APR Local News

8:35am

Thu October 24, 2013
APR Local News

Basalt Area Homeowners Could See Biggest Tax Increase If Ballot Measures Pass

Credit discoveryspringtexas.com

 We’ve reported this week, starting Monday October 21st, on the various tax increases proposed in measures in next month’s election.  If all of them and Amendment 66 pass it could be one of the most expensive recent elections for many mid-valley voters.  The question is how expensive

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8:34am

Thu October 24, 2013
APR Local News

Winter Forecast: Snowy, Dry, Snowy Again

Aspen, Spring 2013.
Credit Elise Thatcher

The winter outlook is mixed. Although some are saying the wet fall could mean lots of snow in the coming months, a National Weather Service forecaster says there might also be some dry spells. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher talks with GJ National Weather Service forecaster Joe Ramey. He says this winter might be very familiar.

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10:39am

Wed October 23, 2013
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Question 2B: Basalt Voters Mull Whether to Free Up Funds for Riverfront Park

Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon stands near some of the mobile homes slated for removal. Voters are deciding whether to approve a measure that would free up funds to build a park where the trailers currently sit.
Credit Marci Krivonen

This week we’ve been reporting on some of the tax measures that are on the November ballot. One question Basalt voters will see concerns the restoration of the Roaring Fork River running through town. Question 2B seeks permission from voters to issue $5 million worth of bonds. The dollars would help move along a project that began with the removal of mobile homes in danger of flooding. Opponents of the measure says it’s rife with problems. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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9:50pm

Tue October 22, 2013
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At Least 10% Maroon Bells Budget Lost In Shutdown

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The Maroon Bells took a big financial hit from the government shutdown this month.  As a result there might be some cutbacks at the Maroon Bells next year. The Forest Service lost revenue because it was unable to collect entrance fees.

Reporter: Scott Fitzwilliams oversees the White River National Forest… and he describes the shutdown as “cantankerous.”

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6:00pm

Mon October 21, 2013
Road to Sochi

Road to Sochi: Athletes in Aspen Prep for Paralympic Games, also in Sochi

The Paralympic Games will be held in Sochi, Russia one month after the Olympics. Seven athletes who train in Aspen will likely compete.
Credit winterolympics.edublogs.org

Not all of the athletes who train in Aspen will be heading to the Olympics, some will compete in the Paralympics, which are also held in Russia. These Games in March feature events like alpine skiing, biathlon and wheelchair curling.

Seven athletes on the U.S. Paralympic National Team train in Aspen. And, they’ve got a good shot at making the Paralympic team. Kevin Jardine works with the U.S. Olympic Committee and helps out in Aspen, with the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club’s Adaptive Program. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.

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