Aspen Business http://kajx.org en Valley Roundup - March 21st, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/valley-roundup-march-21st-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond. &nbsp;</p><p>Joining us today are Carolyn Sakariason, from the Aspen Daily News , Michael Miracle of Aspen Sojourner magazine and Andy Stone from the Aspen Times.</p><p>This week saw the first court proceedings in the Nancy Pfister murder case.&nbsp; Much of the time was spent arguing over evidence and public statements from law enforcement.&nbsp;&nbsp; The concern is that media reports and rumors could make it impossible to find an impartial jury.&nbsp; A trial in the case is months if not years away.</p><p>Also this week, Hotel Aspen gets approved to grow itself.</p><p>And, in Snowmass the owners of base village go on the defensive over losing another proposed development.</p><p>We’ll discuss those stories and have The Download with Rob St. Mary.&nbsp; It’s coming up on today’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 15887 at http://kajx.org Valley Roundup - March 21st, 2014 Mountain Edition - March 13th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-march-13th-2014 <p>Residents in Pitkin County are mostly satisfied with how their tax dollars are being spent. Still, there are some concerns.</p><p>Models in Aspen are showing off the latest in outdoor fashion this week. Aspen International Fashion Week starts today.</p><p>Whiskey sales are surging for the first time in 30 years...and one local whiskey-maker is jumping into the action.</p><p>In a recent federal crackdown on Aspen businesses, restaurants were found to be the biggest violators of not paying workers enough in overtime.</p><p>The Paralympics are underway in Sochi and eight athletes who train in Aspen are competing. We highlight one skier who was born without a femur...and another who races in a mono-ski.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 15501 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - March 13th, 2014 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 Mountain Edition - January 16th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-january-16th-2014 <p>The first purchases of recreational marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley happened this week. People lined up outside the Doctor’s Garden in Carbondale on Wednesday.</p><p>While weed becomes legal for adults 21 and older, parents are worried about the effects retail pot might have on teenagers, if it gets into their hands.</p><p>A trial in Aspen this week leads to an acquittal for a brew pub in Aspen. The Aspen Brewing Company was cited for noise violations.</p><p>Rainbow flags along Aspen’s streets mark Gay Ski Week in Aspen. This year, there are more participants than ever before. And, a group ceremony for civil unions will wrap up festivities.</p><p>As ski equipment improves and people are skiing faster, ski resorts are working harder to educate people. Aspen-Snowmass is focusing on ski safety.</p><p>Finally, the U-S cross country team is doing well this season. And, some think there’s a chance the team could medal. That hasn’t happened for more than 30 years.<br /> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 12992 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - January 16th, 2014 Valley Roundup - January 3rd, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/valley-roundup-january-3rd-2014 <p>Carolyn Sackariason and Andy Stone join us to talk about the big news this week including the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain.&nbsp; Right at peak ski season the lift blew a wheel bearing - a big one.</p><p>The grounded ski lift appears to have had little effect on tourism in town.&nbsp; It is shaping up to be one of the best Holiday season’s in recent years.</p><p>Also today we look at Colorado’s mark on history.&nbsp; You can now walk into a store, buy some ganja, fire up the bong and toke it up…and it’s all legal.&nbsp; This is such a big story that Colorado’s biggest news paper hired a marijuana editor to handle the news flow.</p><p>Its all head on today’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 12434 at http://kajx.org Valley Roundup - January 3rd, 2014