safety http://kajx.org en Eight Athletes Who Train in Aspen Prep for Sochi Paralympics http://kajx.org/post/eight-athletes-who-train-aspen-prep-sochi-paralympics <p></p><p>Eight athletes who train in Aspen arrived in Sochi this week for the Paralympics. The Games’ opening ceremony kicks off Friday in Sochi and will be <a href="http://www.nbcolympics.com/content/sochi-2014-paralympics-telecast-schedule">broadcast in Colorado</a> on NBC Saturday morning. Carbondale resident Kevin Jardine&nbsp;coaches the Aspen athletes and works for the U.S. Olympic Committee. He told Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen being in Sochi is exciting.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15128 at http://kajx.org Eight Athletes Who Train in Aspen Prep for Sochi Paralympics Ski Co Hosts Month-long Skier Safety Effort http://kajx.org/post/ski-co-hosts-month-long-skier-safety-effort <p class="p1">If you’ve skied one of the four Aspen Skiing Company’s mountains, you’ve probably seen the common safety warnings. Signs range from “slow” to “no straightlining.” Now, Ski Co is part of a month-long effort by the National Ski Areas Association to drill that message home.&nbsp;</p><p class="p2">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:46:39 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12916 at http://kajx.org New Fire Mitigator for Pitkin County http://kajx.org/post/new-fire-mitigator-pitkin-county <p>Later today, (Wed 6-25-2013) the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners will meet its new fire mitigation manager, Jerry Peetz. The position is the county’s latest move to ensure citizens are prepared should a wildfire occur. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth reports.</p><p>People tend to wait to mitigate when the danger of wildfires is already high.&nbsp; So says Joe DiSalvo. Sheriff of Pitkin County.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:57:08 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 3515 at http://kajx.org New Fire Mitigator for Pitkin County