Energy http://kajx.org en Hydro Project in West-Central Colorado Will Provide Aspen with Power http://kajx.org/post/hydro-project-west-central-colorado-will-provide-aspen-power <p></p><p>The City of Aspen is working toward powering its utility with 100-percent renewable energy. A good chunk of that energy will come from a new hydropower facility in Ridgway, Colorado. If all goes according to plan, the City will start getting power from the facility on February 20th. Aspen’s one of two entities purchasing power from the plant. Mike Berry is with the Tri-County Water Conservancy District, the organization running the plant. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:00:09 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14136 at http://kajx.org Hydro Project in West-Central Colorado Will Provide Aspen with Power Golden-Based Energy Lab Working With Aspen on Renewables http://kajx.org/post/golden-based-energy-lab-working-aspen-renewables <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Aspen is working with an outside agency to come up solutions on how to meet their renewable energy goal. The City’s utility wants to be completely renewable by 2015. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, the City is working with </span>NREL<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to come up with solutions. And, the controversial Castle Creek hydro plant is still in the cards.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:35:46 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14091 at http://kajx.org Golden-Based Energy Lab Working With Aspen on Renewables More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered http://kajx.org/post/more-layoffs-coal-mine-all-shuttered <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More coal miners in the North Fork Valley are being laid off. Oxbow Mining company… owned by part-time Aspen resident and billionaire Bill Koch… laid off more than a hundred employees yesterday at its Elk Creek mine. It makes for a tough start to the holiday season for </span>Paonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and other neighboring communities. And it’s part of a powerful domino effect after fires at the mine early this year disrupted production.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:52:59 +0000 Elise Thatcher 11045 at http://kajx.org More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered Details Emerge in Mining Accident http://kajx.org/post/details-emerge-mining-accident <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The recent mining accident near&nbsp;</span>Ouray<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was one of the worst in recent Colorado history. Two miners died and nearly two dozen were injured at the&nbsp;</span>Revenue-Virginius<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;mine, of Star Mine Operations. &nbsp;More details about what happened are starting to come out. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher talks with reporter Samantha Wright, who’s covering the accident for the Telluride Watch newspapers.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:04:02 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10645 at http://kajx.org Details Emerge in Mining Accident Sex and the Greater Sage Grouse http://kajx.org/post/sex-and-greater-sage-grouse <p>The Greater Sage Grouse is in trouble. The bird looks like a large chicken and has an elaborate mating dance… and it's habitat across the West has been under siege for several decades. There’s been big effort to help the bird. Now, Garfield County officials are watching closely as the federal government decides how closely to protect a big chunk of its Colorado habitat. There’s disagreement about how to do that... and huge restrictions on private and public land are at stake if officials get it wrong. The BLM is taking comments on its habitat plan for the Greater Sage Grouse. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:02:57 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10592 at http://kajx.org Sex and the Greater Sage Grouse