federal grant dollars that normally fund the program didn't materialize this Fall.
Credit teamavsc.org

A training program for paralympic athletes in Aspen is in need of funding. Federal dollars that once paid for the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s adaptive program ran out this fall. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs supplies the money and amounts for clubs like AVSC usually range from $250,000 to $500,000 dollars per year.

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