city of aspen http://kajx.org en 2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business http://kajx.org/post/2013-2014-ski-season-brings-plentiful-snow-boost-business <p></p><p>Business leaders say Aspen is bouncing back from the recession and spirits are high, partly because of a snowy winter.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">"We have had an incredible winter season, which is wonderful because I’ve been up here presenting before when things haven’t been so great," says Debbie Braun.</em></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:51:11 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16757 at http://kajx.org 2013-2014 Ski Season Brings Plentiful Snow, A Boost In Business Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing http://kajx.org/post/wildfire-planning-aspen-pitkin-county-starts-while-its-still-snowing <p></p><p>Even though there’s still snow on the ground, local planning is already happening around wildfires. Prompted by large and destructive fires in recent years, the City of Aspen, Pitkin County and the local fire protection district are working together to make neighborhoods safer. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s lightly snowing in a neighborhood east of Aspen as firefighter Parker Lathrop makes his way up a winding, paved road.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:36:08 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16429 at http://kajx.org Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing Mountain Edition - March 6th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-march-6th-2014 <p>Today, we’ll bring you the latest with the investigation into the murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister.</p><p>Republicans and Democrats are whittling down the contenders for state and local elections this fall.</p><p>Aspen’s first recreational pot shop starts selling buds… and we find out how much Carbondale has made on marijuana taxes.</p><p>And we hear from a Paralympic coach who arrived in Sochi this week. With the international tensions in nearby Ukraine, we’ll hear how safe athletes are feeling.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:28:07 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 15197 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - March 6th, 2014 New Website Features Aspen's "Modern" Architecture http://kajx.org/post/new-website-features-aspens-modern-architecture <p></p><p>The City of Aspen launched a <a href="http://www.aspenmod.com/">new website</a> this week highlighting “modern era” local architecture. The 73 properties featured on the site were built post World War Two, mainly between the 1940s and 1970s. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:34:45 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14866 at http://kajx.org New Website Features Aspen's "Modern" Architecture Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-february-13th-2014 <p>A new report says there isn’t enough natural gas in the Thompson Divide to make it worth drilling. But the industry argues there aren’t enough facts to say if the leases would be a bust…</p><p>A new marijuana task force is meeting for the first time today. The goal is to monitor the effects of recreational pot on the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>The City of Aspen’s utility wants to run on 100-percent renewable energy and its enlisted the help of a government laboratory to help them get there. Aspen <em>will</em> inch closer to its renewable goal when it starts taking power from a new hydro plant in Ridgway later this month.</p><p>Local teenagers are getting a lesson on slam poetry. Two performance artists are visiting schools this week, teaching kids how to write and deliver “spoken word” poetry.</p><p>Finally, a Durango biathlete is competing in Sochi tomorrow. Her story is a unique one - she owes her Olympic bid to her twin sister.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 14251 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - February 13th, 2014