APR Local News

4:37pm

Thu December 5, 2013
Mountain Edition

Mountain Edition - December 5th, 2013

A whopper of a snowstorm dumped more than a foot of white gold along the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Town of Basalt is facing angry residents who don’t want to be forced out of their homes.

South of Carbondale, citizen scientists are using backpacks to get more data on air pollution

And other residents there are grappling with more layoffs at the Elk Creek coal mine. It’s been all but closed up.

A New Castle native is hoping to overcome a big injury and make it to the Winter Olympics.

And we’ll hear from a seasoned athlete about what it’s like to compete in the Olympics and take home a medal.

11:54am

Thu December 5, 2013
APR Local News

New Castle Ski Racer Alice McKennis Overcomes Severe Injury for a Chance at Olympic Games

Ski racer Alice McKennis is overcoming a severe leg injury and training for the U.S. Olympic team.
Marci Krivonen

The 2014 Winter Olympics are less than two months away and local athletes are preparing. Ski racer Alice McKennis has a good shot at making Team USA if she can overcome a serious injury. Earlier this year the New Castle native crashed at a race in Germany. Late last month in Copper, she made some serious headway. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

On a recent cold day in Copper, ski racer Alice McKennis suits up. She buckles her boots, puts on a back protector and dons a tight-fitting speed suit.

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10:11am

Thu December 5, 2013
Ski Industry

Ski Resorts Work To Turn China's Middle Class Into Snow Bunnies

Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 4:26 pm

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Colorado's ski resorts are looking far and wide for potential customers, including emerging markets like China. About 12 percent of visitors to the state's ski areas come from overseas. And with China's middle class growing, Colorado resorts are looking to profit. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

MARCI KRIVONEN, BYLINE: Inside the offices of the Aspen Skiing Company, Candace Sherman is learning Mandarin Chinese...

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: (Foreign language spoken)

KRIVONEN: ...using a Rosetta Stone audio course.

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9:19pm

Wed December 4, 2013
Backcountry Trails

Yield to the Horse

Buck
Credit Roger Adams

As the number of public trails in the Upper Roaring Fork Valley grows, one group of users wants to make sure their voice is heard. Pitkin County is in the process of connecting more trails...and equestrians want to make sure they have access. Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams reports.

“Its important that we all share the trails and work together.  We’re so lucky that Pitkin County is going to be involved in enhancing these trails.

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3:27pm

Wed December 4, 2013
CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents - Aspen Mentorship Program and Holiday Stories with Hudson Reed

Aspen Mentorship and Networking Program with Skippy Mesirow, Kimbo Brown-Scirato and Mike Jahn.

Also Kent Reed and Tom Egan on this Sunday's Holiday Stories at the Aspen Community Church produced by the Hudson Reed Ensemble.

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