Old Snowmass http://kajx.org en Mountain Edition - February 6th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-february-6th-2014 <p>Aspen and other parts of the Upper Valley are still digging out from last week’s historic snowstorm and there’s more powder in the forecast.</p><p>And all that snowpack is good news for farmers and ranchers in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>The Aspen community continues to grapple with the recent loss of a beloved newspaper editor. We take a look at how hard it can be to prevent suicide.</p><p>On a lighter note, soon it’ll be much easier to speed through security at Aspen’s airport, a Catholic monk in Old Snowmass is featured in a new movie and the Olympic Games have kicked off in Sochi… we’ll talk with an Aspen athlete who’s settling in and getting ready to compete. We’ll also hear the latest on security concerns at the games in Russia.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 13930 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - February 6th, 2014 Basalt Area Homeowners Could See Biggest Tax Increase If Ballot Measures Pass http://kajx.org/post/basalt-area-homeowners-could-see-biggest-tax-increase-if-ballot-measures-pass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve reported this week, starting Monday October </span>21<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, on the various tax increases proposed in measures in next month’s election. &nbsp;If all of them and Amendment 66 pass it could be one of the most expensive recent elections for many mid-valley voters. &nbsp;The question is </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">how</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> expensive</span></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:35:24 +0000 Elise Thatcher 9307 at http://kajx.org Basalt Area Homeowners Could See Biggest Tax Increase If Ballot Measures Pass