Lance Armstrong en Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tarnished cyclist Lance Armstrong is at the center of an ongoing controversy about doping in the sport. He’s also now in the spotlight in Hollywood. The first of several anticipated movies about the iconic athlete recently showed in Aspen. In</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> The Armstrong Lie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, award winning director Alex Gibney examines the underbelly of the the cyclist’s career. Reporter Elise Thatcher caught up with viewers after a showing at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:35:47 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14167 at Aspenites React to New Lance Armstrong Film Mountain Edition - November 14th, 2013 <p>Energy planners gathered in Carbondale this week to compare notes and strategize about funding.</p><p>The Town of Basalt approves a home for senior citizens. Now, there’s an effort underway to recruit residents.</p><p>Snowmass Village takes a stab at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The town has some of the highest per capita in the nation.</p><p>An independent study finds the Roaring Fork Valley’s mass transit system means big savings for residents.</p><p>We find out whether Lance Armstrong had anything to do with death threats against the national agency to prevent doping.</p><p>We’ll wrap up with the latest from our Road to Sochi series. Olympic hopeful Meg Olenick aims to be one of the first compete in a sport new to the winter games.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Rob St. Mary 10286 at Mountain Edition - November 14th, 2013 Armstrong Probably Not Involved in Death Threats <p>Making a death threat against someone in another state gets serious attention from federal law enforcement. Two passionate Lance Armstrong fans recently plead guilty to threatening one of the top people investigating whether the iconic athlete doped. One was Utah resident Robert Hutchins, who will be sentenced in February in Denver. He faces up to five years in jail&nbsp;and a maximum $250,000 fine. In a separate case, Florida resident and doctor Gerrit Kuechle Keats plead guilty to similar threatening charges earlier this fall. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:19:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10042 at Armstrong Probably Not Involved in Death Threats Mountain Edition - October 17th, 2013 <p>Businesses currently selling medical marijuana will be allowed to sell recreational pot on January 1st, if they’re willing to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars for a license. Dispensary owners say the added business would be a boon.</p><p>The story of Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace continues to unfold. In a new book, two Wall Street Journal reporters explore the financial underpinnings of how and why the cyclist cheated.</p><p>A coal mine over the mountains near Paonia recently laid off many of its employees. The layoffs and that could hurt local communities.</p><p>And, we’ll examine at coal mining across the country and look into the challenges the industry’s currently facing.</p><p>Finally, we introduce you to a young female snowboarder looking to make the Olympic team in a new event - snowboard slopestyle.</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:27:20 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 9336 at Mountain Edition - October 17th, 2013 Book Details Money Behind Armstrong Doping Machine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A veritable avalanche of information has come out about cyclist Lance Armstrong doping during his career. The iconic athlete even confessed to it in an Oprah interview early this year. But the details keep coming, now in a book by two Wall Street Journal reporters. Vanessa O&rsquo;Connell and Reed </span>Albergotti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explore the financial underpinnings of how and why Armstrong cheated, in the book &ldquo;Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever.&rdquo; Armstrong is a part-time Aspen resident. Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Elise Thatcher recently spoke with O&rsquo;Connell and </span>Albergotti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8964 at Book Details Money Behind Armstrong Doping Machine