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10:15am

Thu March 27, 2014
APR Local News

Organizers: New Veterans' Center In Carbondale Will Meet A Need

A coalition of non profits, local governments and other groups is working on opening a center for veterans at Carbondale's Third Street Center.
Credit Flickr/Russell Sellers

An effort is underway to expand services for local veterans and better tackle problems like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brain injuries. It’s estimated more than 14,000 veterans live in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys and, a center is opening up before summer to help deliver services to them. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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10:06am

Thu March 27, 2014
APR Local News

Next Pfister Hearing Will Include All Murder Suspects

Kathy Carpenter, long time Aspen resident and teller at Alpine Bank, walks from the Pitkin County Jail to the county courthouse on Wednesday, March 26th. Carpenter is charged with the murder and conspiracy to murder Aspen native Nancy Pfister. There are two other people also charged with murder.
Credit Elise Thatcher

6:54am

Thu March 27, 2014
Heroin Is Back

Dope Valley

Poppy Flowers
Credit drug-addiction-support.org

The other day I sat down for an interview with two young men. It was a sunny day and we were talking on a bench in downtown Basalt.   They are in their early twenties; both are clean-cut, good-looking guys and very articulate and educated.  They were telling me about heroin.

Medical providers and emergency officials are seeing an increase in the number of heroin overdoses and heroin addicts in the Roaring Fork Valley.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

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8:50am

Wed March 26, 2014
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Community Church Begins New Era

Pastor Jane Keener-Quiat, of the Aspen Community Church, retires at the end of June.
Elise Thatcher

One of Aspen’s longest running institutions is beginning a new era.The Aspen Community Church has shed its scaffolding and 2014 is its first year with a new roof and other structural improvements. Already, some say that’s had a real effect on what it’s like to spend time in the historic building. APR’s Elise Thatcher has more.

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7:35am

Wed March 26, 2014
APR Local News

Basalt's Pan And Fork Mobile Home Park Nearly Empty

In August, the Town of Basalt began relocating families living the Pan and Fork mobile home park. Now, just one family remains before the April 1st move-out deadline.
Credit www.ourtownplanning.org

The process of moving families out of Basalt’s Pan and Fork mobile home park is nearly complete. Just one family remains in the flood-prone neighborhood which will eventually become a public park. 

Since August, officials from the Town of Basalt have been working with families in the 38 homes, to help them find new housing. The Town purchased part of the trailer park in 2011 so it could redevelop it. Town Manager Mike Scanlon says more than 380 people were living in the park.

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