colorado http://kajx.org en Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire http://kajx.org/post/glenwood-conference-fire-officials-look-true-costs-wildfire <p></p><p>The story of wildfire in the west is increasingly bleak. Fires are bigger, the wildfire season’s longer, and homes are increasingly built on lands at risk to fire. That’s the situation surrounding a wildfire conference in Glenwood Springs this week. Firefighters, elected officials and government workers met to try and find solutions. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, one idea is to expand biomass production.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17197 at http://kajx.org Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire Carbondale Brewery Focuses On Seasonal Beer, Being Local http://kajx.org/post/carbondale-brewery-focuses-seasonal-beer-being-local <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Another craft brewery is joining a healthy contingent of taprooms across the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Beer Company will open its doors this weekend in Carbondale. The husband-wife team behind the new business hopes to set it apart by keeping it local. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16188 at http://kajx.org Carbondale Brewery Focuses On Seasonal Beer, Being Local Aspen's First Retail Marijuana Store Prepares to Open http://kajx.org/post/aspens-first-retail-marijuana-store-prepares-open <p></p><p>Aspen’s first retail marijuana shop plans to open this month. Silverpeak Apothecary has been working on getting approvals from the City and Pitkin County. The business currently operates as a medical marijuana dispensary but, it’s tripling in size to meet the needs of a budding industry. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Silverpeak employee Zoe Higgins chats with a curious caller behind the counter at </span>Silverpeak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Apothecary.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:43:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14981 at http://kajx.org Aspen's First Retail Marijuana Store Prepares to Open Same-Sex Couples Share Vows, Love in Civil Union Ceremony http://kajx.org/post/same-sex-couples-share-vows-love-civil-union-ceremony <p><em>“You are the love of my life… you are my very best friend…”</em></p><p>The vows were simple but very sincere for the three couples who exchanged them at the Limelight Hotel on Saturday morning.</p><p>With the approval of Civil Unions in Colorado last spring, this was a first opportunity for some same-sex couples attending Aspen Gay Ski Week to be united under the law with many of the benefits of marriage in front of a supportive community. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:39:16 +0000 Rob St. Mary 13087 at http://kajx.org Same-Sex Couples Share Vows, Love in Civil Union Ceremony Denver Post Hires Marijuana Editor, Launches Pot Website http://kajx.org/post/denver-post-hires-marijuana-editor-launches-pot-website <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Across the state, more than three dozen retail marijuana stores opened for business &nbsp;on January </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, marking a historic milestone for pot advocates. News reports showed lines outside of some Denver-area stores. And, people from around the country traveled to the state to purchase pot. In the Roaring Fork Valley, retail marijuana shops are expected to open later this year.</span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:23:23 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12358 at http://kajx.org Denver Post Hires Marijuana Editor, Launches Pot Website