Tourism http://kajx.org en Mountain Edition - October 10th, 2013 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-october-10th-2013 <p>The government shutdown trudges on but Pitkin County is working to alleviate the pain by increasing access to a local attraction on federal land.</p><p>A proposal for funding public education has been called historic by Colorado&rsquo;s governor. But, the ballot measure could stretch wallets.</p><p>The Aspen Skiing Company hopes to catch the eye of up and coming skiers from certain Asian countries.</p><p>And, changes may be in store if the USA Pro Challenge bike race returns to the upper Roaring Fork Valley next year. We talk with an economist who says big sporting events may not mean more money for the towns hosting them.</p><p>Finally, we get an update on local athletes training for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 8697 at http://kajx.org Ski Co Offers Free Gondola Rides This Weekend http://kajx.org/post/ski-co-offers-free-gondola-rides-weekend <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">For tourists streaming in this week for prime leaf viewing season, the Federal government shutdown may</span> <span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">be altering their plans. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:06:49 +0000 Rob St. Mary 8359 at http://kajx.org Ski Co Offers Free Gondola Rides This Weekend