RFTA http://kajx.org en Mountain Edition - December 12th, 2013 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-december-12th-2013 <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Seatbelts could have prevented some major injuries in a bus rollover that happened in October. That’s when A RFTA bus crashed near Carbondale.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The Pitkin County Jail is working on a set of policies for sexual assault. It’ll serve as a model for rural jails across Colorado.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Turns out, the higher you go in elevation...the bigger your brain gets. This brain swelling may be keeping high school athletes safer.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">One of the largest citizen science efforts in the world kicks off on Sunday. The annual Christmas bird count includes volunteers in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">And, Aspen’s Olympic history stretches way back. It begins when the first ski runs were being cut on Aspen Mountain...in the 1930’s. We’ll have more in the Road to Sochi.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary & Marci Krivonen 11519 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - December 12th, 2013 A RFTA Thanksgiving http://kajx.org/post/rfta-thanksgiving <p></p><p>Cooking a Thanksgiving meal is a big job under normal family circumstances… imagine cooking up the big meal for a crowd. &nbsp;One local woman is whipping up a spread for &nbsp;the many bus drivers and other employees of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority who are on the clock today. APR’s Elise Thatcher has the details.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reporter: As of this Thanksgiving morning, Susan </span>DeCillis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been up all night. She’s had a lot to prepare… because she’s putting on supper for a hundred and fifty.</span></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10867 at http://kajx.org A RFTA Thanksgiving Comment Deadline Looms for Proposed South Bridge in Glenwood Springs http://kajx.org/post/comment-deadline-looms-proposed-south-bridge-glenwood-springs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials in Glenwood Springs want to know what residents think about a new bridge. No, not the Grand Avenue Bridge over I- 70. The city is taking comments on what would be a new way to get from Highway 82 to a certain part of town.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:00:26 +0000 Elise Thatcher 10440 at http://kajx.org Comment Deadline Looms for Proposed South Bridge in Glenwood Springs Mountain Edition - November 14th, 2013 http://kajx.org/post/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 http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - November 14th, 2013 Study: Roaring Fork Valley Bus Service Worth the Investment http://kajx.org/post/study-roaring-fork-valley-bus-service-worth-investment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley are saving millions of dollars thanks to the local bus system. That's the conclusion of an independent assessment. It says </span>RFTA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> service reduces commute times, increases public safety and cuts down on the number of car miles traveled per year. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10139 at http://kajx.org Study: Roaring Fork Valley Bus Service Worth the Investment